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Interview with Dubliner Frontman Paddy Hanna: “I ignore the zeitgeist”

The Dubliner, known for fronting the Grand Pocket Orchestra, has recently set out on a solo career. His debut record “Leafy Stiletto” was released to critical acclaim back in 2014. Now part of the Trout Records family, his last single "Underprotected" is a melodic, lilting, plaintive, yet still delightful song. In this interview, Hanna discusses his opera singing father, the personal physical work he put into "Underprotected", and some of his favourite contemporaries on the Dublin scene.

Interview with Singer Danielle Sullivan of Wild Ones: “Being in a band is amazing and fun”

Wild Ones extend the summer with their recently released EP Heatwave as they continue to define and refine their particular blend of self-proclaimed ‘dream pop’. The quintet’s latest release includes five very ‘groovable’ tunes built around funky and gritty guitar lines, precisely driven drums, smooth and full vocals and moody synthesizers.  Finishing up another year of substantial touring, Wild Ones’ Danielle Sullivan was kind enough to answer a few questions about the evolution of their sound band, and some of their strangest stage moments.

Nina Simone: A Rebel With A Cause

#OscarSoWhite. Again this year, the Film Academy saw a movement asking for more diversity in the nominations and in the film industry. Some of the most prominent African-American Hollywood figures pointed that all the 20 nominees for Best Actor are white, with not a single black person making it on the list of nominees. There is no way to avoid thinking of the beautiful and touching documentary film, directed by Liz Garbus, "What happened, Miss Simone?" a film that is incredibly relevant in today's entertainment industry.

Trevor Anderson Of The High Dials Talks About His Latin American Tour

The High Dials came to the fore in 2003 out of Montreal. For twelve years they have entertained and intrigued audiences with their ever evolving sound. This past autumn, they embarked on their first ever tour of Latin America, playing shows in Mexico and Colombia. In this interview, Trevor Anderson of the High Dials discusses their South American tour in Mexico and Colombia, their most recent album "In the A.M. Wilds," and why he thinks categorizing music into genres is reductive.