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The haunting power of Billie Eilish

April 17, 2019

Although some criticise these songs for romanticising mental illness, the songs feel rather soothing and beautiful to listen to. Perhaps they offer a reassurance or calming quality to the millions of people who have listened to them thus far.

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Making money moves in the music industry

April 17, 2019

With these recent figures, there can be no argument that the music industry’s revenue resurgence is due to anything but the popularity of streaming and that the industry is going in the right direction.

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Has having patience rewarded Tame Impala fans?

April 3, 2019

It’s reminiscent of a relationship gone sour in the way that “Feels like we Only Go Backwards” was but it doesn’t have the same grip to it and beyond the first, second and third listening, recollection of a single line on the track proved difficult.

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Drake’s performance at the 3 Arena was a slam dunk

April 3, 2019

With support on night one, hype had been built since January for the Toronto tornado’s awaited return to an Irish stage. With rumours of a flying Ferrari and scorpions for some of his other tour dates, no one was sure of what would happen except that it would be spectacular.

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Remembering The Prodigy’s Keith Flint

March 20, 2019

The Prodigy are the reason that there is still life pumping through the veins of dance music today. They harnessed a raw energy that was birthed in the early nighties and nurtured it so that it still survives today.

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Everyone is a sucker for the Jonas Brothers

March 20, 2019

Although the brothers were thriving on their own, they say that there was the missing spark from when they were together and it was now or never for them to release new music.

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The beauty of terrible tunes at Shitenite

March 6, 2019

But why do we love this terrible night? It’s a night where you don’t have to be embarrassed about liking the cheesiest tunes, you should be embarrassed if you don’t know them at Shitenite.

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The darkside to child stardom

March 6, 2019

Musicians are entering the industry younger than ever, it seems like every time you turn on the radio there’s a new teenage voice ringing through.

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Over saturation of singers on streaming sites

March 6, 2019

Music is released every day, every second of every week. How are artists supposed to keep up with this rat race? The oversaturation of the music industry has prevented new artists from being heard, but

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Holograms: The future of concerts

March 6, 2019

Holograms have always been associated with the future. Well, it seems we are officially there because they exist and are no longer a distant idea. They have been used for the best part of a

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The money making in misery music

March 6, 2019

The young singer with an old soul has been both commended and criticised for her portrayal of depression and mental illness. Some critics saying she is glamourizing it, almost to the extent of making it cool amongst teenagers.

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The resurrection of Sixto Rodriguez

February 20, 2019

The oppression he faced as a Mexican immigrant heavily influenced his song writing. His soft melodies and thought-provoking lyrics should have made him a star in the US, however, both his albums received underwhelming attention and Rodriguez was dropped.

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Falling in love with the Big Romance

February 20, 2019

In the face of clubs and pubs shutting down all around the city, The Big Romance is putting life back into Dublin’s music scene with this old school cafe. 

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The controversial career path of Azealia Banks

February 6, 2019

However her first album, titled ‘Broke with Expensive Taste’ was not released until two years later in 2014 and at this stage the hype surrounding ‘212’ had all but completely died out, leaving her with only a small remaining fan base to appreciate her new music.

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The global domination of K-Pop

February 6, 2019

Korean culture has becoming globally popular in the past 10 years and have hit the charts many times especially groups such as BTS and the Wonder Girls who essentially had the first massive hit in 2009 with “Nobody” which was released in four different languages.

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The unpredictability of Ms Lauryn Hill

December 12, 2018

Hill is not one to shy away from a bit of preaching. She closed the show with a reminder to “spread that vibration with love,” a sentiment echoed various times throughout. “We can resonate the frequency of love,” she said earlier in the performance.

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Best album of the year: No Shame by Lily Allen

December 12, 2018

Allen lures her listeners in even more with the soft childlike tone she uses throughout the album which juxtaposes the strong adult topics she is singing about and the subtle electronic dance sound in the background, making her latest collection of music truly unique.

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U2 make a powerful return to home ground

November 28, 2018

The setlist accompanied by politically charged imagery made the entire concert feel like a campaign for Bono 2027. The massive production was incredible to say the least and there is no doubt that the band are better than ever. But with Bono full of dad jokes and more humbler than ever, he was cascading, stripped down.