First-Listen Feedback – 19th May 2017

Strip That Down – Liam Payne Feat. Quavo As soon as you hear the chorus of Ex-Directioner Liam’s new song, it’s distinguishable as an Ed Sheeran tune and Liam holds his own to deliver a likable debut as a solo artist. The song is led by a solid bass line and a constant finger-clicking rhythm…

First–Listen Feedback – 12th May 2017

Welcome to first–listen feedback, the first of the series in our new music segment. The concept of this weekly series is to give you the first opinions of our writers when they hear the newest single. Each writer can hear the song once and then must give their very first, honest, reaction. Week one contains…

Wired Review

On March the 10th, British alternative rock band Mallory Knox released their third studio album Wired. This short (only 41-minute) album packs a number of good tracks, and begins with a strong instrumental with the opening notes of ‘Giving It Up’. Throughout the album, you will feel and experience some strong 2000’s vibes (especially with…

Interview: Beoga

Over the past ten, fifteen, even twenty years traditional Irish music has been on a steady decline. There was once a time when Irish music dominated the radio, musicians could make a good living off it and were well known across the country, and people were interested in it. People were experimenting with traditional instruments…

Hothouse Flowers : Live at St. Luke’s Review

Friday 10th March saw the arrival of Hothouse Flowers to Live At St. Luke’s. Supporting the band was Lisa Lambe, whose debut album was released in 2015. Brimming with energy and soul, the band delivered an outstanding gig. Their stunning performance intertwined musical professionalism with a good aul jamming sesh down the pub, as beneath…

UCC Battle of The Bands Review

The 2017 UCC Battle of The Bands was chocked full of variety, insatiable talent and even the odd splash of rock star theatrics. From instrumental metal-core, to ambient indie, to men in their late 20’s dressed in drag, this year’s tournament was astonishingly diverse. The students of UCC graced the stage at Cyprus Avenue to…