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Label Mixtape: Kranky

Published on May 1st, 2017 | by Darren Keane

If you’re aware of the existence of Kranky as a record label, then it’s quite possible that your first introduction to the imprint was through Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The Canadian outfit’s first two albums and …... Read More



Primer: Clea van der Grijn

Published on April 25th, 2017 | by The Thin Air

Cléa van der Grijn – Reconstructing Memory (Image Courtesy of Heike Thiele) Ahead of the opening of Clea van der Grijn’s Reconstructing Memory in Limerick City Gallery of Arts on April 27th, Rebecca Kennedy speaks with artist …... Read More


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Festival Mixtape: AVA Festival

Published on April 21st, 2017 | by Brian Coney

Returning to Belfast’s T13 for its third incarnation across June 2-3, AVA is the country’s most exciting annual electronic showcase. Ahead of what’s set to be another stellar two days in the company of the likes of Jeff …... Read More



Record Store Day 2017: Irish Round-Up

Published on April 15th, 2017 | by Brian Coney

Doubled up as its tenth annual outing, Record Store Day takes place this Saturday, Saturday 22. As ever, record stores the length and breadth of the country will be marking the occasion in different ways. Here’s our …... Read More


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Festival Mixtape: Body & Soul 2017

Published on April 11th, 2017 | by Brian Coney

We say it pretty much every year but the line-up for this year’s Body & Soul is a thing of beauty. Returning to Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath across June 23-25, the festival will host everyone from Sleaford Mods, Austra …... Read More



Track Record: Steve Caffrey (Destriers)

Published on April 5th, 2017 | by Brian Coney

Studio Manager of Sound Training Productions & Temple Lane Studios and vocalist/guitarist in Dublin experimental punk band Destriers, Steve Caffrey reveals some of his all-time favourite records, including The Locust, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Minor Threat and At The …... Read More

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