What if a woman wrote True Detective?

Spoilers abound, so be wise. Murder, the occult, the creepy Louisiana bayou, satanic abuse, time being unveiled as a flat circle, an exploration of American masculinity, revenge sex, mythology, Matthew McConnaughey resurrecting his acting career while wearing a range of fetching blazers – True Detective season 1 had it all. Except a believable and not sexualised…

Concerning a Sufjan Stevens sighting, The Olympia, Dublin

Great musicians become great musicians because of one thing: innovation. Think David Bowie’s flirtation with a new musical persona; Talking Heads’ layered basslines and polyrhythmic experimentation on Remain in Light; or Tom Waits’ ability to consistently reinvent himself while staying true to his grizzly spirit. The history of artists reinventing their careers does feature some…

Twin Shadow – Dublin date announced

A Dublin date has been announced for new kid on the block and current Sweet Oblivion fave, Twin Shadow. If you haven’t heard of this young fellow (aka George Lewis Jr) then please run to this website and have a listen to his debut album, Forget, for free. Being that I am a fan of…

Groom’s Golden Age

One of the best things about moving to a new city is finding new music – discovering bands that may not be well known (yet) in your previous home town, or bands that simply haven’t fallen onto your radar. When I moved to Dublin two years ago, Groom were one of the bands I was…

A-Trak review on State.ie

With all this talk of reviewing around at the moment, it’s pretty timely that I have a review on State today – for the new A-Trak Fabric live mix. He’s not an Irish artist though, so he probably won’t be approaching me in a pub to lambast me for my thoughts any time soon! http://www.state.ie/a-trak-fabric-live-45/