Chas Smash, one of Madness’s irrepressible ‘Nutty Boys’, would start a jerky dance-off at the drop of a pork pie hat, but 30 years later Catha(...)

Dig beneath the appealing surface of this oddly named duo (the middle names of Manchester-based Nick Delap and Greta Carroll) and you’ll disco(...)

Conor Rhatigan: “We all want be comfortable and have nice things.”

Are you a saver or a spender? Day-to-day I wouldn’t be a big spender. Instead I find it rewarding to have a goal to save for, be it going on holiday o(...)

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What do you do when the nickname that has stuck is the Modfather? What happens next when you’re viewed as an elder statesman of contemporary cultur(...)

Here’s another Irish singer- songwriter who has toiled at the coalface of the music industry, only to scarper with barely enough dirty nuggets(...)

Much as we love Belfast’s ASIWYFA, there is no easy way to say this: the first two minutes of the first track, Run Home, sounds so much like Y(...)

Laura Kelly: ‘I am always prepared to pay a little more to ensure I get a higher-quality product or service.’ Photograph: Ger Lawlor

Are you a saver or a spender? I like to live life to the full, and that includes spending my hard-earned money. I keep telling myself that this year w(...)

This Irish electro band has been teetering on the precipice of crossover success for some years now, yet – despite a reputation second-to-none on the (...)

It had to happen – one of the most loathed commercially successful bands of the past five years have traded in stringed instruments and their (...)

Fairness, or otherwise, has little to do with it: some bands are often just overlooked. One such is The Flaws, an Irish act who released a(...)