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Album Review: FEET OF CLAY – Earl Sweatshirt

★ ★ ★ Earl Sweatshirt’s Some Rap Songs proved to be one of the most critically-acclaimed releases of 2018, with an average critical score of 86/100, as per Metacritic. Some Rap Songs was dark, scattered, and candid, and subsequent to…

Upcoming Gigs

November 20th @ 7:30pm The Button Factory – €23 Indie-folk band The Mountain Goats will be playing The Button Factory as part of their ongoing European tour. Since their formation in 1991, The Mountain Goats have mastered both a grainy…

Gig Review: Freddie Gibbs Live at the Button Factory

On Sunday the 5th of November, gangsta-rap demigod Freddie Gibbs blessed Dublin rap fans with an emphatic hour-long performance in the sold-out Button Factory. It was turning 9:30 as I shouldered my way through the sweaty throngs of excited Gibbs…

The Long and Controversial Rollout of Kanye West’s Latest Album

Initially titled Yandhi, Kanye’s latest album was set to release in September 2018, with a posthumous contribution from the late XXXTentacion, and a verse from hip-hop’s very own cartoon villain: Tekashi 6ix9ine. However, since September 2018, Kanye has seemingly scrapped…

Two Door Cinema Club Visits UCD Lawsoc

As the three band members take their seats and joke with the audience, you would have never guessed that just a few years back, the band was on the brink of collapse. Two Door Cinema Club addressed the UCD Law…

Pang – Caroline Polachek

★ ★ ★ ★ It’s safe to assume many people will come to Pang having been fans of Chairlift, Polachek’s former band that dominated the peak blog-era years. Chairlift’s superpower was melody – they wrote huge choruses, but they knew…

There Existed an Addiction to Blood – clipping

★ ★ ★ ★ Daveed Diggs’ deadpan, swift delivery melds with excellent production to form an intriguing, often disturbing soundscape on clipping.’s There Existed an Addiction to Blood. Following on from 2018’s Face, their latest effort doubles down on their…

No Home Record – Kim Gordon

★ ★ ★ ★ In 38 years of making music, Kim Gordon has never remained predictable or easy. With her solo debut, No Home Record remains true to that unpredictability. This record sees Gordon at her most accessible since her…

Upcoming Gigs

More Than Machines October 18th @ 7pm Fibber Magees Experimental Metalcore band More Than Machines will be launching their debut album Paradigm on October 18th at Fibber Magees. Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, More Than Machines are returning to Fibber…

A Crash Course on Travis Scott

In August 2018 Jacques Webster II, better known as Travis Scott, dropped Astroworld. The album propelled the Texas rapper into the upper echelons of music recognition, received positively among fans and critics alike. However, beyond the likes of ‘Antidote’ and…

2016’s Most Underrated Rap Jam: Eversince by Bladee

Eversince is Swedish rapper Bladee’s first album, released in 2016 following his 2014 mixtape Gluee. It’s divisive to say the least – his shaky vocals buried under enough layers of autotune to suffocate a reasonably sized adult are certainly jarring…

Album Review: The Talkies by Girl Band

★ ★ ★ ★  The Talkies is Girl Band’s much anticipated return to the fray after a 4-year hiatus, and it cements their status as one of Dublin’s strongest exports. Abrasive and confrontational, the howling vocals of frontman Dara Kiely…