Review: The 1975 @The 3Arena

    “Shut up—this isn’t a fucking Charlatans gig!” The 1975’s return to the 3Arena was yet another triumph, writes Julianne Power The 1975 are a band who have long divided opinion. Very rarely does anyone come down in the middle with their stance on the Manchester born group, some viewing their music as overrated and pretentious, others considering it groundbreaking and potentially world-changing. NME … Continue reading Review: The 1975 @The 3Arena

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 Future Nostalgia, Carly Rae Jepsen’s Dedicated Side B or upcoming … Continue reading An Interview With Luunah

Carrie and Lowell: 5 Years On

  Julie Landers writes on how Sufjan Stevens’s inimitable album—and art—reflects death, grief and family At the end of this month, Sufjan Stevens’ Carrie and Lowell will turn 5 years old. Throughout his career, Stevens has proved himself time and time again to be an intuitive and breathtakingly honest musician who has ceaselessly challenged himself and the soundscapes he works upon. His projects have taken … Continue reading Carrie and Lowell: 5 Years On

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 is having a moment, from Rejjie Snow to Soulé to … Continue reading Motley’s Ones To Watch 2020