Music in the Time of COVID: An Interview with JJ Lee

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Molly Kavanagh, talks to Cork-based musician and producer, JJ Lee, about the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the live music and entertainment industry.    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen, with no identifiable end in sight, many of us have been forced to place our lives and careers on hold as we rapidly adjust and adapt to this ‘new normal.’ In a … Continue reading Music in the Time of COVID: An Interview with JJ Lee

Dead Space: Brutal & Bloody Brilliance

I have always wondered what it is about horror games that keep making me come back to their glorious offerings. Is it the brutal guts and gore that is present in many of the games? Or is it the tense, creepy atmosphere that can render one frozen in an unforgiving grasp? That question was answered on the 14th November 2020 when I rebooted the 2008 … Continue reading Dead Space: Brutal & Bloody Brilliance

More Human than Humanity: 2001 A Space Odyssey & Evolution

  Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey is widely considered as one of the greatest films ever made. The film has been largely praised for its technical prowess, its grand statements on humanity and its abstract, cerebral concepts. Needless to say, watching the film for the first time can be an alienating, even intimidating, experience. Many people I know (myself included) were left … Continue reading More Human than Humanity: 2001 A Space Odyssey & Evolution

Her & Ex Machina: AI, Women & Reality

It’s 2020 now and as the years roll on by, it seems technology (on and off film-sets) is developing at an almost exponential rate. Each year more-so than the last. In the last few years, it’s come to be increasingly common to see a flurry of new quasi-futuristic releases exploring the zeitgeist relationship between humans and our burgeoning ideas of artificial intelligence. The reality though, … Continue reading Her & Ex Machina: AI, Women & Reality

No Room for Secrets: Banríon Reigns Supreme on Dublin’s DIY Scene

Alana Daly Mulligan talks with up-and-coming indie sound machine and “very sexy alt-rock band and fresh-faced newbies to the Dublin DIY scene” frontwoman Róisín Ní Haicéid, of Dublin-based group Banríon. Just over two years ago, Róisín Ní Haicéid entered the world of music meeting her future Banríon bandmates Michael Nagle (drummer) and John Harding (bassist) and Ivan Rakhmainin (lead guitar) through the college music ecosystem … Continue reading No Room for Secrets: Banríon Reigns Supreme on Dublin’s DIY Scene

Virtual Music Acts: (Blur)ring Reality & Fiction

Many of us become invested in musical artists not only for the music itself but also for the people behind the music. The faces, the personalities. These are real people with real stories. However, there is another type of musical act out there. A type without real personalities or stories. And the most surprising thing is, it’s still just as easy to become personally attached … Continue reading Virtual Music Acts: (Blur)ring Reality & Fiction