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LITE on French TV

From the French TV show “No Life”, recorded in Paris during last year’s European tour.

Clean of Core live at Do It! 2008

Clean of Core perform the song “Time Wave” (which will feature on their forthcoming debut album) at Do It! 2008 festival:

LITE review in New York Press

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For the second night, the Mercury Lounge was packed and Watt came out to introduce a band he’s friends with called Lite. He announced it was the Tokyo band’s first U.S. show and then bowed to them. These four guys came on stage and killed. Everyone in the crowd seemed amazed. Lite’s style would probably by genre-defined as instrumental math rock, though I think that’s a horrible title for them. Math is boring. These guys were exciting to watch, you didn’t know what was gonna happen. I was standing in front of the bassist, and he was definitely channeling some Watt through that bass. Like the Missingmen, these guys were tight. They started and stopped on a dime, mid song, while jumping around playing these intricate lines that alternatively harmonized and deharmonized with each other. That’s the best way I can explain it. I don’t think anyone there had ever heard them before, so it was a real treat.

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Photo set of LITE at North Star Bar, Philadelphia

LITE Live in New York

LITE performing “Contemporary Disease” at the Mercury Lounge in New York last Friday, May 8th. The band are continuing their string of US dates with Mike Watt & The Missingmen and will release another digital only live EP this coming Friday called “Live in New York”. The EP will be available worldwide via iTunes.

Lite New York

Clean of Core album

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We are delighted to announce that we will release the debut album by Japanese trio Clean of Core later this year. The band’s trippy neo-prog has been turning heads in their native land – check out this live clip below of the song “Pipeline” which will feature on the nine-track album. The band are currently in the studio in Tokyo putting the finishing touches to the record. A release date will be announced soon…

Spook in Irish 'Top 50'

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock have been included in The Irish Times’ “50 best Irish music acts right now”.

There was both eating and drinking in last year’s hugely engaging debut album from these Dublin freak-folk rockers. While it offered proof that Horslips’ warped Celtic acid-rock still had plenty of traction, Allen Bligh (sic) and friends updated and upholstered all the traditional trimmings. A merry banquet of clattering banjos, Krautrock psych-outs and space- age flights of fancy: God only knows what comes next, but it will be well worth hearing – Jim Carroll

The band have also announced a gig at Toner’s in Dublin with The Bastard Rain on May 8th.