Rakel Mjöll (centre) with her Dream Wife bandmembers. Mjöll says listening to The Strokes provided  a jolt of excitement, energy and pure emotion.

As a kid living in Iceland, discovering new music was limited. MySpace or Youtube weren’t around yet so most of the new music I heard was when I borro(...)

Franz Ferdinand

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10 Franz Ferdinand Leisureland Galway. 9pm. €35.70. roisindubh.net Also Sunday Olympia Theatre, Dublin. 8pm. €55/€65 ticketmaster.i(...)

Franz Ferdinand: they have just released their fifth studio album Always Ascending. “We had an absolute ball making it. I think it is a fun record”
Franz Ferdinand are a band reborn
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  • February 7, 2018, 07:00

In 2016, Franz Ferdinand’s lead guitarist, Nick McCarthy, packed his trunk and waved goodbye to the circus, choosing to spend time with his young fami(...)

The Script: big nights at the big arenas

Imagining Ireland: 21st Century Song National Concert Hall, Dublin; Saturday, February 3rd, 8pm; €34/€30/€27; nch.ie As part of NCH’s Perspective(...)

It was 99 years ago today and the world would never be the same. Armistice Day is the name given to November 11th, 1918, marking the formal end of W(...)

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

One of the foremost historians on the first World War war has compared US President Donald Trump to Kaiser Wilhelm II. Professor Margaret MacMillan,(...)

Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, and Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode: photographer/director Anton Corbjin gave the group their mature, sometimes fetishistic aesthetic

Fun fact: for the Past 30 years, each of Depeche Mode’s albums has reached the top 10 in the US. Although the trio of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy(...)

Flora Sandes (right) - probably the first woman ever honoured with a commission as a combatant officer in a European army.  Photograph: City of Vancouver Archives

It might be stretching things to say that Flora Sandes was Irish, even in this month, when associate membership of the club is thrown open to all-come(...)

Patrick O’Laoghaire: “I have this curiosity about singers who sound really young and totally naive and innocent, and they also sound like they’re 100. I like that ‘somewhere in-between’ place.” Photograph: Alex Gonzales

Making music, explains Patrick O’Laoghaire, is a lot like hurling. “I know that’s a mad thing to say,” he says, “but playing music and playing hurli(...)

Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu (left), and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, meeting in Moscow for talks on Syria, lay flowers by a photograph of Andrei Karlov, Russia’s late ambassador to Turkey. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/AFP/Getty Images

As Russia reeled from the shock of the assassination of Moscow’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, the Kremlin appeared keen to prevent the murder(...)

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