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The Dagger Lees

The Dagger Lees

Dublin blues-rock four piece Stagger Lee have announced that they have changed their name. The Dagger Lees, as they are now known, would have faced legal difficulties in the future if they had not taken this step now. The good news is that this makes no difference to their brand of fine sultry rock ‘n’ roll.

The Dagger Lees will be travelling to Detroit in 2009 to record their debut album with Jim Diamond, who has previously worked with such luminary artists as the White Stripes and the Von Bonies.

In other news, the band will be making an appearance at the Spiegeltent in Dublin this September as part of the Fringe festival, while they’ll also be performing at the Glasgowbury and Solas festivals.



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Dublin-bound - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (left) and Radio Soulwax.

The line-up for the annual Heineken Green Energy festival in Dublin is starting to take shape nicely. Acts confirmed so far to appear at the Dublin Castle include Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Radio Soulwax, and the Kooks.

Nick Cave whisks his band into Dublin on May 3 to promote his forthcoming album ‘Dig Lazarus, Dig’. It will be the Australian blues-monger’s first visit to these shores for more than four years and tickets for his live show are expected to be snapped up faster than you can curse Ticketmaster’s online booking system. According to Cave, the band’s new material features a garage rock sound similar to his recent Grinderman side project. If he’s telling the truth, the audience is in for a special treat.

Meanwhile, Belgian brothers David and Stephen Dewaele take to the stage on May 4 to rock the masses with Radio Soulwax. The duo (who also perform as 2 Many DJs) have been a mainstay of the European club circuit for the past number of years, with their ever-popular DJ mixes finding their way into the charts on numerous occasions. The show will also incorporate a screening of their new film, ‘Part of the Weekend Never Dies’.

On May 5 the Kooks swagger into town as they prepare to release their new LP, ‘Konk’. The indie favourites enjoyed immense success with their debut effort ‘Inside In/Inside Out’, which spawned the hit singles ‘She Moves in Her Own Way’ and ‘Naïve’.

Tickets for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds go on sale this Friday, while tickets for Radio Soulwax and the Kooks will be available from next Tuesday.