It begins with the sound of an infinite void. Press play on The Antlers’ third album Hospice and all that will greet you is a cold, unsettling silence(...)

All Tvvins: now with fewer tricks and effects

All Tvvins aren’t the first successful indie Irish group formed out of the ashes of other acts, but they are one of the most admired. Way back when, i(...)

Keaton Henson

Saturday, April 13th DUBLIN IS SOUND Pillow Queens Grand Social, Dublin, 1pm €12/€10 thegrandsocial.ie Co-presented by Nialler9 (ak(...)

Stars of 2018 (from left, top): Saint Sister, Rejjie Snow, Lisa O'Neill, Kojaque. Front row: Grian Chatten of Fontaines DC, Le Galaxie and Wyvern Lingo

The return of garage bands, a rap scene coming of age, increasingly sophisticated electronic music, burgeoning mainstream stars, precise pop. In the p(...)

Rejjie Snow performs at  Bestival at Lulworth Castle. Photograph:  Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images

The Mercury Prize is habitually accused of tokenism – a jazz record here, a folk obscurity there – but when it comes to Ireland the judges can’t even (...)

Måns Zelmerlöw, whose winner for Sweden in 2015 was written by a production team who have written for Fifth Harmony and Iggy Azalea. Photograph: Nigel Treblin/Getty

In 2016, while covering that year’s Eurovision, the scale of the event and the power of the songs overwhelmed me and I became very opinionated. “The I(...)

Ships with the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year. Photograph: Graham Keogh

Much like the recent Oscars, this year’s Choice Music Prize ceremony was a curious mix of surprising and predictable. It was brave of the judges to gi(...)

The Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year has been announced

James Vincent McMorrow, Lankum and Marlene Enright are among the nominees for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Album of the Year. Vincent Mc(...)

When was the last time you cried? Ken: A Thursday. Bad hangover, very tired, after going from Lisbon to Copenhagen. I was by myself listening to the (...)

Ruth Fitzmaurice with her children at the funeral of her husband, film director Simon Fitzmaurice, at St Kilian’s Church, Blacklion, Greystones, today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Film director Simon Fitzmaurice remained “full of humour” and “jolly and courageous” right up until his death, despite his difficult battle with motor(...)

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