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Music festivals in 2021 remain in the dark

February 1, 2021

A staple of summer culture, all music festivals were cancelled last year due to the pandemic. With a vaccine being doled out and better grasp on how to deal with Covid-19, every festival fanatic is waiting to find out if they will go ahead.

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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

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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.

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Vance Joy runs down to the Olympia Theatre

November 28, 2018

Joy immediately had the crowd in awe after just one song through his meaningful lyrics perfectly placed upon an infectious beat. There is no doubt that Joy is an incredible songwriter who expresses life experiences with thoughtful lyrics without sacrificing the melody.

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Thank u Ariana Grande, next

November 28, 2018

The words, “thank you, next” in relation to past relationships sounds cold and unfeeling, but the song is the complete opposite of that. Grande is genuinely thanking her exes for helping her grow and prosper into the person she is today, there’s no negativity or bitterness within the song despite its subject matter.

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Spice up your life and support up and coming artists

November 28, 2018

From a business point of view, you can see the logic if you’re an older band that hasn’t been active in a long time. There’s a lot of safe money to be made in reunion tours or making a movie that’s either a sequel or a remake.

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Make this “American Boy” great again

November 14, 2018

Sinatra was unable to shake rumours of mafia links and as Kennedy wished to keep his public persona clean, the president went with the option of staying at Bing Crosby’s. When Sinatra heard the news, he flew into a violent rage, reportedly bashing the heliport with a sledgehammer.

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The Academic talk Croke Park, touring and guilty pleasures

November 14, 2018

Although don’t brace yourselves for any new releases in 2018, when asked if there was anything planned, Fitzgerald responded; “We’re currently writing music, and doing a lot of crappy demo’s. We have songs that we’re currently, kind of, testing a little bit but we haven’t sat down to play anything yet.”

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Sleigh bells rings, are you listening?

November 14, 2018

A lot of Christmas music is joyous, repetitive, and so so catchy. It’s one of the many things that makes it beautiful. Nobody can really, ever outgrow Christmas music because most traditional Christmas songs have been remade at one point or another, and in more ways than one, so that every age can enjoy a version sung by their favorite artist.

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Hobo Johnson and The Lovemakers – cringe or cute?

November 14, 2018

The strange inflections he has in his voice, and his odd rhythms, mean he is quite polarising. One writer called him a cross between Michael Cera and a hyena, with a nervously neurotic voice, which ungracefully changes octaves.

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The big bucks in big fights

October 31, 2018

The publicity that accompanies the drama of a feud increases the public’s and media’s interest in artists.