7 Deadly Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

Deadline for the 2018 entries is June 30th – get your photos in ASAP (FYI they don’t accept domestic animal shots so your pooch pics are out).

If you’d like to enter your funny wildlife photography click here. Have some inspiration in the meantime…

OVERALL WINNER Tibor Kerccz for this owl image


WINNER “The Laughing Dormouse” by Andrea Zampatti.


WINNER “Slap” by Troy Mayne.


HIGHLY COMMENDED “All Dressed And Ready For Church” by Carl Henry.


HIGHLY COMMENDED “Monkey-Escape” by Katy Laveck-Foster.


HIGHLY COMMENDED “WTF” by George Cathcart.


HIGHLY COMMENDED “Mudskippers Got Talent” by Daniel Trim.



7 Deadly New Numbers Nostalgic for the 1980s

Janelle Monáe | Make Me Feel | Released February 2018

’80s icons Prince, Bowie and Robert Palmer.. they’re all here somewhere in the sound, style and video on Janelle Monáe‘s Make Me Feel. It’s a single Prince would be proud of with its Kiss-like guitar groove accompanied by an ambiguously sexual music video. The track appears on her forthcoming album Dirty Computer due out this April, which may just be the makings of Monáe.

NAO | Nostalgia | Released September 2017

Notes of early Janet Jackson from her Control (1986) era and Chaka Chan vibes throughout, East London’s NAO gives us this funky soulful single. NAO describes Nostalgia as “like an ’80s jam” with a “disco French house thing” and says she was inspired by Bobby Brown’s music.

Ruthven | Evil | Released November 2017

Ruthven is a professional firefighter from South London. His debut single Evil showcases classic ’80s synthpop/funk sounds.

Destroyer | Tinseltown Swimming in Blood | Released September 2017

This song is as though New Order and the Cocteau Twins had a lovechild and Lou Reed was the father. This baby borrows New Order guitar tones making it a melancholy yet ever so romantic tune. Listen to more from Canadian rockers Destroyer on their album ken.

Moon King | I’ve Stopped Believing | Released January 2018

Moon King has a habit of taking old rhythms and turning them into his own dream pop remedies. Here he follows up album Hamtramck ’16 with a synth-y, dance-y jam, featuring David Carriere of TOPS on guitar. Is it just me or does that intro harp back to Michael Jackson’s The Way You Make Me Feel (1987)? Big love to Moon King.

MGMT | Me and Michael | Released February 2018

Me and Michael sounds like it’s fresh off the set of a John Hughes high school romance movie – that part when the two teens kiss underneath a disco ball at senior prom. Thankfully MGMT have finally released a promising album Little Dark Age where they round out that ’80s fixation with just the right amount of psych-pop.

Peggy Gou | Han Jan | Released 26 February 2018

This track is influenced more by early ’90s house and electro but there’s an ’80s-esque vibe to it. The Berlin based Korean artist that is Peggy Gou has tons of tour dates over the coming weeks in Ireland, check her out here she’s deadly.


7 Deadly Yuletide Classics Screening Around Dublin this Christmas

The Snowman (1982)

Light House Cinema | Saturday 9th | 16:25

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Irish Film Institute | Daily screenings from Friday 15th – Saturday 23rd

Bad Santa (2003)

The Sugar Club | Wednesday 20th | 19:00

Love Actually (2003)

The Stella Theatre | Saturday 23rd | 12:00pm

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Stella Theatre | Friday 22nd | 23: 55

Home Alone (1990)

The Unitarian Church (the one on the corner of Stephen’s Green) | Friday 15th | 18:00

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

The Unitarian Church | Saturday 16th | 18:00

There are loads more movies showing like Elf, Die Hard, Home Alone 2, Gremlins…

click on the venues for more info.

Merry Christmas!

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7 Deadly Things to get Someone Deadly for Christmas

‘Pretty Mean’ Christmas Cards

Personalised messages without a filter from a ‘Fuck You Cancer’ to a ‘Happy Divorce!’ –searingly sincere wishes for every occasion – check them out here they’re brilliant. Pretty Mean is Dublin based so you won’t wait donkeys for the postman plus each card is hand-lettered making them way better than that crap you buy in Hodges Podges or whatever. Order your “cheese-less Jesus-less” Christmas cards now so you’ve got time to write and send the bloody things. You’re fucking welcome.

‘Tough Love’ Print Series

Inspired by festive movies Edward Scissorhands, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, and Home Alone 2 – this super cool series of 8″X8″ prints was created alongside the ‘Tough Love Gallery.’ Running with the tough love theme they depict moments from Irish artist, Mick Minogue‘s favourite Christmas movies that would make any tough guy cry.

Daft Punk Christmas Ornament Set

Limited edition Christmas ornaments, inspired by the Daft Punk Discovery era robot helmets, are glass blown from hand sculpted forms and electroplated in gold and silver lacquer. Other festive merch on the Daft Punk website include snow globes and candles.

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Movie Tickets

Stella Theatre featured on 7deadlythings

The newly restored Stella Theatre has a cocktail bar and a midnight screening of Tim Burton’s Christmas classic on Friday the 22nd December. The cinema has been restored to reflect its 1920s Art Deco origin. Service to the seats includes a full bar, a tapas-style food menu and classic cinema-food like nachos, hot dogs, and popcorn. Yes.

Merry… uh… Christmas Jeff Goldblum pin

Jeff GoldblumWhen Jurassic Park had sex with Christmas the result was this bundle of enamel pin featuring a seasonal take on Jeff Goldblum’s classic quote:

Life… uh… finds a way

There’s also a raptor wearing a Santa hat somewhere in here too.

 Christmas Suits at Avoca

These suits are on sale in Avoca for €99.95, no joke. Kinda want one though, no?

The Birds and the Teas

Homemade local seasonal delights from Olive and Pat in County Wicklow. They make chutneys and relishes and jams oh my. They’ve loads of delicious things like ‘Whiskey in the Jar‘ fruit marmalade with Jameson whiskey, ‘Last Mango In Paris‘ mango chutney, ‘Beetle Mania‘ beetroot based chutney, and ‘Here Comes The Sun‘ sun-dried tomato relish. Fill out your Christmas Gift Pack Order Form to make it all much easier. Love these guys.

The Birds and the Teas feat. on 7deadlythings

Merry Christmas ya’ll from 7 Deadly Things!


7 Deadly New Books on Musicians for the Muso in You

David Bowie: A Life | by Dylan Jones 

Based on over 180 verbatim interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators about life and times spent with David Bowie in recording studios, on stages, film sets, and in bedrooms. David Jones’s liveliest pages details Bowie’s cocaine-addicted, sleep-deprived, Hitler-obsessed, Manson-fearing, devil-hallucinating years in Los Angeles in the 1970s.

The book is more about sex than the songs where the credibility creeps into question (who’s doing the fact checking?) so if it’s a deep appreciation of the music you’re after try Paul Trynka’s “Starman” written with the help of a huge array of interviewees.

Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 | by Lizzy Goodman

Set against a backdrop that encompasses 9/11, the emergent of the Internet and social media, the collapse of the old-style music industry, and the gentrification of New York, journalist Lizzy Goodman’s honest and informative Meet Me in the Bathroom charts the transformation of the New York music scene in the first decade of the 2000s.

Drawing on 200 original interviews with James Murphy, Julian Casablancas, Karen O, Interpol, Vampire Weekend and many other musicians, artists, journalists, bloggers, photographers, managers, music executives, groupies, models, movie stars, and DJs who lived through this musical renaissance.

Goldie: All Things Remembered | by Goldie + Ben Thompson 

Born Clifford Price and now known as the ‘King of Jungle’ Goldie co-founded the drum’n’bass record label Metalheadz in the 1990s and created landmark tracks such as “Angel” and “Inner City Life.”

In this book he tells of moving between foster homes, being subjected to long-term sexual abuse, revenge, shotguns, car crashes, gold teeth, and reality TV. Goldie was a gifted visual artist, who gravitated to graffiti in the early 1980s where in found a community. “I obviously felt a very strong need to be a part of a family. Looking at trains and thinking, ‘These kids are writing their names from one end of the city to the other’, I finally felt like I’d found one.”

Nick Cave: Mercy On Me | by Reinhard Kleist 

Award-winning graphic novelist Reinhard Kleist blends truth and fiction by employing a cast of characters drawn from Cave’s songs and novels in, Nick Cave: Mercy On Me thus painting an expressive and enthralling portrait of a formidable artist and influencer.

In a statement about the work, Nick Cave says of the writer, “master graphic novelist and myth-maker” and calls it “a terrifying conflation of Cave songs, biographical half-truths and complete fabulations” adding that it is “a complex, chilling and completely bizarre journey into Cave World.”

Petty: The Biography | by Warren Zanes


An unflinching and intimate account of the life on and off the stage of music legend Tom Petty, by an accomplished writer and friend Warren Zanes who toured with Petty. Zanes published this biography in late 2015 which went on to become a New York Times Bestseller. Seems appropriate to include this book as Petty passed away in October 2017.

For a quick fix on the artist before reading the book check out 7 Deadly Things About the Heartbreaker that was Tom Petty.

Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol | by Ben Thompson 

With a foreword by Chrissie Hynde, Steve Jones’s Lonely Boy, written with music journalist and author Ben Thompson, is the story of an unlikely guitar hero who, with the Sex Pistols, changed history.

Steve Jones’s takes readers on his journey from the Kings Road of the early 70s through the years of the Sex Pistols, punk rock, and the recording of “Anarchy in the UK” and Never Mind the Bollocks. Jones battled with alcohol, heroin and sex addiction but eventually emerged to gain fresh acclaim as an actor and radio host.

Born To Run | By Bruce Springsteen

Over the past seven years Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life. The result is “an utterly unique, endlessly exhilarating, last-chance-power-drive of a memoir” (Rolling Stone) that offers the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

“Born to Run” takes us, album by album, through his career. The book takes us through his many stabs at romance, which tended to end badly. He also opens up on the full-blown depression that has plagued him for most of his life stemming from a troubled relationship with his heavy-drinking Irish father.

Mr. Springsteen’s work ethic has never abandoned him, or he it. “I’m glad I’ve been handsomely paid for my efforts,” he writes, “but I truly would have done it for free.”

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7 Deadly new Songs that made this Month more Dreamy

“Ordinary Lover” | Moon King | Hamtramck ’16

“Siebenkas” | Trailer Trash Tracys | Althaea

“The Dream” | Widowspeak | Expect The Best

“Rare Form” | Millionyoung

“Mourning Sound” | Grizzly Bear | Painted Ruins

“Feels Like Heaven” | Ariel Pink | Dedicated to Bobby Jameson

“Dear Life” |Beck | Colors

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7 Deadly Events Happening In & Around Dublin




The Artists’ Cookbook Launch Event 

Friday 18th August | 19:00 | Airbnb HQ at Grand Canal Dock

Syrias Vibes Fundraising Event | Entry Free | Afterparty Charlotte Quay


Dublin Quays Festival

17th – 20th August | Local acts | Several venues

Entry Free


Primal Scream at Groove Festival

Saturday 19th August | 21:00 | Killruddery House & Gardens, Bray

Ticket €60, €100


Liquid Latex Puppet Building Workshop

19th & 20th August | 10:00 – 17:00 | Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Fee €170 (Students: €150)


Pulp Fiction Screening

28th August | 20:00 | The Sugar Club

Ticket €12.20 | Afterparty with music inspired by Quentin Tarantino and his movies


Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry

Exhibition runs until 17th September | The National Gallery of Ireland

Entry €15


The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble

Will Gregory (Goldfrapp), Adrian Utley (Portishead) and ensemble creating new sounds

1st October | 20:00 | The National Concert Hall

Ticket €25, €30



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