Beyond the Realms of Musical Composition: Historical Examples of Music Being Used as a Political Instrument

Ronan Keohane discusses examples in which music has been used for political ideological purposes and alludes to possible contemporary examples.   Ever since the invention of the music telegraph in the 1890’s by Guglielmo Marconi, which helped facilitate the recording and broadcasting of music throughout the world at large, music has been an instrument used […]

So Much Is In a Name: Tim Chadwick on Identity and Self-Love in his New EP Timothy

Just ahead of his EP release, Alana Daly Mulligan talks with Tim Chadwick on his ever-evolving sound, soul-exposés, and role as Ireland’s first self-love musical icon.    In January 2019 under the flickering fluorescent lamps of Crane Lane, during a time when live events were tangible realities and not just cigarette smoke-infused memories, I met […]

Hope in Dark Times: Tadhg Williams announces ‘The Hope Song’

Alana Daly Mulligan gets chatting with singer-songwriter and fellow Déisí Tadhg Williams about his upcoming release ‘The Hope Song’.   Waterford singer-songwriter Tadhg Williams has had quite the year, pandemic aside. Enjoying the support of Hot Press and RTÉ Radio 1 for the release of his debut single ‘My Father’s Clouds’, coupled with the release […]

“No ranch to roam inside my room” : CMAT chats with Motley

This interview contains so much swearing that the AI transcriber cited the word “fucking” as the main supporting point – be warned. Alana Daly Mulligan talks music style and substance with self-proclaimed “global superstar”, and recognised legend CMAT.    As CMAT prepared to swan through the musical saloon doors in March last year, the pandemic […]

Music in the Time of COVID: An Interview with JJ Lee

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Molly Kavanagh, talks to Cork-based musician and producer, JJ Lee, about the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the live music and entertainment industry.    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen, with no identifiable end in sight, many of us have been forced to place our lives and careers on hold as we […]

Dead Space: Brutal & Bloody Brilliance

I have always wondered what it is about horror games that keep making me come back to their glorious offerings. Is it the brutal guts and gore that is present in many of the games? Or is it the tense, creepy atmosphere that can render one frozen in an unforgiving grasp? That question was answered […]