●●●●● All alone on the stage with his back hunched over his guitar, cradling it as he gently plucked the strings with his fingers. His eyes closed in careful concentration, completely invested in every sound that emerged. His foot methodically … Continue reading Junior Brother @ Whelan’s Upstairs Stacey Wrenn reviews her experience at Junior Brother’s most recent gig in Whelan’s.
●●●●○ Kesha has been put through the ringer since the release of her last album, Warrior, in 2012. As well as undergoing a stint in rehab for her bulimia, she’s been entangled in a high-profile legal battle with Dr Luke … Continue reading ‘Rainbow’: Kesha’s Triumphant Return to the Music World In our newest Track By Track; senior writer Rory Codd takes a look at today’s release from Kesha, marking her defiant return to the music industry.
Sifting through YouTube compilations of what the Beach Boys’ Sunflower could have been during those early 1970s, when the band at last picked up their slithery muse again, holding on as long as that period which brought them the exotic … Continue reading Retro Records: The Beach Boys’ Sunflower The intriguing and troubled production history of the album and it’s band members is analysed in conjunction with the tracks featured on Sunflower
Content note: sexual assault
After two months the dust has settled on the PWR BTTM scandal, as their (predominantly queer) fanbase have had to come to terms with abandoning what was once considered a life-saving band. However, there is still the discussion of where to go next, and how to deal with similar cases in the future.
●●●●● Ever since the release of her major-label debut Born To Die in 2012, Lana Del Rey has commanded the attention of critics and fans alike from around the world. The singer’s latest album Lust For Life has been hotly … Continue reading TRACK BY TRACK: Lana Del Rey Delivers Hope for the Future with ‘Lust For Life’
Four years since the release of HAIM’s bold debut, Days Are Gone, the sister act return with their sophomore album, Something To Tell You. This album serves as a glorious affirmation that the HAIM sisters embody sophisticated soft rock; effortlessly … Continue reading TRACK BY TRACK: HAIM have ‘Something To Tell You’
Harry Potter’s sprawling, magical universe is one so ubiquitous it’s easy to imagine that all of us have had some brush with it, whether that’s reading the books, watching the movies, or just catching glimpses of the cultural phenomenon left … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Legacy of Fandom
●●○○○ Out Now Interscope Records American rock band Imagine Dragons have just dropped their third studio album Evolve, in which the band has attempted a new direction by adopting a more modern and radio-friendly sound. Imagine Dragons’ music has … Continue reading Why, oh Why? Imagine Dragons’ Evolve – Album Review
The last time Radiohead played Ireland, I was starting secondary school and Obama had become president. That’s how long it has been. They played two dates at Malahide Castle nearly ten years ago with each night receiving two encores and … Continue reading What To Expect: The Radiohead 3Arena Setlist
It may not feel like it, but it has been almost four years since New Zealand starlet Lorde stormed the pop music scene with her debut album Pure Heroine, following the release of the radio and chart phenomenon ‘Royals’. Since … Continue reading Lorde’s Melodrama: A Track by Track Guide
Following the release of their seventh studio release, Shake the Shudder, and in the midst of their European tour, we caught a hold of Nic Offer, frontman of !!! (pronounced ‘chk chk chk’ for those of you not in the know), … Continue reading Shaking it up with !!! – interview
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]’ve been a fan of Alt-J since 2012, when my English friend showed me a nicely soundtracked clip of morphing faces on YouTube that turned out to be the music video for “Matilda”. We’ve had a fun, long and arduous … Continue reading Alt-J’s Relaxer: What to Expect