Pale Waves: ‘It was never a conscious decision to be a contradiction: to play pop and dress quite goth-like. It definitely takes people by surprise’

On April 4th last year, Pale Waves played to a smattering of curious punters in the stygian boudoir that is Dublin’s Academy 2. The audience was enthu(...)

Norwegian singer Sigrid: Youthful magnetism. Photograph: Berit Roald/EPA

What: 2018’s pop poppet is bound to go interstellar Where: Norway Why: The music industry is always looking for the next big thing. The story goes t(...)

Ed Sheeran: four nights in a row at Dublin's O2 in October

One season ends and another begins. As the outdoor shows run out of road, it’s time to return to the indoor halls, clubs and arenas. Many would arg(...)