Josh Tillman: “This whole intellectual dream that I’ve been living in, I’m ready to wake up and address this new reality”

For a man who doesn’t take himself too seriously in his music – in fact, many of his lyrics are downright hilarious – Josh Tillman is a deep thinke(...)

If Avi Buffalo’s 2010 debut was a splurge of promising ideas by a young band barely out of high school, At Best Cuckold is a more considered and we(...)

There are few acts on next weekend’s Electric Picnic bill as suited to the festival’s off-stage attractions as Kelis Rogers. Given the festival’s p(...)

The boss: Sinéad O’Connor. Photograph: Donal Moloney

It’s a baking hot summer day, and off Pearse Street in Dublin, in a building above a bookmaker’s, Sinéad O’Connor is leaning out of a window, smoking.(...)

GUSGUS

Keeping your head together and your musical aim true over nearly 20 years is an achievement for any group. In the case of Reykjavik collective GusGus,(...)

Animal magic: Slow Magic at Body & Soul

‘What is a caribou anyway? Is it one of those big moosey type things?” asked Tom as we headed for a mid-morning settler, discussing the best plan of a(...)

 Slow Magic performs at the Body and Soul festival at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

With capacity up more than 30 per cent at this year’s Body and Soul, there’s a need to push the musical lineup’s capacity to match. So this year, the (...)

 Gary Numan: one of the headline acts appearing on the summer solstice.  Photograph:   Simone Joyner/Getty Images

  The Body and Soul festival in Co Meath this weekend celebrates five years in existence with a masquerade ball, a summer solstice party a(...)

Between now and September, a weekend will not pass without a festival or big music show of some stripe or other to tempt you with its wares. The bi(...)

Andy Butler routinely treads a fine line between ennui and energy, but his third Hercules & Love Affair album prevails, largely thanks to guest vo(...)