Ed Hamell: ‘I never really listened to the sweet singer-songwriter guys’

Disregard everything that you have heard: Ed Hamell is not an angry man. Passionate? Certainly. Anyone who has witnessed a Hamell on Trial live sho(...)

Regina Spektor (file photograph): has allowed her influences to fall away, replacing them with distinctive and individualistic themes

Regina SpektorOlympia Theatre, Dublin*****From being something of an odd also-ran in New York’s so-called anti-folk sceneto being a particularly brigh(...)