Watch: Rebekah Fitch – Here We Go

It’s hard not to be encouraged by the sheer number of young Northern Irish artists out to make a name for themselves these days. The talented Belfast & Durham based Rebekah Fitch may not be too familiar just yet, but her...

Interview: Lauren Bird

Lauren Bird, it’s fair to say, has cemented herself as one of Chordblossom’s favourite talents. Previously more of a hidden gem, the Strabane singer-songwriter came to our attention through last year’s Kickstart competition, winning it outright in the live final....

Sunflowerfest 2016

Tubby’s farm was back in full swing again for this year’s Sunflowerfest, and it didn’t disappoint with exceptional acts, food and fun. We arrived at the campsite as the sun shone above us…until we unwrapped the tents and it bucketed...

Watch: The Darkling Air – Storyline

New Belfast duo The Darkling Air recently released their debut single and video, and it’s more than a little exciting. In ‘Storyline’, the duo, comprised of Rachel McCarthy and Michael Keeney, have crafted a beautiful, enthralling piece of music. The two-piece first...

Premiere: Black Mono – Sundown

Belfast grunge outfit Black Mono impressed us with their debut EP Like A Vein that seemed to hark back to the mid nineties when grunge rock was king. Following a quiet spell the band have unveiled a performance video for...

Premiere: False Friends – All My Friends

  Fans of the Northern Irish may not be too familiar with False Friends, but they aren’t a new entity. False Friends is the new name of indie band, Don’t Shoot. The five piece are currently based in Glasgow and...

Triggerman – Atomic Rock Number 79

  There’s a line in the title track of Triggerman‘s latest EP Atomic Rock Number 79 that goes “rock to the metal, rock to the blues”, a line that neatly sums up both the band’s ethos and their sound in...

Stream: Reevah – Daydreamer

Often when you think of Neal Calderwood at Manor Park Studios, you associate big rock records from the likes of Making Monsters, A Plastic Rose, Fighting with Wire. The latest artist to venture into his studio is Aoife Boyle, under the...

News

Preview : Rockstock

by - August 27, 2016

This Sunday sees the return of Rockstock. The annual, one day mini-festival takes place on the shores of Lough Neagh in Moortown, County Tyrone, and has become a real highlight of the Mid Ulster rock scene. This year it’s lineup...

Fresh Northern Irish Music

Watch: Rebekah Fitch – Here We Go

by - August 29, 2016

It’s hard not to be encouraged by the sheer number of young Northern Irish artists out to make a name for themselves these days. The talented Belfast & Durham based Rebekah Fitch may not be too familiar just yet, but her...

Live Reviews

Gascan Ruckus Summer BBQ – 20th August 2016

by - August 26, 2016

Gascan Ruckus summer BBQ Saturday 20th August 2016 – QUBSU Speakeasy, Belfast The first annual...

Music Reviews

Maverick – Big Red

by - August 24, 2016

  Everyone’s favourite retro rockers Maverick are back with their second full length album Big...

Interviews

Interview: Rabid Bitch of the North at Bloodstock

by - August 30, 2016

On the morning of their performance on the New Blood Stage, we chatted with New...

Introducing

Introducing: #81 – The Stiff Kick

by - August 4, 2016

Name: The Stiff Kick Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alternative Country Blues ◀ Q & A ▶...

Features

Stendhal festival picks: Brand New Friend

by - August 8, 2016

Limavady’s Stendhal Festival of Art rolls around for another year this Friday for two days of...

Photosets

The Answer

by - August 23, 2016

Photos from The Answers‘ show on 3rd June 2016 in the Limelight, Belfast with support...