Best friends for life? Kanye West and Taylor Swift at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards last year. [Photo credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS] "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why? I made that b***h famous". This gem is a line rapped by Kanye West in his new song 'Famous', taken… Continue reading Haters gonna hate: Kanye West’s lyrics on Taylor Swift are way off the mark
Its had audiences seething at its depictions of shocking violence and nudity, with 'misogynistic' one of the labels used to describe Rihanna's new video for single 'Bitch Better Have My Money'. Taken from her eighth studio album, the video has aroused much debate about its content and aims, with many criticizing the singer to have on… Continue reading Is Rihanna’s BBHMM video dangerously… good?
For fans, this is as good as it gets. 'Montage of Heck' provides a much too intense picture of Kurt's soaring creativity and ultimate helplessness. ★★★★★ Brett Morgen's newly-released documentary titled 'Montage of Heck' examines the life of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, offering a tangible, pertinent window into a son, musician, father, husband and a… Continue reading Documentary review: Cobain: Montage of Heck
From County Wicklow emerges rising star Andrew Hozier-Byrne, who has stratospherically stormed the mainstream music industry and transitioned from small-time musician to now Grammy-nominated artist. With number one singles worldwide and performances on nearly every major TV show, including David Letterman and even the Victoria's Secrets fashion show last year, Hozier played an extremely intimate set at the O2… Continue reading Gig review: Hozier at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Recently, I've been exposed to an influx of fantastic music - it's so good that I felt the need to share a few of my favourite tracks with everyone. If you're looking for new bands and artists to listen to (and something a little different, perhaps?), then check out these all-the-rage tracks: 1. Alt-J - Hunger of… Continue reading Martha recommends: 5 tracks you should be listening to right now
BBC America's increasingly popular sci-fi show Orphan Black is back with season two and already, audiences are being swept away into the whirlwind of mystery and action as our beloved clones continue in their quest for self-discovery. As with any show I watch, it's always the accompanying music score that continues to intrigue me and again, the beautiful soundtrack… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Orphan Black’s music composer Trevor Yuile
It’s not the first time we’ve heard the news that Lady Gaga has done something bizarre, and yet again she failed to disappoint us with her antics at the SXSW (South by Southwest) festival. The main highlights of her performance saw her being roasted above a mechanical spit (as seen above), riding a bull rather… Continue reading Is Lady Gaga running out of steam?