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An exploration into post rock

March 21, 2018

Tell someone your favourite genre is Post Rock and prepare to be met with a raised eyebrow and a quizzical stare. It gets worse if you tell them your favourite album is ‘The Fear is

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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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Imagine Dragons light up the 3 Arena

March 7, 2018

The atmosphere of the 3Arena was alight when Imagine Dragons took to the stage on the 26th of February. While their unexpected opening tune ‘I Don’t Know Why’ wouldn’t have been the first guess for

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Kendrick humbles Dublin

February 21, 2018

Describing the difference between a ‘concert’ and an ‘experience’ is difficult. Those of you who have witnessed a musical ‘experience’ will know exactly how it feels. Kendrick Lamar’s opening concert of his European tour in

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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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New year, new music

February 7, 2018

2017’s music scene featured the dominance of Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift’s redefinitions, The ChainSmokers collaborating withwColdplay and break-away artists like Camila Cabello soaring to the top of the charts.

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When music fights back

February 7, 2018

War, huh, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. That is of course if you listen to musicians like Edwin Star who have used music to dispute politics and government. Music has been used to

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The growth of the Irish music scene

February 7, 2018

Many think of Irish music and images of an auld lad playing spoons in some pub down a bothrin pop into mind. A walk through Temple Bar in the height of July would similarly convince

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IMLÉ

December 6, 2017

In an initial attempt to extend my Irish language exposure beyond lecture halls and contributing articles ‘anois agus arís’, I found myself  on the Irish language website nós.ie. Nós.ie is an online lifestyle and cultural

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The Killers killed it: live at the 3Arena

November 29, 2017

The Killers performed at the 3Arena on November 16th, taking the sold-out stadium by storm in support of their 5th studio album, Wonderful Wonderful. As one of the most popular alternative rock bands of 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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The Endless Shimmering shines on

November 15, 2017

Belfastheavyweights And So I Watch You From Afar return with their fifth offering, the first since the heavily disputed Heirs was released in 2015 . Ailbhe Daly reviews the Belfast band’s latest release.

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The Thrill of Sam Smith

November 15, 2017

After an 18-month hiatus following a string of emotional Billboard hits, Sam Smith is back in the spotlight. The lead single, ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’, has already dominated night-time radios and multiple playlists titled “Future

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Queens Of Rock’n’Roll

November 15, 2017

What springs to mind when we think about women and music? The music industry has no shortage of influential female artists and if anything, it’s an industry where there is no such thing as under

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Review: St. Vincent at The Olympia

November 1, 2017

Annie Clark tends not to bend the knee to convention. In her second of back-to-back sold out shows at the Olympia, she showcases her eccentricity and unloads a mammoth 90 minute set that examines the

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Review: Miley Cyrus – Younger Now

October 25, 2017

If honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom, then twenty-four year old Miley Cyrus seems well on the way to becoming quite a wise woman. Her new album ‘Younger Now’ sees the

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The ten most timeless songs

October 25, 2017

The hardest thing anyone ever has to do is decide what the greatest song of all time is. There are so many amazing ones but below are a list of the top 10. No matter

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The Rubberbandits and mental health

October 25, 2017

Music is a very powerful thing. Everyone has a taste, a favourite genre, an artist they love more than any other. It’s a form of entertainment that invades every inch of all our lives beyond