Blog of radio presenter, producer and writer Vanessa Monaghan AKA NESSY

Free Music Monday 03/10/2011: Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters

Today’s recommended free download comes from Limerick’s finest ‘Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters’ It’s the new single from their debut album ‘The Devil In Music’. Really like it and for some reason it reminds me of Everclear’s track from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet. ‘Local God’. Here’s the video

Interview with Bitches With Wolves – For Arthur’s Day

Sometimes when you walk into a room, there’s someone there who’s personality just fills every inch. James O’Neill, frontman with Bitches With Wolves is one such person and what’s even nicer is that it’s no ego. He’s just a really nice upbeat guy, who loves what he’s doing and totally believes in it. As part...

Interview with Bell X1 – For Arthur’s Day

Here’s one interview from Arthur’s Day that I was actually kinda nervous about. What exactly do you ask Bell X1? They are arguably the biggest band there is in Ireland. So with help from my two sisters, who are fans of the band, I was armed with some questions.. I didn’t expect a full scale...

Tune(s) Of The Week 30/09/2011: Lana Del Ray

I had absolutely no choice but to choose these tracks. It’s a while since I’ve heard of anyone actually releasing a AA single but Lana Del Ray is different in many respects. I can see why Video Games and Blue Jeans were released together. Video Games is understated and produced superbly with just vocals and...

Rachel Allen: Easy Meals Book Signing Tomorrow

Rachel Allen, yes her off the telly will be signing copies of her new book in Eason’s, O’Connell St, Dublin at 12 midday, (October 1st). I wonder if I’d be able to cook a one pot biryani? Here’s the blurb about the book.. In her new book, bestselling TV cook, Rachel Allen shares her ultimate...