Music

Under Lock and Key, Musicians Are Finding New Ways to Bang the Drum

Ireland's music scene has been turned upside-down by the pandemic. Its up-and-comers say they're having to get even more creative to thrive.
By Ellie O'Neill

Bullet Girl Hunt Post-Punk Perfection

They've worked with Girl Band's Daniel Fox and their latest single sees them at their abrasive best. Bullet Girl show no sign of slowing down.
By Joe Coughlan

One Single In (It’s a Love Song Set In KFC), CMAT is Doing Things Her Way

In her own words, she's a ‘singer, dancer, social media maverick, country heure and bimbo troubadour’. Now CMAT is making waves in Dublin pop.
By Susie Crawford

Dublin’s Ghostprint Are Crafting Thoughtful Melodies in Lockdown

Having built an impressive reputation in a short space of time, Ghostprint have just released an EP, The Bluest Blue, that sees them in pensive form.
By Joe Coughlan

With Banríon, Trinity’s Róisín Ní Haicéid is Tearing Up the Script

The frontwoman of Trinity's biggest new band talks about growing in creative confidence and writing music as a disability activist.
By Ellie O'Neill

JYellowL Entertains and Enlightens – By Talking About What’s Real

Dublin rapper JYellowL is a hot property – he's opened for Nelly, among other successes. Now he's back, with his hardest-hitting single yet.
By Joe Coughlan

Lankum the Undisputed Stars, as RTÉ Choice Awards Impress

Westlife might have stolen best song, but there was cause for optimism at last week's RTÉ Choice Music Awards.
By Molly Gray

An Array of Talent on Show at First Battle of the Bands Semi-Final

The lineup for the opening semi-final of this year's Battle of the Bands includes a refreshing collection of new talent.
By Joe Coughlan

How Lemoncello Are Giving New Voice to Irish Folk

The Maynooth duo talk about their influences – including Seamus Fogarty Sam Amidon – and and how their sound comes from within.
By Ellie O'Neill

Beck Announced as Fifth Act for 2020 Trinity Summer Series

The seven-time Grammy winner joins The Specials, Walking on Cars, Crowded House and Michael Kiwanuka as announced acts for the series.
By Donal MacNamee