Paul Weller

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Musicians who have been around for decades often find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place; the desire (desperation?) to remain relevant (...)

The Beatles: George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Photograph: BIPs/Getty

On April 9th, 1970, a press release about a 27-year-old solo artist was sent to the media. Taking the form of a Q&A, it mainly explained what his (...)

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The Taoiseach is enjoying some rare time off over Christmas and this year promises to be a particularly special one for Leo Varadkar and his family. (...)

Can we fix it?: Bob the Builder, an unlikely holder of a Christmas no 1. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Slade v Wizzard (1973) “The rivalry erupted in a custard-pie fight” – Dave Hill, guitarist, Slade Slade perform on a Christmas TV show in (...)

There have been occasions in the past 40 years of Paul Weller’s career when ambitions have outstripped results, but there’s no denying the dedication (...)

Franz Ferdinand

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

Ape expectations: Arctic Monkeys

The biggie: Arctic Monkeys There’s more than a few pairs of ready ears when it comes to Arctic Monkeys’ new album. 2013’s AM found the modern-day sto(...)

Declan O’Rourke: “There are very few songs about the famine. Musically, I think it was skipped over.” Photograph: Dara Munnis

Some 15 years – or in reality – three generations in gestation, Declan O’Rourke takes another bold step along his picaresque creative path with the re(...)

If necessity is the mother of invention, it also begets collaboration. Following the untimely death of drummer Jon Brookes in 2013, Tim Burgess and co(...)

Johnny Harris and Michael Smiley in Jawbone: the film exists on the same mean streets as Nil By Mouth, I, Daniel Blake or the hardcore kitchen-sink milieu of the late Alan Clarke.

Just when you think the boxing movie is beyond reinvention, along comes Jawbone to give the genre a meat-punching, raw-egg-drinking workout up and dow(...)

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