Tony Clayton-Lea

Tony Clayton-Lea

Songwriter Kitt Philippa in conversation with Tony Clayton-Lea

Songwriter Kitt Philippa in conversation with Tony Clayton-Lea

For years, Kitt Philippa blazed a promising exploratory trail through classical, electronic and pop music. The fruits of that experimentation have now arrived, with the songwriter’s debut album Human

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GOSPEL/HIP HOP Kanye West: Jesus Is King (GOOD/Def Jam) Nine albums in and Kanye West continues ...

Travel: A glorious eyeful in Co Mayo

Travel: A glorious eyeful in Co Mayo

From the sublime beauty of the Moy estuary to the breathtaking Dun Briste - and from the comfy-chic eateries to the salmon fishing and the occasional pop star, Ballina, Co Mayo is a treasure not to be missed

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Indie Squarehead: High Time (Strange Brew Records) The fourth album from Dublin indie guitar-sli...

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TRADITIONAL Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Thomas Bartlett: The Dwelling (Real World) It was only ...

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FOLK/ROCK Various Artists: Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s The Midnight Orga...

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FOLK/POP Daughter Of Swords: Dawnbreaker (Bella Union) Alexandra Sauser-Monnig isn’t a name kn...

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ELECTRO Hot Chip: A Bath Full Of Ecstasy (Domino) Since their breakthrough 2006 single Over And ...

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Rock The Raconteurs: Help Us Stranger (Third Man/PIAS) The third album from the rock supergroup ...

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SYNTH/INDIE POP Bastille: Doom Days (Virgin/EMI) Who would have thought that such an average, ma...

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ALT-ROCK The National: I Am Easy To Find (4AD) The National’s eighth album in 20 years appears...

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AMBIENT Hayden Thorpe : Diviner, Domino Never one for not seeing a silver line in a grey cloud, ...

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INDIE Joan As Police Woman: Joanthology (Play It Again Sam) Much admired for her sequence of sol...

Home Fires Burning

Home Fires Burning

Irish band A Lazarus Soul have made possibly the best album of their career by moving from earlier British or American influences to traditional Irish-inflected songwriting and a focus on community and home, writes Tony Clayton-Lea