Playlist: Ten Must-See Acts at Forbidden Fruit 2014

Published on May 27th, 2014 | by Brian Coney

With the final acts being announced at the start of the month, the stage-times and running order for this year’s Forbidden Fruit festival have just been announced. Featuring the likes of The Flaming Lips, Flying Lotus …... Read More



Classic Album: Talk Talk – Spirit Of Eden

Published on May 16th, 2014 | by John Higgins

Mark Hollis sits alone in his front room. He is tall, shaggy haired and slightly stooped. Frameless glasses are perched on the tip of his long nose as he flicks through a library hardback on the …... Read More



Inbound: Temper-Mental MissElayneous

Published on June 3rd, 2014 | by Loreana Rushe

In this installment of Inbound, Loreana Rushe chats to the mesmerising Temper-Mental MissElayneous about her many influences, hiphop culture in Ireland and the power of the spoken word. Hi Elayne. Can you tell us a bit about …... Read More



Choice Cuts: The Best Tracks of… April

Published on May 6th, 2014 | by Aaron Hamilton

April has certainly been a busy news month – in sports, we had lifetime bans and huge fines for court-side racism, as well as banana throwing (and eating); in entertainment we had Jeremy Clarkson, mostly just …... Read More



Classic Album: David Bowie – Diamond Dogs

Published on May 2nd, 2014 | by Jonathan Wallace

In Diamond Dogs, with a twisted and sophisticated take on his sound, David Bowie predicted a dark, post-apocalyptic future world. 40 years on, how does the prophecy and the music stand up? In 1974 David Bowie needed to deliver. …... Read More


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Ten must-see shows at Cathedral Quarters Arts Festival 2014

Published on May 1st, 2014 | by Brian Coney

Now in its fifteenth year, hands down Belfast’s most exciting, diverse and inspiring festival of music, culture and arts, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival returns from May 1-11. Boasting a programme featuring everyone from De La Soul and Tinariwen to Simon Amstell, Shonen Knife and Yuck, …... Read More



Inbound: Exploding Eyes

Published on May 6th, 2014 | by Loreana Rushe

In this installment of Inbound we chat to Robbie, Al and Brian from Dublin based psychedelic rock band Exploding Eyes about their involvement in the Irish music scene over the years, their biggest influences and why getting stranded in …... Read More



Getting Re-Acquainted: Bob Dylan – Jokerman

Published on April 21st, 2014 | by Steven Rainey

It’s strange how, nearly 50 years after someone shouted “JUDAS!” in the Manchester Free Trade Hall in 1966, Bob Dylan still has the power to provoke a reaction. For many people, he’ll forever be the wiry, …... Read More



Record Store Day 2014 Round-Up

Published on April 15th, 2014 | by Brian Coney

Did you know that it was none other than Metallica who kickstarted Record Store Day back in 2008? Yes, James “Yeah-yeahhha” Hetfield and co. spearheaded the tentative inauguration of what has become an annual celebration of …... Read More



Choice Cuts: The Best Tracks of… March

Published on April 1st, 2014 | by Aaron Hamilton

This month has been remarkable in terms of the quantity of excellent music releases on all fronts, and summarizing it into a playlist of 10 tracks has proven a tad difficult. As such, there are many …... Read More

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