Music Features

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.

 

Let’s Go Swimming – Jape Interview

The now Malmö-based Richie Egan has grafted his way from hardcore pup with Blackbelt Jones, to gurning and grooving on the bass with seminal post-rock crew Redneck Manifesto, to now being an Irish indie music institution with his solo-project-cum-band Jape. His excellent new record, This Chemical Sea is a collection read more…

Bound for Glory: Jennifer Evans

It didn’t come easily for Jennifer Evans. Having struggled with shyness, stage-fright and the harsh fiscal realities of trying to put out a record in this day and age, the under the radar chanteuse is finally ready to release her much anticipated debut full length Works from the Dip and Foul.

One Amor Tune: An Interview with Dan Snaith of Caribou

We have two ways of thinking about the sublime. One is the revelation of regularity and harmony underpinning the bizarro phenomena of the world around us, the other is an appreciation of the brute chaos of the universe. With his Caribou project, Dan Snaith somehow captures both.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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