Interview: AURORA

Norwegian singer Aurora talks to Laurie Shelly about writing songs to save the planet, finding power in being gentle, and lending her voice to Disney’s Frozen 2.    Aurora Aksnes grew up in a forest, because of course she did. Her family lived near Lysefjord, which translates as ‘fjord of light.’ “I miss Norway a lot,” she tells me when I talk to her in … Continue reading Interview: AURORA

Exam Season

Motley Staff Writer Sadhbh Sullivan gives you some tips on how to cope in an exam situation, and what to do leading up to an exam With the excitement of Christmas comes the fear of exam season. They say ‘time flies when you’re having fun,’ but unfortunately, it also flies when you’re not. In the depths of each winter, I find myself wondering how exactly … Continue reading Exam Season

Christmas Is a Frame Of Mind

Motley Editor-In-Chief Dan Webb gives food for thought ahead of the Christmas season and celebrates the launch of the final issue of Motley this semester   The Christmas season is without a doubt my favourite time of the year. It’s a time for joy, laughter, spending time with family and for remembering the happier moments of our lives. I have never once been accused of … Continue reading Christmas Is a Frame Of Mind

If only I could stop time.

Ania Gleich discusses the recent 2019 French film, The Shock of the Future, which is dedicated to the female artists behind electronic music. 1978 – in a time where Jean-Michel Jarret just dropped his highly influential 1976 album “Oxygene” and Kraftwerk were about to reconfigure the skies of synth-pop and electronic avantgarde, we find Ana (Alma Jodorowsky) in her Parisian apartment, who is a likewise … Continue reading If only I could stop time.

Lost Lives: An Elegy

Ania Gleich gives her thoughts on Lost Lives, a documentary film which recently premiered at the Cork Film Festival   Lost Lives, the 2019 documentary by Dermot Lavery and Michael Hewitt, is a cinematographic memorial for eternity. It becomes crystal clear after five minutes into the film that those stories and pictures won’t be so easy to remove again. And it is this realization that … Continue reading Lost Lives: An Elegy

David Gray Comes to Cork 2020

 Singer/songwriter David Gray’s stopping in Cork for the 20th anniversary of Ireland’s biggest-selling album, Motley reports. ‘The White Ladder’ was a low-budget success story. Singles such as ‘Babylon’ inspired countless successors, including the current boom of British acoustic guitar-led music. It spent 3 consecutive years in the UK charts and sold 350,000 copies in that time.     The album is getting a reissue and … Continue reading David Gray Comes to Cork 2020