The Spotted Pig in New York’s West Village. The restaurant  has a strict no-bookings policy and has many celebrity fans such as Sarah Jessica Parker, U2 and Matt Damon

Some rock bands want to drink their dinner; others want to order breakfast at midnight; all want a place where they can hang out until late in mellow (...)

There is a breach in the natural order when you realise Andrew Hozier-Byrne is just 24-years-old. To have such an understanding of the vital pulse (...)

Marketa Iglova: Muna

The Czech native’s 2011 solo debut (Anar) was a relationships album. This follow-up is a spiritual walkabout that slowly unravels its wonders. Muna wa(...)

There were fears the New Jersey rockers would go all experimental here, having said that this album “will be completely different than anything we hav(...)

Last year’s Rewind the Film was supposed to be a double album but realising that they had two entirely different sets of songs, Manic Street Preach(...)

Here’s a second volume of hits and singles from Paul Weller, culled from Heliocentric (2002) up to Sonik Kicks (2012). It’s sometimes easy to forget j(...)

They should have called this album Chris’s Cri de Coeur as this short (42 minutes), nine-track affair is lyrically dominated by tear-soaked sentime(...)

In many ways Everyday Robots is the last word on the great Blur-vs-Oasis debate. Back when Damon Albarn was writing drivel such as Country House, i(...)

Still Elton John’s best and most complete work, this 1973 double album was shot through with sentiment and nostalgia for times past. There’s a (...)

John Grant: he combines the “emotional turbulence of a 14-year-old’s diary entries with the gnarled wisdom of a Nick Cave or a Leonard Cohen”
Review: John Grant

John Grant Olympia Theatre, Dublin ***** On a cold night, there was warmth aplenty in a packed Olympia as the crowd joined in on John Gr(...)