Having purged his yen for squally guitars on Standing at the Sky’s Edge (2012), Richard Hawley makes a return to the sumptuous, understated balladr(...)

This was once a solo side-project for Dubliner Noël Duplaa, former vocalist and guitarist with little- known band Tidal District. Now Cfit have bol(...)

Brian Byrne: ‘I wanted to go to college, learn to be a good piano player and maybe get a job in Billy Joel’s band’

It was obvious that music would always play a part in Navan-born film composer Brian Byrne’s life. The Navan-born film composer has been lauded for(...)

Amid a fug of cigarette smoke in a dressing room backstage at Dublin’s 3Arena, one of the most-loved British indie bands of the past 20 years get read(...)

Rachel Kelly, Padraic Rowan and Máire Flavin. Photograph: Sara Freund

It’s not every day that you hear parallels drawn between the Netflix series House of Cards and a Handel opera from 1709, but Máire Flavin is quite (...)

If “bad attitude” was a genre of music, you’d find Fidlar filed neatly under it. The Los Angeles band’s second album is a concoction of br(...)

Lou Barlow is best known for his incursions into lo-fi and alt-rock with Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr respectively, but like his sometime bandmate (...)

Parquet Courts (including Austin Brown, foreground): a band with a pre-internet era outlook. Photograph: Ben Rayner

Several years ago, an up-and-coming indie-rock band from New York called Parquet Courts rolled through the town of Murray, Kentucky, on their first(...)

It was always bound to happen – it was just a matter of when. This week brought the news that Morrissey is to publish his debut novel, List of the (...)

Since releasing his 2011 debut, Ryan Sheridan has all but managed to shake off the “glorified busker” tag and has became a solid fixture on th(...)