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All My Heroes Are Cornballs – JPEGMAFIA

★ ★ ★ ★ JPEGMAFIA’s third studio album, All My Heroes Are Cornballs is a mixture of punk rap, experimental hip hop, lo-fi and trap beats which, in theory, feels like it shouldn’t work – but it does, and does…

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…

Old But Not Forgotten: On The (Re)Return Of ‘American Football’

In the time since the release of American Football’s first LP in 1999, plenty has happened. In a completely unpredictable turn of events, Mike Kinsella has had a child, breaking the aeons-long cycle of emo frontmen being cursed to remain…

UCD Symphony Orchestra: A Russian Festival At The National Concert Hall

Starting with Glinka’s ‘Overture’, the night began with a surprisingly fast and controlled start, each voice of the orchestra keeping a remarkable control at such speed, while maintaining such delicate lightness throughout. This did sadly play against them at points,…

Gig In Review: Gus Dapperton

Gus Dapperton, a 22-year old New York singer/songwriter, arrives at the intimate setting of the Button Factory dressed in a velvet hot pink Turtleneck, paired with light pink sequin overall, fuscia tinted thick rimmed shades to accent his now iconic…

In Conversation With: Fatima Osman

“This won’t ever become my career but I’m glad it’s going so well” Fatima Osman is busy. Not just law student-busy. Not just DJ-busy. Her weekdays consist of studying, going to class and working at a local prosecutor’s office. Her…

The Groupchat: The Grammys

Niall O’S: As is tradition with the Tribune, we are tackling hot topics two weeks after everyone else has forgotten about them. Nevertheless, we are here to discuss the Grammys and answer questions like do we care? Should we care?…