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Cabin Fever Crooning: Albums to Keep You Sane

If you’re trapped in the house and are starting to get tired of your heavy rotation, this carefully crafted selection of albums is a change of pace that’ll fit you for everything from casual listens, deep introspection or even just…

What’s Fresh: Common Sense by Viagra Boys

What’s Fresh: Common Sense by Viagra Boys  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Viagra Boys’ latest EP, Common Sense, marks a departure, or perhaps a turning point for the Stockholm-based punk rockers. Known for their ridiculous moniker, equally ridiculous lyricism and…

Dublin Band ‘P1g’ to Release Album 10 Years in the Making

Music is nothing without a story, and Tony Cassidy, frontman of the Dublin-based rock band P1g, has a fascinating origin story for the band’s latest album. A mature student studying Music and Philosophy in UCD, Cassidy returned to education to…

~how i’m feeling~ – Lauv

~how i’m feeling~ – Lauv ★ ★ ★ ★ Lauv is an American electro-pop artist who earlier this month released his debut studio album ~how i’m feeling~, a 21-song ensemble that moves between modernity and nostalgia, from sexy to sad,…

color theory – Soccer Mommy

color theory – Soccer Mommy ★ ★ ★ ★ Color Theory follows on the heels of 2018’s Clean, doubling down on Soccer Mommy’s dreamy brand of indie pop while injecting some more flavour. Despite its more melodic nature, the album…

A Written Testimony – Jay Electronica

A Written Testimony – Jay Electronica ★ ★ ★ During this time of turmoil, good news has come in the gift of Jay Electronica’s debut album. Having signed to Roc Nation in 2010, the wordsmith has reserved his polished, poetic…

Man Alive! – King Krule

Man Alive! – King Krule ★ ★ ★ ★   After releasing The Ooz to great critical acclaim in 2017, Archy Marshall, better known by his stage name King Krule, returns with Man Alive. It’s an extremely impressive entry in…

Honeymoon – Beach Bunny

Honeymoon – Beach Bunny ★ ★ ★ The Chicago-based artist, Lilli Trifilio has had a reputation in the DIY scene for quite some time, with her anecdotal-style lyrics and candid delivery on her solo project, Beach Bunny. After a steady…

The Slow Rush – Tame Impala

The Slow Rush – Tame Impala ★ ★ ★ ★  The sands of time have certainly shifted in the five years since Tame Impala released Currents. This pop/ psych-rock album was a global sensation and led polymath Kevin Parker to…

Upcoming Gigs: February 2020

Black Midi February 14th – €16.50 Button Factory Black Midi bring their chaotic, profoundly energetic blend of genres to the Button Factory on the 14th of February. Formed in 2017, they garnered massive critical acclaim with their debut Schlagenheim and…

COMMENT: Record Labels Are Unethically Profiting Off The Deaths of Rappers

In the midst of an opioid crisis, coupled with ongoing violence in poorer communities that continues to prove fatal, the hip-hop community is losing more of its members than ever before. Major record labels are making no effort to hide…

Good Luck Everybody – AJJ

Good Luck Everybody – AJJ ★ ★   AJJ, formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad, have never exactly been strangers to mixing politics into their music, as their previous name would imply. Albums like 2011’s Knife Man were captivating with their…