What happened when a Norwegian girl started hanging around the Liberties after buying a horse and keeping it in a yard near Meath Street is not the most ubiquitous form of culture clash around but it is among the most charming. Norwigi is a travelling street musician who goes by the name of The Musical… Read more »

Posted on January 25th, 2017

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Ronan Casey has a great story about Meatloaf playing a tour of rural Ireland when he was down on his luck in the late ’80s. All the gigs were stuffed and over-capacity such was the local excitement of having a major star in the town to perform. One gig in Moate in Westmeath was particularly… Read more »

Posted on January 19th, 2017

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The trend of remixing songs in an ’80s style continues. After this week’s Rihanna/Calvin Harris ’80s ballad, the originator of the idea Tronicbox, who memorably reworked Justin Bieber in a drippy ’80s decade style, has tackled the popular song from a few years back: Gotye & Kimbra’s ‘Somebody I Used To Know’ an ’80s sheen,… Read more »

Posted on January 12th, 2017

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Last year, Justin Bieber’s songs were reimagined as drippy ’80s ballads by Tronicbox. Now, Glasgow-based Saint-Laurent followed his lead and did the same thing to both the song and video for Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s ‘This Is What You Came For’. Mega. Original for comparison:

Posted on January 10th, 2017

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“Come my lady / Come come my lady…” Crazy Town were a band with a fleeting success in the year 2001 with a song called ‘Butterfly’ that sampled Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Pretty Little Ditty’ and was like a pop take on the nu-metal of Limp Bizkit. Name another Crazy Town song? You can’t but… Read more »

Posted on November 22nd, 2016

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Sufjan and Drake aren’t artists who come into each other’s orbit often. Despite that, this Tumblr has written a 20 Chapter fan fiction account of the pair’s romantic relationship with titles like “sufjan writes a diss track” and “drake and sufjan fight at cheesecake”. Now those same industrious folks Riveyoncé Cuoknowles have put together a… Read more »

Posted on October 11th, 2016

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You’ve all seen Game Of Thrones the ’90s version but what about music? Am I right guys? Canadian based composer and arranger Jerry Shen aka Tronicbox did something amazing with Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean?’ and ‘Love Yourself?’ and turned them into authentically eighties pop hits complete with dripping chords, lo-fi synths and brass… Read more »

Posted on June 17th, 2016

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Chief musical scallywags and experimental messers  Meltybrains? were approached to contribute to the recent Rise Against Homelessness album in aid of the Irish Youth Foundation’s ‘One for Ireland’ campaign.The album which features artists like  Waterboys, Mundy, Saw Doctors, Sinead O’Connor and Glen Hansard among others and funds raised go to Focus Ireland, Simon Community, the Peter McVerry Trust and… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2016

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