'The single 1979 was electronic, which was a signpost of where my head would go.'

This album arrived at a key time in my musical development in the early 1990s. I was a rock-loving teenager. It was a golden age for the genre. I love(...)

Oisín Whelan and his mum Catherine. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A teacher sweeps into the classroom, tells the pupils to take out a certain textbook, turn to page 25 and start writing out answers to question three (...)