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

Interview: Newton Faulkner

Hannah Kingston chats with (whatsapps) Newton Faulkner about his trademark sound, music-making, and the end of a certain hairstyle   “I’m crazy busy, so far I’ve written a handful of tracks I’ve really liked, I’ve been doing a lot of writing.” Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner is set to go on tour next week, showcasing a unique and authentic means of serenading his audience. In 2007, he … Continue reading Interview: Newton Faulkner


Shamim Malekmian and Courtney Oliver recount the sights and sounds at two recent Coughlan’s Bar gigs.   Ghostking is Dead Words: Shamim Malekmian “Does anyone know a good joke?” Matt Corrigan said to the audience at Coughlan’s bar’s Cork Loves Music event while they waited for him to prep his guitar. It is understandable to be a bit nervous, when you’re an 18-year-old schoolboy on … Continue reading Gigging!