GIVEN that The Divine Comedy's biggest hit is their jaunty ode to coach travel, National Express, it seems entirely appropriate that bandleader Neil Hannon should now be in contention to become the official 'face' of an actual piece of public transport.
SPANISH garage rockers The Parrots play Belfast next week, which will be music to the ears to anyone who has been enjoying the tuneful yet pleasingly scuzzy surf and psychedelia-tinged sound of the Madrid trio's debut album Los Ninos Sin Miedos ('the fearless kids') on the Heavenly label.
Gorillaz Humanz DESPITE being some time in the works, Humanz feels like an album in the now; the spectre of Donald Trump's America lurks in the corner of the house party, even if – intentionally – his name is not explicitly mentioned.
1. When did you think about music as a career and what were your first steps into it? I started singing publicly when I was a teenager, but I didn’t really consider it as a career option until I was in my mid-20s, having dropped out of university with a determination to give music a proper go.
Therapy?, Wednesday April 26, The Empire, Belfast SEMINAL Co Antrim alt-rockers Therapy? will be playing their first ever Irish all-acoustic shows next week in Dublin, Belfast, Dundalk, Cork, Galway and Limerick.