Embrace The VOIDS With The Begin EP

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  Sometimes, when you’re researching a band online and you can’t find any information on them, you start to get really frustrated with Google.

Alt-J Do It Again With This Is All Yours

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How does a band one-up their Mercury Award winning debut album?

Thom Yorke Searches For New Ideas in Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

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  What people are calling Thom Yorke’s new ‘secret’ album, which he released via peer-to-peer protocol BitTorrent, is some sort of old dog’s attempt at learning new tricks.

Galway International Arts Festival: Mark Geary to play Monroe’s Live

Mark Geary will play at Monroe' Live on Friday 25 July as part of the Galway International Arts Festival. Photo: Sioux Nesi

The Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) is well underway, with big acts such as The National and Imelda May having already performed in the Festival Big Top, and several other artists preparing to wow Galway City in the coming week.

Review: My Grandma’s Basement

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On June 11th 2013, Jarren Benton emerged from his grandma’s basement siphoning the flare of Eminem, the smooth seductive tone change of Big L and the lyrical mischief of Jedi Mind Tricks. Benton’s variations of jarring lyrics and shocking imagery express graphic and vivid content that are most pertinent to a shock and awe campaign […]

Music Veterans and Newcomers Alike Reap at 2014 Grammy Awards

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Sunday night’s 56th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles – the U.S.A.’s biggest night for the music world – was a celebration of music and dance under the motto of ‘Love and Acceptance’. Old stars and a few newcomers were honoured and a surprise mass wedding took place during the ceremony presented by Cyndi […]

IMRO Announces Awards Shortlist

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The Irish Music Rights Organisation, or IMRO have just announced the shortlist for their annual awards. “IMRO is a national organisation that administers the performing right in copyright music in Ireland on behalf of its members (who are songwriters, composers and music publishers) and on behalf of the songwriters, composers and music publishers of the […]

Review: The Minutes in Monroe’s

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The Minutes played a smashing gig in Monroe’s recently and Sin’s Gerard Francis Timothy was there. Here’s his review of the night…

Review: Reflektor

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Arcade Fire have been causing quite a stir with their recent album Reflektor. Tom Murray reviews it for Sin…

iRocks Battle of the Bands at Galway’s Monroe’s Live

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iRocks battle of bands is back in town with an exciting line up set to battle it out in Monroe’s Live. Lisa Penski has more…