• In Photos: Body and Soul 2023

    Body and Soul took place last weekend at Ballinlough Castle Estate in Westmeath featuring live performances by Fever Ray, Denise Chaila, Kurt Vile, Goldfrapp, Kojaque, Kneecap, Ailbhe Reddy, Juinor Brother, Jealous of the Birds, Nealo, Negro Impacto, Ordnance Survey and more. Photos by Ian Davies Day 1: Day 2: Day 3:

  • Fever Ray Announced as First Act for Body&Soul 2018

    The Knife’s Karin Drejier AKA Fever Ray has been announced as the first act set to play this year’s Body&Soul Festival. As well as performing at the annual Co. Westmeath festival – which returns to Ballinlough Castle across the Summer Solstice Weekend of June 22-24 – Dreijer will also curate the Body&Soul main stage on Friday night. Acts set to perform will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for Body&Soul 2018 are now on sale here, ranging from €169-€195.

  • Album Review: Fever Ray – Plunge

    Artists can spend an entire career trying to forge a distinguished identity, but every now and again one arises and manages to do just that after one record. Karin Dreijer, AKA Fever Ray is one of those. Dark, distorted monochrome throbs and nuanced icy atmospheres helped her self titled debut reach critical acclaim back in 2009, revealing an ear for the organic compositions and textures that Dreijer couldn’t express with her sibling as one half of The Knife. It’s devilish that a surprise follow up album, Plunge, would be released digitally (physical release landing February 2018) in late October, arriving…