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Album Review: Uknowwhatimsayin¿ by Danny Brown

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Something is happening with rap’s favourite eccentric Danny Brown. His signature screwball flourish of hair is now a no-frills buzz cut, his trademark broken teeth are now pearly whites and he even has his own…

Album Review: All Mirrors by Angel Olsen

★ ★ ★ ★ While many musicians reach a point in their careers where they start incorporating string arrangements and black-and-white portrait photography as album art, Angel Olsen has a fresh take on this. Her fifth studio album All Mirrors…

Trance Wax Lights up Dublin with a Set to be Remembered

Garry McCartney, who goes under the alias ‘EJECA’ or ‘Trance Wax’ depending on the show, is a young techno DJ from Belfast. He has been putting on performances across Europe for years at festivals and intimate shows alike, bringing a…

Artist Interview: Keywest

Keywest are one of Ireland’s leading bands, with some 200,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and over 164,000 followers across social media channels. In fact, they are officially Ireland’s biggest independent act, having decided not to join a record label, but…

Politics on the Dancefloor: Octo Octa and Resonant Body

I don’t know about you, but I like to start each day with a quick scroll of Twitter to check what new crisis I need to update myself on. It’s exhausting. There’s a pressure to make sure you’re equipped with…

Upcoming Gigs

Alice Phoebe Lou  October 11th @ 8pm  Whelan’s, Wexford Street  South African artist Alice Phoebe Lou has been busking in Berlin for years and lives to play live for people- it’s what she does best. Singing with a sense of…

Why Me? Why Not. – Liam Gallagher

★ ★ ★ ‘You only get to do it once’ is the bridge to the best song on Liam Gallagher’s second solo album, and it’s the perfect representation of Gallagher himself. With Why Me? Why Not Gallagher tries to reach…

Norman Fucking Rockwell! – Lana Del Rey

★ ★ ★ Lana Del Rey’s sixth studio album sees the return of her signature dreamy sound while the lyrics cut closer to the bone than ever before. Over 14 tracks, Del Rey laments the failure of the American dream,…

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. …