Blog of radio presenter, producer and writer Vanessa Monaghan AKA NESSY

Culture Cafe Podcast: Toby Kaar Interview

As promised here is the full interview with electronic producer Toby Kaar as partially broadcast on August 31st on RTÉ 2XM. This is the full interview. Culture Cafe is broadcast on RTÉ 2XM on Wednesdays at 1000 and repeated on Sundays at 2100, online on digital and...

Free Music Monday 05/09/2011: Nouveaunoise

Today’s recommended free music comes to us by Nouveaunoise. Nial Conway and Conor Gaffney are an electronic duo who are producing some seriously interesting electronica. Believe is a free download, taken from the duo’s new 5 track EP, Sequence Consequence. The EP is the follow up to...

Interview with Chris Turpin, from Kill It Kid

An alarm thankfully woke me up in time for an early morning interview with singer Chris Turpin, from Kill It Kid who easily took my early morning interview crown from Ant from Futures. Our chat took place while Kill it Kid were driving to London to take...

Cars Love Girls: Lose Your Mind Review

Cars Love Girls release their debut single ‘Lose Your Mind’ on October 14th. The brother/sister band features Bres, of Republic of Loose and female vocalist Orla who joined the Loose in 2006. We’re in for a good dose of funky R ‘n’ B, with some serious Prince...

Freddie Mercury’s Birthday Google Doodle

To celebrate what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday the doodlers at Google have come up with their best doodle yet. It will be twenty years since Freddie died in November (where did the time go?) and while medical advances mean people with HIV and Aids...