Track Review: “Caught in the Wind” by the Stereophonics

“Believing you can fly/Celebrate everything” By Aoife Hegarty Stereophonics are returning in what is their 20th year with their 10th studio album, “Scream Above the Sounds”. The first track on the album is called “Caught in the Wind”, perhaps a treat for long-time fans due to its familiar pace and the distinctive ‘phonics rhythm.  There is a sort of cheesiness that comes hand in hand … Continue reading Track Review: “Caught in the Wind” by the Stereophonics

Book Review: Submarine

Joe Dunthorne’s novel is an hilarious read with plenty of heart, writes Eli Dolliver Submarine, by Joe Dunthorne, is the funniest book I have ever read. I want everyone to read it – even people I don’t like, even people who don’t deserve it. It’s the only book that’s ever made me laugh as hard as television. The events of Submarine revolve around the universe … Continue reading Book Review: Submarine

Track Review: “Smile” by Gregory Porter

By Carmel Horgan “Smile and maybe tomorrow, you’ll see the sun shining through” When you listen to Gregory Porter’s cover of “Smile”, it transports you right back in time to the 1950s. This is when it was first recorded by Nat King Cole, who is an idol to Porter and to whom his soon to be released album “Nat King Cole & Me” is dedicated. Porter’s … Continue reading Track Review: “Smile” by Gregory Porter

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Words by Ciara Buckley Life isn’t particularly easy, especially when you’re eighteen years old and leaving home for the first time, embarking on your first journey into the big bad world of college. Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl is a coming of age story about fans, family, change and the inevitable difficulties we face in growing up. The story follows Cath, an introverted and social anxiety plagued … Continue reading Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

The Complexity of Perfect Blue’s Horror

Perfect Blue offers a chilling account of identity, and obsession in the digital age, writes Kieran Enright Perfect Blue is by no means a run-of-the-mill animated film. Director Satoshi Kon utilizes the medium of animation to deliver one of the most unsettling, twisted experiences in cinema. The film operates on two facets of horror; the evident aesthetic gore that it depicts, and the disturbing exploration … Continue reading The Complexity of Perfect Blue’s Horror

Stranger Things Season 2

Entertainments Editor Leanne O’Connor Desmond looks at what we can expect in season two. Stranger Things, the Netflix original TV series by the Duffer brothers. is due to return this October 27th. The first season of the show explored the mysterious town of Hawkins and followed the adventures of Mike, Dustin and Lucas as they investigate the disappearance of their friend Will Byers. This series … Continue reading Stranger Things Season 2

Track Review: Wear It While You Can by Eoin Glackin

Words by Rose Keating Eoin Glackin, Dublin born singer-songwriter, has returned to the Irish alt-rock scene with his new single Wear It While You Can, due to be released this coming October 27th. Glackin has proved himself to be an eclectic artist in the past, from his self-titled album which dabbled in rock roots, to his Pretty Girl EP, which drifted towards a more sonic … Continue reading Track Review: Wear It While You Can by Eoin Glackin