Contributor Ed Miles

Ground Control: Shame

Ground Control: Shame

When the perma-party around their breakthrough debut stopped, Shame had to look inwards and work out their next steps. In ‘Drunk Tank Pink’, however, they’ve turned them into massive strides forward.

February 8, 2021 11:23am

Girl To The Front: Pale Waves

Girl To The Front: Pale Waves

On Pale Waves’ forthright second album, Heather Baron-Gracie is stepping up as the leader she’d always hinted she could be. ‘Who Am I?’ - the answer might be more complex than they first suggested.

February 5, 2021 3:00pm

Love Is All You Need: IDLES

Love Is All You Need: IDLES

With ‘Ultra Mono’, IDLES’ message of community & compassion is ready to reach its biggest audience yet. But at the centre of their politicised punk is a core rooted in more personal mantras than ever.

September 4, 2020 1:00pm

Phoebe Bridgers: Conversations With Friends

Phoebe Bridgers: Conversations With Friends

With her smart, self-deprecating take on indie-folk, Phoebe Bridgers has become one of the world’s most in-demand singer-songwriters. Who knew that being professionally sad could make you so happy?

June 8, 2020 2:30pm

Place Your Bets: Sports Team

Place Your Bets: Sports Team

Against all odds, Sports Team have gone from a word-of-mouth novelty to genuine contenders. Now, with debut ‘Deep Down Happy’, they’re aiming for the gold medal.

May 29, 2020 11:17am

Midnight Cowboy: Baxter Dury

Midnight Cowboy: Baxter Dury

To say Baxter Dury has lived a colourful life would be an understatement but heading into new LP ‘The Night Chancers’, we find a man embracing his lot with a grin and a healthy dose of ridiculousness.

March 20, 2020 10:43am

Sound & Vision: La Roux

Sound & Vision: La Roux

2014’s ‘Trouble In Paradise’ may have proved an all-too-relevant title, but with new LP ‘Supervision’, La Roux’s Elly Jackson is striding out on her own and swearily taking back control.

February 7, 2020 1:18pm

Class of 2020: Dry Cleaning

Class of 2020: Dry Cleaning

Having gone from a bunch of mates making weird noise in a cupboard to one of the most hotly-tipped new groups in the country, Dry Cleaning are exactly the band we all need right now.

December 6, 2019 12:00pm

The Well Of Souls: Girl Band

The Well Of Souls: Girl Band

Two years ago, Girl Band cancelled their touring schedule and all but disappeared. Now, Dublin’s surrealist noiseniks are back with apocalyptic second record ‘The Talkies’.

September 27, 2019 10:42am

Viva Forever: Metronomy

Viva Forever: Metronomy

Having beaten to the sound of their own drum for over a decade, on sixth album ‘Metronomy Forever’, Joe Mount and his idiosyncratic cohorts are back and proving that anything still goes.

September 6, 2019 12:59pm

Sleater-Kinney: Things Fall Apart

Sleater-Kinney: Things Fall Apart

We meet Sleater-Kinney as a trio and leave them as a duo. With their inner workings altered, but their most progressive work at their fingertips, we find a band stepping into an unexpected new dawn.

August 9, 2019 12:00pm

Marika Hackman: Sexual Healing

Marika Hackman: Sexual Healing

From difficult break-ups to unapologetic romps in the bedroom, ‘Any Human Friend’ finds Marika Hackman with her heart on her sleeve and her hand down her pants, digging deep into both love and sex.

July 12, 2019 12:30pm

Daddy issues: Vampire Weekend

Daddy issues: Vampire Weekend

With ‘Father of the Bride’, Vampire Weekend have returned from a six-year break refreshed, and more creatively dextrous than ever. As Ezra Koenig explains, it was a much-needed expansion.

June 7, 2019 12:00pm

Dream a little dream: Whenyoung

Dream a little dream: Whenyoung

Moving from Limerick to London via Dublin, Whenyoung’s debut arrives as an ode to passion, togetherness, leaving small-town thinking behind and following your dreams.

May 24, 2019 11:03am