Stream: Ryan Vail – Wounds

Tuesday saw the first release from Derry musician Ryan Vail in the run-up to his debut album. Up to now we have only heard snippets but ‘Wounds‘ is our first real taste of new music from Vail. Last year Vail was...

Premiere: The Geneva Experiment – Redroom

  One band starting 2016 off on the front foot is The Geneva Experiment. The alt rockers locked themselves away in the well regarded confines of Manor Park studio to craft a real gem of a single. Perhaps as a...

Stream: Beauty Sleep – The Dark

  The trend of interesting synth infused music continues to flow out of the Northern Irish music scene and you can add a brand new band to that list. A warm welcome to Beauty Sleep. Comprised of Ryan McGroarty & Cheylene...

Parapa Palace – Parapa Palace

  For a small place, Northern Ireland surely does produce an awful lot of indie/alt/post rock bands – the sort of music that the NME or BBC Radio 1 gets all hot and bothered over (and almost never visits our...

Staff picks: Ones to Watch 2016

  2015 had some exciting moments for Northern Irish acts. Derry’s SOAK released her debut album, toured the world and picked up the Northern Ireland Music Prize. A number of bands toured around the UK, while R51 found themselves in Reading...

Stream: Goldie Fawn – Savages

Goldie Fawn the latest musical project of Belfast’s Katie Richardson has been around for a long enough time in Northern Irish music terms so it seems odd that nearly two years after launching we are only just getting our first...

Chordblossom Presents Kickstart 2016

  2015 was an extremely busy year for Chordblossom as we worked even harder to promote musicians from Northern Ireland. 2016 is barely a few weeks old but we are keen to keep that momentum going and continue to give...

Festival Preview – Out to Lunch 2016

2016 marks the eleventh annual edition of the Out to Lunch Arts Festival. Centred around its home in the Black Box within Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, Out to Lunch runs from 8th – 31st January featuring live music, spoken word, theatre,...

News

Runaway Go album launch

by - February 5, 2016

Belfast two-piece Runaway Go have been gearing up for their upcoming album launch in just over a week’s time. Their debut album Alive was released in November last year, spawning singles such as ‘Ashes’ and ‘Lover to Lover’. The show...

Fresh Northern Irish Music

Stream: Ryan Vail – Wounds

by - February 5, 2016

Tuesday saw the first release from Derry musician Ryan Vail in the run-up to his debut album. Up to now we have only heard snippets but ‘Wounds‘ is our first real taste of new music from Vail. Last year Vail was...

Live Reviews

David C Clements – 21st December 2015

by - January 5, 2016

David C Clements with support from Jamie Neish Monday 21st December 2015 – Empire Music...

Music Reviews

Treehome – Treehome

by - February 4, 2016

  Succulent riffs and tap-along melodies are the order of the day following newly released...

Interviews

Interview: Lulu’s

by - February 2, 2016

Dungannon was once the centre of Mid Ulster’s live music scene, with venues such The...

Introducing

Introducing: #67 – Indra’s Net

by - October 8, 2015

Name: Indra’s Net Formed: June 2014 Hometown: Leicester, England (originally: Ballyclare, Hereford, Southampton and Malvern)...

Blogs

Tour Diary: Foreign Affairs – LA

by - January 3, 2016

Our local musicians are travelling further afield to try and attain success. In December pop...

Photosets

Chordblossom Christmas Show

by - December 16, 2015

Photos from our Christmas Show on 10 December 2015 in Redeemer Central Church, Belfast featuring...