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Hozier’s Timely Return To A New Age of Activism

Four years after disappearing from the music scene, Hozier returns with an EP deemed a “thank you note to the spirit of protest”, that perfectly encapsulates the political and social crises’ around the world and those who fight to change…

The Groupchat: BROCKHAMPTON

The first instalment in a new regular column sees our contributors tackle the issue’s hottest topic. This week, we brave the stans of BROCKHAMPTON and try to unpack the hype. Our resident sceptic and music editor Niall O’Shaughnessy attempts to…

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fresher’s Week: A Musical Survival Guide

Why is Freshers Week in the second week of college and not the first? Is music just wiggly air? Who tailored that ridiculously oversized suit David Byrne wore in Stop Making Sense? I can’t answer these questions, nor will I…

Fandom as a Character Trait: The Hidden Genius of Sharp Objects

The first image in the opening credits for Sharp Objects, the recent HBO miniseries starring Amy Adams, is a needle on an LP. Anyone who has seen the show would agree it’s a fitting introduction. The music featured throughout the…

The Therapeutic Power of Music

We all know that dopamine rush we get when listening to our favourite song. While music often evokes emotions, it can also stimulate multiple parts of the brain. This has led to music becoming a useful therapeutic tool. At face…

Album In Review: Little Dark Age – MGMT

MGMT’s latest record Little Dark Age has been received almost universally well, signalling a return to pop music after two albums that passed well under the radar. This new record blends 1980’s nostalgia with the admirable weirdness of MGMT, making…

An Interview With: DJ Deece

Niall D’Arcy is probably the first name down on the team sheet for any Irish festival promoter. Better known as DJ Deece, he’s been a mainstay on the summer circuit for years now. With bigger rooms, later set times and…

The Beginners Guide to East Coast Hip Hop

Now that hip hop is experiencing soaring popularity in the mainstream, it is interesting to explore how the genre evolved overtime. After gangsta rap with its provocative lyrics, emerged on the West Coast, rappers from the boroughs of New York…

Electric Picnic 2018: The Line Up

When the line-up for Longitude was announced last month, it was so shockingly fantastic that all hopes of the EP line-up being in the same stratosphere were abandoned. EP has struggled with their demographic over the years since the demise…

Album In Review: Roc Marciano – RR2: The Bitter Dose

This is Roc Marciano’s 2nd album in 2 years – a feverous pace by his standards. Roc is aware of the rarity of the situation because, until this weekend, RR2 was only available for download direct from his website for…

5 Songs That Will Launch You Into Springtime

If you’re like me then January and February were rough – pathetic fallacy is real and dangerous, folks. Even the double reading week is a bit of a curse when you have nothing to do for the whole fortnight except…

The State of Play for Irish Nightlife

Punters arrive in from the dark, cold January evening outside, arriving to be greeted by faces of friends made in the old Pod or the famous Twisted Pepper. Many cradle pints and for once I feel distinctly young in this…