Music

“We’ll Go to a Hidden Place” – A Bjӧrk Retrospective

October 17, 2018

It’s follow-up Post, released in 1995, built upon the sound of Debut, embellishing the dance-pop production with harsher electronics and beats, and bringing to listeners a more angry, passionate, and more powerful Bjӧrk, one that would further flourish as her career continued.

Television

Will Black Mirror’s choose-your-own-adventure episode create a trend?

October 17, 2018

The concept of ‘choose your own adventure’ has been tried and tested for years in video games and has found to be very successful. Generally referred to as roleplaying games or RPGs, players are taken on a journey from building their own character to choosing how they handle difficult situations and how their decisions ultimately change their character’s fate.

Film

Lady Gaga soars in A Star is Born

October 17, 2018

What truly elevates ASIB compared to its modern rivals is surprisingly simple. They casted people who could actually sing.

Television

South Park’s season premiere critique’s artificially “woke”

October 17, 2018

Cartman is a parody of the typical ‘Woke’ individual. He engages in insincere virtue signalling to prove that he is not a racist, despite having not said anything racist. Paradoxically, his reduces Token to his race identity by assuming that all black people think collectively.

Music

Lil Wayne returns with Tha Carter V

October 17, 2018

The redemption from this is undeniable though as Wayne drops Uproar, a diss track fuelled with a fiery passion. Sampling the beat from ‘Special Delivery’ by G-Dep, Wayne tells his enemies to beware of him. Many are speculating that the biggest enemy in question is Birdman, CEO of Cash Money records with whom Wayne had the legal battle.

The Hype

A visit to Roderic O’Conor and The Moderns

October 17, 2018

Similarly, one can see how O’Conor begins to discard the styles of Impressionism. Instead, he focuses on the emotions that pervade a painting and how that can change its direction. Within this room, we can see when O’Conor truly embarks into Post-impressionism territory alongside Gauguin.

Television

What reality shows have the X Factor?

October 3, 2018

There is one tanned and collagen filled outlier known as Love Island, which dominated the last couple of summers, consistently smashing ITV2 rating records.

The Hype

The problem with authors meddling with their finished works

October 3, 2018

The beauty of the arts is that it allows its audience to interpret concepts in whatever manner they wish to. It inspires creativity, what happens after the story ends is up to the reader to imagine. By telling a story, you are allowing others to interpret it in whichever way they wish to

The Hype

Atelier des Lumières lights up the art scene

October 3, 2018

When the light flashes and suddenly all paintings have diminished, the audience is met with the stark reminder that they have been walking around a grey room. The projectors had given the illusion that they had been on an ethereal adventure.

Articles

The rise and fall and rise again of musical film

October 3, 2018

Modern Western musical theatre emerged during the 19th century, but ground breaking
works such as Oklahoma! didn’t appear until the 20th Century. Some of the most famous
musicals throughout the decades that followed include West Side Story, Les Misérables, The
Phantom of the Opera and Wicked.

The Hype

Exploring the world of Instagram poetry

October 3, 2018

This generations ‘instapoets’ are a breath of fresh air for an artform that seemed to be dying. Many young people can no longer relate to the heavy poetry of the likes of John Keats of whom they may have studied laboriously throughout their secondary school education.

Music

Arctic Monkeys storm the 3 Arena

October 3, 2018

Each song was intertwined brilliantly with the one that came before it, carrying a smooth transition from either an energetic hit, to a calmer sound. Kicking off with ‘Star Treatment’, the expertise and professionalism of the band shone.

Music

Ross from Friends takes a break at the Button Factory

October 3, 2018

The style of music he creates can be compared to that of other artists such as DJ Seinfield and DJ Boring who seem almost reflective of the 90’s pop culture that these artists would have grown up listening to.

Music

Hip hopping onto centre stage

October 3, 2018

Since then, a huge cultural shift has occurred, a rise in hip-hop and critical interest in pop has meant that many music festivals have had to completely rebrand themselves as the demographic of audiences attending these festivals has changed.

Flux

This Summer’s sizzling hot festivals

April 18, 2018

Malahide Castle will host acts ranging from rock and roll to disco soul including LCD Soundsystem and Lykke Li on June 5th, Kodaline on June 8th, Gorillaz on June 9th, Liam Gallagher on June 15th and Nile Rodgers and Chic and Craig David on June 16th.

Flux

Are phones ruining the concert experience?

April 18, 2018

Concerts are places where you go to forget about everything happening around you, embrace that moment because it’s one you’ll never experience again, no one concert will ever be the same as another.

Flux

When is the pen mightier than the camera?

April 18, 2018

The main advantage of the novel is the fact that you aren’t merely witnessing the story and the emotions the characters are feeling onscreen, but you are experiencing them yourself. The novel encourages you to use your imagination, there’s no limit to how long a book can expand unlike a film that must be cut to stay concise.