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Album in Review: ‘Skeleton Tree’, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Profound emotions often inspire beauty in music. In July of last year, Nick Cave’s 15-year-old son, Arthur, died after falling from a cliff near the family home. Although Cave was already underway in recording Skeleton Tree at this point, tragedy…

Summer Breakout Artist: CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS

It is impossible to have lived through the summer of 2016 and not to have heard Christine and the Queens at least once a day. The track ‘Tilted’ was unquestionably the song of the summer and the hype surrounding Christine…

An Interview with Fantastic Negrito

In late August I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Xavier Dphrepaulezz, otherwise known as ‘Fantastic Negrito’ from his home in Oakland, California. Fresh off a tour with Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave, Dphrepaulezz has been bringing his unique…

Dublin Buskers: Alex

A glowing and exotic melody drew me around the corner of Suffolk Street to the front of St Andrew’s Church where Alessandro ‘Alex’ was serenading Molly Malone with his bright and balmy guitar tunes. I instantly recognised the flowing harmonics…

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One from the Crate: The Popgun Plot

A really nice find with an unfortunate sour note to it. Having picked up ‘The Popgun Plot’ in Tower Records, listened through front to back and really liked what I’d heard, I looked into the eponymous artists to see what…

King of West Kerry

Early in February, music editor Kevin O’Reilly bagged a rare interview with a living legend. Read on to find out more about his chat with radio broadcaster and distinguished music and film producer Philip King on music, big ideas and…

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Lady Leshurr

Kevin O’Reilly spoke to the up-and-coming British freestyle rap sensation to find out more about her music and her online and international stardom. From a very early age Melesha O’Garro has been immersed in a world of music, drawing influence…

Summer of Sound: Festival Season Highlights

Ignoring the obvious juggernauts on the Irish festival calendar that are EP and Longitude, music editor Kevin O’Reilly takes a look at just some of the incredible array of music and arts events to hit the country this year. Music…

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Review: Troye Sivan- Blue Neighbourhood.

‘Youth, Life, Love and Sexuality’ December 4th marked the release of the highly anticipated debut studio album by Australian artist (and YouTube sensation) Troye Sivan. This album marks a follow up from his acclaimed EP, WILD, which garnered Sivan many…

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From One Weird Ginger to Another: A Tribute to David Bowie

Over the last few weeks, the music world has lost some of its brightest stars. Lemmy and Glenn Frey were enormous talents, and their loss broke the hearts of so many music fans. Personally, the loss of David Bowie shook…

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Upcoming Gigs

UCD Battle of the Bands final- Whelans- Thurs 4/2 Six of UCD’s finest bands will compete in the final of the UCD Battle of the Bands 2016 for the chance to perform in Opium Rooms for the Rag Week headline…

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One from the Crate: Glimmermen

If you’re looking for something to cheer you up, let this be it. Glimmermen’s sound is a punchy, bombastic mix of ska and old school rock and roll which proves to be a real treat for the ears. The trio…