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 Future Nostalgia, Carly Rae Jepsen’s Dedicated Side B or upcoming … Continue reading An Interview With Luunah

Producer J.J. Lee is in lockdown with ‘All My Friends’ in new single

The Kerry producer-bassist looks back to the New Wave The worst question to ask an artist is “Where do you find your ideas?” A better question to ask Kerry producer/multi-instrumentalist J.J. Lee would be “For God’s sake, where do you find the time?” One of the hardest-working journeyman musicians in Cork, at one time or another he’s been bassist and/or producer to Laura Duff, Ghostking … Continue reading Producer J.J. Lee is in lockdown with ‘All My Friends’ in new single

HAUSU Records celebrate Bandcamp day

The DIY label release three new albums for your listening pleasure. If Motley’s list of recommended music wasn’t enough, indie-pop raconteurs HAUSU Records have dropped three new records for the occasion.  Fever Dreaming’s been one of my favourite records of 2020, and Ghostking Is Dead follows it up with Established Form. The newest edition of his birthday releases and a “burgling of the banks of … Continue reading HAUSU Records celebrate Bandcamp day

Carrie and Lowell: 5 Years On

  Julie Landers writes on how Sufjan Stevens’s inimitable album—and art—reflects death, grief and family At the end of this month, Sufjan Stevens’ Carrie and Lowell will turn 5 years old. Throughout his career, Stevens has proved himself time and time again to be an intuitive and breathtakingly honest musician who has ceaselessly challenged himself and the soundscapes he works upon. His projects have taken … Continue reading Carrie and Lowell: 5 Years On

Motley’s Ones To Watch 2020

Whether it be an artist doing something new with the medium or a group destined for fame, check out Motley’s take on who to watch for 2020, writes Niamh Browne. Alex Gough: Cork’s own (well, sort of) and recent Motley cover star, Alex Gough is set to go from strength this year. Ireland’s hip-hop scene is having a moment, from Rejjie Snow to Soulé to … Continue reading Motley’s Ones To Watch 2020