Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Tunes from Vince Staples, Mercury Rev, Algiers, Jack Grace, The Chemical Brothers, Boot & Tax, Mbongwana Star and more
New Music – Animaux, Mylko, Bad Sea New acts for you to check out from Melbourne, Mexico and Dublin
The 33 best albums of 2015 so far Six months of new albums filtered, filleted and finessed into 33 choice selections
Promoters and responsibilities It wouldn't be an Irish summer without some choice news stories involving live music and festival promoters
The life of Brian An encounter with Brian Eno at the Hay Festival in Kells at the weekend
From the paper: The Frames’ long innings Some thoughts and memories ahead of the band's 25th anniversary shows in the coming week
The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Tunes for the week from Janet Jackson, Tommy KD, Miguel, NuYorican Soul, Naive Ted, Robyn, Lupe Fiasco, Robert Glasper, The Walking Who and others
New Music – TVÅ, Fickle Friends, The Walking Who New acts to run the rule over from Stockholm, Brighton and Sydney