Chordblossom Presents Kickstart 2015

  It is that time of year again where we try and give one lucky band or solo musician some great prizes to boost their prospects in 2015. We are of course talking about our annual Kickstart competition. Previous winners include SOAK,...

Premiere: R51 – Absolutely Nothing

  We all have a few bands that we absolutely adore and can’t understand why they aren’t more popular. R51 fall in to that category for us with two quite excellent singles (& it must be said b-sides for that...

Tips for 2015

  2014 is behind us and there’s now nothing left for it but to look ahead to what 2015 holds for the local music scene. Of course we don’t proclaim to be able to predict the future but here is...

NI Music Weekly: Back for 2015

NI Music Weekly: Fresh For 2015 by Chordblossom on Mixcloud It’s a New Year which only means one thing, the first NI Music Weekly show of 2015. Join for Rob for five fresh new tracks that will hopefully get you...

Interview: Axis Of

“Playing it safe is pointless.” We didn’t see much of Axis Of in 2014, in fact we hadn’t really heard much news from the North Coast trio since summer ’13. That was until late last year when the band came...

Chordblossom Sessions: LORIS – ‘Crazy’

Taken from their  succulent debut EP ‘Yeah’, LORIS mix deep beats with tantalising synths on this dark dance room jam ‘Crazy’. Filmed hours before their jam-packed launch show, keep your eyes and ears out for more rumblings from camp LORIS...

Interview: Duke Special

  Belfast’s own vaudevillian master, Peter Wilson is a man who never rests. Whether it’s scoring musicals for London’s National Theatre, presenting TV documentaries on RTE or working on a commission from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, it...

A Plastic Rose announce album launch show

  A Plastic Rose have announced plans for a big launch show for their new album, ‘Flickering Light of an Inner War’. The band will be launching the album with a free show in the Mandela Hall on Thursday 26th...

News

Gemma Bradley Set For The Big Music Project

by - January 28, 2015

18 year old singer songwriter Gemma Bradley from Draperstown is Northern Ireland’s only finalist in The Big Music Project taking place in London in February. The Big Music Project is an initiative funded by The Big Lottery Fund.  Gemma will travel to London...

Music Reviews

By Conquest or Consent – Empires

by - January 21, 2015

  Believe it or not, there are people out there who believe that heavy metal...

Singles Club

Chris Madden – ‘Crazy Bars & Fast Cars’

by - January 29, 2015

  Still a young man, mid-Ulsterman, Chris Madden is a veteran of the local pubs...

Live Reviews

Maverick & Gasoline Outlaws – 17 January 2015

by - January 29, 2015

Maverick supported by Gasoline Outlaws Saturday 17th January 2015 – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill. We music lovers...

Blogs

Rob’s Gig Guide 26th January – 1st February 2015

by - January 25, 2015

  The first gig guide of the new year which feels strange since we’re right...

Interviews

Interview: BaekMa

by - January 30, 2015

  There are a number of Northern Irish bands and artists making music beyond our...

Introducing

Introducing #59: Cadaver Club

by - September 26, 2014

Name: Cadaver Club Formed:  2012 Hometown: Fermanagh Genre: Funeral Punk Line-up: Mister Crowe (vocals), Boom Chic Chic (Bass),...

NI Music Weekly

Sessions

Chordblossom Sessions: LORIS – ‘Crazy’

by - January 13, 2015

Taken from their  succulent debut EP ‘Yeah’, LORIS mix deep beats with tantalising synths on...

Photosets

The Emerald Armada – 18th December 2014

by - December 29, 2014

  Photos of The Emerald Armada’s  Winter Boat Party featuring Silences and Callum Stewart on...