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

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

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

From Coast to Coast: An Interview with LANY

Entertainment Editor, Gemma Kent, chats with Jake Goss, drummer of up-and-coming band, LANY. They’re the hottest new band to surge up from the famed City of Angels. Formed in 2014 after a sporadic, off-the-cuff meetup, lead singer, Paul Klein; guitarist, Les Priest, and drummer, Jake Goss, now make up what is fast becoming the US’s latest music sensation. With nearly 40 million streams on Spotify … Continue reading From Coast to Coast: An Interview with LANY

Interview: Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Motley staff writer Ryan O’Neill sits down with Benjamin Francis Leftwich after his recent Cyprus Avenue show to talk about intimate gigs, returning to music and The 1975   Organising an interview via Facebook Messenger and hotel rooms are far from what one might consider ‘official protocol’. Yet it’s here in a modest and (somewhat) tidy city centre hotel room where I sit with Benjamin … Continue reading Interview: Benjamin Francis Leftwich