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: Little Neddy Goes To War – Yeah, There Are Snakes

You would have been quite lucky to catch Little Neddy Goes To War live as the band have only played a handful of live shows since their formation. Those who saw them, will have very quickly realised that they are...

Premiere: The Valideers – Wake You Up

We pride ourselves on bringing you the freshest music that our little corner of the world produces and we have yet another debut for you. Yet again we turn our attention to a thriving musical hub in the North West to...

News

Ready To Roll With Start Together

by - August 25, 2016

Based in the Oh Yeah Music Centre, Start Together Studios has become an integral part of the Northern Irish music scene. With a client list that includes And So I Watch You From Afar, Wheatus, Robyn G. Shiels, Girl’s Names &...

Fresh Northern Irish Music

Stream: Travis is a Tourist – Stevie Nicks

by - August 14, 2016

There have been plenty of songs named after famous musicians over the years, with Weezer’s ‘Buddy Holly’ and The Replacements’ ‘Alex Chilton’ being the pick of the bunch (let’s be honest though, who could forget Duck Sauce’s Barbra Streisand?). Adding...

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: Lauren Bird

by - August 24, 2016

Lauren Bird, it’s fair to say, has cemented herself as one of Chordblossom’s favourite talents....

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...