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 […]

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 […]

Bandcamp Day Top Tracks

Great tunes for a cheap price, and all to support the arts- What’s the catch? Hope this article finds you well in these strange and troubled times, from all here at Motley. It’s been a rough time for any of us in lockdown, not least the music sector. With the institution of lockdown a massive […]

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 […]

Separation Anxiety: An Interview With Ghostking Is Dead

Ghostking Is Dead is alive and well, and talks to Cathal Donovan O’Neill about doing it for the 021   Being 21 in Cork isn’t easy. Rents are rising, so is crime – and if you’re trying to make a career in the arts it can feel like the city is out to get you. […]

Craicin’ On

Motley Music Editor Cathal interviewed Craic Boi Mental to find what makes the West Cork rapper a cult smash 2019 was a banner year for Ireland’s self-proclaimed greatest pop star. Craic Boi Mental (he prefers to remain unnamed) has gone from releasing comedy songs like ‘Polos Is Life’ and ‘Polos Is Still Life’ on YouTube […]