When you put two drummers together from the extreme metal and drone composition ends of the spectrum, the dub music they come up with won’t be the chilled-out cosmic kind. Manslaughter 777 is a new […]
Angolan hip-hop duo IKOQWE “urge you to to learn how to love… skin is to be felt”.
Rua Sound co-founder Rob Flynn on the label’s explorations in jungle, drum & bass, grime, footwork and hip-hop
Now that’s what I call another three months of the dystopian Massive Multiplayer Online game that is 2020.
A regular dig through bandcamp.com for the best Irish underground acts and labels. Don Chi Filipina-Irish rapper Don Chi apparently only picked up the mic a year ago, but she’s packed a load into her […]
Oh, we’re halfway there — the soundtrack to beating 2020, with the last two months featuring a mythical Filipino dragon, Japanese doom metal, Irish hip-hop, industrial funk, glitchy pop, prehispanic death metal, white noise symphonic […]
Cancel culture’s taken on a new meaning in the last few weeks, with your social and gig calendar full of blanks right up till the end of summer and beyond. Still, talk of album delays […]
Last week Belfast hip-hop act Kneecap posted a tweet quoting “some fella from Dublin” asking them, “Why would you rap in Irish? No one even speaks it”, above a photo of one of their recent […]
New Orleans rapper Jay Electronica is a social media pioneer of sorts — first making his name on MySpace with his viral (at least for those days) beatless composition Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge), […]
Most mega-successful stars – maybe with the exception of Queen of the Universe Beyonce – can be pretty divisive, with uber stan fans going to bat while half the population scratches their heads. Pop-rap superstar […]
Since 2015, Beatyard has been one of the more joyous city festivals, throwing parties in Dun Laoghaire thar are family-friendly while still retaining an underground and left-field vibe. But its annual slot at Dun Laoghaire […]
“Our history books are being written day by day by the artists around us, and that’s a very powerful thing.” Get Adam ‘Mathman’ Fogarty talking about Irish hip-hop and he goes off on one, in […]
I‘m not dissing the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan, but GZA is the only member who you could imagine boasting onstage about the number of books he saw with his own eyes in the Trinity […]
From long-form ritual ambient, to sick Finnish grindcore, to Japanese brain-fry hip-hop and a love song to an ancient sea sponge living on a dying coral reef, here’s a selection of the best music from […]
In the hysterical climate of retromania, band reunions and anniversary tours, it’s easy to forget the albums that actually deserve the adulation. In recent times we’ve had 10-year anniversary tours of indie detritus bands such […]