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Interview: The Riptide Movement

Sitting relaxing in the room is a strange mix of four Dublin lads as an American rock band, complete with Cowboy boots and Lucan accents. The further contrast between their down to earth nature and humour and their rock n’…

Analyzing Record Store Day

Celebrating its eighth year, Record Store Day looks to continue to latch onto the recent revival in vinyl sales with releases penned in from the likes of this year’s ambassador, Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters, abrasive rap duo, Run…

Summer Festival Focus: Electric Picnic

With the second half of the semester well under way and our summer plans quickly filling up, it’s time to take a look at the cornucopia of festivals that our country has to offer. But  beefore you jet off on…

Death Grips- Jenny Death Review

Using both their music and interaction with their cult fan base, it seems as though Death Grips are on a mission to confuse and overwhelm. Nine months ago, they abruptly announced their disbandment shortly after circulating the double album The Powers…

The Comeback Kids

We’re pretty lucky to live in a time with such diversity in music. In Dublin alone, you can jump from a hip hop night to a funk night, and sure if that dulls you, there’s Coppers or those illicit early…

Interview: The Handsome Family

It’s no surprise that Rennie Sparks, lyricist and Banjo player of the Handsome Family, tells us that he like stories. One of the most interesting aspects to The Handsome Family is the storytelling nature of their lyrics, which often consist…

Is Sampling Stealing?

The Grammys as per usual were quite safe this year. The most interesting moment came when Kanye West climbed onstage when Beck received album of the year. Initially this seemed a joke, viagra but in numerous interviews after the show,…

Review: Bjork Vulnicura

Few artists in recent years have mastered the tired concept that is the break-up album. However, pharm given the multitude of ideas and styles that Bjork has pulled off, whatever move she makes is bound to enthral listeners in some…

Getttin’ down with the Hot Sprockets

  The Hot Sprockets sound like a band born in the wrong era. Though hailing from Dublin, thumb they sound as though they were reared by the Mississippi. Their soulful sound, a deft mix of the Allman Brothers and early…

The perfect break-up albums for Valentines Day

Are you one of the masses that come this Valentines Day will be insisting that Valentines Day is just an excuse for the card and flower companies to bleed some of our hard earned cash out of us? If you…

Back to College Blues

Be it inertia after the long break, treat exam results and the suddenly looming deadlines the first few weeks back can sometimes leave us feeling a bit blue. What better way to kick the black dog than to embrace the…

Uptown Special Review

Fresh off the back of his innovative TED talk, there avid audiophile and  super producer, site Mark Ronson teams up with fellow producer, cialis Jeff Bhasker (Jay Z, Fun, Kanye West) with fourth LP, “Uptown Special”-a delectable, funky gem…  …