“The ghetto is not short of talent, it’s short of resources.” – We sit down with musician Gemma Dunleavy and her uncle DJ Billy Scurry as they share stories of their inner city roots, the women who reared them and how they inspire each other.
As Stoneybatter regulars ourselves over the years, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish Maureen all the very best in her forthcoming and well-earned retirement.
“It’s my job to make our guests feel like rock stars from the minute they walk in until the moment they leave.” – Joe Ballance
When a family member came to visit Brussels based sculptor Gabriel Kuri, he discovered a cost-cutting measure that soared past extreme and into the absurd.
“What really makes Vivarium so compelling is its sheer revulsion for children.” – Jack O’Higgins
A chance observation by a relative sparked the idea behind the latest work of Mexican artist Gabriel Kuri.
Dublin based photographer Ellius Grace tells us about matching Lankum’s unconventional approach to trad with his own distinctive style for their second album ‘The Livelong Day’.
Sorcha Richardson talks about collaborating across the Atlantic Ocean with designer Andrew Keyser for her debut album ‘First Prize Bravery.’
Girl Band Guitarist Alan Duggan discusses working with artist Damien Tran on the cover to their second album ‘The Talkies’ and its respective singles.
Daithí talks about finding the balance between darkness and light with painter David Smith for his new album LOSS.
“It was shot in 1967 at the Duffy & Sons circus.” Tim Putnam of Partisan Records walks us through the hunt for a fitting photograph for Fontaines D.C.’s Dogrel.
“I’m dependably useless when it comes to visual ideas.” Singer/songwriter Mick Flannery and graphic designer Matt “Punchy” McQuaid talk about the process of creating the cover for Flannery’s self-titled sixth album.
Illustrator Conor Campbell talks about creating authentic medieval art on buses and at beaches for Junior Brother’s debut album Pull the Right Rope.
Jafaris explains how he and his videographer Nathan Barlow depicted his inner struggles in a visually engaging and innovative manner on the cover for Stride.
“Underneath it all is this quite old fashioned quest for something transcendental, something sublime, profound and meaningful.” We talk to Rob Doyle ahead of the release of his new novel, Threshold.
Maija Sofia discusses her inspirations and her collaborations with photographer Jilly McGrath while Emer Kiely talks us through the design process for Sofia’s debut album Bath Time.
Derek Jarman’s radical legacy as a painter, writer, set designer, gardener and political activist is explored in his largest retrospective to date.
Blending original and found materials, Michael Robinson creates collaged films exploring the emotional mechanics of popular media, the nature of heartache, and the instability of the reality we inhabit.