Though you may not of heard of them until now, it’s a name you are unlikely to forget: Bitch Falcon.
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.
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.
Peter Gordon was a friend and collaborator with Russell, and has, since the mid ’70s led Love Of Life Orchestra mixing dance rhythms with arty abrasiveness.
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.
We had the pleasure of chatting with Viet Cong frontman and Women bassist Matt Flegel about pre-conceptions, crab fishing and the fallacy of post-punk.
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.
Despite any artifice, the playacting, the rockstar booty-shaking, Father John Misty is, it turns out, the real Josh Tillman.
We chatted with rock hero Jeff Tweedy about his Sukierae album made with his son Spencer under the name Tweedy, and how the Wilco family operates.
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…
We talk death and change with Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, releases his fifth solo album Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper this month.
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.
Drone guru Tim Hecker discusses how his compositions push the audience both psychologically and physically.
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.
Despite existing since their days together in secondary school, Dublin three-piece Cloud Castle Lake are only now releasing their first record of their own music through Max Rocha’s new label Happy Valley.
Deafheaven’s full colour metal is bringing screaming, visceral mayhem to a wider audience.
Gavin Clark is one of those instantly likeable, genuine people. So it’s not hard to see why he and famed director Shane Meadows have been friends since they first met 20 years ago.
“If I’m talking to someone and go, ‘D’you know John Cooper Clarke?’ and they say, ‘Oh yeah, he’s a genius’, I’m then like, ‘Good, you’ve saved me a lot of time.’” For John Cooper Clarke evangelists such as myself, Steve Coogan kind of nailed it when he voiced the above read more…