Kickstart 2018 Shortlist

by - April 23, 2018

With over eighty entries to the 2018 edition of our Kickstart competition, it was always going to be mightily difficult to narrow them down to just ten. Our team of contributors spent hours this week listening to a myriad of...

Fresh Northern Irish Music

Watch: Strength N.I.A – Brendan Bradley

by - April 25, 2018

Self professed purveyors of werewolf pop, Strength N.I.A are not one for convention. The Derry band’s distinct sound and lyrics regularly take them to some unusual places. Their latest detour and single sees them return to Creggan and former footballer ‘Brendan...

Live Reviews

Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir – 4th April 2018

by - April 10, 2018

Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir with support from D-Day and Blackbird & Crow Wednesday...

Music Reviews

Matthew McDaid – Off The Beaten Track

by - February 12, 2018

Matthew McDaid is quickly building a name for himself. Originally from Belfast, McDaid now bases...


Interview: Sarah McBriar – AVA Festival

by - March 8, 2018

Sarah McBriar, the founder of AVA Festival sat down with us as part of our Women in Music week and AVA Festival London to talk about how the electronic music industry is changing for women, how women can get involved...


Bird & Bramble: Cover Gigs – Can you play the Gambler?

by - March 29, 2018

Cover gigs have become the backbone of our local music industry. Without these regular, mostly...


Ciaran Lavery – 13/03/2018

by - April 15, 2018

Photos from Ciaran Lavery’s show in The Belfast Empire on Friday 13th April 2018. With...