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The Strokes are back with a new album called The New Abnormal.

Julian Casablancas and Albert Hammond Jr are sitting at opposite ends of an overstuffed sofa in an upmarket London hotel, some weeks before the corona(...)

Kerry-based and Wirral, Liverpool-born Laurie Shaw is easily one of the most prolific songwriters around – many albums have been self-released in the (...)

Hozier performs in Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hozier is among the nominations for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards. The Irish singer has been nominated for the best song musically and lyrically p(...)

Arctic Monkeys: this Dublin show wasn’t vintage Monkeys. Photograph: Didier Messens/Redferns/Getty

ARCTIC MONKEYS 3Arena, Dublin Arctic Monkeys have spent a career forging the outer reaches of their sound, wrangling from their instruments the kind (...)

Rosie Carney: lifting the fog

Who: Rosie Carney What: Soul-baring singer-songwriter Where: Donegal Why: At the age of 16, Donegal’s Rosie Carney signed a record deal that guided he(...)

Let’s be honest: if you hadn’t pegged Alex Turner as one of the finest songwriters of his generation when Arctic Monkeys’ first album was released, yo(...)

According to Tom Ogden, there hasn’t been a Manchester band with “great songs and strong melodies” for a while – but the Blossoms frontman’s band are(...)

It’s been eight years since The Last Shadow Puppets released their fine debut The Age of the Understatement, so what’s changed since then? Well, A(...)

Walking On Cars

2016 is already shaping up to be a bumper year for albums, as top-level pop stars and rock bands get their respective fingers out and tussle for the (...)

The title of Slaves’ debut album comes across as more of a scornful challenge than a concerned inquiry, but it’s an accurate summation of Isaa(...)

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