Kneecap Live @Cyprus Avenue

Ireland’s premier anarchist gaelgòir hip hop trio takes the rebel county by storm, Niamh Browne writes.. There can’t be anybody else doing what Kneecap is doing, and if so, certainly not as well as these lads from West Belfast. The opening song for their Cork set was “Tá na Baggies ar an Talamh”. Your first thought when they play this is, “Jesus Christ I have … Continue reading Kneecap Live @Cyprus Avenue

Troye Sivan: ‘Bloom’ Review

Our Editor Laurie Shelly reviews the young Australian pop-star’s latest album ‘Bloom’ “I’m taking in the sights and measuring the sounds.” On “Seventeen,” the opening track of Troye Sivan’s sophomore album, twenty-three-year-old Sivan recalls a younger version of himself making a conscious decision to record and commit to memory his own coming-of-age. With a strange mixture of discomfort and excitement swirling around amidst warm synths, … Continue reading Troye Sivan: ‘Bloom’ Review

NeoNoir: The Blade Runner 2049 Review

 By Éamonn Grennan There’s a scene just after the violent beginning to the long-awaited and much-feted sequel to Ridley Scott’s seminal masterpiece of science fiction, where Ryan Gosling’s protagonist is flying back to the futuristic LAPD base. The camera magnifies on the high-tech spinner (flying car, essentially) hovering seamlessly across 2049’s main city in the plot. Gigantic metallic swells of skyscrapers, deep chasms of seemingly … Continue reading NeoNoir: The Blade Runner 2049 Review

The Complexity of Perfect Blue’s Horror

Perfect Blue offers a chilling account of identity, and obsession in the digital age, writes Kieran Enright Perfect Blue is by no means a run-of-the-mill animated film. Director Satoshi Kon utilizes the medium of animation to deliver one of the most unsettling, twisted experiences in cinema. The film operates on two facets of horror; the evident aesthetic gore that it depicts, and the disturbing exploration … Continue reading The Complexity of Perfect Blue’s Horror