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 […]


Austra’s Katie Stelmanis…“I never really intended to talk about politics with a capital “P”

June 14th, 2017 by

“At first it was in some ways almost frustrating,” Austra’s Katie Stelmanis tells me over the phone, talking about her accidental role as a political voice.  On latest album Future Politics, Stelmanis plays the character Revolutionary Rhonda, who works against the album’s dystopian universe – a scenario that became more relevant by the time of its release […]




Shookrah..”the conscious influences have somewhat evaporated at this stage”

May 16th, 2017 by

Irish R&B outfits are few and far between, so when a group like Shookrah appear on the scene, an instant curiosity is aroused. Pay heed to this curiosity, and you’ll discover that Shookrah joyfully make the genre their own. The music they make is gorgeously authentic, combing syrupy soul with Irish roots firmly planted in the ‘sesh’, […]



Neil Hannon..”I’m just automatically working on the next record”

April 28th, 2017 by

Neil Hannon is feeling “a bit morningy” when I call him. He reckons it’s a hangover from all the golf he’s been watching into the wee small hours of some nights previous. He’s the man behind The Divine Comedy, the band that started to catch people’s attention in the 90s with an unusual attitude to their […]


Music For The People: An Interview with William McCarthy

April 27th, 2017 by

William McCarthy is set to return for his second solo outing in Dublin this weekend, but his first since former band Augustines called it a day at the end of last year. Over the course of the six years of their career together, they released three critically acclaimed albums, amassed a loyal fan base and played […]



Fiction Peaks..”The songs generally dictate the landscape of the recording”

April 21st, 2017 by

With a debut full-length in Citizen having landed today, we caught up with Joey Doyle, frontman and chief songwriter of alt-indie band Fiction Peaks. Charting their journey from solo effort to group outfit, the recording and writing process behind the new LP, and what’s on the cards for the rest of 2017, read the interview below, and have […]


Talos..”I don’t see it as me, front and centre of the stage”

April 19th, 2017 by

One can feel the call of the void on the third day of Electric Picnic – a day where one’s human fragility can be all too apparent. The bookers know this, and a case of smart organisation put Talos on the Sunday afternoon slot last year. The Cork outfit’s set in the LittleBigTent briefly stayed the […]


Yousef..”Everything still has the heartbeat of house”

April 11th, 2017 by

Few have had an impact on modern dance culture as much as Liverpool’s Yousef. Now, entering its fifteenth year, Circus is well and truly established as one of the UK’s prime party events. The key to any successful brand is its openness to adaptation, and Yousef’s Circus has gone above and beyond, evolving into a global […]