Album Review: Blue Weekend by Wolf Alice

Kane Geary O’ Keeffe gives his thoughts on the band’s anticipated third album.   It’s been almost four years since the release of Wolf Alice’s Mercury Prize-winning sophomore album, Visions of a Life, and fans worldwide are curious as to what the London four piece has in store with their newest effort, Blue Weekend. Having […]

‘Everything Must Go’ and its Portrayal of Alcoholism

by Ronan Watters   Ronan Watters explores the nuanced portrayal of alcoholism in Dan Rush’s 2010 film.   Everything Must Go is not a perfect film. It could even be argued that it is not a film that looks at the horror of alcoholism with much depth. But for some reason after I saw it, […]

The Resonance of Sara Baume’s Handiwork During Lockdown

by James Kemmy  James Kemmy reviews a story of loneliness, grief, and the frustration of the creative process. The “glorious, crushing, ridiculous” repetition of daily life is documented profoundly in ‘Handiwork’, Sara Baume’s third book and non-fiction debut. The West Cork writer’s latest release is essentially a portrait of the everyday experiences of an artist, […]

An Image of Melody: Étáin on the Visual Inspirations Behind her new Single “Bone House”

by Kane Geary O’ Keeffe  Following the release of her single ‘Bone House’, Kane Geary O’ Keeffe speaks with Étáin on the wonders of music production, visuals in music, and the value of connection in the creative arts. The sun stretches from Meath to Cork as I sit down across from Étáin Collins, known simply  […]

Zack Snyder’s Justice League: A Cut Above the Rest?

by Ruari Walsh    Ruairi Walsh Offers his thoughts on the newly released superhero behemoth.   Following years of fan campaigning, rumours leaked from cast and crew, and denials of its existence, Zack Snyder’s Justice League was released on March 18th, 2021. The film, released and produced by the HBO Max streaming service, is marketed […]

Drugs n’ Robots!

by Eoin Shortiss Eoin Shortiss explores the dangers of reliance on recreational drugs through the novel-turned-stage musical, ‘Be More Chill’. I know nothing about drugs. The biggest high I’ve gotten from a drug (besides alcohol) happened that one time I misread the recommended dose on a box of paracetamol. But even I can see that […]