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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Interview :: Crayonsmith

Ciaran: “We said we’d sit down and write properly, arrange the songs, put loads of time into them.
 Then it just happened anyway. Some songs started somewhere else, and they weren’t working, so you change them around, try different things.” Wayne: “Long writing process and short recording process.” Richie: “I hadn’t been through this process

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Friday, November 15th, 2013

Interview :: Broken Song Rapper Costello

“It’s mad to see people’s responses,” says James Costello, smiling broadly over a table in the cafe of the IFI. “I only saw one of me friends from school, from back in the day when I was...

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Friday, November 15th, 2013

Interview :: Broken Song Director Claire Dix

In the past two years, I’ve posted more Irish hip hop than all the previous years combined. While there have been knotty pockets of activity all around Ireland, Dublin’s northside of the city has seen a veritable...

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Interview :: Faux Kings

Back in April I posted about a tidy little bruiser of an EP called Faux Kings Are Ready To Rumble. It’s a rousing six minutes of sweat that will have you baying for blood, or gigs. As...

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Monday, November 11th, 2013

Interview :: The #1s

A Saturday afternoon in Dublin when everything that can go wrong for a journalist, does go wrong. Sometimes, you just wanna bail. I’ve forgot my dictaphone, I’ve no phone credit, I’m late for an interview with The...

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Interview :: Rob Farhat Artistic Director of 2013 #WebSummit

This year the Web Summit technology festival revealed a new aspect: the Night Summit, which features a host of Irish music, with bands, collectives and DJs. Having opened last night, the Web Summit runs from 30-31 October...

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Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Interview :: Stano

Over the green-glossed tables of Simon’s Cafe under George’s Street Arcade, I listen attentively to the shy but amiable man whose only outward suggestion of a tie back to those days of punk is long hair. The...

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Friday, September 13th, 2013

Interview :: David Turpin

It’s a rainy afternoon in late August and a jacketless David is on the phone, waiting for me outside the offices of the Dublin Fringe Festival in Temple Bar when I scurry up and wordlessly offer some...

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Interview :: Halves

“Once again, another weekend sat down with a pen. Sticking things to things. While everybody else is in the pub or hungover I’ve got stacks of envelopes in front of me to be stuffed.” Though we’re seated...

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