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Brand New Retro: How Does it Feel? Blue Monday at 40

In 2023, Blue Monday will be forty-years old. Forty years of filling the floors at house parties, discos, indie nights, techno nights, 21sts and weddings. Brian McMahon asks the question, “How Does It Feel?”

Brand New Retro: Fab 208 – Radio Luxembourg

“208 is my magic number. It’s a throwback to the early 1970s when I and thousands of other music-starved Irish teenagers listened every night to Radio Luxembourg 208”. – Brian McMahon

Brand New Retro: Yellow Press 1991 – 1994

Yellow Press was an Irish comic published from 1991 to 1994. Describing itself as the ‘premier periodical for the nineties kind of person’ and ‘not suitable for young children’ it ran for eleven issues and featured work from over twenty Irish cartoonists.

Brand New Retro: Too Late Fanzine 1978 – 1982

Too Late was a Dundalk-based homemade magazine that was also sold in Dublin between 1978 and 1981. Brian McMahon asked its editor and publisher, Eamonn McMahon (yes relation) to reflect on his post-punk fanzine-making days.

Brand New Retro: Paul Martin – First Face

During Lockdown, fashion photographer Paul Martin unearthed boxes of negatives that inspired him to publish his new book First Face: a collection of photographs of new Irish models shot in the 1990s. Brian McMahon of Brand New Retro met Paul for a trip down memory lane.

Brand New Retro: Charity Walks

Whether you were a walker, a sponsor, or just an onlooker, it was impossible to avoid the charity walk fad of the early 1970s.

Brand New Retro: Thumbprint On A Teenage Heart

“The Bay City Rollers were my first crush, my first love. They were a sexual awakening for most of us.” Mary McNally recalls her teenage years as a Rollers fan in 1970s Beaumont, Dublin

Brand New Retro: Creation

The decor at Creation House took inspiration from Berlin too. It was modern, elegant, sleek, sophisticated – just like Creation magazine, whose office and photographic studios were conveniently located on the third floor of their Grafton Street building.

Brand New Retro: Christmas Presents Past

From tins of biscuits and tobacco to packets of cheese and nylons, Brian McMahon of Brand New Retro takes a quick look at vintage adverts for Christmas gifts produced by leading Irish manufacturers.

Brand New Retro: Turn On The Heat

“Without central heating it was almost impossible to keep a home warm. The main room could have a roaring fire of coal, slack, turf or wood but the rest of the house remained cold.” – Brian McMahon, Brand New Retro


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