There are no hands in the air moments on the second album from British MC Loyle Carner.
Fri, 26 Apr, 2019
Badly Drawn Boy may never escape from his Bewilderbeast album, but he’ll also be playing new music on his Irish tour, writes Ed Power.
Tue, 06 Nov, 2018
So retrograde has Mercury turned out to be that I have found it safer to remain mostly under the duvet, for fear of encountering confusion, delays and frustration, writes Suzanne Harrington
Mon, 09 Apr, 2018
As the recessionary ‘80s gave way to the Celtic Tiger era, Irish consumers began to spend again and Ford, retaining its Cork links, launched a raft of models which became industry leaders.
Mon, 03 Apr, 2017
Some of music’s finest have died this year, but there has still been a fine array of records on release. Ed Power picks his favourites
Fri, 16 Dec, 2016
Fri, 23 Oct, 2015
The former manager of world champion Mark Selby is campaigning to put snooker on the UK curriculum.
Wed, 01 Apr, 2015
ALL We Are’s Rich O’Flynn isn’t fazed by the hype.
Mon, 08 Dec, 2014
As Kasabian get ready to headline Glastonbury, the band tell Ed Power they are far too busy pushing boundaries to be bothered by the Spinal Tap jibes.
Fri, 20 Jun, 2014
Wed, 02 Apr, 2014
Sun, 16 Mar, 2014
U2 are to go back to their spiritual home by returning to the record label that discovered them in the 1970s.
Mon, 30 Dec, 2013
Rock superstars U2 are to go back to their spiritual home by returning to the record label that discovered them in the 1970s.
Sun, 29 Dec, 2013
Chart veteran David Bowie’s comeback album after a 10-year absence has been shortlisted for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, alongside acts such as teenager Jake Bugg.
Wed, 11 Sep, 2013
KASABIAN’S Sergio Pizzorno doesn’t care what the hipsters think.
Wed, 29 May, 2013
We hit up Dublin and Cork in this week's edition.
Sun, 31 Mar, 2013
Name: Natasha Crowley
Sun, 20 Jan, 2013
THE xx’s Oliver Sim sweeps into his dressing room, troubled.
Tue, 11 Dec, 2012
Indie quartet Alt-J have won the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize for their album 'An Awesome Wave'.
Fri, 02 Nov, 2012
HE closing ceremony of the London Olympics had surreal moments.
Tue, 28 Aug, 2012
A mechanic who was refused permission to attend training courses because he was nearing retirement age has been awarded €30,000 by the Equality Tribunal.
Tue, 21 Aug, 2012
Friendly Fires escaped the nu-rave movement to blaze their own trail as a pop band, says Ed Power
Tue, 06 Dec, 2011
Teenage pop superstar Justin Bieber will face the cameras - and his girlfriend - when he appears at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards just days after denying allegations he fathered a child in a backstage bathroom.
Sat, 05 Nov, 2011
Building and engineering services company Mercury has announced that chief operating officer Michael Kennedy is to be the new managing director of the group.
Mon, 25 Oct, 2010
The xx are so “terrified” after winning the Mercury Prize this week, they are going into hiding.
Thu, 09 Sep, 2010
Chart veteran Paul Weller will tonight take on past winner Dizzee Rascal and hotly-tipped acts such as The xx to claim the Barclaycard Mercury Prize.
Tue, 07 Sep, 2010
DUBLIN band Villagers have been included on the shortlist for this year’s Mercury Prize.
Wed, 21 Jul, 2010
Chart veteran Paul Weller was today shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize for the first time in 16 years – and will battle it out with past winner Dizzee Rascal.
Tue, 20 Jul, 2010
European Union regulators have given Chinese manufacturer Geely the go-ahead to buy Sweden’s Volvo Cars.
Wed, 07 Jul, 2010
Mercury Prize-winner Speech Debelle was booed off stage by Take That fans as she tried to rap one of their songs – at an event in honour of the chart-topping band.
Thu, 26 Nov, 2009
The frontman of Glasvegas is looking forward to going on a US tour this weekend despite reports that he had gone missing for five days, a band spokesman said today.
Wed, 09 Sep, 2009
The frontman of Mercury nominees Glasvegas has been missing for five days, his bandmates said today.
A newspaper in the UK has banned visitors to its website from commenting on stories about missing Madeleine McCann after it was bombarded with “spiteful and defamatory” comments about her parents.
Wed, 25 Jul, 2007
Elton John has revealed the real reason he split from his last record company Mercury - executives wanted him to record an album of Motown Christmas hits.
Tue, 12 Sep, 2006
DESPITE the huge number of open-air concerts last year, new arrival Electric Picnic proved the hit of the summer and with another star-studded line-up just announced, it looks poised to repeat the trick.
Fri, 24 Mar, 2006
A host of celebrities were travelling to the UK tonight for the Brit Awards, the highlight of Britain’s music calendar.
Mon, 16 Feb, 2004
Pin-up pop star Shania Twain has declared herself surprised by the amount of attention she gets from men.
Sun, 24 Aug, 2003
RADIOHEAD and Coldplay were yesterday joint favourites to take this year's revered Panasonic Mercury Music Prize as the shortlist was unveiled.
Wed, 23 Jul, 2003
Albums which have made it to the shortlist for one of the music world’s most esteemed awards – the Mercury Music Prize – were being unveiled today.
Tue, 22 Jul, 2003
Singer and guitarist Mark Knopfler has been forced to cancel his European tour following a motorbike accident.
Tue, 01 Apr, 2003
Ford vehicle sales fell 10% in the United States in 2002 despite a strong finish to the year.
Fri, 03 Jan, 2003
A British reporter arrested in Pakistan last month amid spying allegations has been freed, his employers said today.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2002
A British journalist held in Pakistan amid claims of spying was taken into custody after his €230 wristwatch aroused the suspicions of border guards, it emerged today.
Sun, 26 May, 2002
Darius Danesh has signed a new deal with Mercury Records.
Fri, 10 May, 2002
Gorillaz are refusing to accept their nomination for this year's Mercury Music Prize.
Tue, 24 Jul, 2001
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