Niall Connolly is one of Ireland’s most prolific singer-songwriters – this is his eighth studio album in 16 years – but he is also one of the country’(...)

Two years ago, Wolf Alice’s debut album, My Love is Cool, nabbed a Mercury Music Prize nomination. For some bands, such a swift rise in profile coul(...)

Are you a saver or a spender? I am without doubt the worst kind of spender. Money burns a hole in my pocket. That said, as long as I am spendin(...)

Marc Almond on stage in Perth, Scotland, last year. Photograph: Lorne Thomson/Redferns

“Music always finds a way of reinventing. What is original now is people taking music from other decades and making something with it. Is there going (...)

The Killers: Ronnie Vannucci Jr, Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer. Photograph:  Anton Corbijn

The Killers’ drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr walks into the quiet hotel bar first. He’s a formidable presence, a beefy man with a confusing beard, wearing (...)

Wild Youth

Friday, September 22nd Wild Youth Grand Social, Dublin, 7pm €15 thegrandsocial.ie Wild Youth – formed out of the smouldering ashes of Dublin band Bip(...)

Marc Almond knows all about drama. The former Soft Cell man has experienced his share of personal turmoil through the decades, but what has triumphed (...)

Sometimes, the most interesting music arrives at the intersection of influences and what is achieved with them. The Horrors have been applying such pr(...)

Stephen Leddy: ‘Ultimately I’m not motivated by money but financial security is important to me as I have a family to support’
Me & My Money

Are you a saver or a spender? I’m definitely a spender overall, but I save regularly. I remember my grandfather telling me a long time ago that there(...)

Rostam: “I’m always interested in reaching that higher ground”

Over a dodgy phone line with a three-second delay, Rostam Batmanglij is outlining what he sees as his duty as a producer of and co-songwriter with the(...)