• The Thin Air Top 100 Irish Tracks of 2014 (100-75)

    Twelve months, a billion tracks (probably) and a ridiculously impressive crop of new, emerging musical talent the island of Ireland over: yes, 2014 was been very generous indeed on the ol’ new music front. In a year when (the altogether sonically disparate) Girl Band and SOAK signed with Rough Trade, Adebisi Shank broke hearts in parting ways and Hozier “did a Kodaline” by going positively stratospheric – more on that later – innumerable lesser-known acts have also been slogging away in the garage, creating some of the very best sounds here or anywhere else on the face on the planet. In the first of a two-part feature,…

  • In Photos: The Wonder Villains @ HMV Belfast

    The latest in a series of in-house performances at Belfast’s recently-imagined HMV, Derry pop four-piece The Wonder Villains bestowed upon photographer Liam Kielt and others their insouciant, sun-kissed craft on Saturday afternoon (July 26). Check out Mr Kielt’s photos from the performance below.