Thursday 22 March 2018

Spotify playlist: Forbidden Fruit this weekend

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Niall Byrne

Hitting the festival in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham but don't know your Arca from your Elbow? No worries, INSIDER has you covered. Here's 10 songs you won't want to miss at Forbidden Fruit this weekend.

Little Dragon


The Swedish band have become keen collaborators in the last few years. Their own synth-pop music has grown in stature as a result and as a live band, they're one of the best around.


Love Letters

What is billed as a solo project of Joseph Mount playing breezy indie-pop music comes alive in technicolour on a live stage.

The Flaming Lips

Do You Realise?

The best and most poignant song the Oklahoma band have ever written. Their live show is acknowledged as life-affirming.

Wild Beasts

Bed Of Nails

These indie-art rockers have become one of the shining examples of intelligent music. The percussion on this track from their 2011 Smother album is worth commendation alone.


Keep It Healthy

These ladies make rock that sounds like grunge, a bedroom jam and the future all at once, all wrapped up in captivating melodies.

Lisa O'Neill

No Train To Cavan

This diminutive Cavan singer comes bearing a distinctly Irish lilt and slant on her folk songs. She's very funny too.

Flying Lotus

Do The Astral Plane

Steven Ellison's electronic music contains elements of jazz, futuristic electronic sounds and hip-hop percussion.

Girls Names

The New Life

This Belfast band are the finest purveyors of post-punk this island has. Party like it's 1979.

And So I Watch You From Afar

The Stay Golden

Also from Belfast, these heavy-rockers pack some euphoria into their punch.

Public Enemy

Bring The Noise

The long-standing politicised rap powerhouse led by Chuck D and Flava Flav are still turning out relevant live sets.

First published in INSIDER Magazine, exclusive to Thursday's Irish Independent

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