Pale Waves – Grand Social, Dublin

February 7th, 2018 by

Barely five-foot tall, wearing a glistening PVC jacket with dishevelled Robert Smith-like makeup and jet-black bobbed-curls, lead-singer Heather Baron-Gracie is your quintessential dark-pop princess. The gothic aesthetics tell one tale, Pale Waves’ cheery pop sound tells another; can this much buzzed-about band liberate themselves from their troublingly facsimile beginnings? During their time in university, Baron-Gracie […]


Django Django’s Vincent Neff

January 31st, 2018 by

  While playing Chicago’s Lollapooloza during the Born Under Saturn tour cycle, Django Django drummer and producer Dave McLean gazed upwards to the sky, his bandmates soon followed suit. A crystallised, swirling red was sweeping across the sky, hanging brightly as the warm winds gently blew around the Great Lakes region beneath. McLean took note, […]


Columbia Mills

January 15th, 2018 by

Hazy indie-pop rockers Columbia Mills are an Irish band to watch out for in 2018. Drenched in heavily reverb-soaked guitars and packed with indelible hooks, the band’s debut LP has met acclaim since its release in late 2017. We caught up with lead singer-songwriter Fiachra Treacey to discuss the band’s upward trajectory. Treacey talks of […]


BROCKHAMPTON – Saturation III

January 15th, 2018 by

As Saturation III draws to a close, Belfast-born Ciarán Ruaridh McDonald (aka bearface) sings a forlorn song to a mysterious Evanie over the type of tender balladry that has prettily wrapped up both of its predecessors. Hazy reverb-soaked guitars collide like before, but this time BROCKHAMPTON have loftier ambitions. The guitars fade and the group’s […]