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In Rainbows: 10 Years On

While critics will rightly fixate on the significance of not letting the marketing strategy of In Rainbows overshadow the quality of the album, the most important aspect of its legacy is its influence on the music industry. The band had…

5 Facts You Never Knew About These Halloween Songs

Thriller: This iconic song, synonymous with Halloween, nearly had a very different title. Before the title ‘Thriller’ came to Michael Jackson on a whim the song was originally called ‘Starlight Sun’. Somewhere in a parallel universe this song exists with…

Albums In Review

The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – Always Foreign Always Foreign marks a thematic departure for Connecticut collective hereon in referred to as TWIABP. Previous-full lengths like Harmlessness touched a lot on…

An Interview With: And So I Watch You From Afar

And So I Watch You From Afar have been one of the Irish flagbearers of post-rock for over a decade now and they return with their latest serving, The Endless Shimmering. I spoke to guitarist Rory Friers about the new…

Gig In Review: LCD Soundsystem at the Olympia

I don’t think there’s ever been a band so far removed from underdog status as LCD Soundsystem. Inherent in being under-appreciated, unrecognised or uncool are notions of empathy and benevolence. LCD enjoy the financial benefits of a devoted fanbase and…

How to Survive College Using Teen Angst Songs

Every college student has experienced starting a new academic year. Wondering what it involves? Whether it’s surviving fresher’s or finally achieving that golden week of lectures, there’ll be a mad workload, mad seshes and mad craic. What you may not…

An Interview With: Military Road

Flying the flag for UCD are the five-piece, alternative rock band, Military Road who recently finished up their second consecutive performance at Electric Picnic. The band members are almost all UCD students, and they can be found performing in multiple…

Albums In Review

Concrete And Gold: The Foo Fighters Any hopes that the Foo Fighters would modify their sound may have been long flushed down the toilet. The reliability of that solid anthemic aura was stretched so far along the years that it…

Albums in Review

LCD Soundsystem – American Dream Of all comeback records, the thought of American Dream was the most mouth-watering. James Murphy’s inimitable oeuvre stands out from the dance music scene. and the musical stratosphere has witnessed several vicissitudes in the seven years of…

An Interview With: Otherkin

Rapidly rising through the ranks of the Irish music scene are the Dublin garage rock fourpiece Otherkin. The band are fresh off the back of gracing the stage at Reading & Leeds and the Electric Picnic. With their debut album OK about…

An Interview with ‘The Academic’

Music editor Aoileann Kennedy chats with lead singer of ‘The Academic’ Craig, about touring, recording and the band’s plans for 2017. After two years of non-stop gigging, The Academic are finally looking forward to some time off. In fact it’s…

Albums in Review

  Aimee Mann – ‘Mental Illness’ CT Rating: 7/10 Aimee Mann has been a standard dish in American singer-songwriter circles for over 25 years. This bluntly-titled latest effort demands attention. Mental Illness contains a synthesis of emotions described in a…