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Column: Lisa Hannigan

Published on August 29th, 2016 | by Lisa Hannigan

Having just released her highly-anticipated third studio album, At Swim, Lisa Hannigan pauses to reflect on her recent string of Irish dates with Ye Vagabonds. I hadn’t played in so long before my Irish shows. So before …... Read More



C.K. And You Shall Find

Published on August 15th, 2016 | by Brian Coney

‘Everything that I did was counter-intuitive…’ confessed Louis C.K. recently while describing the creation and financing of this year’s ten part tragedy series, Horace & Pete. Nothing looked like this minimal television show before and somehow …... Read More



10 Years of CF Records

Published on July 29th, 2016 | by The Thin Air

Sea Pinks‘ main man and CF Records founder Neil Brogan reflects upon 10  years of the Belfast-based independent record label. Ten years ago I was living in London and at something of a loose end. In my …... Read More


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Róisín Dubh: A Love Story

Published on July 25th, 2016 | by David Hickey

My first gig in the Róisín Dubh was late November 2005. Back when the Róisín Dubh was still a ground floor only musical abode, not the imposing three and half storey stacked westend behemoth that Eoghan …... Read More



Rave New World: Inside Moves, Willow, XOSAR

Published on July 22nd, 2016 | by Aidan Hanratty

With his handsome and esteemed Rave New World partner Antoin Lindsay AWOL, Aidan Hanratty delivers a look at the very best electronic gigs, tracks and mixes of the week. Gigs Inside Moves – Dan Shake at …... Read More


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Who You Gonna Call? The Outraged, Most Likely

Published on July 10th, 2016 | by Steven Rainey

In Robert Wise’s 1971 movie adaptation of Michael Crichton’s novel The Andromeda Strain, one of the four protagonists is a woman. And in the movie, there’s nothing significant or outrageous about this. She is, simply, biologically, a …... Read More


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May Kay: Rip It Off and Start Again

Published on July 9th, 2016 | by May Kay

Fight Like Apes‘ frontwoman May Kay tackles the age-old thin line separating homage and unwitting imitation. It’s an extremely distressing situation. You’ve spent weeks, maybe months on a song. You started off with a devilishly catchy …... Read More

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