R51 – ‘Pillow Talk’ E.P.

They will tell you ‘Rock is dead’. They will tell you ‘guitar music is dead’. They will tell you ‘there is no such thing as new music, merely old music recycled’. Who are they? Well, the industry itself seems more interested...

Hot Cops – #1 Babes

  When you are described as one of the hottest talents in Northern Ireland there can be a certain amount of pressure attached to committing to record your musical offerings for prosperity. This collection has an instant feel to it...

Chordblossom Presents: Exposure #04

  We’ve been delighted with the success of our Exposure shows so far but thought we would move away from the full band shows for a nice night of singer-songwriters for Exposure #004. Chordblossom Presents: Exposure #004: Kris D Marsden,...

The Emerald Armada – 14th March 2015

  The Emerald Armada, Houdini Dax, New Ancestors & Runaway Go Saturday 14th March 2015 – The Empire, Belfast For the past few years St Patrick’s Day shows have turned into big events for The Emerald Armada. The rowdy folk...

Trucker Diablo – Diamond Rock Club – 7th March, 2015

  Trucker Diablo ‘Rise Above The Noise’ Album Launch w/support from Gasoline Outlaws Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill – Saturday 7th March 2015. Photography by Sinead McGoldrick York Last year I had the sad duty of reviewing what at that time...

International women’s day – writers’ picks

Sunday 8th March 2015 is International Women’s Day, even in Northern Ireland where we’re blessed with a huge selection of local music talent. So we thought we would celebrate some of the best female artists from these shores. The wonderful...

A Plastic Rose Album Launch – 26th February 2015

Photos from A Plastic Rose‘s album launch in the Mandela Hall, Belfast. Support from Hot Cops, Michael Mormecha and Robocobra Quartet. Photography by Michele Leigh

Chordblossom Kickstart Showcase – 27th February 2015

  Chordblossom Kickstart 2015 – Lauren Bird, Death by Monkeys, Chase The River and Foreign Affairs Friday 27th February 2015 – The Bar With No Name, Belfast Photos from the showcase final of Kickstart 2015. Our finalists included Foreign Affairs,...

News

First Bands Confirmed For Monsters of Rot V

by - March 27, 2015

  The first eight bands to appear at this year’s installment of the Monsters Of Rot one-day festival have been confirmed. The fifth annual celebration of all that is best about the extreme metal scene on the island of Ireland...

Music Reviews

Midnight Transmission – Face The Sun

by - March 26, 2015

Let’s get the elephant in the room dealt with right from the start. Midnight Transmission,...

Singles Club

Chris Keys – ‘I’ll Be Home’

by - March 17, 2015

If there was a prize for persistence, Chris Keys should be writing his  acceptance speech. But,...

Live Reviews

Angel Witch – 15th March 2015

by - March 24, 2015

  Angel Witch, support from Darkest Era, Rabid Bitch of the North and Stereo Nasty...

Blogs

Rob’s Gig Guide: 23rd – 29th March 2015

by - March 23, 2015

  You know it’s been a busy week whenever you’re only putting together the gig...

Interviews

Interview: Melyssa Shannon – R51

by - March 8, 2015

  Ahead of last Saturday’s Her World event in the Oh Yeah centre, Laura Heather...

Introducing

Introducing #60: Riot Upstairs

by - March 27, 2015

Name: Riot Upstairs Formed:  2013 Hometown: Derry/L’Derry Genre: Alternative Rock Line-up: Hannah Richardson, Caolan Moore, John Goodman & Ella...

NI Music Weekly

Sessions

Chordblossom Sessions: Those Ghosts – We’ll Take Time

by - January 6, 2015

CB Kickstart ’13 winners Those Ghosts released their second EP ‘Delays’ at the end of...

    Photosets

    A Plastic Rose Album Launch – 26th February 2015

    by - March 5, 2015

    Photos from A Plastic Rose‘s album launch in the Mandela Hall, Belfast. Support from Hot...