Virtual Music Acts: (Blur)ring Reality & Fiction

Many of us become invested in musical artists not only for the music itself but also for the people behind the music. The faces, the personalities. These are real people with real stories. However, there is another type of musical act out there. A type without real personalities or stories. And the most surprising thing […]

Lo-Fi Rebel County: A Glance at Cork’s Music Scene

by Jack Coleman Anyone who knows me personally knows I’ve never really had an interest in local music scenes, my primary musical interest lies in the much-derided Korean pop genre. However, upon becoming the Entertainment Editor at Motley Magazine I felt it was necessary to educate myself on the thriving local music scene in Cork […]

Music Editor’s Note

  I think many of us have entire years where they feel they haven’t made a truly great decision. Not just a sound investment, but a decision that feels right and pure and satisfying from the time you made it to when its consequences cease. When Dan called me last July to tell me I […]

Review: The 1975 @The 3Arena

    “Shut up—this isn’t a fucking Charlatans gig!” The 1975’s return to the 3Arena was yet another triumph, writes Julianne Power The 1975 are a band who have long divided opinion. Very rarely does anyone come down in the middle with their stance on the Manchester born group, some viewing their music as overrated […]

An Interview With Luunah

Cork indie pop act Luunah have released a slice of pop for troubled souls. Motley Music Editor sat down with their lead singer Sarah-Beth O’Mullane for a chat Photo Credit: Miki BarlokOne of the few bright sparks of the lockdown is the feeling that pop music is really and properly back. Whether it’s Dua Lipa’s […]

Bandcamp Day Top Tracks

Great tunes for a cheap price, and all to support the arts- What’s the catch? Hope this article finds you well in these strange and troubled times, from all here at Motley. It’s been a rough time for any of us in lockdown, not least the music sector. With the institution of lockdown a massive […]