Patrick McKiernan
This is me - Patrick McKiernan

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Hey there. You look great today. I like the way your shoes match your eyes, clever. My name is Patrick. I'm a 26 yeard old freelance worker that spends his many hours of free time listening to massive amounts of music and talking massive amounts of, well, nonsense about anything and everything, but never nothing. My fave bands are Nickel Creek, Manic Street Preachers, Neutral Milk Hotel and Wilco to name a few as well as artists such as Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Christina Courtin (check her out!!) as well as my own band 'The Peacocks', the greatest band to have existed in theory.

Other things I like to do are watching movies, writing articles and stories as well as watching copious amounts of tennis (I want to have a bromance with Rafa Nadal) and football (I’m a devotee of staring at the Soccer Saturday gang for 6 hours each week). Anything else? hmmm, oh yes. I can cook pasta just by staring at it and hold the Northern Irish record for helping old ladies across the road. Then tripping them up and nicking their pensions. It truly is a blessed life.

Recent Articles

GhostFest - Image: www.myspace.com/ghostfest
 
Leeds' Ghostfest 2010 to feature Gallows, Devil Sold His Soul, Bleed From Within, Knuckle Dust and more
  • Popular metal/ hardcore festival Ghostfest returns once again to Leeds this summer for another double-nighter of heavy music excellence. The brainchild of Leeds Promoter Toyan St Hilaire, under the mo...
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Underage Festival
 
Underage Festival 2010: MIA, Caspa, Chapel Club, Daisy Dares You, Jakwob to feature
  • Being in that age category of 14-18 is great. You start sprouting all over the place, become as moody as a badger living in a very average sized den and best of all, you think that everything is unfai...
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Scouting for Girls
 
Scouting for Girls go to the woods (but not Scouting) for July 2010
  • If you thought the coolest wood scenario ever would be Tiger Woods and Woody Allen playing golf with a 3-wood in Sherwood Forest whilst watching The Woodsman then think again. Oh yes, ‘cos London 3 ...
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Burn the Floor
 
Burn the Floor for Shaftesbury residency from July 2010, featuring Strictly Come Dancing stars
  • It started off in London, then went to Broadway gathering praise and now it’s returning to thrill London again this Summer. No, it’s not my (now) chubby mate Karl, it’s the fantastic multi-natio...
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Paloma Faith - Image: www.palomafaith.com
 
Paloma Faith announces second 2010 UK tour for October/ November - tickets: today
  • The lovely London singer, songwriter and actress Paloma Faith has given her fan-base something to cheer about by announcing a UK tour over October and November. The Hackney-born beauty has gained a go...
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Reviews:

The+Little+Million+-+Bring+Out+The+Blues+Single+ReviewThe Little Million - Bring Out The Blues Single Review
  • After 'You And Me Against The Universe' the Sheffield four piece The Little Million had set themselves a level of quality that they may have found hard to live up to. No such worri...
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Far+-+At+Night+We+Live+Album+ReviewFar - At Night We Live Album Review
  • After a twelve year break since recording their last album (Water and Solutions), anthemic indie pop group 'Far' have returned to familiar pastures with a familiar eleven tracks o...
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Langhorne+Slim+-+Be+Set+Free+Album+ReviewLanghorne Slim - Be Set Free Album Review
  • Acclaimed songwriter Langhorne Slim returns with another set of progressive folk music. He has certainly added a broader musical style to his repertoire as well as the inevitable m...
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Against+Me%21+-+I+Was+A+Teenage+Anarchist+Single+ReviewAgainst Me! - I Was A Teenage Anarchist Single Review
  • Florida punk group Against Me have come back with another set of fantastically addictive and likeable songs, spearheaded by this new single.Sticking to a very standard double verse...
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Fugative Album Sampler Review
  • Fugative has seemingly been around for ages. But he hasnt because he just about pre dates the Playstation and just like that computer he is set to upgrade and become even bigger, ...
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Untitled - Left Me Single Review
  • London based urban singer Untitled has joined forces with female vocalist Kelsey to make this rather enjoyable second single.It is a marked improvement from his debut outing, which...
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Richard+Haswell+-+Safety+In+Movement+Album+ReviewRichard Haswell - Safety In Movement Album Review
  • Edinburgh singer songwriter Richard Haswell has amassed over 20 albums during his career without ever becoming an overly well known figure. Most of his music makes for very good li...
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Jont+-+Set+It+Free+Album+ReviewJont - Set It Free Album Review
  • Singer-Songwriter Jont may have his new release overshadowed by the new project behind it. Basically the first 250 people to pre-order Set it Free will have it personally deliver...
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William+Fitzsimmons+-+Derivatives+Album+ReviewWilliam Fitzsimmons - Derivatives Album Review
  • William Fitzsimmons comes back with this new collection of re-imaginings from The Sparrow And The Crow. It remixes and adds electronic tinges to mainly folk style tracks which is s...
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States+of+Emotion+-+The+Unsung+Single+ReviewStates of Emotion - The Unsung Single Review
  • The latest single from the Essex quartet States Of Emotion shows off all the good things that they possess in their musical locker. The music is again perfectly performed by a grou...
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Marti+Pellow+-+The+Devil+And+The+Monkey+Album+ReviewMarti Pellow - The Devil And The Monkey Album Review
  • Its always tricky for a singer to go solo after having a great career within a group and Marti Pellow always had an uphill struggle to replicate the success he had with Wet Wet We...
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AirSpiel+-+The+Rain+Single+ReviewAirSpiel - The Rain Single Review
  • Indie Disco three piece make a welcome return to the airwaves in 2010 with yet another top quality single, The Rain. The song demonstrates their ability to make a modern sounding...
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Hungry+Kids+Of+Hungary+-+Mega+Mountain+EP+ReviewHungry Kids Of Hungary - Mega Mountain EP Review
  • This revisit of the second EP from Hungry Kids Of Hungary is a welcome one. It is a good collection of four very enjoyable songs, played through with upbeat enthusiasm and abilit...
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Kim+Richey+-+Wreck+Your+Wheels+Album+ReviewKim Richey - Wreck Your Wheels Album Review
  • For fifteen years Kim Richey has been releasing album after album of joyful, original and heartfelt music which as earned her Grammy nominations, number 1 spots in the US and prais...
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Mark+Huff+-+Feels+Like+California+Album+ReviewMark Huff - Feels Like California Album Review
  • Mark Huff always knew that it would be one hell of a challenge to emulate or even better his cracking 2007 album Gravity, which propelled him right into the spotlight over in the...
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Drawn From Bees - Long Tooth Setting Sun Album Sampler Review
  • This sampler mini album is the musical equivalent of a bag of Revels, you dont really know what youre going get from one song to the next but it is rather enjoyable all the same,...
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Fighting+Fiction+-+We+Will+Not+Forget+Single+ReviewFighting Fiction - We Will Not Forget Single Review
  • Fighting Fiction have come back swinging with their latest release, the single We Will Not Forget. From start to finish it is an impassioned, vitriolic punk diatribe against the ...
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The Bang Bang Club - Chemistry Single Review
  • The Bang Bang Clubs debut single Chemistry is a fun, if not overly progressive few minutes of indie pop from a cocksure group. Musically it is well put together but has nothing ...
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Roll+Deep+-+Good+Times+Ft.+Jodie+Connor+Single+ReviewRoll Deep - Good Times Ft. Jodie Connor Single Review
  • Grime legend Roll Deep returns to the music scene with Good Times and in all honesty, it aint that good. The song sounds like standard fare for any club DJ and this is a major d...
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Sarah+Blasko+-+All+I+Want+Single+ReviewSarah Blasko - All I Want Single Review
  • Currently riding a wave of popularity and critical acclaim, Sarah Blasko has relocated to London to promote her name even more and one things for sure; this single will do absolute...
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Attack! Attack! - Not Afraid Single Review
  • Welsh punkers Attack Attack have returned afresh after a little break with a single as catchy and likeable as anything theyve done before. The melodies as always are key to this b...
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Mini+Viva+-+One+Touch+Single+ReviewMini Viva - One Touch Single Review
  • Mini Viva came out of nowhere last year to storm the UK charts for four weeks with their magnificently infectious debut single Left My Heart In Tokyo. They left the charts with a...
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Nero+-+Innocence%2F+Electron+Single+ReviewNero - Innocence/ Electron Single Review
  • Nero have been slowly gaining a name for themselves in the business and with their debut album out later this year they have given us a good glimpse of what we could be in for with...
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K-OS+-+I+Wish+I+Knew+Natalie+Portman+Single+ReviewK-OS - I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman Single Review
  • This single sees the return of Canadian rapper K-OS with his first release since 2006 and it is a sure fire winner. The song samples Phantom Planets hit song California and feat...
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Cha-Cha+-+We+Are...+Album+ReviewCha-Cha - We Are... Album Review
  • On the back of the promising debut single Phonographic Love and cracking second release The Fellowship comes the album We Are Can they build on the momentum and quality disp...
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