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Casual Work review: Mango X Mathman give a voice to a lost generation

The duo address the struggle of modern Irish life on their debut full-length album.

Jesus Is King review: Kanye West remains the focus of his newfound relationship to God

It’s always been the contradictions and conflicts surrounding West’s music which bear the most interesting fruit.

Electric Picnic 2019: Our best bits & top 12 musical picks

It’s hard to really grasp the scope and scale of Electric Picnic. In its current…

How the Huawei P30 Pro camera works at live gigs

Real-life photos and videos in review as captured on the flagship Huawei phone.

LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream is proof that James Murphy should stop worrying

After all the goodbyes and last hurrahs, LCD Soundsystem’s seven-year itch is over. And so…

Primavera Sound 2017 review: The 10 best sets at the festival

2017 was my third visit to Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival and my first since 2011.…

Album of the week: Run The Jewels – RTJ3

El-P and Killer Mike’s partnership continues at full clip with the release of their third…

Electric Picnic 2016: in review & photos

Returning to Stradbally for Electric Picnic every year on the cusp of the seasons is…

Album of the week: Wax Stag – II

Something Brian Eno said recently about the importance of limitations has stuck with me over…

Album of the week: Jape – This Chemical Sea

For most of his creative endeavours as Jape, Richie Egan has been juxtaposing traditional guitar-based…

Alt-J – This Is All Yours

Right, your band have won a Mercury, you book a big arena tour (they play…

Sleep Thieves – You Want The Night

The Dublin-based band Sleep Thieves are a very different proposition from the one that appeared…

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records

The LA label Stones Throw has held a high watermark in the quality of its…

Little Green Cars – Absolute Zero (review)

My first experience of Little Green Cars was of a ragged but talented bunch of…

Review & stream: Kool Thing’s debut album

Jon Dark and Julie Chance’s music as Kool Thing to date, has shapeshifted in forms…

Body & Soul 2012 review

After two years of missing the festival, I finally made it down to one day…

The Cast Of Cheers – Family (album of the week)

When The Cast Of Cheers uploaded their debut album Chariot for free up on Bandcamp…

Sonar Festival 2012 review

Around 1998, when my music tastes were turning towards the wider world, electronic music was…

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Watch The Throne: Jay-Z & Kanye in Dublin review

It can be very hard to separate the subjective from the objective when it comes…

Chromatics – Kill For Love

Italians Do It Better were one of the first record labels to make a significant…