Jack Garratt

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Derry singer-songwriter Roe: “Jack Garratt’s ‘Phase’ inspired me so much because I couldn’t comprehend how one person could create these amazing songs and perform them live alone.”

Two years ago I had no idea what kind of musician I wanted to be. I was studying music in college and had just started working with my now producer Li(...)

 Anderson .Paak of Anderson onstage at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience last month  in New Orleans. Photograph: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty

You have to wonder just what Anderson .Paak is doing on the BBC Sound of 2017 longlist published this week. No disrespect is meant in many way, shape(...)

Action Bronson: peerless rapping chops paired with emotion

FLOATING POINTS Body and Soul, June 17-19 The act that made the most surprising impact over the weekend. Sam Shepherd has put musical muscle on to (...)

Jack Garratt: part of the new breed of musicians willing to go it alone live, with technology as their bandmate

Across the page from this column a clatter of Ireland’s finest young musicians discuss the apps they use on and off the stage. There is something wond(...)

Interskalatic members Tim Higgins, Shane Clear, Kevin Foran, Alison Reynolds and Mason McMinnville at the Electric Picnic launch in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Lana Del Rey, LCD Soundsystem, The Chemical Brothers and New Order are among the first acts announced for this year’s Electric Picnic festival. The(...)

We’ve been here before. Young man, tender falsetto, atmospheric, late-night minimalist electronica? James Blake has a lot to answer for. The stake(...)

Founder and producer of the Other Voices live music series, Philip King. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Government does not give the Arts the respect it deserves, despite the huge success of Irish artists, writers and performers in recent years, acco(...)

Gaz Coombes at Other Voices in December 2015. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

Other Voices is back on Irish screens on Saturday night with performances from Gavin James, Lapsley, Gaz Coombes and Bitch Falcon. The performan(...)

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 (...)

Mahalia performing at the Other Voices music festival in Dingle in Co Kerry

By late Sunday afternoon, a calm has descended on Dingle in Co Kerry. Storm Desmond has blown himself out; people are able to peek out of doors again(...)

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