• Monday Mixtape: Meljoann

    Having just released her self-directed video for 90s-pop bop ‘Overtime‘, Meljoann’s brand of experimental pop runs the gamut of classic and contemporary electronic pop. She takes us through some of her all-time favourites – in her own words: “I tried to make it not wanky, but unfortunately I failed and it’s actually 100% pure nerdy enthusiasm” Roger Doyle – The Iron Language Alphabet (Pt.1) Roger Doyle is a bit of a legend on the Irish experimental electronic scene. A friend had this sprawling, sci-fi inflected double album, and listening to it we were transported to another world. It took him ten years to complete.…

  • Björk to Bring Cornucopia Tour to Dublin

    Björk will bring her Cornucopia tour to Dublin later this year. As well as shows in London and Glasgow, the Icelandic artist will bring the immersive theatre show – which was developed last year – to the 3Arena on November 28th. Tickets go on sale this Friday. Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday.

  • Björk – Utopia

    A concise title is such lovely gift. Being able to neatly summarise a complex and expansive piece of art is a pure form of poetry. Björk’s latest LP has one of those titles: Utopia. Of all the words that she could pluck out of her expansive multilingual dictionary, why did a word which such loaded connotations leap out at her? On a global scale, any form of utopian ideal is running threadbare as pretty much everything around us falls into a state of disarray. In the context of Björk though, this is her first album after the emotionally raw exploration…

  • Biophilia Live @ Light House Cinema, Dublin

    For one night only, Dublin’s Light House Cinema will screen Peter Strickland and Nick Fenton’s Björk: Biophilia Live on Saturday, August 20. A 97-minute, multidimensional concert doc filmed at London’s Alexandra Palace in September 2013, it coincided with the Icelandic icon’s critically-acclaimed eighth studio album. Justly described as “an infinitely creative journey that presents a culmination of work that represents one of the most original musical endeavours of a generation”, it’s a spirited snapshot of an icon that is most definitely best experienced on the big screen. Tickets are available to buy here, priced €10.00.

  • Playlist: Björk at 50

    Fifty years ago today, Hildur Rúna Hauksdóttir – an Icelandic activist of Irish ancestry – gave birth to a baby girl named Björk who would become one of the most inimitable, fiercely original and independent musicians of all time. Having boldly and consistently transformed the landscape of both Icelandic and experimental music and culture over the last four decades, we have compiled a career-spanning, twenty-track playlist featuring our favourite Björk tracks, from House-heavy debut cut ‘Big Time Sensuality’ to the sweeping brilliance of ‘Joga’, a tribute to both her native land of Iceland. Here’s to the next fifty years.

  • Army of We: International Women’s Day 2015

    In March 2010 Oh Yeah put out a call for women in music to come together for a photo that would be included in the NI Music Exhibition. The photo (above) was launched on International Women’s Day (IWD) and was inspired by an earlier more spontaneous image (below), which captured a group of promising young acts that were around at the time. For some reason there were no women in that earlier picture, it wasn’t intentional, but it did get us thinking about the gender gap in music. Since then we have marked IWD annually by showcasing or celebrating great…

  • Her World: An Evening of Björk @ Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

    As part of the Oh Yeah Centre’s International Women’s Day on Saturday March 7, five female and female-fronted acts will come together to perform a selection of Björk’s back catalogue. This comes following her new archives book, an exhibition of her career and latest album, Vulnicure, and her emphasis on often-overlooked contributions to women in the art community – a problem she successfully fights through leading by example. Each set will consist of 2 covers of songs by the iconic, innovative, Icelandic artist, and interpreting her music as well as performing their own material on the night are piano-playing songstress Katharine…