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 […]



Girls Rock Dublin

March 24th, 2017 by

There is a new initiative coming to Dublin this summer to encourage young girls (aged between eighteen and twenty-four) to find their voice and confidence through music. Girls Rock began in Portland, Oregon in 2001 and since its inception has held camps across  the United States, notably in Tennessee and Brooklyn. The success of the […]


Sarah McBriar..”My vision was to create a world-class festival for Belfast”

March 6th, 2017 by

Sarah McBriar is quite the inspiration. Quitting your monthly salary to pursue a non-financially rewarding dream is an anxiety riddled journey, but one that Sarah has passionately battled through. Now in its third year, Belfast’s AVA Festival continues to illustrate the vast amount of local talent that Ireland has to offer, booking diverse and talented […]


Group Zero..”It’s all a bit surreal to be honest”

March 1st, 2017 by

I meet Cathal Cully in a chain coffee shop that rhymes with “zero”. It’s a completely tenuous link to why we’re both here, but I’m sticking with the idea that it’s a piece of startling synchronicity. The head Girls Name and, most recently (and the reason why we’re meeting) the brain behind the very freshly […]


Little Hours..”We’re weirdos, come have a laugh with us”

March 1st, 2017 by

John and Ryan of Little Hours describe themselves as two “culchie boys” who grew up five minutes from each other, making it easy to collaborate when they turned to music. The dynamic between the two flows easily, even when talking over the phone – they’re laughing away as they alternate between chatting to me and […]


Bad Bones..”Sound and vision come hand in hand for me”

February 28th, 2017 by

Set to perform alongside John Cummins, Valerie Francis, Holly Pereira, and Lime & Fancy DJs this Friday to kick off Hennessy Lost Fridays at the RHA, Bad Bones, aka Sal Stapleton, talks us through her influences, artistic vision, live show, and more. What was it that drew you to making electronic music in the first place? Can you […]



Phil Kieran & Timmy Stewart

February 17th, 2017 by

What began as an infatuation with an alien sound and an escape from the backdrop of a polluted civil war has grown into a supportive network of talented creatives and a scene that is legitimately on the map. Belfast is well and truly in bloom. Timmy Stewart and Phil Kieran have been a part of […]


Gabriel Garzon-Montano..”My music tends to be very colourful”

February 15th, 2017 by

Delivering rainbows.. Soul music – or at least what we commonly refer to as soul music – is dead. The days of stars like Marvin Gaye, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland and Aretha Franklin travelling the world backed by big bands full of unionised session musicians just aren’t sustainable anymore. Soul music has eaten and regurgitated itself. […]