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Review: Stereophonics – Graffiti On The Train

July 6, 2013

Graffiti On The Train is the latest studio album from Welsh rock band Stereophonics. Things seem to have gone quiet in recent years for a band that have had five number one albums in the

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All that Glitters: An Interview with Little Boots

April 24, 2013

Any electro-pop which encourages dancing and wearing more sparkly clothing than normal is absolutely fine by me. Enter Little Boots. Victoria Hesketh burst onto the electro-pop scene in 2009 performing under the moniker Little Boots,

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Review: Bressie – Rage & Romance

April 24, 2013

Bressie is back with a second solo offering, Niamh Breathnach explains why it’s now acceptable to love The Voice judge for his music and not just his pretty face.

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Grrrl Talk: An Interview with Kate Nash

April 3, 2013

“Kate Nash? Is she still going?” Probably the most common reaction to the announcement that an interview with Kate Nash would be appearing in this issue of Flux. “Ask her if she still eats so

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Review: Kate Nash – Girl Talk

April 3, 2013

“You’re trying to tell me sexism doesn’t exist? If it doesn’t exist, then what the fuck is this?” Some of the lyrics from “Rap For Rejection” the 11th track on Kate Nash’s Girl Talk. For

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Review: Mmoths – Diaries EP

April 3, 2013

After a much acclaimed self-titled debut, Mmoths returns 12 months later with EP number two, Diaries. The title is comes from a collection of photographs taken by Jack Colleran (a.k.a Mmoths) during his time spent

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Remember When: Flux talks to Heathers

March 20, 2013

“Remember when we thought we’d known each other…” The jangling opening chords of Heathers’ “Remember When” have become synonymous with Irish tourism, but twin sisters Ellie and Louise Macnamara from Dublin have proven themselves as

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Review: ONCE The Musical

March 20, 2013

ONCE has travelled a long way – from Glen Hansard’s low-budget film, to the Oscars, to a musical on the bright lights of Broadway. After winning eight Tony awards last year, ONCE has finally made

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Review: Bastille – Bad Blood

March 20, 2013

Bastille have come a long way since beginning as a solo project in Dan Smith’s bedroom. After gathering up members and releasing an EP and mixtapes online, Smith’s indie-pop quartet has amassed a loyal fan

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Review: Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience

March 20, 2013

Justin Timberlake is many things: Britney’s ex, a former N*Synch-er and a rather mediocre actor. He is also, perhaps one of the most genre-dividing artists in the music industry. Whether you prefer pop, rock or

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Review: Daughter – If You Leave

March 20, 2013

Haunting, melancholy folk and bruised hearts make for a moody debut album courtesy of London three-piece Daughter, fronted by Elena Tonra. If You Leave plays as an album should, ten sparse but crafted tracks intertwine

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New Kid On The Block: Longitude Festival

March 20, 2013

Oxegen doesn’t even enter the equation anymore when it comes to Ireland and music festivals. A whole bevvy of new offerings have sprung up over the last couple of years which means those of us

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How D’ya Like Them Apples?

March 6, 2013

Make no mistake about it, The City Apples are a band who are progressing. They have a very solid EP under their belt. If you take into consideration that they came together only in January

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Top Three: Worst Pop Reunions

March 6, 2013

1) Boyzone OK, so maybe this is a little unfair. The death of a band member would obviously hamper any attempts at a proper reunion (RIP Steo </3). But when planning their reunion, the lads

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Review: Passenger – All The Little Lights

March 6, 2013

Passenger began as a five-piece band in the early noughties and released their debut album in 2007. Fast forward six years and Passenger is now made up of one Mike Rosenberg with this album, All

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Review: Johnny Marr – The Messenger

March 6, 2013

The Messenger is the debut solo album from The Smiths’ legendary guitarist, Johnny Marr. Following a few decades of creatively helping other artists, such as Modest Mouse and The Pet Shop Boys to name but

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Say Hello: Flux talks to Gavin James

February 20, 2013

With sold-out shows, a Choice Prize nomination and a guest spot on the Late Late Show, Gavin James is quickly climbing the ladder of the Irish music scene. The friendliest man in music spoke to

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Review: Foals – Holy Fire

February 20, 2013

Pardon yet another horse meat pun, but I have devoured the latest offering of Foals. The Oxford quintet’s debut album Antidotes went to No. 3 in the UK, while their second, Total Life Forever, received a

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Review: The Courteeners – ANNA

February 20, 2013

Their sub-Verve lad rock having long lost its commercial value, the Courteeners release their third album with something of a reinvention. Gone are the Gallagher-isms of yore. In come enough synths to make Hurts look over