Arts

“Musicians are taught to accept the dole”

“Musicians are not being taught to think like business people, they’re being taught to think like someone who’s been given the dole” remarks Daniel Jacobsen, founder of Diatribe Records and musician, known as ‘Zoid’.  Daniel used to be organising the release of niche records with his label, all in the …

Music

Album Review: Zoid – Lyphyz Drumdrops

When Daniel Jacobson, aka ZoiD, was putting together a previous compilation record using jazz musicians, the musicians must have wondered how on earth it was all going to gel together. ZoiD’s music is so texturally rich, with many electronic beeps and snarls that fitting in the natural timbre of jazz …

Movies

Film Review – Frozen

Film Frozen Production Year 2013 Country United States of America Certificate PG Duration 108 minutes Directors Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee Cast Alan Tudyk, Ciaran Hinds, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad,   Kristen Bell, Santino Fontana             Frozen is an animated fairy tale story that has …

Movies

Film Review- American Beauty (1999)

It’s been fifteen years since the cinematic release of American Beauty, Sam Mendes‘ masterful portrait of suburban life, but it would be an uphill battle to find a current film which exhibits the same level of directorial quality or depth of character. The film manages to address several key aspects …

Movies

This Changes Everything

Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Dir: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. Staring: Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansen, Samuel, L. Jackson, Robert Redford. Cert: 12A. Run Time: 136 minutes. “The price of freedom is high… and it’s a price I’m willing to pay. You told me not to trust anyone and …

Arts

ANGEL OLSEN – BURN YOUR FIRE FOR NO WITNESS

“Burn Your Fire for No Witness” is the second full-length LP by Missouri-born singer-songwriter Angel Olsen. This LP, for this reviewer’s money, is of exceptional quality: lyrically and musically. “Burn Your Fire for No Witness” marks something of a departure from her 2012 full-length debut, Half Way Home, and an …

Reviews and Events

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

Every year tech-savvy consumers anticipate the announcement of the latest smart-phones to do battle throughout the proceeding calendar months. Samsung look to have a foot in front of their competitors in 2014 with the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S5. Samsung announced the S5 on the 24th of February during …

Lego Movie Film Review
Featured Stories

“Everything is Awesome” with the Lego Movie!

To everyone in Lego Land Emmett is just an ordinary law abiding citizen; happy to buy overpriced coffee, wake up on time, drive carefully and say hello to everyone.  In fact, to many he is almost too normal but does this make the perfect guise for the prophesised “Special One?” …

RTS Futures
Reviews and Events

‘My dream was to run a Radio Station’

Fresh out of university and a self-proclaimed ‘anorak,’ Michael Wilson always had dreamt of running a radio station.  Today, he is one of the most powerful people in Ireland’s television industry, the Managing Director of UTV and currently planning the launch of his next television project; UTV Ireland. RTS NI …

Featured Stories

Co. Couture, a wee treat.

As you descend the old stone steps from Chichester Street into the tiny shop the hit of heady chocolate greets your senses.   Co. Couture chocolate shop is making a name for itself in on the Belfast food scene.  The Guild of Fine Food awarded their Irish Whisky Truffle the coveted …