Joy Crookes feat. Jafaris: Early

With a video filmed in her grandmother’s house in Dublin, Joy Crookes’ “Early” depicts a love story doomed or destined to last—depending on how you listen. Aside from Crookes’ soulful delivery, Dublin-based rapper Jafaris contributes a catchy verse and harmonizes with the singer on the chorus. But the pair admits that they “wrote this song called ‘Early’ when were both experiencing the opposite ends of …

Premiere: “Waking Life” by Sorcha Richardson

A new hand-drawn lyric video, illustrated and filmed by the singer/songwriter

An ethereal current—almost electric—runs through the even, honest and warm timbre of singer/songwriter Sorcha Richardson‘s vocals. The Dubliner, now residing in Brooklyn, has released a series of hand-drawn and DIY-produced lyric videos. The latest, “Waking Life,” premieres here today. The track invokes many instances of domesticated nature—flower petals falling, raindrops against a bedroom window, shooting stars burning up her own name—earthly, even telluric. While these …

Tullamore D.E.W.’s New State-of-the-Art Distillery

The first new "from the ground up" distillery in Ireland in over 100 years

Back in 1954, the distillery for Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey shuttered its doors in midland Ireland’s town of Tullamore. Production didn’t cease, but rather shifted to the famed Midleton Distillery, home of many other Irish whiskies. When the family-run independent distilling organization William Grant & Sons purchased the brand in 2010, they knew it deserved its own home—in its origin city. Some €35 million later, …