Review: Courtney Peppernell’s Pillow Thoughts

Pillow Thoughts is one of three books by Australian writer Courtney Peppernell published in 2017 and has become one of my favourite modern collections. Originally published in 2016, Pillow Thoughts gained international attention, with even The Chainsmokers talking about how much they love the work. Andrews McMeel then republished the collection in 2017, along with…

Review: Derry Girls

Ten years ago a comedy with The Troubles as its backdrop would have been booed off television. However, in 2018 Lisa McGee has gotten it just right – and made every person in Ireland, North or South of the border, fall in love with her witty and engaging sitcom, Derry Girls. Centred around four teenage…

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…

Review: Fangclub Debut Album

I’ve never been punched in the face, but I imagine the feeling is somewhat similar to the sensation that overwhelmed me when I listened to Dublin-based trio Fangclub’s full length debut. Following the release of two critically acclaimed EP’s in 2016, the alt-rock, grunge group are leading a renaissance of sorts in the Irish music…

Okja – a guilt-free fairy-tale call for veganism

Spoilers… Netflix’s new original film Okja opens with a fantastic scene which sets up the image that the Mirando Corporation, the film’s evil-doer, is trying to sell to the public. Tilda Swinton perfectly embodies this ad-like PR dream, with her energetic, confident and heroic demeanour. Like a prophetic Steve Jobs, Lucy Mirando (Swinton’s character) unfolds…