Category : Music news

Dolores O’Riordan- Her Legend Will Linger

10 months ago / 0 comments

Last week saw the tragic death of The Cranberries’ lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan. The huge crowds that gathered in Limerick this Sunday was a testament to how much she meant to her fans and her local community. The lead singer of Irish rock band, The Cranberries’ was found “unresponsive” in … Read More

It’s time to make a song and dance about mental health

11 months ago / 0 comments

A recent study into mental health in the music industry has found that the pressures that come with such a high intensity career have contributed towards a worryingly high number of musicians experiencing bouts of depression, panic attacks and anxiety. The ‘Can Music Make You Sick?’ study carried out by … Read More

From Under Liquid Glass by Peace

11 months ago / 0 comments

Indie band Peace have recently released a new single. The band are known for their upbeat and positive sound- their last album was called ‘Happy People’. This latest track is far mellower than their usual sound, which is appropriate for its subject matter. The song is about mental health struggles … Read More

Grammys 2018: The year white men stand back

12 months ago / 0 comments

Year after year, the Grammys epitomise the whitewashed music industry, particularly within the Album of the Year category. In 2015, Mumford & Sons took Best Album over Frank Ocean’s seminal Channel Orange; A year later, Taylor Swift’s 1989 was considered more culturally important than Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly and, similarly this year, … Read More

Brooders Storm The Lending Room Stage with New Single ‘Amnesia’

1 year ago / 0 comments

Last Friday marked the release of Brooders’ latest single – ‘Amnesia’ – with the band playing a hometown release show the night before at the Lending Room. Most bands experience some anxiety over the potential for leaks in the build-up to their releases, but not Brooders, with their frontman joking … Read More

#MeToo: Sexual Harassment and the Music Industry

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sexual harassment of any sort is condemned by society, however the topic is also widely stigmatised and often kept quiet. Following the overwhelming response on social media to the ‘Me Too’ campaign, it’s important to consider the extent to which sexual harassment has plagued our society. This in particular is … Read More

A Tribute to Tom Petty

1 year ago / 0 comments

Tom Petty, dynamic frontman of eponymously titled Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, has passed away from cardiac arrest. At the age of just 66 and fresh from an acclaimed performance at the Hollywood Bowl, his sudden loss comes as a shocking blow to the music world. News of Petty’s passing … Read More

Architects’ Unexpected Return with ‘Doomsday’

1 year ago / 0 comments

Architects’ massive 7th album, All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, was always going to be a difficult one to follow up. It was the band’s most commercially successful release to date, and undeniably the heaviest, most impressive record of their career so far. But after the loss of founding guitarist … Read More

‘Rainbow’ by Kesha

1 year ago / 0 comments

The first line that Kesha sings on ‘Rainbow’ is “I got too many people I got left to prove wrong.” And yet, the album suggests that she knows she owes nothing to anyone – in ‘Hymn’ she asserts “don’t need no forgiveness”, and in ‘Let ‘Em Talk’ she cries out … Read More

Lust For Life by Lana Del Rey

1 year ago / 0 comments

If Lust for Life’s album cover is anything to go by, it appears Lana Del Rey has finally chirped up after three albums of pensive ballads, downcast beats and sad, sad girls – or so it first appears… There’s a distinct air of something unfamiliar from the opening song, ‘Love’, … Read More