“Just keep smiling, whatever you do” reads one of the standout lines from Sisterix’s newest single ‘The Family’, and according to Siomha, one half of the sibling-pairing turned-band, it is descriptive of the general mentality Irish society has had for decades.
Black Lives Matter remains one of the most prominent news stories at present, as protests and marches continue across the globe. In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, people around the world, from America to Australia, have come together in protest, calling out for proper recognition and reform of the systemic racism which permeates societies across the globe.
Music has always been political, and there is perhaps no greater example of this in the 21st century than its use during the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests. During these protests, music has become a commonplace tool to not only keep spirits lifted, but also to continually serve as a reminder of what people are protesting for.
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…