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.
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.