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Month: September 2019

Upcoming Gigs

The Last Boys x Atticus September 20th @ 8pm Whelan’s, Wexford Street Alt-rock co-headline show featuring The Last Boys and Atticus with support from fusion group Cinnte. Describing their music as “post-alternative rock”, The Last Boys are a duo that…

Electric Picnic 2019 – Festival Mania

This year was my first at the annual festival of Laois’ sleepy town, Stradbally – Electric Picnic. While that may put me in a turbulent position of not really being able to judge the festival through-and-through, I’m going to do…

Album Review: Bandana by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

In an age where it seems that most entertainment is made up of remakes and sequels, targeting our wallets through nostalgia, rapper Freddie Gibbs and producer Madlib’s second collaborative album solidifies this duo’s legacy, rubbing shoulders with its 2014 predecessor. …

Album Review: Metawar by 3TEETH

Evoking memories of the industrial titans of the past, 3TEETH assault the listener with suffocatingly dark waves of sound on Metawar. Blending Skinny Puppy’s snarled vocals with early Ministry’s harsh, thumping guitar lines, they wear their influences with pride, yet…

Album Review: For Those I Love by For Those I Love

The context for For Those I Love’s self-titled is best presented as a timeline. The project’s lead, David Balfe, began creating songs about friendship and support against the backdrop of post-austerity Dublin. A year into the process, his friend and…

Album Review: 1000 gecs by 100 gecs

As someone who spent the summer months almost exclusively listening to painfully unironic, post-emo songs about beer and basements, I was unprepared for the phenomenon that was 100 gecs’ newest release. 1000 gecs is the first full-length release from Laura…

Change & The Now: The Philosophy of Change

Oh September! A month full of hopeful aspirations for the future, budding plans and exciting opportunities, a new college term, fresh faces, a renewed energy and bustle of sorts, a new lick of paint as we mentally prepare ourselves for…

Rumble In The Dumbbell: How To Grow A Muscle

When we exercise, this puts a stress on the body which is ultimately beneficial because it causes our body to adapt to this stress. As we repeatedly exercise over time our bodies undergo physical changes which help our bodies tolerate…

Artificial Visionaries: How Implants Could Help The Blind to ‘See’ Again

Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are investigating the possibility of partially restoring sight to the blind by using a device known as an optic nerve implant (ONI). The vision created by these ‘bionic eyes’…

Searching for Earth: The Hunt for Habitable Exoplanets

An exoplanet is any planet that is in another solar system, orbiting around a star other than our Sun. In this piece, I’ll be looking at some of the methods we have for detecting exoplanets and some of the interesting…

Broken Parliament, Broken Politics

Outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster there is a daily clashes. Pro-European protestors chant ‘stop the coup’ and enthusiastically wave the EU flag. They are passionate, noisy and vast in numbers. For one particular protestor, it is his life….

The Far-Right in Ireland: Faction or Fringe?

Over the Summer the Google European Headquarters on Barrow Street were the stage for prolonged demonstrations as freelance journalist Gemma O’Doherty protested the ban handed to her by the video-sharing platform YouTube, one of the company’s many subsidiaries. O’Doherty, joined…