Sunflowerfest 2014 | In Photos

  Photos of Sunflowerfest 2014 at Tubby’s Farm, Hillsborough.

LISTEN: MATUA TRAP – CLEAVE

  ‘Cleave’ is the debut track by Belfast’s newest prog rock trio Matua Trap. Matua Trap features Steven Butler, Clark Philips and James Bruce, members of Kasper Rosa and Affleck. This new group comes on the back of Kasper Rosa’s...

The Rising – 28th August 2014

  The Rising – Coming Home Album Launch with support from Sara Crockett & Morgan McIntyre Thursday 28th August 2014 – The Empire, Belfast Ah, The Empire Music Hall. Cornucopia of many fine moments in the Northern Ireland music scene,...

Therapy? To Headline NI Music Prize 2014

The Northern Ireland Music Prize returns for another year to celebrate the very best of Northern Irish albums.  Bangor’s Foy Vance was the worthy winner of 2013 with ‘Joy of Nothing’.  The Northern Ireland Album of the Year will be decided by an...

Tennent’s Vital 2014: The Killers

  The line-up announcements for Tennent’s Vital are hugely anticipated each year, with Northern Ireland craving big summer shows. This year the draw, alongside a dance night featuring David Guetta, was The Killers with support from Bastille and Go Wolf....

Hit The B Button – Apartments

  The fact that Hit The B Button are from Belfast by way of Canada, kind of confirms the simple truth of their message expressed via their debut E.P. ‘Apartments’, and that is that life for those in the world...

Belsonic: Queens Of the Stone Age – 20th August 2014

  A 60 second countdown appeared on the LED lights on stage.  At 20 seconds the band appeared. At zero the drums began. Queens Of The Stone Age kicked off the set with ‘You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar,...

Belsonic: Chic feat Nile Rodgers – 19th August 2014

  When discussing the wider Belsonic billing for this year with other music lovers, the general consensus seems to be that it’s a little ‘hit or miss’, and maybe this is shown in the lack of sell-out nights (only Biffy...

News

LISTEN: MATUA TRAP – CLEAVE

by - September 1, 2014

  ‘Cleave’ is the debut track by Belfast’s newest prog rock trio Matua Trap. Matua Trap features Steven Butler, Clark Philips and James Bruce, members of Kasper Rosa and Affleck. This new group comes on the back of Kasper Rosa’s...

Music Reviews

Down To Level – Bounce

by - August 27, 2014

  Back in February, Belfast’s Down To Level released their debut EP, Bounce. Since then...

Singles Club

Girl Band – ‘De Bom Bom’

by - September 1, 2014

  To say the ironically named, Dublin 4-piece, Girl Band won’t be to everyone’s taste...

Live Reviews

The Rising – 28th August 2014

by - September 1, 2014

  The Rising – Coming Home Album Launch with support from Sara Crockett & Morgan...

Interviews

Interview: Stendhal Festival

by - August 6, 2014

Earning a sterling reputation over the years for its stand out collection of bands, beautiful surroundings...

Introducing

Introducing #57: Plain Zebra

by - August 29, 2014

Name: Plain Zebra Formed: 2011/2012 Hometown: Derry Genre: Blues, Folk, Indie Line-up: Graham Baldrick (guitars,...

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