Interview: Peter J. McCauley

Peter J. McCauley has spent much of lockdown watching RuPaul’s Drag Race with his wife. Aside from working on his latest LP Amnesty, the singer and multi-instrumentalist has already caught up to season 11. “I like to live in an...

Influences Mixtape: Leo Miyagee

The number of names putting out rap and hip hop music in Ireland has been growing and growing. The talents of African made, London raised, Belfast rapped Leo Miyagee has pushed him towards the forefront of this emerging corner of...

Interview: Ciaran Lavery

The 29th of May. 2 PM. Or is it AM? It’s hard to tell from the hiding hole he has constructed for himself in the spare room. Somewhere in Northern Ireland, in the quiet corner of his house, award-winning singer-songwriter...

Premiere: Kelan Galligan – Just Like Me

Softly voiced songwriter Kelan Galligan may just be a fan of that gold-tinted classic folk, drawn to the finger-picked sounds of Dylan and Young. Attending to his gently growing collection of singles, it’s easy to make the connection. Now the...

BLACK MUSICIANS MATTER: genre confinement and expectation of Irish black musicians

Coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement has dominated the internet over the past month. The conversation surrounding race and active anti-racism across the world has permeated beyond politics. Coined in 2014, after the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by...

News

Deadline for NI Music Prize submissions approaching

by - July 21, 2020

With such a difficult year for the music industry, it’s comforting to see signs of life. The NI Music Prize returning again this year is one such comfort. Now in its eighth year, the awards are accepting submissions for singles...

Fresh Northern Irish Music

Watch: Kyoto Love Hotel – Machine

by - August 6, 2020

Based between Belfast and Cork, Joe Geaney and Laura Sheary otherwise known as Kyoto Love Hotel have added to their slow growing collection of electronic pop with latest single ‘Machine‘, accompanied by a stunning new video. The slow building ‘Machine’...

Live Reviews

Arborist – 28th February 2020

by - March 5, 2020

The Ulster Sports Club hosts another evening of indie lo-fi music for its tote bag...

Music Reviews

Ciaran Lavery – Plz Stay, bb

by - July 15, 2020

In November 2018, the Northern Ireland Music Prize had relocated to the Ulster Hall and...

Interviews

Interview: Peter J. McCauley

by - July 28, 2020

Peter J. McCauley has spent much of lockdown watching RuPaul’s Drag Race with his wife. Aside from working on his latest LP Amnesty, the singer and multi-instrumentalist has already caught up to season 11. “I like to live in an...

Features

Best of Irish – July

by - July 29, 2020

Every month we’ll be rounding up some of the best new tracks from north and...

Photosets

Charity Shop Vinyl – 02/02/2019

by - February 7, 2019

Photos from Charity Shop Vinyl’s show in the Nerve Centre, Derry on Saturday 2nd February...