Top 3 Music Journalists to Follow This Summer

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Summer is finally here and to celebrate, we’ve come up with a list of our top three music journalists to follow this season.

Whether you’re looking for the best gigs and festivals to attend or you’re looking for some new music to vibe with this summer, be sure to check out these music journalists below.

Peter McGoran

Peter McGoran is an editorial writer for Hot Press. He has made some interesting contributions to the publication with recent interviews with George Ezra following his latest gig at Malahide Castle and shining a light on up and coming Irish band SOAK.
Many of McGoran’s articles showcase debut albums of Irish bands such as Walking on Cars, All Tvvins and Delorentos. Some of his contributions often feature album and gig reviews.festival 3
Peter McGoran is definitely someone to keep up with when it comes to the latest releases and events in the Irish music scene.

Louise Bruton

Louise Bruton is a freelance writer for a variety of different Irish publications including The Sunday Business Post, Headstuff.org and most noticeably for the  Irish Times. She mainly focuses on writing music reviews for albums and gigs but she also makes contributions about access and rights for people with disabilities.
Some of her recent album reviews cover bands such as Foals and a variety of Irish artists which includes Hozier. She also has written some articles on the recent gigs at the RDS such as Fleetwood Mac and Pink.festival 4
One of her latest articles includes a list of unmissable events in her ultimate guide to the biggest Irish gigs and festivals of summer 2019. Here, she gives a comprehensive outline of events such as the upcoming Trinity Summer Series gigs which sees headliners such as Vampire Weekend, Foals, Janelle Monáe and Stereophonics. Other events she mentions include Longitude Festival and Beatyard at Dún Laoghaire Harbour.
Louise Bruton is definitely one to follow to get the latest scoop on up and coming events and the best music reviews.

Tony Clayton-Lea

Tony Clayton-Lea is another freelance journalist who has won many awards for his writing. He is also a broadcaster and author and some of his topics of speciality include music and book reviews on the latest releases. He also oversees the weekly Me & My Money column for the Irish Times in the paper’s Business section. As well as this, he is also the author of six non-fiction music-related books, and he is also a regular reviewer and critic on Arena, RTE Radio One’s flagship arts and culture show. 
A regularly updated feature Tony Clayton-Lea maintains is his ‘Gigs of the Week’ series which includes a prospective look at Irish music events on a weekly basis. His latest instalment looked forward to Noel Gallagher and Lana Del Ray in Malahide Castle and reggae-vibed Jamaican-born lyrical poet, Linton Kwesi Johnson in Cork.
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Other interesting features he has contributed to the Irish Times includes an eccentric look at a roundup of new books looking at the history of music from all angles. In this feature, he reviews a variety of music books and shares his perspective on them. Another brilliant writer to keep an eye on for all things alternative in the music scene. 
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