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Bright Sparks: Flux talks to Delorentos

December 12, 2012

Lauded by critics, championed by music bloggers, and mates with The Arctic Monkeys (Delo taught the Sheffield foursome Gaelic when they supported them in 2007) – Delorentos have it made. The release of Little Sparks

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Street Spirit: Flux talks to Maser, street artist

December 12, 2012

Street art, what’s the fascination? Maser is one of Dublin’s most respected graffiti artists, who has been painting on both the Dublin and international scene for over ten years. His work always carries a message,

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Luke and Eimear’s Special Favourites

December 12, 2012

Luke Reilly and Eimear Shannon run down the things that have provided them with joy‒ maximum joy. @Pontifex Do you feel that sometimes you pray to God and he just doesn’t answer? How would you

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Review: End of Watch

December 12, 2012

David Ayer, screenwriter of 2001’s Training Day, has a history of making cop movies. You might be forgiven for cringing internally at the prospect of yet another film about rogue cops cleaning up the mean

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Review: Right Place Right Time by Olly Murs

December 12, 2012

I must admit that I actively try to dislike anyone who has come through the X Factor (with Jedward being my case and point). However no matter how hard I try I can’t help but

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Flux Presents: The Best of 2012

December 12, 2012

Adam Higgins, Deputy News Editor [ @Adam_Higgins27] Best album: Jack White’s first solo effort Blunderbuss. Song of the year: It’s a tough one but I’m gonna go with Kodaline’s “All I Want”. Best film: Looper.

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21 Reasons To Love Charity Shops

December 12, 2012

1. Old ladies. Between the staff and the patrons, a healthy proportion of charity shop folk are (generally) cute old ladies. For the most part, they will be so delighted to see someone young that

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TOP THREE: Gifts for the Token Hipster Friend

December 12, 2012

1. A Lomography camera. Instagram or even apps in general are probably becoming too mainstream now, so they’ll need to revert back to something more retro. The ultimate hipster travel buddy, Lomography enthusiasts must be

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Review: Ke$ha – Warrior

December 12, 2012

Everyone knows Ke$ha loves to party, but it seems there is a lot more to the glitter and Jack Daniels enthusiast. With the release of her new album Warrior, the singer who was initially expected

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Review: Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire

December 12, 2012

Fourteen-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and humanitarian, Alicia Keys has just released her highly anticipated fifth studio album, Girl On Fire. The title track and first single released

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Review: Seven Psychopaths

December 12, 2012

In Bruges filmmaker Martin McDonagh has once again teamed up with Colin Farrell to make a movie that has to be seen to be believed. Farrell plays a struggling Irish screenwriter named Marty who is

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Cracking the Kode: Flux talks to Kodaline

November 28, 2012

When you think of big Irish bands, who springs to mind? U2, obviously, but more recently we’ve had The Script, Snow Patrol and Two Door Cinema Club, who have all enjoyed massive success at home

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Bon Voyage: Bon Iver’s final gig at the O2

November 28, 2012

There was once a time that the name Bon Iver directly translated to Justin Vernon and his guitar. The singer-songwriter was solely responsible for For Emma, Forever Ago and Blood Bank EP, both very popular and impressive

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Welcome to my Fandom: The Weird World of Twi-hards

November 28, 2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 scored the eighth biggest opening weekend of all time in the United States and has made an early global total of $340.9 million. The final installment of the

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Flux talks to Conor Behan

November 28, 2012

Full time DJ, sometime actor, hilarious Tweeter (follow him on @platinumjones) former presenter on Spin – Conor Behan is a man of many talents. Claire Healy and Valerie Loftus sat down for a chat with

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Luke and Eimear’s Special Favourites

November 28, 2012

Luke Reilly and Eimear Shannon run down the things that have provided them with joy ‒ maximum joy. Spotify It’s here! It’s here! After years of waiting, Spotify finally graces Irish shores. The free music

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Review of Take Me Home by One Direction

November 28, 2012

At a time when the survival of boy bands was indeed questionable, groups such as JLS, The Wanted and the newly reformed Take That struggled to keep the idea alive. The most notable success story

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Review of DNA by Little Mix

November 28, 2012

It has been a hectic year for last year’s winners of the X Factor and now Little Mix have just released their debut album DNA. Between attending award shows, doing promotions and recording in studio,

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Top Three: Christmas Blockbusters

November 28, 2012

1) Les Miserables It’s a tie between numbers 1 and 2 in the “highly anticipated” stakes, but the personal preferences of the editor (Soz LOTR fans, that’s how it works here) put Les Miserables as

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Nightmare Before Christmas

November 28, 2012

The lights are up and the ads are on the television: CHRISTMAS IS COMING, and with it will be the usual dose of festive joy. From the turkey and Dad’s Christmas cake to the badly

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Hopelessly Devoted to Olivia

November 28, 2012

“Eve, Grease is on Film4, turn it on quick!” is a text I regularly get whenever the classic musical is on television. “Oh so you like Grease?” I hear you say. No. I don’t like

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Tinseltown Tidbits

November 28, 2012

This week, we have hottest gossip on your faves Snow White, Rahunzel and Cinderfella from our Pantoland insider Perina Hilson. Just what will they do next? BLOW WHITE Tinseltown’s It-Girl Snow White gives her name