Motley Music Editor Cathal interviewed Craic Boi Mental to find what makes the West Cork rapper a cult smash 2019 was a banner year for Ireland’s self-proclaimed greatest pop star. Craic Boi Mental (he prefers to remain unnamed) has gone from releasing comedy songs like ‘Polos Is Life’ and ‘Polos Is Still Life’ on YouTube to selling out Workman’s, Dublin’s most infamous hipster gaff. All … Continue reading Craicin’ On
The recently redecorated Kino was the perfect venue for a gig where every member of the audience had a cartilage piercing and looked like they studied graphic design. TPM is a hip-hop sibling duo from Dundalk. The Hendy brothers perform lively and lewd hip-hop which I would most certainly not be comfortable singing with my brother, but Charles and Andrew seem unfazed. The buzz … Continue reading TPM Smash Kino Gig
Carly Fitzgerald gives the low down on the BBC Introducing Live Showcase, held during November last BBC holds a weekend-long showcase every year, this time it took place at Tobacco Dock in London. The event fuses masterclasses, workshops, talks, performances and interviews together to create the perfect event for anyone interested in the creative industry. I attended the Thursday of the event and started the … Continue reading BBC Introducing Live Showcase.
GoldenPlec.ie writer Cailean Coffey profiles the rapid rise of Waterford musician Alex Gough When it comes to music in Ireland, there are few things more mesmerizing than an Alex Gough live show. Joined by a band of three, the 20-year-old Waterford artist raps, sings and drums simultaneously in a way only he and Anderson .Paak can. You can see the raw energy, passion and conviction … Continue reading From Eurosonic With Love
Motley’s Best LPs Of 2019 Motley Staff Writer Niamh Browne counts down the five best albums of the year 2019 was a great year for music, with all kinds of phenomenal tunage cranked out. To reduce it to a list of a meagre 5 best albums is tough. And since Lizzo’s ‘Cuz I Love You’ five times in is “not an acceptable top 5 albums … Continue reading Best Albums of 2019
Music Editor Cathal Donovan O’Neill gifts you the hollyist, jolliest of Christmas jams It’s that time of year again! From December 1st onwards, every radio station will be in Christmas mode. You’re about to drown in a deluge of Mariah Carey, The Pogues and, God help you, John Lennon. It can be fun, but sometimes you need a break. Something a little different. That’s … Continue reading The Motley Christmas Playlist