In 2007 my friend Paul Clancy connected with me on Facebook. In the “how we know each other” section he wrote: “Shared a rich fantasy life for many(...)

Donal Dineen: ‘I got to live the dream, and now I just have to wake up and conjure another one’

My own big love affair with radio began before lengths lost their waves and bands became a bit too broad for their boots. Radios, remember them? Ma(...)

The Strypes (Evan Walsh, Josh McClorey, Ross Farrelly and Pete O’Hanlon) at Electric Picnic, where they left the crowd in a daze. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Some bands receive unhealthy levels of hype and acclaim too early in their careers. When impresario BP Fallon took to the stage at Electric Picnic to (...)