Are major labels making a comeback?

In the new-fangled internet age we live in, there’s never been more of a chance for young, up-and-coming acts to undertake a real DIY operation to get themselves heard. The heady, hedonistic days of record companies forking out massive advances to unheard bands to record an LP seems almost unimaginable in the modern scene, but…

Interview: Stevie G

Over the past five years, hip-hop has taken huge strides towards becoming the defining genre of youth worldwide. In Ireland especially, hip-hop has gone from becoming an outcasts choice to being played in clubs across the country every night, and to having people rapping along flawlessly to tracks from some of the worlds better known…

Get In The Van – Van Panther review

There’s something big bubbling in Limerick lads, and it doesn’t revolve around rugby or two boys with plastic bags over their heads. In early June, Van Panther crept out from the primordial soup of the Shannon and subtly released their latest EP, ‘Hark!’ Formed and fronted by singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Kieran Ralph, Van Panther came to be…

More than OK – Otherkin album review

I don’t know why, but I really struggled to write an intro for this review, so I’ll keep it short. Otherkin’s debut LP is a breath of fresh air. The Dublin based Garage-rockers have had a phenomenally good year, having completed a headline UK Tour, embarked on another overseas adventure with The Amazons AND a…