It should be a well known fact by now that Blue Planet is the perfect show to watch when you’re hungover, sick, or otherwise indisposed. Sadly, if you’ve suddenly realised that we are less than two weeks away from the … Continue reading Music For… After a long day in the library Cliona Lynskey recommends the soundtrack of Blue Planet II to de-stress after a hard day’s work at the library
There’s something special about the Other Voices music festival, which took place in Dingle from the 1st to the 3rd December this year. It’s a quiet and intimate festival that has run since 2002 and has hosted an eclectic range … Continue reading Other Voices – A quaint little festival of real talent Colm O’Halloran looks at Dingle’s Other Voices festival which took place earlier in December.
●●●●○ Alien She‘s debut studio album Feeler launched Friday, 24 November, to the double-fanfare of opening for Pussy Riot the night before the launch party. I was at the Pussy Riot gig where the local Dublin punk band were the … Continue reading Alien She’s “Feeler” Growlingly political and atmospherically moody, a local trio to check out.
Amidst a sea of silhouetted shoulders, the crowd awaited the kick-off of a night they had clearly been anticipating for some time. From the very first reverberation within the walls of the 3 Arena, we were left in awe of … Continue reading Royal Blood @ 3 Arena “If you like rock music, do not let Royal Blood slip under your radar”, writes Lasrian Cronin O’Hannigan
Refreshing, upbeat, and charming are words that can be hard to apply to a band, but there is one that has caught the attention of the world. BTS is the boyband that you will become obsessed with, just as I … Continue reading BTS: The K-Pop Band That Are Taking Over the World “Although K-Pop may not be the most beloved musical genre of the Western world, BTS is here to change that.”
To dedicate a Retro Records slot to an album encountered just over a week ago may seem counter-intuitive. However, the transcendental qualities of Sinéad O’Connor’s thirty-year-old debut, Lion and the Cobra, are such that the listener is immediately entranced, yearning … Continue reading Retro Records: Sinead O’Connor’s ‘Lion and the Cobra’ In Tn2’s most recent instalment of Retro Records, Caoimhe White looks back at an album that launched Sinéad O’Connor to stardom.
Opting to cook a proper meal instead of the usual pasta has left you with a mountain of dishes, a messy counter and now you’re too full to move. But music can help fix anything! It can hardly be called … Continue reading Music For… Blaring While You Clean the Kitchen It can hardly be called a chore when you have a bangin’ playlist to accompany you.
In 1973, literary critic Harold Bloom articulated a new theory of poetry in his book, The Anxiety of Influence. Finding its basis in Freudian psychoanalytic theory, the book drew a parallel between the Oedipal relationship between the child and father, … Continue reading In Dialogue with the Irish Composer’s Collective Tn2’s Music Editor, Aine Palmer, discusses the history and achievements of the ICC.
The latest instalment in the Irish Composers’ Collective’s In Dialogue series took place this Tuesday in the Wood Quay Venue. This series consists of concerts featuring new works by emerging Irish composers performed alongside one work by an established composer. … Continue reading In Dialogue with Michael Kamen’s Brass Quintet The latest instalment in ICC’s In Dialogue Series at the Wood Quay Venue was “powerful”.
The news that The Gloaming will extend their residency in the National Concert Hall next spring by adding a further three dates was surely met with glee by fans across the country. After all, the initial dates, running from the … Continue reading The Gloaming announce further National Concert Hall dates Upon announcement of three more NCH concerts next spring, Áine Palmer looks into the success of Martin Hayes’ trad supergroup.
Goodstock: We Deserve Better Girlfriend, Over Being Under, Natures, and Regret Will Come @ Drop Dead Twice ●●●●○ TW: Sexual Assault. This gathering of local Dublin bands was an act of defiance against the alleged misconduct that led to the cancellation … Continue reading ‘Goodstock’: a music event that says “We Deserve Better” Girlfriend, Over Being Under, Natures, and Regret Will Come played the Drop Dead Twice venue on November 16th, with all donations from the gig going to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
There’s a simultaneous feeling of excitement and dread amongst fans of The Smiths when we hear that Morrissey is releasing a new album. Excitement at the thought that maybe, just maybe, we might get a repeat of Vauxhall and I … Continue reading Morrissey’s Low in High School Review