Music

The wonder of listening to international music

November 27, 2019

The idea of listening to music in a different language has been around for a long time. One of the first forms of it was opera: a dramatic theatre performance accompanied by an orchestra and singers. Some of the most famous operas are Italian, French and German; but that didn’t stop them becoming famous worldwide.

Music

Earl Sweatshirt leaves fans wanting more with latest album release

November 13, 2019

It’s difficult to pin down where Earl Sweatshirt belongs in 2019’s music scene. His critically acclaimed album, “Some Rap Songs”, from last year was a departure from his earlier more mainstream efforts, featuring few hooks and more introspective streams of consciousness over abrasive production.

Music

The backing track to Dublin City

November 13, 2019

A new wave of young buskers have taken over the streets of Dublin. Competing for peak times and areas could cause busking wars but they are all part of a supportive community, says singer songwriter KK Lewis.

Music

Kanye leaves fans waiting on latest album drop

October 16, 2019

As Kanye West continues his Sunday Service event across North America, his fans feel their goodwill and patience being tested as they continue to wait for his indefinitely delayed next project.

Lifestyle

Jesy Nelson on body confidence

October 2, 2019

The public came together on Twitter to give support to Jesy Nelson after the documentary “Odd One Out” aired on BBC One on Thursday the 12th of September.

Music

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.

Music

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.