Therapy? To Headline NI Music Prize 2014

The Northern Ireland Music Prize returns for another year to celebrate the very best of Northern Irish albums.  Bangor’s Foy Vance was the worthy winner of 2013 with ‘Joy of Nothing’.  The Northern Ireland Album of the Year will be decided by an...

Tennent’s Vital 2014: The Killers

  The line-up announcements for Tennent’s Vital are hugely anticipated each year, with Northern Ireland craving big summer shows. This year the draw, alongside a dance night featuring David Guetta, was The Killers with support from Bastille and Go Wolf....

Hit The B Button – Apartments

  The fact that Hit The B Button are from Belfast by way of Canada, kind of confirms the simple truth of their message expressed via their debut E.P. ‘Apartments’, and that is that life for those in the world...

Belsonic: Queens Of the Stone Age – 20th August 2014

  A 60 second countdown appeared on the LED lights on stage.  At 20 seconds the band appeared. At zero the drums began. Queens Of The Stone Age kicked off the set with ‘You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar,...

Belsonic: Chic feat Nile Rodgers – 19th August 2014

  When discussing the wider Belsonic billing for this year with other music lovers, the general consensus seems to be that it’s a little ‘hit or miss’, and maybe this is shown in the lack of sell-out nights (only Biffy...

NI Music Weekly: The Last Of The Summer Festivals

NI Music Weekly: The Last Of The Summer Festivals by Chordblossom on Mixcloud This week the big Belfast festivals have come to town with the likes of Biffy Clyro, Queens of  the Stone Age and The Killers all making a...

Lost Avenue – If All Else Fails

  The stop start riff on ‘Nothing To See’ that opens the debut album from Derry’s Lost Avenue could be seen as systematic of their career so far. Receiving countless plaudit for their live shows while it might be fair...

Metallic Elements: Are we metalheads all beer drinkers and hellraisers?

  Are we metalheads all beer drinkers and hellraisers as per the Motorhead 1977 cover version of the ZZ Top classic? Yes, there is a perception that surrounding the aura of all self-respecting hard rockers and metalheads there is a...

News

IN AN INSTANT TO CLOSE OPEN HOUSE BANGOR FESTIVAL

by - August 29, 2014

It has been a very busy summer for Open House Festival and tomorrow night – Saturday 30th August, sees the finale with Bangor’s very own In An Instant closing the festival for 2014 at The Windsor, Bangor. The local lads...

Music Reviews

Down To Level – Bounce

by - August 27, 2014

  Back in February, Belfast’s Down To Level released their debut EP, Bounce. Since then...

Singles Club

Venus Effect – ‘It Would Be You’

by - August 27, 2014

  Apologies first of all to Steve and the rest of the Venus Effect lads,...

Live Reviews

Tennent’s Vital 2014: The Killers

by - August 28, 2014

  The line-up announcements for Tennent’s Vital are hugely anticipated each year, with Northern Ireland...

Interviews

Interview: Stendhal Festival

by - August 6, 2014

Earning a sterling reputation over the years for its stand out collection of bands, beautiful surroundings...

Introducing

Introducing #57: Plain Zebra

by - August 29, 2014

Name: Plain Zebra Formed: 2011/2012 Hometown: Derry Genre: Blues, Folk, Indie Line-up: Graham Baldrick (guitars,...

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