Rock lore tells of a younger, angrier Nick Cave, the sort who might swipe a scythe at an NME journalist. As the frontman to waspy noiseniks The Bir(...)

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With his growling voice and lyrics that take in both the local and universal, it is quite plain to see why Stefan Murphy is regarded as one of Dublin’(...)

 Julian Assange, who was  a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. File Photograph:  Philip Toscano/PA Wire

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suggested he is unapologetic about his role in helping to disclose government secrets. Mr Assange, who has(...)

 Julian Assange speaking to the media inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London ahead of the first anniversary earlier this year. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who has been holed up in an embassy in London for more than a year, is to deliver the traditional faith spot (...)

Steve Albini plays guitar and sings in the band Shellac. He’s also a renowned recording engineer, helping to commit albums such as Nirvana’s In Utero,(...)

You know the drill by now: it will be a young female singer and the song will be a cover version of an already big-selling hit. There’ll be a syrupy s(...)

Dublin band Villagers have been nominated twice for the Mercury Prize. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

Dublin band Villagers face tough competition from soul singer Laura Mvula to claim the Mercury Prize,the Booker Prize of the music world, tonight . Bi(...)

Hozier: sincere and reflective

It might feel as though Hozier came out of nowhere, but the Wicklow musician has been simmering for a while. Let’s take his progress in reverse: the m(...)