Macho Man Screws Up the Day: Beowulf, from Poem to Film 

  Rosemary Kelly discusses how Beowulf has been adapted to the medium of film in recent years.   Beowulf is best known as the impressive, monster-fighting, Scandinavian hero that may or may not have had lusty interaction with an animated Angelina Jolie, or that freakishly long poem I won’t stop writing about. The Old English epic has been reworked into translations, film adaptations, and even … Continue reading Macho Man Screws Up the Day: Beowulf, from Poem to Film 

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

500 Irish and British citizens stranded in Peruvian Coronavirus lockdown

    Méabh Lonergan speaks with members of the #UKStuckInPeru group on the lockdown, repatriation, and governmental progress.    The global Covid-19 outbreak has spiked measures of varying degrees in different governments across the globe – with friction being seen in places.  One such example is the 500 UK and Irish citizens stranded in Peru, a country under an extreme 15 day lockdown, and the … Continue reading 500 Irish and British citizens stranded in Peruvian Coronavirus lockdown

Animal Crossing Vs. Doom: The Ying and Yang of Gaming

Motley Editor-In-Chief Dan Webb explores two of the most legendary franchises in gaming, Animal Crossing and Doom, and gives food for thought on why they may not be so different after all March 20th 2020, as the dawn broke two of the biggest titans in gaming walked slowly towards the battlefield ready to face-off. Cyberdemon’s sharpened their claws, villagers practised swinging their fishing rods, Doom … Continue reading Animal Crossing Vs. Doom: The Ying and Yang of Gaming