Category: Bands – Le Galaxie

Le Galaxie

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Le Galaxie at Academy 2

#8 Probably my first great gig find of 2012 was Phantom Live, a music/dj night run by Phantom FM in the Academy 2 each Friday, featuring a range of Irish and international (mainly UK) acts. At a fiver in, with some serious drinks promos, it can make a cheap and cheerful Friday into a night of pretty decent music.

First Phantom Live I made it to was to see Le Galaxie (thus ending my Le Galaxie overload of March 2012) and Wonder Villains. Really good gig, and pretty much worth my incredibly sick head the next day.

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Wonder Villains at Academy 2

*Originally posted on on 02/08/12*

Le Galaxie

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Le Galaxie at Twisted Pepper

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White Collar Boy at Twisted Pepper

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Daithi at Twisted Pepper

  #7 A drunken St Patrick’s Day of rugby was topped off by a drunken St Patrick’s Night of dancing like an idiot in Twisted Pepper to White Collar Boy, Daithi and Le Galaxie. A small and sticky venue was perfect for that night, although numerous technical difficulties for Le Galaxie did start to grate a little bit. They are still consistently good live, and at the top of my go-sees for 2012, along with a few others.

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*Originally posted on on 02/08/12*

First Fortnight 2012 part two

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Le Galaxie at the Button Factory

#2 I will say this for the organisers of First Fortnight – for their big Button Factory gig, they definitely go for an eclectic mix of acts! Cashier No 9 were on too early for me, and I only made it in time for Royseven and Le Galaxie. I reckon I’d find it difficult to think of two more disparate acts!

While Royseven are brilliant at what they do – radio friendly, unbelievably catchy pop – I was disappointed by the similarity of their set to the set I’d already seen them do at Sea Sessions and the Academy in 2011. There was some sense of going through the motions, right down to the flag bearing, but I may be being too critical.

I’ve a huge soft spot for Le Galaxie and they are rapidly becoming a staple for me – a guaranteed night of dancing led by their own exuberant on stage antics. Catch these guys live if you get the chance.

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Royseven at the Button Factory

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Le Galaxie at the Button Factory

 *Originally posted on on 01/08/12*

Le Galaxie

2012-01-01 00.32.13

Le Galaxie at the Workmans Club

# 31 – Well, I scraped it in with gig number 31 on the 31st of December, but my New Year’s Eve outing ended up being one of my highlights of the year. I’m not a fan of New Year’s Eve so the fact that there was no countdown (in fact no acknowledgement of the change of year whatsoever) was right up my alley!

Workman’s Club for Last Days of 1984, Tieranniesaur and Le Galaxie – a highly recommended way to welcome in a New Year!

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Last Days of 1984 at the Workmans Club

2011-12-31 22.46.57

Tieranniesaur at the Workmans Club

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*Originally posted on on 19/06/13*

Hot Press Jaegermeister Freezer sessions

2011-12-14 23.17.07

Le Galaxie at Crawdaddy

# 30 – My penultimate gig of 2011 was another awesome freebie – this time the Jaegermeister Hot Press Freezer sessions in the now sadly defunct Crawdaddy. What a line-up – Hot Sprockets, Spies (and my god can their lead singer belt out a song – amazing voice), the Riptide Movement and Le Galaxie. If only it hadn’t been on a work night, I would have been out for the night. Was never so gutted to have to sneak off for the last bus!

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The Hot Sprockets at Crawdaddy

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Spies at Crawdaddy

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The Riptide Movement at Crawdaddy

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Le Galaxie at Crawdaddy

*Originally posted on on 19/06/12*

First Fortnight 2011

Le Galaxie
Le Galaxie at First Fortnight 2011

#3 – Later in January 2011, I headed to First Fortnight to see Le Galaxie on the recommendation of my housemate at the time. Little did he know what he would start – I’ve been lucky enough to catch many more of these fabulously mental lads’ shows since then.

I have to admit that electronic music had never featured strongly on my playlist, as I have always had a tendency to gravitate towards more guitar driven acts. I had listened to whatever music of theirs that I could get my hands on prior to heading to the Button Factory, but was totally unprepared for their live show. They set a high bar for the acts that followed – Dark Room Notes, Codes and And So I Watch You From Afar – and I don’t think anyone else lived up to their standards.

Again, my crappy phone camera doesn’t do justice to the buzz of that gig, and to the addiction that was beginning to grow.

*Originally posted on on 06/06/12*