Category: "Express Music"

Desert island discs

In the second installment of the series, Senior History lecturer Dr. Jason Harris talks us through his favourite tracks and artists.

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Review: James Blake

Jack Broughan gets his head around the debut album from the “next big thing”, James Blake.

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Where do we go from here? The words are coming out all weird…

Kevin O’Neill
Music Editor
I didn’t intend on beginning this piece with a sampling of Thom Yorke’s finest, but that’s just how it goes sometimes. But, the quote is very apt with regard to the future of the music industry.

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Introducing… Toby Kaar

Who? Toby Kaar is an electronic musician from Cork.

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Music in movies

Film scores and soundtracks were once a haven for classically trained musicians, though the tide is turning as the alternative kids take control. Daniel Rossen talks us through his favourites.

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Q & A with The Gorgeous Colours

This week Mairead O’Brien, had the pleasure of meeting the charming Philip O’Gorman, a member of the IMTV award-winning band The Gorgeous Colours. With their self entitled first LP being dubbed “a solid likeable indie-rock artefact” I was anxious to discover the secret to their growing popularity. .

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10 Things I Hate About… The X Factor

As far as I can tell, Kevin Curran isn’t too keen on all things Cowell, Cole and Walsh, but you tell me…

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Interview with Sean Kangataran

Irish folk-musician Sean Kangataran has taken up an unlikely home in Los Angeles since the release of his debut album last year. Music Editor Kevin O’Neill checks out the man, and the album, that was missed by many.

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Down on the corner…

Joanna Gilbert waxes lyrical about the often much maligned art of busking.

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Sex, drugs, rock, roll and a book

Emma McCarthy delves into the memories of music’s legendary strummer, Keith Richards.

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