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.
Totally Dublin caught up with Paul O’Reilly of Forrests who helped us see the wood for the trees.
Dublin six-piece instrumental act Overhead, The Albatross specialise in a sound as wide in scope as their avian namesake’s wingspan.
For Ought, the antidote to modern malaise lays collective reflection on the often terrifying universals that unite us all; struggle, death, the stark reality of individual insignificance.
If the result of working so hard is enchanting EPs like Madrid, we can only hope that Saint Sister continue to do so.
“The logistics are complicated, but it’s worth it”. We catch up with Irish band The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, who’ve put together a guitar orchestra to perform a new work based on events around the 1913 Lockout.
We speak with David Coulter, musical director In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited, a star-studded, once-off performance that explores the incredible musical world of David Lynch’s films and television.
For over 25 years now, Australian band The Necks have been sidestepping conventions and defying classification with their distinctive form of improvised music. Ahead of their visit to Ireland, Totally Dublin caught up with Tony Buck, drummer with The Necks, to try to unravel some of the mystery behind their beguiling and delicate craft.
Live reviews of Liturgy often describe the accuracy in which the band plays the album material — no mean feat considering the interwoven nature of the musical arrangements, coupled with unabating rhythms. We catch up with lead vocalist Hunter Hunt-Hendrix.
Ahead of their headline performance at Metropolis Festival in the RDS this November, Totally Dublin caught a few quick words with Alexis Taylor, lead vocalist and keyboardist of Hot Chip, whose excellent sixth album Why Make Sense? was released this summer.
I think most bands who end up signing to someone like Rough Trade will be a bit ‘what the fuck?’ Dara Kiely and Alan Duggan of Dublin’s Girl Band talk to us.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Ruban Nielson talks to us about the perils of public plain speaking and his ongoing struggle to find balance between what’s best for the artist and what’s best for the art.