Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Mixtape #53 - Totally Wired - mp3

We are back. After a three month break I felt ready to re-visit this little podcast. Inspired by events upcoming this weekend. That's right, Ireland is gearing up once again for the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally. It's our own mini-Glasto.

I don't think I'll be making the trip down this year, it isn't much fun when your best mates aren't there, so we've all decided we'll make our own fun here at home. Not sure if it will cheer me up, or tide me over, but I've put together a mix of some of the artists that are going to be down the country this weekend.

Enjoy! No promises as to when I'll be back for the next mix, so go ahead and subscribe or simply watch this space!

Listen & download Friday Mixtape #53 - Totally Wired

Included on the mix:
1. Friendly Fires - Skeleton Boy (Air France Remix)
2. Hot Chip - And I Was A Boy From School
3. Soft Cell - Born To Lose
4. Liquid Liquid - Flextone (Telephones edit)
5. Hurts - Better Than Love
6. Crystal Castles - Celestica
7. Roxy Music - Love is the Drug
8. Public Image Ltd. - The Public Image
9. The Fall - Totally Wired
10. The Big Pink - Velvet

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Mixtape #52 - The Birthday Mix - mp3

Happy Birthday to the mixes!
Okay, well admittedly it's been over a year since I've started making the mixes, but this is the official 52nd mix making it the birthday mix. Boo-yeah. Also, since it's late, I've made it a double... 20 songs for your listening pleasures.

After this I won't be making the mixes quite every week. They've been really fun to do, but at the moment I have a few too many things on my plate making it nearly impossible to get them out... the fact that this mix is over 2 weeks late is the proof.

But fear not, I'm not giving them up completely, they just won't be weekly. And of course you can always catch my monthly radio show I'm still doing for Radio Nowhere.

Anyways, enjoy this mix, enjoy the summer and keep subscribed so you don't miss the next mix, whenever that may be. xoxo

(and yes... that is actually me on my 1st birthday)

Listen & download Friday Mixtape #52 - The Birthday Mix

Included on the mix this week:
1. Altered Images - Happy Birthday (12" Mix)
2. Talulah Gosh - Be Your Baby
3. Sorry For Laughing - Josef K
4. What A Drag - Bear Hands
5. The Sugarcubes - Birthday
6. Jean on Jean - Tonight
7. Warpaint - Elephants
8. Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
9. It'll Come Around - All Saints Day
10. Scissor Sisters - Invisible Light (Stuart Price Remix)
11. The Jackson 5 - The Love You Save (The Knocks Remix)
12. The BPA - He's Frank (ft. Iggy Pop) (The Twelves Remix)
13. Orange Juice - Rip It Up
14. Junior Boys - Birthday
15. Phoenix - Fences (Def Starr Version)
16. Sunvisor - Sky Dive
17. The Smiths - Unhappy Birthday
18. Crass vs. Liquid Liquid - Mashuup
19. Blur - Birthday
20. Badly Drawn Boy - New Year

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Mixtape #51 - The Chills - mp3

This week, rejuvenated from a small break, I've been inspired but a lot of disco-y-electro-hip-pop. But with a certain down-played relaxed vibe running throughout at the same time. A diverse group of artists who all probably fancy dancing late into the night and sitting and talking until the sun rises.

I also have to thank my brother for introducing me to a few of these fun mashed-up tunes. Oh yeah, and of course included my own band's brand new track. Ha.

Listen to and/or download:
Friday Mixtape #51 - The Chills

Tracks include:
1. Girl Talk - Touch 2 Feel
2. Metric - Help I'm Alive (The Twelves Remix)
3. Talulah Does The Hula - Don't Panic
4. Rollerskaters - Sleep Tight
5. Peter Bjorn & John - The Chills
6. The Names - Floating World
7. The xx - Crystalised
8. Wax Tailor - Our Dance
9. Neon Indian - Sleep Paralysist
10. Mayer Hawthorne - Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Mixtape #50 - Distant - mp3

A breezy jangly all-over-the-place mix this week. It's up and down and in the wind and indecisive about what it wants to be when it grows up. I can certainly relate.

Here's hoping those who are distant have the chance to return now that that pesky volcano has stopped his belly rumbles. In fact, so distracted was I by the pleasant tunes, I didn't even notice there were only 9 songs! Oops, forgive me.

Listen to and/or download:
Friday Mixtape #50 - Distant

Included this week:
1. Eternal Summers - Fall Straight Back
2. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
3. Orange Juice - Poor Old Soul
4. ChloƩ - Distant
5. Groove Armada - Paper Romance (Classixx Remix)
6. Human League - The Lebanon
7. Mystery Jets - Flash a Hungry Smile
8. Aztec Camera - Lost Outside The Tunnel (Postcard)
9. Beirut - A Sunday Smile

Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Mixtape #49 - Season in the Sun - mp3

It's Friday! and the weather outside is puttin us in the mood for some blissed out, sunny oh-man-it's-nearly-summertime kind of music. The music you imagine blasting out down the street during the day where you sit around on grass clutching some cider and wishing time would just stop.

It's also my ode to my homeland of California. A lot of blissed out California themed songs included. Been missing that place a lot lately... and lucky me, I'll be there visiting in just a few weeks. Yay!

Listen to and/or download:
Friday Mixtape #49 - Season in the Sun

Included this week:
1. The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
2. Dee Edwards - What Can't There be Love?
3. Marlena Shaw - California Soul
4. Brother Jack McDuff - Hot Barbecue
5. Peggy Lee - Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me)
6. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - Beggin'
7. She & Him - Home
8. The Aislers Set - California
9. Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
10. Florence & The Machine - You Got The Love (The Very Best Remix)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Free Talulah Does The Hula Download

my band, Talulah Does The Hula, are offering a remix of our previous single, Bad Boyfriend, for the grand sum of nought! We held a little remix competition at the end of last year and you can download the chosen track below, but you can also listen to and download the other remixes on our mySpace page:

Download Bad Boyfriend (Cast Aside Brides Remix)

The track will feature on our next double-A side single for the songs 'Don't Panic' and 'Real Friends' and will be released on the 7th of May.

We will be hosting a single launch Upstairs in Whelans where we'll be playing alongside Hello Moon & The Evening Watch. Tickets are a mere €7. Feel free to post and re-post the track wherever you like.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Mixtape #48 - The Reflex - mp3

Spring has sprung! Yet I give you some dark electro and 80s. What can I say, that's how I roll. Get your sexy slow drum machine on tonight, life is too short. At Love Action headquarters we're definitely mourning the loss of Malcolm McLaren, so I've included two acts that were his brainchild. I've also included... to the public's ears for the very first time the official remix of my band's song Bad Boyfriend. It's the 'Cast Aside Brides Remix' and it's dark and epic and makes our band want to float away off stage in a giant hot dog. I'll be sending a link to download that track soon.

Listen to and/or download:
Friday Mixtape #48 - The Reflex

Included on this week's mix:
1. Air - So Light Is Her Footfall (Breakbot Remix)
2. Bow Wow Wow - Mile High Club
3. Adam and the Ants - Antmusic
4. Alonzo/Parlange - Easy Lover
5. New Young Pony Club - We Want 2 (NYPC Reprise Mix)
6. Mighty Mouse - Song For Ellen
7. Passion Pit - Cuddle Fuddle
8. Duran Duran - The Reflex
9. Performance - Reptile
10. Talulah Does The Hula - Bad Boyfriend (Cast Aside Brides Remix)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Mixtape #47 - Dark Days - mp3

April you say? Well only that of Irish April which means Sun on Sunday, Rain on Monday, Snow on Tuesday. Friday is upon us and we started out miserable and grey and have now ended up bright and sunny. It's also Good Friday, which in Ireland translates to official 'House Party Friday' also known as Zombie Jesus Day. Just remember the old saying: April Showers Bring May Flowers.

Listen to and/or download:
Friday Mixtape #47 - Dark Days

This week's mix includes:
1. Plastescines - Barcelona (Lifelike Remix)
2. Science & Industry - This Is How It's Meant To Be
3. Chin Chin - Dark Days
4. Hacienda - She's Got A Hold On Me
5. Vivian Girls - Where Do You Run To?
6. Twin Sister - All Around And Away We Go
7. Toward The Ghost - Brahms
8. Out Hud - "My Two Nads" (Dad Reprise)
9. The Phenominal Handclap Band - Baby (Architeq Dub)
10. Blur - Battle

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Mixtape #46 - Sunshine Yellow - mp3

It won't take you long to guess by the name of this mixtape that the weather in Dublin is slowly turning from bitter to springy. Today especially was a lovely sunny breezy day that was perfect for cycling around the city... hence music for breezy Spring days and activities. Typically, last week when I was going out of my way to find decent covers I struggled, and now this week I came across possibly two of my favorite covers of all time by accident. It's pretty psyche-pop-rockin with the usual dose of electro-pop that I always tend to slip in. Nice.

Have fun this weekend, enjoy the weather... GO OUTSIDE!

Right-click to download, or just listen to
Friday Mixtape #46 - Sunshine Yellow - mp3

Included in the mix this week:
1. Modular - Femme Fatale
2. Georgie Fame - Somebody Stole My Thunder
3. Bertrand Burgalat - Sunshine Yellow
4. Capsule - Eternity
5. Sunglasses - Whiplash
6. Mystery Jets & Esser - In Between Days
7. Everything Everything - My Keys, Your Boyfriend
8. Annie Phillipe - C'est La Mode
9. She & Him - In The Sun
10. Kisses - Bermuda

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Mixtape #45 - Use Somebody - mp3

This week's mixtape is another themed mix... it's made up entirely of cover songs... and covers done in my favorite way... completely different to the original! It's pretty mellow, which might be a good musical choice for my fellow Irish dwellers as we need to calm ourselves after the Paddys Week festivities.

Also included of course is a Big Star cover in honor of the late Alex Chilton who passed away this week. Enjoy.

Friday Covers Mixtape #45 - Use Somebody - mp3

Included on the mix this week:
1. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - I Just Dropped In to See What Condition My Condition Is In [Mickey Newbury]
2. Walter Wanderly - The Girl From Ipanema [Antonio Carlos Jobim]
3. The Stranglers - Walk On By [Dionne Warwick]
4. Nada Surf - Blue Moon [Big Star]
5. J Mascis - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side [The Smiths]
6. Bat For Lashes - Use Somebody [Kings of Leon]
7. Grizzly Bear - Boy From School [Hot Chip]
8. The Morning Benders - Dreams [Fleetwood Mac]
9. Sia - Gimme More [Britney Spears]
10. Dr. Fox's Old Timey String Band - Kids [MGMT]

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Weekend Hangover Mixtape #44 - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - mp3

Another non-friday mixtape.... and this time I can only blame the drink. To help those of you like me, who over-indulged this weekend, I've put together a bit of a relaxing come-down mix. Even if you aren't nursing a sore head, it's a very Sunday evening appropriate mix, a tinge of the sad and melancholy, as relaxing and calming as possible.

Enjoy the rest of your day off, stay in your jammies, relax and drink sugary tea and chocolate and close your eyes and listen to this mix.

Download or simply listen to:
Weekend Hangover Mixtape #44 - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - mp3

Included in the mix this week:
1. Tomita - Clair de lune
2. The Aislers Set - Alicia's Song
3. The Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says
4. Love - Alone Again Or
5. Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
6. Cults - Go Outside
7. The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
8. Pulp - Bad Cover Version
9. Samantha Jones - Don't Come Any Closer
10. Brian Eno - An Ending

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Weekend Mixtape #43 - The Get Go - mp3

This week, due to life's usual way of getting in the way, Friday's mixtape became a "weekend mixtape". So I decided to give my mix a theme of something some of you might be likely to do at the weekend... exercise. Well, speaking for myself I've been in training for the Great Ireland Run which takes place in April.

This mix is designed to be the perfect upbeat driving accompaniment to any type of workout; whether it's an exercise kind of workout, or a workout on your dancing shoes. I'd say it's particularly good for spinning as the speeds change from double time to halftime, but my plan is to use it while running, or even to time myself in the gym. It's exactly an hour, with a five minute cool down & stretch at the end. Oooh wee!

So if you feel like sweating it out... or just pretending to, give this mix a listen.

Download or listen here at full blast
Weekend Mixtape #43 - The Get Go

By the way, you can sponsor me to raise funds for the Marie Keating Foundation... please contact me if you want more info.

The workout mixtape includes:
1. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
2. Man Parrish - Heatstroke
3. Roxy Music - Same Old Scene (Glimmers Remix)
4. Classixx - I'll Get You (Ft. Jeppe)
5. Marina and the Diamonds - Hollywood (Monarchy Gliese Remix)
6. Chromeo - Night by Night (Siriusmo Remix)
7. Phoenix - Fences (Friendly Fires Remix)
8. New Young Pony Club - The Get Go
9. Ladyhawke - Another Runaway
10. Kraftwerk - Tour De France
11. Devo - Whip It
12. A Certain Ratio - Do The Du
13. Lali Puna - Grin and Bear
14. Michael Sembello - Maniac
15. Erasure - Stop!
16. Morrissey - You're The One For Me Fatty
17. Nouvelle Vague - I Melt With You
18. The Smiths - Stretch Out And Wait

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday Mixtape #42 - Real Life - mp3

This week's mix is designed to be filling like a big Sunday dinner. It's got lots of unusual flavors that meld together into a exciting musical melange. It's a bit disco and uplifting and dancy, which is unusual for a Sunday I suppose, but it's meant to pick up your spirits despite the fact the weekend is coming to a close. There is a little fun treat hidden in there which is a song from an old band I was in that has since been re-jigged into a song for my current band. Ooooh sneaky.

Download or simply sit back, click and listen to
Sunday Mixtape #42 - Real Life

Included on the mix this week:
1. Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work
2. James - Fire So Close
3. Distractions - Time Goes By So Slow
4. Fingerprintz - Wet Job
5. Aeroplanes - Transport One
6. Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is The Move
7. Sons & Daughters - Dance Me In (JD Twitch & The Truffle Club's Optimo Remix)
8. Tanlines - Real Life (Memory Tapes Remix)
9. Alyoa - It's Been Too Long (Lifelike Top Gun Mix)
10.David Naughton - Makin' It

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Mixtape #41 - Nothing But A Heartache - mp3

Last week I gave you love... so it's only fair that I give you some songs from the other side, the heartbreak side. That's right, this is a mixtape chock full of anti-love songs for the cynic that lives inside all of us. Come on, life isn't all roses and chocolates.

So settle yourself into your couch, grab that tub of Ben & Jerry's and the remote, and have an anti-love night all to yourself.

Download or simply sit back, click and listen to
Friday Mixtape #41 - Nothing But A Heartache

Featured anti-lovers this week:
1. Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business
2. Devo - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
3. Florence & The Machine - Kiss With A Fist
4. The Cars - My Best Friends Girl
5. Clare and the Reasons - That's All
6. The Avalanches - Since I Left You
7. Bell Biv DeVoe - Poison
8. The Flirtations - Nothing But A Heartache
9. Dion - Runaround Sue
10. Bat For Lashes - What's A Girl To Do?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Mixtape #40 - Boys & Girls In Love - mp3

I've never been a big sap that's worried about Valentines Day traditions. Yeah I'm guilty of being smug and in a relationship and all, but I'm a bigger fan of romantic gestures that aren't suggested by a card company or restaurant offering a prix fixe.


I do love a good love song, and what better time to let my inner sap who enjoys romantic music come out but at Saint Valentines... right? So here you go. Go on and burn it on a CD and pretend you made the mixtape yerself... (except for that bit where I talk at the start... so maybe nevermind)

Anyways, enjoy all you lovers and non-lovers and wannabe lovers... this mix is for you <3

Friday Mixtape #40 - Girls & Boys In Love

Included on the mix this week:
1. Orange Juice - L.O.V.E. Love
2. Pulp - Something Changed
3. The Rumble Strips - Girls & Boys In Love
4. The Maccabees - First Love
5. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Is This Love?
6. Black Kids - Love Me Already
7. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
8. Chairlift - Bruises
9. When In Rome - The Promise
10. Martha & The Vandellas - My Baby Loves Me
11. Madeline Bell - You Don't Love Me No More
12. The Page Boys - Sweet Love
13. Buddy Holly - Love Like Yours

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Friday Mixtape #39 - Weekend - mp3

This week's mix demonstrates, without a doubt, that my taste is quite varied - starting with an oh so brand new remix of Noah & The Whale, before descending into a spangly cowbell-laden disco section, until moving into garage music, new & old, and then finishing off with some trusty girl groups. Dreamy electro? Yep. Shameless disco. Uh huh. Cher? Sure! Belarussian Garage? Well of course!

There's more info on the main site: - but you're clearly just here for the music.

Download or listen to:
Friday Mixtape #39 - Weekend

Included in the mix this week:
1. Noah & The Whale - Love of an Orchestra (Nightwaves Remix)
2. Class Action - Weekend
3. Andrea True Connection - More More More
4. Nick Glider - Hot Child in the City
5. Surfer Blood - Floating Vibes
6. The Stampletons - Pretty Little Girl
7. The Phoenix - Every Now And Then I Cry
8. Pat Lewis - Look What I Almost Missed
9. Cher - Dream Baby
10. Yvonne Prenosilova - When My Baby Cries

Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Mixtape #38 - The Irish Edition - mp3

Welcome to this week's mixtape. I am pleased and very excited to present my inaugural Irish-only mix. Well after 38 weeks it's about time eh?!

As much as us residents of Ireland complain about the incestuous nature of living on this small island, I've always felt there is a great community of support (and yes, healthy competition) within our small yet dynamic music scene. For a country with a population about half the city of LA, we have a stunning amount of amazing musicians. Seriously, think about it.

Download or just listen to:
Friday Mixtape #38 - The Irish Edition

Much much more info on the main blog:

Featured on this week's mix:
1. Candy in my Heels - Enough
2. Dark Room Notes - Let's Light Fires
3. Sleep Thieves - City Lights
4. TwinKranes - Amino Acids
5. Sweet Jane - Black Eyes
6. Lost Chord - Cheats
7. John Shelly & The Creatures - Angeline
8. Talulah Does The Hula - Lovesick Losers
9. The Ambience Affair - Devil In The Detail
10. Valerie Francis - Slow Dynamo
11. Villagers - The Meaning of the Ritual

There will definitely be more Irish mixtapes, which I am already looking forward to, and please feel free to send me any tracks you'd like me to feature. I cannot promise they'll all make it in as I'm pretty picky about my music, but I will give everything a listen.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Mixtape #37 - Hit - mp3

This week's mixtape is the usual old-n-new mushed together to give you a lil upbeat Friday feeling. It's pretty happy even if the lyrics aren't (strange but true in most of these tracks). A lil new music trendy, with a bit 80s nostalgia thrown in for good measure, a small dose of early 90s, and finally rounding off with some 60s soul to make your boogie cup runneth over.

Personally most of these songs take me straight back to where I first heard them, whether that be watching "Real Genius" a 1984 gem starring Val Kilmer, or sneaking to watch 120 minutes at 12am on a Sunday night in 1992 (oooh cheeky!) Now who wouldn't like a big kick of nostalgia on a Friday? Who?!

Go ahead and grab away at
Friday Mixtape #37 - Hit

Included in the mix this week:
1. Miike Snow - Animal
2. Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
3. Squeeze - Pulling Mussels From The Shell
4. St. Vincent - Actor Out Of Work
5. Dum Dum Girls - Jail La La
6. Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing!
7. The Sugarcubes - Hit
8. Bernadette Grimm - C'est Fou (I'm Blue)
9. Linda Griner - Good Bye Cruel Love
10. Carolyn Crawford - My Heart

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Mixtape #36 - Blue Skies - mp3

This week's mix is a bit confused, a bit jangly pop, some dark and retro electro infused with vintage orchestras playing behind mini pop-ettes crooning away. It hints at every decade between now and your parent's hey day. It's pleasant, uplifting, and hopefully will get you excited about warmer days to come in the months ahead.

Bring on the blue skies!

Download or simply listen to:
Friday Mixtape #36 - Blue Skies

Included in this weeks mix:
1. Lulu - I'll Come Running
2. Miniature Tigers - Cannibal Queen
3. Harlem - Friendly Ghost
4. Ann Reilly & The Echomen - Lonely Sixteen
5. Monaco - What Do You Want From Me
6. Noah & The Whale - Blue Skies (The Twelves Remix)
7. New Young Pony Club - Lost A Girl
8. Kleerup - Until We Bleed (Ft. Lykke Li)
9. Sandie Shaw - There Is Always Something There To Remind Me
10. Joe Dolan - Make Me An Island

Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday Mixtape #35 - Best of 2009 - mp3

First post of the new year and it's a bit belated as far as the rest of the "New Year" lists go, but I allowed myself a nice holiday break from the mixtape for a week, so apologies if you're listed out.

This is a first for the mixtape - as every song included has already been featured before - but you see, that's my theme.

Download or simply listen to:
Friday Mixtape #35 - The Best of 2009

When I started putting together these mixtapes back in April, I didn't realize how much of an undertaking it would be. It is hugely time consuming, and sometimes I'm just not feeling any of my music enough to get inspired, forcing me to actively seek out new music at a rate which I've never done before.

I've listened to some amazing bands this year, and for that, I thank my lil mixtape. My only worry sometimes was that the rate in which I was consuming music was becoming overwhelming, whereas in years past I would listen to some key tracks over and over and over, I found some of the music I was listening to was becoming disposable - a depressing thought as a musician. I would listen, love, and then simply forget.

So what I decided to do was put together a mixtape of songs I might have NEVER come across if it weren't for the fact I was putting together a mixtape! Pretty much every single one is from the past year, so it seemed quite appropriate to call it my Love Action Best-Of 2009. There were loads of others I loved that didn't quite make it in, but considering over the last 34 mixtapes I used something around 360 tracks, and probably 355 bands... well, it was easy to miss a few.

I also feel like I need to give a big thank you to some of the main sources I use to discover new music - and most of them also offer free tracks to download - so thank you to Nialler9, WinnieCooper,, NME DailyDownload & of course HypeMachine.

Enjoy! And please let me know if you had any favorite mix tracks over the last year.
x Jessie

Without further A do, Love Action's Best of 2009 is:
1. The Virgins - Rich Girls (Twelves Mix)
2. Mystery Jets - Young Love (The Shoes Remix)
3. Kleerup - On My Own Again
4. Koko Von Napoo - Polly (Chateau Marmont Remix)
5. Wolf Gang - Pieces Of You (Baby Monster remix)
6. Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimension
7. Jinder - Youth Blood
8. Passion Pit - Better Things
9. Midnight Juggernauts - This New Technology
10. Mirrors - Hide & Seek
11. Cate Le Bon - Hollow Trees House Hounds
12. Kimouts - Sometimes (The Diogenes Club Remix)
13. Phoenix - Lisztomania (Classixx Remix)
14. Marina & The Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot (the Aspirins for My Children Remix)
15. Air France - Beach Party