Iridescence: Brockhampton Album Review

Jason O’Sullivan critiques the highs and lows of Brockhampton’s latest album, Iridescence. Brockhampton have undergone a dizzying rise in the last eighteen months. From their humble beginnings in San Marcos, Texas, to the stellar Saturation trilogy, the self-proclaimed ‘boyband’ have come a long way in such a short amount of time. Even with the personal controversies that have hit the group in 2018, which led … Continue reading Iridescence: Brockhampton Album Review

Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Cork Orchestral Society

Features and Opinion Editor Liz Hession sits down with Tom Doyle, treasurer of the Cork Orchestral Society ahead of their 81st season. Motley has been celebrating the arts and culture of Cork city since its inception in 2006. Whether those rich traditions stretch to the Crawford Art Gallery in the heart of the city, up to the Everyman Palace, to the stained-glass windows of the … Continue reading Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Cork Orchestral Society

Irish One Hit Wonders – Charlie’s Song

Deputy Entertainment Editor Julie Crowley takes a look back at Ireland’s weird and wonderful One Hit Wonders – this issue, we arise and follow Charles Haughey. Charlie’s Song (Arise and Follow Charlie) by The Morrisseys “Hail the leader, hail the man, With freedom’s cause it all began. With Irish pride in every man, We’ll rise and follow Charlie.” Charles Haughey ran a high-profile general election … Continue reading Irish One Hit Wonders – Charlie’s Song

Interview with Eamon Murray (Beoga)

Entertainment Editor Dan Webb sits down to chat with “bodhrán wizard” Eamon Murray of Beoga, about Ed Sheeran, RAG week and making trad music cool again. Probably one of the most exciting and, dare I say, important part of one’s culture is the way in which music is crafted and celebrated by the people of that country. Throughout the many nations of the world one … Continue reading Interview with Eamon Murray (Beoga)

Troye Sivan: ‘Bloom’ Review

Our Editor Laurie Shelly reviews the young Australian pop-star’s latest album ‘Bloom’ “I’m taking in the sights and measuring the sounds.” On “Seventeen,” the opening track of Troye Sivan’s sophomore album, twenty-three-year-old Sivan recalls a younger version of himself making a conscious decision to record and commit to memory his own coming-of-age. With a strange mixture of discomfort and excitement swirling around amidst warm synths, … Continue reading Troye Sivan: ‘Bloom’ Review

NEWTON FAULKNER INTERVIEW

Audrey Murphy talks to Newton Faulkner about his music career, new album, and ongoing tour. Newton Faulkner is an English singer-songwriter with a career spanning over ten years. He’s mostly known for his unique style of playing the acoustic guitar with lots of percussive elements. I caught up with Newton to discuss his growing success, unique styles and current tour. I decided to jump way … Continue reading NEWTON FAULKNER INTERVIEW

‘Medicine Woman’ by Robert Finley

By Carmel Horgan Following his first LP Age Don’t Mean a Thing, released last year, Robert Finley is set to release a new album titled Goin’ Platinum produced by ‘The Black Keys’ frontman Dan Auerbach on December 8.  Although finding success late in life, Finley certainly proves that “age don’t mean a thing” with one of his newest songs from the Goin’ Platinum album, ‘Medicine … Continue reading ‘Medicine Woman’ by Robert Finley