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When I heard the first single from this album, ‘Progress’, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. It’s what PSB do best; it fuses old reports with modern styles (via Kraftwerk). However, it felt like a departure from work they had done before. It was an enjoyable track,...read more
(Photocredit by Jeremy Saffer) Under the cover of night, modern-day horror punk icon Wednesday 13 concluded the Irish leg of his touring schedule, in support of his brand new album Condolences, with a frighteningly strong performance at Belfast’s Limelight 2...read more
It would be understandable if, at nearly 50 years old, Kraftwerk decided to hang up the keyboards and let their achievements speak for themselves. Electronic music as we know it would probably not exist without the band; certainly many electro subgenres such as house,...read more
It’s 9 minutes past 1 in the morning, I’ve just finished listening to alt-J’s third and newest album, Relaxer, in full, and I’m half-tempted to sum up the experience in one word: sublime. As a massive fan of the band since their Mercury prize-winning debut An Awesome...read more
Clean Cut Kid arrived in Belfast on Tuesday afternoon to play their first ever headline show in the city at Voodoo. The four-piece from Liverpool, made up of husband-and-wife duo Mike and Evelyn Halls, Ross Higginson and Saul Godman, are coming to the end of ‘The...read more
The race for the prestigious ‘Scottish Album of the Year Award’ officially began with the reveal of a twenty-strong longlist at the cracking ‘Live at the Longlist’ event. Queen’s Radio’s Matthew Kirk was at the event in...read more
Ahead of The Staves’ return to Ireland this week, I caught up with Emily Staveley-Taylor to chat about the band’s new sound on their latest single Tired as F**k. The Staves – made up of sisters Emily, Jessica and Camilla – are returning to British and...read more
Last Thursday, I sat down for a quick chat with Leo from London blues-alt. band Palace, just before their headline gig at Voodoo that night. Even after 29 nights on the road, he was an absolute gent and covered everything from the band’s best gig experiences to which...read more
(Photocredit by Severin Schweiger – www.severinschweiger.de) After providing support for fellow Swedish heavy metal giants Amon Amarth’s “Jomsviking” European tour in late 2016, Stockholm trio Grand Magus returned to the U.K. and Ireland for their...read more
Queen’s University graduate and singer-songwriter Gus White returns to Irish shores to debut his brand new EP, True Really Do Come Dreams, to a Belfast audience. We went down to McHugh’s Basement to check it out! McHugh’s is a small and intimate venue, decorated with...read more