Preview: Borders

Published on February 27th, 2020 | by Brian Coney

If you’ve caught only a fleeting second of the visuals accompanying the music of Borders, you’ll know that it carries with it a huge weight of visual import. Spanning symphonic ambience and widescreen electronica, the record …... Read More


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Monday Mixtape: Gender Chores

Published on February 24th, 2020 | by Brian Coney

From Mitski and Kitt Philippa to Lucy Dacus and Maija Sofia, Belfast punk trio Gender Chores wax lyrical about some of their all-time favourite tracks. Photo by Chris McCann Kitt Philippa – ’68 2/4′ Sam: This …... Read More


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10 for ’20: Denise Chaila

Published on February 18th, 2020 | by Kelly Doherty

In the latest installment of 10 for ’20, Kelly Doherty tips Limerick-based Zambian-Irish rapper and poet Denise Chaila for huge things in 2020 and beyond. Photo by Tara Thomas Few Irish artists are swimming as smoothly …... Read More


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Infinitesimal Hinge: In The Fold

Published on February 17th, 2020 | by James Joys

In a 2016 interview the composer and saxophonist Matana Roberts asks, “Where is the new language for how we talk about difference?” Sceptical about current protest movements’ uncritical resurrections of previous vocabularies of struggle – which, …... Read More



Monday Mixtape: Strange New Places

Published on February 17th, 2020 | by The Thin Air

Including almost certainly the greatest pop song ever written, fast-rising Belfast five-piece Strange New Places reveal some of their all-time favourite songs. Ash Loyalty Festers – Onsind A haunting exploration of a society abandoned by a …... Read More


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Track-by-Track: Arborist – A Northern View

Published on February 10th, 2020 | by The Thin Air

Released last week, A Northern View cements Mark McCambridge aka Arborist’s rep as one of the country’s most distinctive songwriting voices. Whether you look to opener ‘A Stranger Heart’, the sublime ‘Here Comes The Devil’ or, in fact, …... Read More



Monday Mixtape: Cherym

Published on February 10th, 2020 | by The Thin Air

From Pixies to Lana Del Rey, Hannah Richardson, Nyree Porter and Alannagh Doherty aka Derry pop-rock trailblazers Cherym take us on a guided tour of their all-time favourite songs. Photo by Ciara McMullan Hannah Charly Bliss …... Read More


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10 for ’20: Acid Granny

Published on February 4th, 2020 | by Justin McDaid

In the first installment of 10 for ’20 – our new series previewing ten Irish acts we’re convinced are set for great things in 2020 and beyond – Justin McDaid introduces one of the country’s most …... Read More



Monday Mixtape: Silverbacks

Published on February 3rd, 2020 | by Brian Coney

From Broadcast to Sonic Youth, Kilian and Daniel from Dublin indie rock five-piece Silverbacks take us on a guided tour of the acts and tracks that made an imprint on their recent singles ‘Drool’ and ‘Sirens’. Stones …... Read More


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The Thin Air Podcast: Just Mustard

Published on January 29th, 2020 | by Danny Carroll

This week’s installment of the Thin Air podcast features Dundalk band Just Mustard and their track ‘Pigs’. A hypnotic highlight from their debut album Wednesday, guitarist/producer David Noonan, singer KT Ball and drummer Shane Maguire talk …... Read More

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