James Murphy

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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
  • Music
  • 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(...)

Still on song: Entrepreneur and Galway Tenor James Murphy, who  founded Lifes2Good 20 years ago

Lifes2Good, the Galway-based beauty products group established by entrepreneur James Murphy, saw profits decline in the year ahead of the €150 million(...)

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem on stafe in London on September 22nd, 2017. Photograph: Burak Cingi/Redferns

Olympia Theatre, Dublin LCD Soundsystem gigs are not a place for recrimination. If 30-somethings need a safe space, then this is it: basking in the g(...)

Any tickets lads? LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy on stage at Electric Picnic last year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Each generation has its band. The Rolling Stones. Abba. Queen. Blur. But as years go on, each generation splits and and its defining band will be tota(...)

Wild Youth

Friday, September 22nd Wild Youth Grand Social, Dublin, 7pm €15 thegrandsocial.ie Wild Youth – formed out of the smouldering ashes of Dublin band Bip(...)

Birdy Peacock Stage, Abbey Theatre Runs until Saturday, September 23rd ★★★★ When the tyrannical President Liz bans music throughout the land, it fal(...)

Its themes may cover the isolation of modern living and the trouble with instant gratification and empty consumerism, but OMD’s 13th album is no po-fa(...)

You could argue that some musical comebacks should never have happened, but few have ensued as readily as that of LCD Soundsystem’s. Just five years (...)

This is the first Soulwax studio album in 12 years, but the brothers Stephen and David Dewaele were far from idle in the interim. From 2ManyDJs to the(...)

East Coast Bakehouse founder Michael Carey at the Checkout conference. Photograph: Nigel Gault

When business owners – often after years of torrid toil – cash out successfully with big payouts, what drives some of them to try it again from scratc(...)

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