The last few years haven’t been easy on Jens Lekman. His reaction? To radically rehaul his approach to writing, to try something entirely new.
The Limerick hip-hop trio enlisted the talents of French artist Benjamin Flao for the conception of Let The Dead Bury The Dead
Bantum is the moniker of Ruairi Lynch’s musical output. Shane O’Driscoll created the album artwork and explains the origins of the cover.
Lisa Hannigan worked with the New York based Irish photographer Rich Gilligan and designer Amanda Chiu for her cover.
Photographer Emma J Doyle on the idea behind her image which adorned James Vincent McMorrow’s We Move. Art direction is by Samuel Burgess Johnson.
Overhead, The Albatross worked with musician and artist Nick Boon who used a copper plate etching process in the creation of the artwork.
The boys from All Tvinns combined the forces of art director Alex Cowper and photographer Ruth Medjber to realise their cover look.
Wexford born Wallis Bird embraced her German connections to evoke the connections between her music and artwork.
Katie Kim’s fourth album Salt saw her collaborate with photographer Terry Magson on the artwork.
It took over 150 portrait shots before Dublin-based duo We Cut Corners landed on the right one for the cover of The Cadences of Others.
A recipient of the 2006 Choice Award for Victory for the Comic Muse, The Divine Comedy are back in contention with their 11th studio album. Frontman Neil Hannon sheds some light on how the cover came about with designer Matthew Cooper.
Laoise Ní Nualláin is a Galway musician on the verge of breaking big. We met her ahead of the launch of her upcoming debut EP Halfway, due out this spring.
The singular nature of their work renders the act of espousing its virtues in print near impossible so we figured we’d be best off just letting the lads talk about it themselves.
Movement and change define the music of Steve Gunn. He ruminates about traveling in America and the inspirational potency of life on the road.
“There is an expectation of audience at the very genesis of making something. For me, getting away from that was really important.” We catch up with Cate Le Bon who, over the course of four albums has stretched to breaking point the assumed constraints of the singer-songwriter model.
We talk to Sorca McGrath of Ships about the Fundi:it campaign for their debut album.
Hailing from Tuam, Oh Boland have been releasing mildly demented garage pop since 2013. We spoke to singer and guitarist Niall Murphy about the academic life and the particular ennui of the Irish countryside that fuels his music.
Ahead of her imminent appearance at Knockanstockan, we sat down with Farah Elle to discuss her music, her inspiration and her forthcoming debut album.