First Thought Best Thought: Meljoann/Lion Of The Ghetto/Scout Hardcastle

FTBT 3 is upon us! Saturday September 17th will see Ireland’s most under-rated pop star taking to the Loft Stage in the Twisted Pepper to give us a set full of funky skwee-pop. Her debut album ‘Squick’, released last year, was one of our favourite records and we’re looking forward to hearing songs from that as well as some new slices of wonky R’n’B.

Stream the rest of  ‘Squick’ on Nialler9.

Meljoann also did an exclusive mix for us last year and it was pretty a incredible look into an shockingly vibrant Irish underground electronic scene.

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Also playing on the night will be Lion Of The Ghetto. Formerly one half of nutso dubby electronica merchants Digger, LotG is a new direction for Red O’Regan, showing off a greater pop sensibility alongside his long-established acerbic sense of humour and party-starting tendencies. The man himself describes it best – “I make stuff that crosses 80s style electro, italo, freestyle, boogie funk and pop but with electronica production methods/editing. More or less. When I play for ye I’ll be cutting up and mashing up old tunes with my own and doing some very live set pieces. It’ll be a party set.”

He is currently working on an album and despite it being kept strictly under wraps up to this point, he’ll be dropping a few tunes from it on the night. We’re more excited than you can imagine.

Finally, the mysterious Scout Hardcastle will also be joining in on the fun. Another act with an album on the way, this is pure skwee funk of the highest quality. You can check out a tune on this great skweee compilation as well as this Meljoann remix:

So that’s how things are lined up, we’re very, very excited and hope you will be too. As ever, it’ll be a fiver in if you get you click attending on this here Facebook event. Doors are at half eleven. Grab a beer and come straight upstairs because music kicks off around midnight.


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