The Singles Club – April 2016

If ever you needed proof of the depth of variety and quality of the Northern Ireland music scene, take a gander at this selection of the submissions sent to me this past month alone. No further spiel required. ►Michael Mormecha...

Interview: Amanda St John

It seems that Spring 2016 has a whole raft of talented artists competing for our attention with new releases. This year’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival has a line-up that includes launches for a number of local acts. The hugely talented Amanda St...

Festival Preview – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2016

The annual Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival returns for 2016 with another stellar line-up of comedy, literature, theatre and of course, music. Over the years the festival has proven to be hugely popular with line-ups encompassing big musical talents as well as local...

Silences Luna EP launch – 15th April 2016

Silences Luna EP launch with support from Son of the Hound & Brand New Friend Friday 15th April 2016 – Bar Sub, Belfast On Friday night at the obscure Bar Sub in Belfast, Silences kicked off their latest UK tour...

Maverick – 16th April 2016

Maverick with support from Safire Saturday 16th April 2016 – Diamond Rock Club, Agoghill The tiny and unassuming exterior of Agoghill’s Diamond Rock Club hides a warm and inviting place where legends can not only play, but grow. From fledgling...

Interview: New Portals

  Mike and Ruth Aicken, the husband and wife duo responsible for Belfast folk darlings The Jepettos have moved on from their folk roots into something a little bit different. With their folk stylings still finding new listeners online, mostly through their Spotify...

Stream: The Wood Burning Savages – We Love You

  The Wood Burning Savages are developing a loyal following on these shores particularly as a result of their intense, in your face live shows that live long in the memory. That intensity and spark is difficult to capture on...

Tudor Cinema Club – 12th April 2016

  Tudor Cinema Club (Two Door Cinema Club) Tuesday 12th April 2016 – Limelight, Belfast Tuesday nights in Belfast aren’t known to be the most ideal night of the week to attend or put on a local gig yet the...

News

Sunflowerfest 2016 Line-up Announcements

by - April 27, 2016

  Sunflowerfest is now well and truly entrenched in the calendar of all local music fans. Located at Tubby’s Farm in Hillsborough, the festival hosts a wealth of quality Northern Irish musicians and bands across three days. This year the...

Fresh Northern Irish Music

Watch: Dandelion Tea – The Crystal Dawn

by - April 25, 2016

  Northern Ireland today is constantly producing an impressive amount of bands and artists. Amongst those, a few talents undoubtedly slip through our net. Thankfully Belfast’s Dandelion Tea caught our attention back in January as the band headed into the final...

Live Reviews

Chris Cornell – 24th April 2016

by - April 27, 2016

Chris Cornell with support from Fantastic Negrito Sunday 24th April 2016 – Ulster Hall, Belfast...

Music Reviews

Silences – Luna

by - May 2, 2016

The third EP from Armagh’s own Silences, is a refreshing four-track release that showcases a...

Interviews

Interview: Amanda St John

by - May 2, 2016

It seems that Spring 2016 has a whole raft of talented artists competing for our...

Introducing

Introducing: #70 – Thran

by - April 22, 2016

Name: Thran Formed: 2013 Hometown: Portglenone Genre: Electronic Line-up: Ronan Scullion ◀ Q & A...

Features

The Singles Club – April 2016

by - May 3, 2016

If ever you needed proof of the depth of variety and quality of the Northern...

Photosets

Rews – Crescent Arts Centre

by - April 21, 2016

Photos from Rews‘ show on 16th April 2016 in the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast with...