Justin Timberlake – Man of the Woods

February 9th, 2018 by

In an overwhelmingly ironic twist, Justin Timberlake’s first record in five years opens with the line ‘If you know what’s good’. Unfortunately, it seems that poor ol’ ‘trousersnake’ doesn’t seem to have much of an idea himself anymore. The whole record sounds like JT is aping a box of Chic, Sly Stone and Funkadelic records […]

Josh Ritter – Vicar Street, Dublin

December 14th, 2017 by

Vicar Street is one of the capital’s most loved venues. Intimate, immaculately clean and secure. So secure in fact that a once over with metal detectors upon entry is now deemed necessary at a Josh Ritter show. If we can’t enjoy a healthy slice of lyrical country/folk without worrying about the threat of impending violence […]

Columbia Mills – A Safe Distance to Watch

December 6th, 2017 by

Columbia Mills take their name from a building on the Dublin Quayside that played host to the not-entirely-legal rave scene in the early ’90s. A placed that provided the central portion of many the Venn diagram, it was a meeting place for the musically and socially disparate. Guitars and electronica are the primary circles for […]

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?

November 21st, 2017 by

Gallagher the elder is back with his third solo record Who Built the Moon? due for release this Friday. Noel has taken a different approach to this record, going into the studio without any finished songs. In an interview with NME he declared he wanted to challenge his audience, even intentionally lose “the little 15-year-old […]

Nick Power – Caravan

October 21st, 2017 by

The Coral have stood peerless within the music industry for over 15 years. Never bending to trend or fashion they’ve created their own little rabbit holes for fans to follow them down. Several members have done the same with their solo albums; it’s hard to think of another band that has produced so much collectively. […]

Liam Gallagher – As You Were

October 18th, 2017 by

Liam Gallagher is back. You’ve probably already noticed though as he’s been on pretty much every media outlet for the last couple of months. New record As You Were has only just been released following a promotional hurricane in the eye of which Liam played the lovable rogue to a tee. The cynics out there […]

Miley Cyrus – Younger Now

October 5th, 2017 by

Remember we were all a bit worried about Miley Cyrus? In 2014 young Miley was dragging the ‘Bangerz’ tour all around the world, seizing every opportunity along the way to showcase her sexual awakening. From waving a glittery gold dildo in a dwarf’s face to shooting pyro from a phallus fastened to her Barbarella style […]

David Gray – National Concert Hall, Dublin

September 8th, 2017 by

David Gray has been a favourite of the Irish public since the early nineties. Long before his native England recognised his talents Gray made his bread here in Ireland before he went on to butter it worldwide following the release of the juggernaut that was White Ladder. We took him as one of our own, […]

Hercules & Love Affair – Omnion

September 5th, 2017 by

Shapeshifting collective Hercules & Love Affair have been manipulating air into all sorts of sound since 2004. Revolving around DJ Andy Butler they’ve been dipping in and out of disco, house and electronica ever since, making their biggest impact with 2008’s ‘Blind’ featuring the eerily haunting vocals of Anohni (formerly Antony Hegarty, sans Johnsons). Various […]

Longitude Festival

July 20th, 2017 by

It’s a festival bill, but not as we know it. Longitude has always attracted young people from all over the country but over the last couple of years it’s definitely become a festival for the less weary of bone – the first two days peppered with the grade-A of Grime Stormzy and Skepta and some […]

Sleaford Mods…”you don’t have to walk around being a billboard”

June 26th, 2017 by

Sleaford Mods are not your average band. In fact, they’re not even a band, technically. Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn have gained notoriety by exploding any and all assumptions you could make of them from either their name, appearance or past. Two white, relatively middle-class men touching middle age whose music comes from deep within […]

Mark Mulcahy – The Possum In The Driveway

June 14th, 2017 by

As people, we are given to obsession with the strangest things, and music is one of the strangest. Many of our lives are sound tracked by music. The song that was playing during your first kiss, your first break-up, your granny’s funeral, the first time you took drugs, that Horslips guitar riff during Italia ’90. […]