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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…

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…

Interview: The Riptide Movement

Sitting relaxing in the room is a strange mix of four Dublin lads as an American rock band, complete with Cowboy boots and Lucan accents. The further contrast between their down to earth nature and humour and their rock n’…

Analyzing Record Store Day

Celebrating its eighth year, Record Store Day looks to continue to latch onto the recent revival in vinyl sales with releases penned in from the likes of this year’s ambassador, Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters, abrasive rap duo, Run…

Should Music be Free

  Thousands of fans cried into their laptops and iPhones the day Taylor Swift decided to remove her latest songs from Spotify. Buzzfeed had a field day with articles thanks to it. This led to many artists having their opinion…

The Endorsers Remorse

  Achieving high sales in the music industry has taken a back seat to a degree in many a music manager and musician’s mind today. Sure, click they still have the t-shirt sales to fall back on but the growing…

Innovations In How Music Gets Released

Last year wasn’t defined by any particular style or genre of music coming to the fore. In fact, the biggest emerging trend was unrelated to the sound of music itself but rather the way it had been released and promoted….

Taylor Swift 1989 Review

The former princess of country music has been on a journey to relinquishing her title for about an album and a half now. With the release of her fifth album, decease 1989, see she finally shakes out those last Nashville…

Exploring Dublin on a Budget

The New Market Square Market, help Dublin 8. Open on the first Sunday of every month, ed free to enter and a myriad of different types of food to suit every taste available on site. If you like oddities, cialis…

The Siren’s Definitive Guide to… Irish Historical figures

Who needs the UCD history behemoth that is Diarmuid Ferriter when you have us at The Tribune to summaries our nation’s meteoric rise in the 20th Century and extraordinary fall from grace. Bruno Mars- Just the Way You Are –…

Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams

You may not have heard of Lord Huron.  That’s okay.  The indie folk band originate from Los Angeles and recently finished supporting a little band that go by the name of, healing Of Monsters and Men, unhealthy but they have…

Local Natives

  This week saw the release of the eagerly awaited second album from Local Natives.  Following on from the success of the self-funded Gorilla Manor, this indie offering is the first of their albums to not feature Andy Hamm, the…