Tour Diary: R51 – Reading & Leeds

If you check out Chordblossom on even a semi-frequent basis you will know that we are rather fond of a certain band R51. We were absolutely delighted to hear that they had been selected to play the BBC Introducing stages...

Stream: Lauren Bird – ‘Goodbye, Good Luck’

We are over the moon to finally reveal the end product of our Kickstart 2015 competition; the new single from Lauren Bird, ‘Goodbye, Good Luck‘. Lauren left us spell bound throughout the competition so it fantastic to see her hard...

Local Music Organisations Seeking Interns

Our focus for news in the Northern Irish music scene tends to relate to gigs, festivals, new releases – in other words on the musicians. Well it is just important to focus on the infrastructure of the scene in Northern...

Stendhal Festival Of Art 2015

I have no doubt that the organisers of Stendhal were feeling the weight of expectation on their shoulders given that they were named as the Best Small Festival in Ireland two years running. Rather than dwell on this thought they...

Sunflowerfest 2015

► Day one – Friday What day one of Sunflower festival lacked in sun, it made up in flowers. Upon arriving the whole farm was decorated beautifully and swarming with floral crowns atop excited campers. The christening band, Palm Tree...

Premiere: Parapa Palace – Myopic/Visions

The alternative rock of Parapa Palace first came to our attention through this year’s Kickstart competition. Since then, the band formerly known as Lives have grown in stature. April saw the release of their debut, self-titled EP. The band’s self-styled...

Interview: Stormzone

Local legends Stormzone are on the verge of releasing their fifth album, the clever and epic Seven Sins. Melanie Brehaut sat down with vocalist John ‘Harv’ Harbinson and guitarist/producer Steve Moore to talk about the album’s concept, the band’s future...

Premiere: The Bayonettes – 2 Miles For Me Is 1000 For You

Coleraine quartet, The Bayonettes have garnered praise from us on a number of occasions and also recently headlined our latest Exposure gig so we are absolutely thrilled to premiere their latest single. ‘2 Miles For Me Is 1000 For You‘...

News

Clash Of The New Breeds Open For 2015

by - August 31, 2015

Every year the Volume Control in tandem with the Oh Yeah Music Centre and the Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust host a competition for unsigned artists between ages 14 – 24. The competition prizes include a slot at the Volume Control...

Music Reviews

THVS – Everyday Hexes

by - September 1, 2015

The compact nature of Northern Ireland’s rock and metal scene often means that when one...

Singles Club

D.A.N. – ‘Fairytale’

by - August 2, 2015

Hot on the heels of reviewing Cavalry – an English-based band featuring a member from...

Live Reviews

Eric Martin – 27th August 2015

by - September 2, 2015

Eric Martin with support from Gráinne Duffy Thursday 27th August 2015 – Voodoo, Belfast After...

Blogs

Tour Diary: R51 – Reading & Leeds

by - September 2, 2015

If you check out Chordblossom on even a semi-frequent basis you will know that we...

Interviews

Interview: By Any Means

by - August 25, 2015

It’s not every day that a hardcore act is asked by one of Bloodstock‘s organisers...

Introducing

Introducing #65: Petty Youth

by - June 18, 2015

Name: Petty Youth Formed: 2013 Hometown: Downpatrick Genre: Garage Rock Line-up: Alex Johnson – Lead...

NI Music Weekly

Sessions

Chordblossom Sessions: Those Ghosts – We’ll Take Time

by - January 6, 2015

CB Kickstart ’13 winners Those Ghosts released their second EP ‘Delays’ at the end of...

    Photosets

    Chordblossom Presents: Lauren Bird – 28th August 2015

    by - August 31, 2015

    Photos from the launch of Lauren Bird‘s ‘Goodbye Good Luck’ recorded as part of our...