• In Photos: Beyond the Pale 2023

    Beyond the Pale took place at Glendalough Estate in Co. Wicklow over the weekend featuring live performances from Grace Jones, Leftfield, Thundercat, Oneohtrix Point Never, Hot Chip, Little Dragon, Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul, For Those I Love, Candi Stanton, Pillow Queens, Just Mustard, Squid and more. Photos by Leah Carroll Day 1: Day 2: Day 3:

  • Grace Jones Announced For Beyond The Pale

    As bona fide music legends come, Grace Jones takes some beating. Since the early ’70s, her singular brand of art pop has spanned new wave, disco, R&B, reggae and far beyond. On albums such as Nightclubbing, Living My Life and Warm Leatherette, she has been a creative force fully unto herself. This summer, the woman, the myth, the legend herself will top the bill at Ireland’s best festival at the moment, Beyond The Pale. Joining the likes of Hot Chip, Thundercat, Oneohtrix Point Never, Leftfield, Jon Hopkins and countless other acts already announced, Jones’ appearance marks her only Irish performance of the…

  • Festival Mixtape: Metropolis 2016

    Set to bring the veritable cream of the sonic crop to Dublin’s RDS this weekend, Metropolis is undoubtedly one of those festivals worthy of being doubly filed under “must-attend”. Ahead of the three-night blitz of sight and sound, stream our twenty-track Metropolis Festival Mixtape, featuring DJ Shadow, Moderat, Girl Band, Jessy Lanza, BADBADNOTGOOD (pictured), The Sugar Hill Gang, Novelist, Shura, Crystal Castles and the mighty Grace Jones, below.

  • New Acts Announced for Electric Picnic 2015

    As we posted about last week, Blur are amongst several new acts set to play this year’s Electric Picnic. Also confirmed to play the annual Co. Laois festival – set to take place from September 4-6 – are Interpol, FKA Twigs, Grace Jones, Mac DeMarco, Sam Smith, Despacio, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), MK, Gavin James, Printer Clips, Julio Bashmore, Paul Kalkbrenner, The Riptide Movement, The 2 Bears, SOAK, Viet Cong, Fickle Friends, Kwamie Liv, Honne, Fat White Family, Dawes and Benjamin Clementine. Blur and Sam Smith join Florence and the Machine as the festival’s headliners. With many more acts to be announced,…