From Gdynia to Galway: SIN meets singer-songwriter Agu

Growing up in a generation where many refuse to answer the door without a warning text, it’s pleasantly surprising when Polish-born musician Agu rejects a café meeting in favour of a fireside tête-à-tête. I’ll soon find out she’s no stranger to playing MC; she used to host live music in her living room to promote […]

Reviving the dead: the issues with celebrity holograms and CGI

One of the simple facts of life is that we all die, but in 2018 it seems like that too is off-limits for some of the world’s A-list celebrities. With hologram technology and CGI becoming more advanced, it is possible for dead singing icons and actors to be portrayed on stage and screen. From Tupac […]

SIN meets NUI Galway music man Tom Freeman

Through Rock Soc, Music Soc, the university orchestra, or just by meeting people through chance, NUI Galway has always had a way of nurturing the latent talent within those studying here, one such talented musician is Tom Freeman, a recent NUI Galway graduate.  So, you’ve been involved with music in NUI Galway since you set your foot in the door, what […]

Uplifting celebrity stories to cleanse your palate

Hollywood (and seemingly every other industry) is finding out that no matter how well you hide the skeletons in the closet, they’ll eventually come tumbling out. The exposure of predatory men in power is satisfying, but it’s also hard to stomach. So, it’s nice when you are reminded that not every famous person is 100pc […]

Festival watch 2018: where do you need to be this summer?

It’s January and with nothing but lectures, assignments and the Galway rain to look forward to, why not plan ahead and suss out which musical festival you’d like to experience in the summer months? Life (25-28 May, Co. Westmeath) Reward yourself after final exams and kick off summer 2018 with an electronic bang at Life […]

In Conversation with The Clockworks

As their name would seem to suggest, The Clockworks are a punctual bunch. They greet me outside the door of the Temple Café, clad in all black as is necessary for a trio of aspiring rockers. The Temple Café, which is across from Charlie Byrne’s bookshop, is a social venture – that means it is […]

#FreeKesha: An update on the singer’s story

The ongoing legal battle between singer Kesha and music producer Dr. Luke gained worldwide attention on 22 February when Kesha was denied an injunction to terminate her contract with said producer Luke Gottwald, and Sony, amid claims of sexual, emotional, verbal, and physical abuse.

The Sandy Rats Announce Debut EP Launch.

The Sandy Rats are a Galway-based band made up of Dylan Cassidy (rhythm guitar/vocals), John MacNamara (bass/vocals), Shane Rushe (lead guitar) and Peter Conneely (drums).

Sin Meets Vann Music.

Vann Music are an Irish electro-pop band who have been making quite a name for themselves in the past year.

McCartney brings a little extra magic to Kanye’s new tunes.

“This Paul McCartney guy is gonna be HUGE after this song”.