Category : Features

On The Rise 2020

2020: On The Rise

Ones to watch lists can sometimes be a flawed endeavour as there are undoubtedly artists and bands who will breakout but for most their road to genuine success will have taken years and years. Our One The Rise list for…

January 28, 2020

Northern Irish Albums of the Year 2019

Another year and another bounty of incredible albums. This was the year of widely anticipated debut albums, a momentous collaboration and a few familiar faces; albums with catchy hooks, others experimented, some self reflected and others looked to bigger concepts….

January 9, 2020

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Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2019: 25 – 1

With the passing of another year, the two major events of Spotify Wrapped and Christmas both fading in memory, it’s time for another end of year list and a look back at the best music 2019 had to offer us….

January 8, 2020

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Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2019: 50 – 26

With the passing of another year, the two major events of Spotify Wrapped and Christmas both fading in memory, it’s time for another end of year list and a look back at the best music 2019 had to offer us….

January 6, 2020

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Interview: Stop Stop Start Again

Stop Stop Start Again were one of the highlights of the local scene over the past decade. Taking the glam rock of Marc Bolan/T Rex as their starting point, they had a sound that embraced punk, post punk and hard…

November 25, 2019

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MOMENTUM: David Gilmore – Elixir

Here at Chordblossom, we are committed to covering the latest and best in Northern Irish music. This week, we are dedicating our coverage to the growing grass-roots Hip Hop and Rap movement occurring in NI. From groups such as Mabfield…

October 10, 2019

cbkal - photography Josh Henry

MOMENTUM: cbakl

Here at Chordblossom, we are committed to covering the latest and best in Northern Irish music. This week, we are dedicating our coverage to the growing grass-roots Hip Hop and Rap movement occurring in NI. From groups such as Mabfield…

October 10, 2019

Banjaxed Records - Photography By Nance Hall

MOMENTUM: Banjaxed Records

Here at Chordblossom, we are committed to covering the latest and best in Northern Irish music. This week, we are dedicating our coverage to the growing grass-roots Hip Hop and Rap movement occurring in NI. From groups such as Mabfield…

October 10, 2019

Jordan Adetunji - Photography by Ben Magee

MOMENTUM: NI Mixtape

As we reach the middle of our week long coverage of the Hip Hop and Rap scene in Northern Ireland, let us present a selection of the finest songs from the scene worthy of your attention. Hyfin- ‘IG’ For an…

October 8, 2019

Dena Anuk$a Dena Anuk$a - Photography by Nance Hall

MOMENTUM: Dena Anuk$a

Here at Chordblossom, we are committed to covering the latest and best in Northern Irish music. This week, we are dedicating our coverage to the growing grass-roots Hip Hop and Rap movement occurring in NI. From groups such as Mabfield…

October 7, 2019

Creating A Space - Photography By Nance Hall

MOMENTUM: Creating A Space

Here at Chordblossom, we are committed to covering the latest and best in Northern Irish music. This week, we are dedicating our coverage to the growing grass-roots Hip Hop and Rap movement occurring in NI. From groups such as Mabfield…

October 6, 2019

Influences Mixtape: Strange New Places

Strange New Places have worked their way into a popular position in the music world of Belfast. The five-piece first came to prominence through the Oh Yeah’s Scratch My Progress program, with 2019 being their stand out year to a date. A…

September 25, 2019

Stendhal Festival 2019

Aaron CunninghamArriving on Friday to the sounds of Son of the Hound wafting over the campsite, I’m in time to witness Joel Harkin‘s first set of the weekend on Quiet Arch’s Air Stage. As always the juxtaposition of cheery banter with sad,…

August 22, 2019

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Preview: Stendhal 2019

Is your weekend ahead looking a bit bare? You’d be hardpressed to find a better use of your time in Northern Ireland this weekend than Stendhal Festival. The festival returns to Limavady once again, with a three day schedule. With…

August 11, 2019

Influences Mixtape: Amerik

The solo electronic producer has seen a rise to prominence in Northern Ireland of late. Ryan Vail has been celebrated on the back of a few stellar albums, while Arvo Party is making a name for himself. Both have received…

August 1, 2019