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Interview: ‘Cry Harridan’ Revitalising the Spirit of Creative, Independent, New Music

Music editor Aoileann Kennedy sits down with River, Hobo and Victoria of the band ‘Cry Harridan’ to chat about their unique aesthetic. The name Cry Harridan might be unfamiliar to most of you, but I can assure you that is…

Higher Vision Prepares for Ireland’s Newest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

Music writer Ailish Brennan has a look ahead to ‘Higher Vision’, Ireland’s newest music festival taking over Bellurgan Park in county Louth on St. Patricks Day. In early December social media platforms became awash with black and white squiggles almost…

Irish Act On The Rise: Farah Elle

Music Editor Aoileann Kennedy sat down with eccentric up and coming Irish artist Farah Elle to discuss music, diversity, solitude and Trump. When you hear Farah sing, it can come as a shock that such a powerful voice comes from…

Albums in Review: Progress, SweetSexySavage, Little Fictions

Sampha, ‘Progress’ CT Rating: 6/10 After an impressive series of collaborations spanning over five years, it is safe to say that Sampha’s debut LP is long overdue. The quality of Progress has made it worth the wait. The combination of…

Power to the People: The History of the Protest Song

Music and politics have always gone together. Artists have always used their work to protest and to heighten our awareness of social injustice, anger and oppression. ‘Strange Fruit’ by Billie Holiday protested the horrific racism endured by African Americans at…

Album in Review: The xx – ‘I See You’

The prime feature of The xx is their sheer trendiness. Producer Jamie xx’s breakthrough solo debut could be heard on loop in Urban Outfitters and the like. In essence, The xx were the forerunners of the stylish sparse electronica that…

A Uniquely Irish Festival: Other Voices 2016

Music Editor Aoileann Kennedy spent a day dosing at Other Voices, in Dingle. Here’s what she thought of it. I pride myself on my ability to procrastinate. Last study week, I outdid myself and finally experienced the Other Voices festival…

Album in Review: Kate Tempest, ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’

  If you have ever stumbled upon poet/musician Kate Tempest’s performance on the BBC, you most likely would have watched in wonder. In one grand non-stop portion, she abrasively blurted out her second album, ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’. Tempest employs…

Album in Review: Lady Gaga, ‘Joanne’

For her fifth album, Lady Gaga has side stepped into yet another genre. Leaving behind the gaudy disco of 2013’s ARTPOP and the smooth 2014 jazz collaboration with Tony Bennett for the country twang of the deep south. Gaga remixes…

Interview: Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club were unquestionably the biggest breakout band of 2010. Their debut album ‘Tourist History’ was a massive success, winning the 2010 Choice Music Prize for best Irish album and reaching number one on the Irish Independent Album…

The Decline of a Genre: Where Did the Rock Go?

Since 2010, rock music been struggling to find its place. The genre has experienced flashes of brilliance that have come and gone too fast like the New York City rock resurgence era between 2001-2003 which yielded bands such as the…

An Interview with ROMES: Cracking the Music Industry One Stream at a Time

ROMES have been gaining momentum over the past year. Their single ‘Believe’ is getting regular airplay and is being featured in ads on Irish TV. The group have been playing as ROMES since early 2015. They met and began playing…