Album Review: Big Fish Theory (Vince Staples)

On his second full-length album, Big Fish Theory, Vince Staples tests the limits of rap music. From questioning rap clichés in his lyrics to defying expectations with experimental production, Staples has created a rap album unlike anything else being released today. Staples chose an impressive group of collaborators to help create Big Fish Theory. Zack…

‘Harry Styles’ Album Review

I think it’s safe to say that when we heard that Harry Styles was going to embark on a solo career, many of us did not hold out hope that the music he produced would be much different from the efforts of One Direction – fun but frivolous pop. His predecessors Zayn, Liam and Niall…

Imagine Dragons looking to ‘Evolve’

Since hearing the song Believer in the final episode of Riverdale, I have been impatiently waiting for the release of Imagine Dragons’ third studio album: Evolve. This gem of a song incorporated in one of the season’s hit show, released two months before the album’s second and memorable single Thunder, certainly did build up the…

Vic Mensa -The Manuscript EP Review

Vic Mensa sets the tone for future album release. The world has changed a lot since the last time we heard from Vic Mensa. In June of last year, in an effort to avert the crisis that he saw a Trump Presidency being, the Chicago native released his critically acclaimed and highly political debut EP…

Review: Spitting Image (The Strypes)

The Strypes return with maturity beyond their years on ‘Spitting Image’ 2015’s Little Victories was a strange effort,  and when it was good, it was very good. However at times there was an inescapable feeling that the band were attempting to force a sense of musical maturity. Thankfully that issue has been comprehensively addressed within…

Review: Colours2 (PARTYNEXTDOOR)

PARTYNEXTDOOR, real name Jahron Anthony Brathwaite, has only truly begun to take his first deep steps into most people’s musical spheres this year, despite being two albums into his discography. In 2017 alone he was featured as a songwriter, producer and vocalist on numerous tracks on Drakes “More Life” playlist, he appeared on a track alongside Zayn…

Review: Trust The Wire (The Coronas)

The Coronas stick to type for predictable fifth album. The Coronas have, slowly and steadily, become one of the biggest and most recognizable bands in Ireland. It’s been nearly a decade since we were first introduced to their stadium–acoustica sound through their surprisingly successful debut album Heroes or Ghosts. 10 years and four albums later…

First-Listen Feedback – 26th May 2017

National – James Vincent McMorrow One of Ireland’s leading singer – songwriters has returned with a beautiful, serene piano-led single that sees McMorrow plead with a lover to take the next step in their relationship and to take a leap of faith, with him by her side, into the unknown wilderness that is the future….