Starstruck- Bob Geldof Speaks to Motley  

HotPress Student Ambassador and Motley’s staff writer Ava Sommers sits down with Sir Bob Geldof and pick his brain on his attempt at space exploration, the Boomtown Rats and modern Ireland for young creatives.   Each year, the UCC Law Society presents a Mutatio Factorem award to an Irish person who have  made a difference […]

BRB, Moving to Planet Her – The Award-Winning R&B Album by Doja Cat

By Jessica Anne Rose    It’s not a proper playlist if Doja isn’t on it. The acclaimed third studio album Planet Her (2021) took home the Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Album, and the American Music Award for Favorite Album Soul/R&B. Planet Her came to our streaming services during a pandemic, spreading joy and […]

Saturn Return and Adele: Is a Planet the Reason You’re Going Crazy?

James Carroll writes on Adele’s experience with the Saturn return, a unique astrological phenomenon.   As anyone who is a fan of Adele, has ever read a headline, or generally does not live under a rock would know, the music legend underwent a significant life upheaval in 2019 when she divorced from Simon Konceki at […]

Stevie G: Sharing Space in Cork’s Music Scene

Music in Ireland is just catching its momentum once again following the pandemic. As new acts form and venues open there is no better time to think about equality in music in Cork and beyond. Deputy Features and Opinions Editor Sarah O’Mahony speaks to renowned Red FM DJ Stephen ‘Stevie G’ Grainger. Stevie has been […]

Mapping the Borders of The Mountain Goats

Contributor Tess Isabelle O’Regan contemplates the theme of borders present in the music of The Mountain Goats.   In the first line of the third verse of International Small Arms Traffic Blues, John Darnielle, frontman of The Mountain Goats, proclaims: “Our love is like the border between Greece and Albania”. You expect a certain amount […]

On the Record with Trick Mist

Entertainment editor Seán Enda Donnelly interviews Trick Mist on the release of his new album, The Hedge Maze and the Spade, a strikingly surreal mediation on loss, childhood and the future. Neuroscience suggests memories weave together our past, present, and future. The same brain processes that we use in recollection aid us in future planning […]