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George Ezra’s ‘Staying at Tamaras’

April 4, 2018

English singer George Ezra released his first album in 2014, immediately receiving high-praise and reaching number one in the UK charts. Though he’s 24, his deep and rich voice makes it hard to believe he is anything

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The Wombats at the Academy

April 4, 2018

Last month, the Wombats took to The Academy to give Irish fans a night to remember. The band’s long awaited show was extremely well received, an obvious fact made clear by the large audience that

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The rise of film musicals

March 21, 2018

Movie musicals weren’t born in the last few years, but they have certainly returned to glory in this decade and seized the national spotlight in recent years.

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Has music changed for the worse or better?

March 7, 2018

Music is more than just lyrics and melodies. It is emotions, thoughts, life, love, sadness, despair. It is everything we are and everything we want to be. It is one of the most important things

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The Academic schools the Irish music scene

February 21, 2018

The Academic are no strangers to the Irish music scene. The band formed in 2013 and consists of Craig Fitzgerald (lead vocals and guitar), Dean Gavin (drums), Stephen Murtagh (bass) and Matt Murtagh (guitar). The

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Take a trip with Jhené Aiko

November 22, 2017

“I took a trip to find you, I got lost and found myself.” Jhené Aiko turns her time of grief into an extrinsic album of 22 tracks. In the album, she expresses her methods of

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In Love with Kygo

November 15, 2017

Kygo is a 26-year-old Norwegian EDM artist, who has to this point worked with well-known names such as Selena Gomez and Ellie Goulding, and gained popularity for his remix of Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire’.

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Picture This

September 27, 2017

After much anticipation the Kildare pop duo Picture This (Ryan Hennessy and Jimmy Rainsford) released their self-titled debut album. Irish music fans and critics have been waiting for Picture This to release an actual album

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As You Were, Liam

September 27, 2017

While these past few months have begrudgingly seen the returns of artists such as Taylor Swift to our sound systems, no musical return this year has been anticipated as much as that of ex Oasis

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Review: The Chainsmokers – Memories…Do not open

April 19, 2017

‘Closer’ dominated airwaves all over the world last summer, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ won a Grammy this year for Best Dance Recording and ‘Something Just Like This’ racked up enough sales and downloads to stop

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Gorillaz return as Humanz

April 5, 2017

When Gorillaz first began teasing at their new LP with the multimedia story “The Book of Noodle” back in October 2016, it’s doubtful anyone could have predicted the shape their fifth album “Humanz” would take.

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Festival Line-ups

April 5, 2017

Summer 2017 is set to be an unforgettable festival extravaganza. It’s time to dust off your sunnies, buy some hunzo shorts in Penneys and grab a few Tesco cans. As festival season approaches more and

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The Sheer’ madness of the singles chart

March 22, 2017

Turn on the radio, tap open Spotify or flick on the telly- the world has lost its mind once again for the uber successful Ed Sheeran. Having released his third studio album, ‘Divide’, the 26-year

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Review – Lukas Graham at the Olympia

March 8, 2017

Lukas Graham are a pop and soul band from Denmark, but they have Irish roots, making their concert in Dublin extra special. From beginning to end the band engaged with the crowd as if they

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Dublin dreams for Galway’s LAOISE

March 8, 2017

When we think of singer/songwriters with around 11,000 monthly listeners on Spotify we tend not to imagine 20-year-olds still studying in college. LAOISE isn’t like most 20 year olds. Sitting in a quirky city-centre café,

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Skepta and Stormzy – leading Grime’s renaissance

March 8, 2017

When one hears the word grime, we immediately think of Dizzee Rascal, Wiley and Lethal Bizzle – the usual suspects. However, anyone thinking the original prophets of British grime will bring the genre to the

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How Overhead, The Albatross made a Choice-nominated album

March 8, 2017

There’s a soft laugh over the phone. “Yeah, I guess we’re perfectionists in one way,” Stevie Darragh of Overhead, The Albatross tells me. That much is clear. It’s that perfectionism that allowed the Dublin instrumentalists

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The Band/Let It Shine review

March 8, 2017

On Saturday the 25th of February, viewers of BBC talent show ‘Let It Shine’ saw boyband Five To Five be crowned the winners, with each member landing a lead role in Take That singer-songwriter Gary

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Sussed: Paddy’s Day Club Guide

March 8, 2017

  As everyone knows, it’s our national duty to go out and have fun on March 17th. Avoidance of this sacred tradition is tantamount to high treason. Yet maybe wading through a sea of puke