Wyvern Lingo….”we definitely don’t have the answers”

August 9th, 2017 by

The difference between art, and the ever so elusive “ART”, is the ability to orchestrate one’s composure as they traverse that fine line between creating something for the self, as well as the masses. It should, or perhaps need to, strike that balance between crafting a personal narrative that can also be directly reflected into […]


Baywatch (2017)

May 30th, 2017 by

Director: Seth Gordon Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron,  Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Rob Huebel Certificate: 15A Running Time: 116 minutes Release Date: May 26 Baywatch tells the story of a tight-knit group of lifeguards, aptly titled ‘Baywatch’ – loosely inspired by a tv show from the 90s that was equally as unimpressive. Head lifeguard (which is apparently […]


BD Festival, Wicklow

April 20th, 2017 by

Barn Dance festival was dirty. And not the preemptive kind of dirty you expect at most festivals that force you to harness your inner ‘cuclhie’ and shamelessly wear a pair of bright, ornate welly boots. Nor is it even the kind of contained dirty wherein you calmly make peace with the fact that every item […]


Drake’s More Life

March 28th, 2017 by

Drake’s More Life “playlist” is either a genre-breaking, experimental musical master class that flips the status quo on its head, or it’s a cheap ploy to distract the listener from the fact that he didn’t actually produce a concise, cohesive project. In fairness, it’s probably both. Reviewing albums is relatively easy; they usually have some sort of […]


Gold

February 4th, 2017 by

Director: Stephen Gaghan Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard Certificate: 15a Running Time: 121 minutes Release Date: February 3rd It would be entirely fair and justifiable to make the calculated assumption that a movie aptly titled Gold would leave you with, if nothing else, a greater appreciation for the shiny rock. It would […]


T2 Trainspotting

January 27th, 2017 by

Director: Danny Boyle Cast: Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner Certificate: 18 Running Time: 117 minutes Release Date: January 27th Drugs are bad…but they’re also kinda good. There, the overarching thematic purpose of T2 Trainspotting has been effectively summarised and there’s little need to go into further detail. That’s not to say […]


Inferno

October 14th, 2016 by

Director: Ron Howard Cast: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen Certificate: 12a Running Time:  Release Date: October 14th In the never-ending quest to inject his series with enthralling mystery and forced action sequences, Ron Howard has managed to suck what remaining life his Dan Brown adaptations still possess, leaving Inferno to stand […]


Slaves – Take Control

October 13th, 2016 by

Take Control is the sophomoric effort of UK punk duo Slaves and is quite possibly a perfect album. Now, this is not an accolade gifted lightly, nor is this being proclaimed in the high-pitched squeal wielded only by that of the obsessive fan, rather this is something entirely different. This ‘compliment’ of sorts is given […]


Hare Squead..”Expect a lot more music, a lot more shows”

September 27th, 2016 by

Hare Squead are a cultural phenomenon that can no longer be ignored. That’s not to say that prior to the last couple of months they were, for lack of a better phrase, ‘the industry underdogs’ who were shunned by the ‘man’ and hidden from the airwaves. That’s far from the case; they got play, they […]


Rae Sremmurd – Sremmlife 2

August 27th, 2016 by

There is something woefully unfulfilling about listening to Trap artists like Rae Sremmurd in your underwear and fluffy socks on a stuffy Thursday morning as opposed to blaring their drug-inspired, bass heavy tracks as you prepare to go out and have the time of your life. What the hip-hop duo attempt to do with their […]


Sunday, Longitude – Marlay Park, Dublin

July 24th, 2016 by

Today, the sun is out in force, and the sky is dotted with puffy clouds that seem perfectly content to just hang there and lazily watch the spectacle. The final day of Longitude starts relatively different to the first. The previously seen fresh, bold faces that were ready to tackle this epic excursion now look slightly worn […]


Friday, Longitude – Marlay Park, Dublin

July 22nd, 2016 by

The clouds threaten rain. If there was one thing that has proved itself exceedingly successful over the years at sapping the energy away from Irish festivals, it would be poor weather conditions. You can hope. The first day of Longitude, and much like the first day of any popular music festival, there’s a distinct sense of excitement […]