The Lobster – Film Review

The lobster is a somewhat absurdist take on a contemporary question. What does it mean to be in a relationship, what pressures are placed on us from society and how an inability to conform to the status quo can single one as a ‘social piranha’ forced to live out in the wilderness. The Lobster, Yorgos … Continue reading The Lobster – Film Review

Sicario – Film Review

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On paper Sicario is the latest film to explore the violent depths of Mexican drug cartels. And whilst it does this very well I have to admit that when I saw the posters I was somewhat underwhelmed. The plot is one which has popped up in a variety of films, TV series and even documentaries in … Continue reading Sicario – Film Review

Indiependence Festival Review 2013 – Day 2

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Indiependence really has to be commended for the addition of the Bier Halle stage to this year’s festival. Situated within a huge barn, it is more of a music venue than stage with its own bar stocked with the finest local craft beers, lounge area with comfortable seating and even ping-pong tables. But it is … Continue reading Indiependence Festival Review 2013 – Day 2

Golden B.C. Interview (Part 2)

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What’s more important to you at the moment, Live gigs or studio sessions? Right now, live appearances.  I’ve written music for years without ever intending to try and recreate anything live.  Now that I’m doing just that, I realise how incredibly fun it can be once you get over the whole “nervous shakes” thing.  But … Continue reading Golden B.C. Interview (Part 2)

Top 10 Tracks of the Year – All I Want

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And so we reach the penultimate position of this chart. My selection should not come as a surprise to anyone even remotely familiar with the Irish Music Scene. The Dublin Alternative band, Kodaline, turned heads with their impressive single 'All I want'. So much so that it took the number two position in my tracks … Continue reading Top 10 Tracks of the Year – All I Want

Top 10 Tracks of the Year – No Way To Live

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And so we reach the halfway point in this list of intricate and inspiring melodies from the year that was due to bring about our Armageddon. I apologise for that little outburst. I am currently suffering from a minor bout of writers block and so I have decided to use this blog post to hopefully … Continue reading Top 10 Tracks of the Year – No Way To Live

New Facebook Page

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Hey guys, this is just a quick post to let you know that I have launched a Facebook page for my blog. You can find this illusive page on the right of your screen under the Join The Club tab or you could just follow this link. Like my blog, this page will be a … Continue reading New Facebook Page

Introducing – Golden BC

I get a lot of emails from bands and PR companies alike asking me to listen to their album and possibly write a review. Regrettably I do not always have time to get through all these requests. But I'm hoping to rectify this, a little bit anyway, by showcasing some of the very talented bands … Continue reading Introducing – Golden BC

Pop Songs I Don’t Hate – Vol 2

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I know my blog is pretty much a shrine to all thing non pop related. But still, I thought it would be easier than this to pick out a few tunes which aren't all that bad. But no, this experiment is proving to be much tougher than I ever anticipated. Perhaps this column will have … Continue reading Pop Songs I Don’t Hate – Vol 2

Why Skyfall Is Not A Good Film

With Bond reaching the ripe ole age of fifty this year, something special was needed to mark the landmark occasion. And taking both the critical acclaim and the box office success into account, it seems that 007 may have thrown the party of the year with Skyfall. But in this stellar year for ‘films longest … Continue reading Why Skyfall Is Not A Good Film