• Track Record: Anna McCarthy (Dott)

    GO WEST! For this installment of Track Record we head to Galway to catch up with the delightful Anna McCarthy from garage pop quartet Dott. One things for certain, Anna sure likes her heft and she shares with us her ten favourite records, ranging from sludge metallers Kylesa to the classic riffage of our very own Thin Lizzy. Photos by Sean McCormack. My Bloody Valentine – MBV This was definitely worth the wait. Listening to My Bloody Valentine makes me feel like I’m wrapped in a fuzzy blanket and this came along just in time for when I really wanted a new…

  • AAA: Patrick Kelleher, Bouts, Fang Club & Psychics @ Grand Social, Dublin

    In this installment of AAA (Access All Areas) we go behind the scenes at New Natives Presents at the Grand Social in Dublin. Fresh from his support slot with Future Islands last weekend is Patrick Kelleher, Bouts rounding off their last gig of the year, garage-punk quartet Fang Club and Dublin alt-rock duo Psychics. Our photographer Carlos Daly spent the evening with all the bands during soundcheck and set up and even got a few sneaky pints in with Bouts across the road at Gin Palace! Check out the gallery below for more.

  • Cork Heads: Colm McAuliffe and Máire Dineen (Cork Film Festival)

    In the latest installment of Cork Heads – looking at some of the brightest creative sparks in the Rebel County – photographer Brid O’Donovan shoots and talks to Colm McAuliffe and Máire Dineen of Cork Film Festival, which opens on Friday, November 7 and runs until November 16. Colm is Head of Short Film for the festival. He also writers for the Quietus, Sight & Sound, Film4, Fade to Black and the Skinny. Maire is Head of Live Music and Special Events for the festival. She also works with Body and Soul Event Creations Ltd. How did you both first become…

  • BREED @ The National

    Last night our photographer Sara Marsden popped down to Belfast’s The National to capture one-off street art exhibition, BREED. Showcasing work by Banksy, Faile, Antony Micallef, Paul Insect, Ian Francis, Herakut and more, the exhibition was curated by music video and fashion film director Neil Kerr (below).

  • AAA: Sons of Burlap @ The Bar With No Name, Belfast

    In this Halloween special of AAA (Access All Areas) we spent the scariest evening of the year with Sons of Burlap as they performed in front of a packed out crowd  at The Bar With No Name in Belfast. Our photographer Tom McGeehan captured the sons, comprised of members of ASIWYFA, Axis Of and family,  in the dressing room back stage as they turned each other into zombies (see what we did there?) They soon went on to play for over 40 minutes, and even included a trad-punk-experimental-instrumental-ridiculous cover of the Tetris theme tune. Click the gallery below for more photos of the night.

  • AAA: Ensemble Eiru & Inni K @ Unitarian Church, Dublin

    AAA (Access All Areas) returns and this time we go behind the scenes with Ensemble Eiru and Inni K at the Unitarian Church in Dublin. Our photographer Mark Earley snapped away with the ensemble as they tuned their instruments and soundchecked ahead of the live gig that evening. Check out the gallery below for a comprehensive overview of the event.

  • Track Record: Joe Greene (Documenta)

    In this latest installment of Track Record we catch up with Joe Greene, singer and guitarist for Belfast based drone pop outfit, Documenta. Ably assisted by fellow Documenta member, Steven Henry, he goes through his record collection discussing ten albums we all should own. Photos by Dee McEvoy Jesus and Mary Chain – Psychocandy Their seminal record. The reason I love it? It sounds like Phil Spector on crystal meth with a broken fuzz pedal. Can – Ege Bamyasi My favourite Can record. It’s a record which has stuck with me. It sounds so odd… but familiar. Spacemen 3 – Playing With…