Tony Clayton-Lea

Tony Clayton-Lea

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POP Karen O & Danger Mouse: Lux Prima (BMG) The creative mash-up between Karen O, the lead s...

The Wicklow way

The Wicklow way

Last week was a red-letter week for Wicklow musician and songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne. No soone...

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ROCK/POP Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: The Best of Everything (Geffen) There was always a won...

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SINGER/SONGWRITER David Gray: Gold in a Brass Age (IHT/AWAL) David Gray has always been a restle...

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Pop/rock Weezer: Weezer [Teal Album] (Crush Music/Atlantic) Weezer’s fifth eponymous record is...

Who is watching?

Who is watching?

20 years ago, Netflix was a tiny DVD rental business. Now it’s the biggest entertainment company in the world. As the streaming business comes of age, where might things go next? And what will that mean for the viewing public?

Choice cuts: Kojaque

Choice cuts: Kojaque

Irish rap sensation Kojaque’s wide-ranging vision, which incorporates performance and visual art as well as hip-hop, has landed him an RTÉ Choice Music Prize nomination

The alternative angle

The alternative angle

Filmmaker Paul Duane is interested in the nonconformist, the person who refuses to do what is expected of them, as his latest documentary about the decidedly eccentric Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond – conceptual artists and former members of pop group KLF – demonstrates. Interview: Tony Clayton-Lea

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TRAD/CLASSICAL The Gloaming: The Gloaming 3 (Real World) There is a valid argument about music b...

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INDIE ROCK White Lies: Five (PIAS) For their fifth album, White Lies have called in some big nam...

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POP Picture This: MDRN LVE (Republic Records) Three years ago, very few people outside the town ...

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SKA The Beat, featuring Ranking Roger, Public Confidential (DMF) The Big Four multiracial Britis...

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SINGER-SONGWRITER Sharon Van Etten: Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar) As a sign of domestic bliss ...

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SINGER-SONGWRITER Angelo De Augustine: Tomb (Asthmatic Kitty) Everyone loves a break-up album, l...

The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness

Sharon Van Etten’s new album, she tells Tony Clayton-Lea, is shaped by course-altering events in her personal life and a newfound communication with her fanbase