Deputy Entertainment Editor, Lauren McCarthy, chats with the man behind the hypnotic sound of Talos; Eoin French. Talos; a Grecian myth, a man made from bronze sent to protect Europa on the island of Crete. Talos by another definition is also used to describe Cork born musician Eoin French who, with his ethereal sound and down to earth attitude, is a sure indicator of a … Continue reading Interview: Talos
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
The Saw Doctors bring us down that N17 as Dylan Murphy chats to the Irish Band now in their fourth decade of business The first line of The Saw Doctors’ Wikipedia entry simply reads ‘The Saw Doctors are an Irish rock band’ and while that may seem expository of the seemingly lazy research done on the part of a music writer for a University Magazine, … Continue reading Interview: The Saw Doctors
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
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
Gemma Kent chats with Mikey of Winter Heart ahead of their debut gig in the Academy. “I had an idea for a new band that was all about honest lyrics and big songs.” Set to make their debut performance in the Academy on April 22nd, Winter Heart is a band ready to pen its name to the list of Great Irish Bands. I talk with … Continue reading Interview: Winter Heart
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!