Daily Archives : December 12, 2012

David McCann – …and Sang To A Small Guitar

A gentle falsetto, sublime stories and fitting production; those are the first things that came to mind upon my listening completion of this record. I had a peek at David’s influence list prior to listening to a note of this…

December 12, 2012

Saturday Night Gym Club – How To Build a Life Raft

Saturday Night Gym Club are four guys who met at university who, despite sharing differing musical outlooks banded together and combined their skills to craft a record that is nothing short of spectacular. Upon first listen it is impossible to…

December 12, 2012

VerseChorusVerse – VCV EP

Former ‘And So I Watch You From Afar’ guitarist Tony Wright returns with his new solo venture ‘VerseChorusVerse‘. Strapping on his acoustic guitar and warming up his vocal chords, it’s time for the seasoned veteran of the Northern Irish music…

December 12, 2012

Lost Avenue – Lost Avenue

My first thoughts upon listening to Lost Avenue‘s self-titled debut release, is that it appears to be a rushed effort. Furthermore, In terms of production, this EP loses points for being unfocused. For such young bunch of upstarts, I think…

December 12, 2012

The Jane Bradfords – 100 Miles of Broken Pavement

The Jane Bradfords are their own worst enemy. Between a critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, national airplay on the Beeb and even providing soundtracks for couple of TV ads, this Belfast based indie five-piece have only themselves to blame for…

December 12, 2012

Wonder Villains – Zola

The Wonder Villains have been stealing the hearts of Northern Irish music lovers over the last few years. Now their music is being showcased to a much broader audience, after recently supporting the mighty General Fiasco and having been recently…

December 12, 2012

Chris Keys – New Day

Chris Keys‘ Latest EP ‘New Day’, comes loaded with a generous 6 tracks, all of which showcase his exceptional talents. This is a beautiful sounding EP with brilliantly crafted songs. It’s the kind of music that provides a soundtrack to…

December 12, 2012

In Elegance – In Elegance EP

In Elegance released this self-titled EP in January, and what an instantaneous sound these guys/gal can produce. It’s pretty hard to pin point who they sound like, but of course; this is a good thing! They cite 30 Seconds to…

December 12, 2012

Window Seats – Frozen Bones

Window Seats‘ latest EP, ‘Frozen Bones’ certainly bares a fitting title. Upon my first listen to the release, I was left with shivers down my spine. Window Seats are certainly ‘alternative’ rock. In the five tracks on this EP, we…

December 12, 2012

Peter McVeigh – Lights

Peter McVeigh is no stranger to the limelight. Having previously fronted Belfast based band Eskimo Falls, Peter is clearly very passionate about his music and working with the local music scene. His debut EP Lights is a four track musical…

December 12, 2012

General Fiasco – Waves

Bellaghy’s General Fiasco have been making ‘Waves’, excuse the pun, across the UK since they burst onto the scene with their debut album, ‘Buildings’ last January. Now, they have confidently returned with a follow up EP, ‘Waves’. Waves EP is…

December 12, 2012

Cedric Has A Name – What We Want

Cedric Has A Name, is a project that I previously knew very little about. So, if like me this is an introduction as well as a review, let us take a look at the background of this project. Cedric Has…

December 12, 2012

Ruairi and the Owls – Rip Through Her Sky

If you’re on the lookout for good Folky/Pop music, you would do good to intentionally stumble upon Ruairi and the Owls. This is the moniker of Furlo bassman, Ruairi Connolly’s side band. Seemingly, this is an outlet for ruairis original…

December 12, 2012

Empty Lungs – Identity Lost

From years of playing punk rock in the Northern Irish music scene I know how hard it can be. Especially for a band that are influenced by the likes of Hot Water Music, Jawbreaker, Lawrence Arms etc…I know the guys…

December 12, 2012

Town Cried Wolf – Lost In A Room Full Of Glass

Lost Room Full of Glass is the debut EP from Belfast based rock outfit Town Cried Wolf. Formed in early 2010 but after several changes in vocalists, they now have a settled line up and they recorded and released this…

December 12, 2012