Album Review: Adrian Crowley – Some Blue Morning

ADRIAN CROWLEY: SOME BLUE MORNING  (Chemikal Underground) ★★★★✩   As the days shorten and the temperatures plummet, there is perhaps no surer companion than a new Adrian Crowley album. Laden with evocative imagery and teeming with sullen atmospherics, the seventh release from the enigmatic Galwegian is one to lose yourself in – the aural equivalent of…

Album Review: Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy

Originally published in the Metro Herald on Monday 10th November 2014 // DAMIEN RICE: My Favourite Faded Fantasy Vector recordings ★★★✩✩  After a self-imposed exile that lasted eight years, Ireland’s most féted troubadour makes his much anticipated return. Those wilderness years were certainly tumultuous, with an acrimonious  split from linchpin collaborator and partner Lisa Hannigan…

Interview: Delorentos on new album Night Becomes Light

As originally published in the Irish Star on October 10th 2014 // Little Sparks – Delorentos’ third release – was the undisputed high-point in the band’s career to date. After its release in 2012 the Dublin four-piece rode the crest of a wave, one that brought them the Choice Music Prize, innumerable five-star reviews and…