The Unmarketables: A Horror Renaissance

    Staff Writer Kane Geary O’Keeffe writes about a new wave of horror films that feature terrors that range far beyond the classic jumpscare, and discusses Hollywood’s inability to adequately market this subgenre.    Like it or not, horror has moved beyond the jump scare, and I believe we are in the midst of […]

Sandcastles

Sandcastles – Tony O’Halloran I dunked you beneath the waves and laughed as you threatened retribution.  We were the couple sharing a sunny secret, cooked vegetarian lasagna, assembled flatpack without a single fight, found each other under that tree. Beneath your sheets I came to wonder what it all could be.  You asked me to […]

Music Editor’s Note

  I think many of us have entire years where they feel they haven’t made a truly great decision. Not just a sound investment, but a decision that feels right and pure and satisfying from the time you made it to when its consequences cease. When Dan called me last July to tell me I […]

Morning Coffee

    MORNING COFFEE – Matthew Moynihan I drink in your eyes like my morning coffee rousing myself from my monotonous slumber.    I frantically boil the kettle of your affections over and over  spent steam rising and dissipating in my  lungs.    I’m done with the instant formulation.   I let your joie de […]

Review: The 1975 @The 3Arena

    “Shut up—this isn’t a fucking Charlatans gig!” The 1975’s return to the 3Arena was yet another triumph, writes Julianne Power The 1975 are a band who have long divided opinion. Very rarely does anyone come down in the middle with their stance on the Manchester born group, some viewing their music as overrated […]

An Interview With Luunah

Cork indie pop act Luunah have released a slice of pop for troubled souls. Motley Music Editor sat down with their lead singer Sarah-Beth O’Mullane for a chat Photo Credit: Miki BarlokOne of the few bright sparks of the lockdown is the feeling that pop music is really and properly back. Whether it’s Dua Lipa’s […]