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Review: Halcyon by Ellie Goulding

October 17, 2012

After a wait that seems a lot longer than it really was, Ellie Goulding has returned with her second studio album, Halcyon. Halcyon is a follow up to Goulding’s 2010 album Lights which reached number

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Review: Come of Age by The Vaccines

October 17, 2012

A thundering guitar followed by the noticeably deeper voice of The Vaccines front man Justin Young opens the band’s second instalment, Come of Age. A confident title suggesting change, the band may have fallen short

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Here We Go – Flux speak to Roisin O

October 3, 2012

It’s all go for Róisín O. In the past couple of weeks she has performed on The Late Late Show, had Ian Dempsey name her track “Here We Go” Song of the Week on his TodayFM

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The Flux Guide to the Dublin Festival Season

October 3, 2012

Dublin festival season is well and truly underway. There’s something refreshing about the attitudes prevailing in Dublin at the moment, despite the ever present financial constraints. It seems that there is something for everyone, from arts to

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Film

Review: Lawless

October 3, 2012

Expectations for Lawless were high. Following John Hillcoat and Nicks Cave’s success with The Proposition, when the talented director and screenwriter announced they would once again be working together nothing less than great was going

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Review: Battle Born by The Killers

October 3, 2012

After an extended sabbatical The Killers are back with their highly anticipated fourth studio album, Battle Born. Following the Las Vegas quartet’s highly criticized ‘misstep’ that was 2008’s Day & Age, Flowers et al work hard to recapture

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Review: The Truth About Love by Pink

October 3, 2012

Fresh from a break from the music business, which saw her reunite with gorgeous motorcross racer husband Corey Hart and give birth to their first child, Pink is back with her new album, The Truth

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Review: #3 by The Script

October 3, 2012

The Dub boys done good are back with (in case you didn’t already get it) their third studio release “#3”. Since the release of their last album, “Science and Faith” in 2010, the band have

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Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

October 3, 2012

First, let’s do away with any misconceptions – The Perks of Being a Wallflower is anything but perky. As fans of the 1999 novel on which the film is based will attest, Perks could not

Music

Ones to Watch – Superhanz

March 30, 2012

Sinead Brennan talks to three quarters of Superhanz about their latest EP and plans for the future When you hear the word Superhanz you might think of the cocaine addicted musician Super Hans from Peep

Music

The Beatles – the band that changed the world forever.

March 30, 2012

Not only were they musicians, they were global trendsetters and cultural icons. They are the best selling band in history, with an estimated one billion records sold, and were each individually named in Time Magazine’s

Features

Cultural awakenings

March 30, 2012

My television viewing habits have taken on a double life recently, as if to confuse me when I suddenly form opinions on things I didn’t know I cared about – like sports. Normally, days in

Features

Literary Death Match

March 30, 2012

by Emma-Louise Hutchinson  Pushing a TV show in LA, mingling with comedians, actors and musicians, and nights spent hosting events in over 40 cities all over the world – it might not sound like the life

Television

Unrealistic Reality

March 13, 2012

Reality television: a straightforward title for a straightforward concept, right? Does what it says on the tin. But how authentic is reality television? The guise of ‘reality TV’ has pretty much been a late 20th

Television

Toddlers, tiaras and terrible TV

March 13, 2012

For anyone going on a J1 to America this summer, you have no idea how insanely jealous I am. This summer is going to be the biggest adventure of your lives, and a lot of

Film

Review: The Vow

March 13, 2012

I’m a lover of chick flicks so naturally I was looking forward to seeing ‘The Vow’. The film stars both Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, regulars of this genre of film.  Unfortunately, I was slightly

Film

Review: Contraband

March 13, 2012

Mark Wahlberg plays Chris Farraday, a world class smuggler turned family-man that comes out of retirement to pay off a debt owed by his brother-in-law (Caleb Landry Jones). In order to protect his wife (Kate

Music

Review: Roses – The Cranberries

March 13, 2012

Love and longing: Two things Dolores O’Riordan did very well before The Cranberries imploded over 10 years ago. Originally rising on a tide of alternative melancholy-ridden songs, the band soon morphed into a wannabe, stadium

Music

Review: Fun – Some Nights

March 13, 2012

Fun are a band that fuse lots of different genres together, coming up with a sound that is familiar, but not so much that it has bred contempt. Tribal rhythms in the title track, ‘Some

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Interview with Neil Delamre

December 15, 2011

Best known for his presence on The Panel and The Blame Game, Neil Delamere is one of the most well known and loved Irish comedians at the moment.  With his third DVD, Implement of Divilment,

The Hype

Luke Healy writes a romance novel

December 15, 2011

When I was a teenager, my friends and I spent our Friday nights in a book shop. Yeah, we were those guys. While our peers were out drinking €2 cider in a field, we were

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Stylists…the new rulers of the fashion world?

December 15, 2011

Katie Clinton Remember the time before stylists ran the fashion world? Maybe I should say, before we knew they ran it? The days when Rachel Zoe wasn’t more recognisable than of her clients and it