In a previous life, Chris Carter was a glam rock musician, but these days he makes his living as a writer of gory crime thrillers - some of them too gory for audiences in the US, writes Tony Clayton-Lea
Moby : Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt (Little Idiot)
Almost 20 years ago...
Rejjie Snow: Dear Annie (300 Entertainment/Brace Face)
With Limerick’s Rusangano Famil...
Joan As Police Woman: Damned Devotion (PIAS)
There are few voices out there as liquid-go...
Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland have had their ups and downs with the music industry, but as The Lost Brothers they still believe in the magic of creating music, writes Tony Clayton-Lea
Franz Ferdinand: Always Ascending (Domino Records)
Make no mistake: Franz Ferdinand’s...
By taking a cautious approach and being in no rush to sign up to the first label that came knocking, The Academic have dealt with the music industry on their own terms, writes Tony Clayton-Lea
There’s a new sweeping historical drama on the block, and Britannia is big on battles, blood and budget. Tony Clayton-Lea meets its stars David Morrissey, Barry Ward and Eleanor Worthington Cox
Glen Hansard: Between Two Shores (Anti)
Allegiance to the cause continues to b...
The Academic: Tales From the Back Seat (Room 6 Records)
Irish indie rock is crying out...
Sufjan Stevens: The Greatest Gift (Asthmatic Kitty)
The subtitle of Sufjan Stevens’...
Three albums in, British art rock quartet Django Django are still making it up as they go along - to the benefit of their overall sound.
With cutting-edge architecture and a thriving design scene, Rotterdam is a worthy rival to the first city of the Netherlands, writes Tony Clayton-Lea
BIOGRAPHY/MUSIC: Gold Dust Woman: The Biography Of Stevie Nicks, By Stephen Davis, St Martin’s Press, €25
The 2FM veteran is facing into a new job at RTÉ Gold with plenty of optimism – but also no small amount of realism