Music Features

Duty Bound – Ought Interview

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.

Slaves to the Music: Tony Buck from The Necks

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.

A Cosmic Drama: Hunter Hunt-Hendrix of Liturgy

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.

Still Making Sense: Hot Chip

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.


Music Interview: Girl Band

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.

Music Interview: Chris Geddes – Belle and Sebastian

For a band entering their 20th year, Belle and Sebastian are enjoying rude health, releasing a ninth studio album, and with a written account of their early years just published. Ahead of their headline set at Electric Picnic, Totally Dublin speaks with keyboardist Chris Geddes aka ‘Beans’ about their songs appearing in films, the influence of Peanuts, plus the fact B&S have played the festival either once or twice before, he isn’t sure.

Music Interview: Young Wonder

After receiving rave reviews for their EP, Show Your Teeth, and topping the Hype Machine charts with single To You, Cork duo Young Wonder are set to release their debut album, Birth, on local label Feel Good Lost. Totally Dublin caught up with one half of the band, producer Ian Ring, who told us about the upcoming album.

Music Interview: Áine & Andy from Record Store Gay

An all-day, all-welcome festival of music and art complete with a limited edition tie-in record featuring a slew of Irish acts covering their favourite ‘gay anthems’, Record Store Gay is invariably an unmissable event benefiting a great cause. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Áine Beamish and Andy Walsh, the brains behind the operation, to talk about the importance of the day, tackling stereotypes and what to expect on Saturday 18th April.

Gemini Genius: Ibeyi Interview

We chatted with Ibeyi – aka twin sisters Lisa-Kandé and Naomi Diaz – about their experiences playing Other Voices and the influences which fold together in their debut album.


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