Category : Features

Influences Mixtape: Mob Wife

Fronted by Belfast’s Chris Leckey, Mob Wife formed last year, completed by fellow alternative stalwarts Mark McDaid and Carl Small. Their collective experience in Northern Ireland’s music scene has given their heavy hitting rhythms and cutting lyrics plenty of thrust and…

March 18, 2019

Interview: Pascalwillnotsurvivethis

For years Danny McClelland has been one of the busiest DIY musicians in Belfast, making his mark on the scene through numerous projects. Best known for longtime band Born Only Yesterday or the shortlived and well received mathrock duo WASPS,…

February 27, 2019

Jealous of the Birds Fresh Music From Northern Ireland Spotify

Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – December 2018 & January 2019

Our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland spotify playlist has received its latest update. Check out new tracks from SOAK, Tommy Jag, Problem Patterns and many more.

February 5, 2019

Influences Mixtape: Undertone

Belfast’s Undertone combines smooth as silk production and lyrical flow into his music. While hailing from Northern Ireland, there’s a much more international feel to his music. There’s no shortage of confidence or ambition in Undertone, while his music does…

February 1, 2019

Northern Irish Album of the Year 2018 photos

Northern Irish Albums of the Year 2018

Northern Irish artists once again stepped up to the plate in 2018 and delivered some of their most vital and creative releases to date. Set against the unfaltering rise of streaming and playlist culture (guilty) and the spiralling financial difficulties…

January 17, 2019

Outsourced 2018

Outsourced: Top Northern Irish Songs Of 2018

Whether you are a regular or a casual visitor to Chordblossom we hope our passion for local music comes across loud and clear. Thankfully it isn’t just us that are passionate about Northern Irish music, there are a wide variety…

January 15, 2019

Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2018 photos

Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2018: 25 – 1

After another incredible year of music from Northern Ireland, we’re ready to count down the very best of 2018. You can find part 1 with our picks between 50-26 here. Small in size but large in stature, Northern Irish musicians…

January 10, 2019

Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2018 photos

Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2018: 50 – 26

You’re probably not reading this, you’ve probably skipped straight to the list below. But if you are, just a word to say that it was another incredible year of music from Northern Ireland. Artists old and new have had a…

January 8, 2019

Tim Wheeler Ash

Interview: Tim Wheeler – Ash

Over 22 years since their first major release, Ash are as busy as ever. The boys done good from Downpatrick have spent much of this year touring to support the release of their latest album Islands. Heading as far afield as…

December 18, 2018

Influences Mixtape: Rebekah Fitch

One of the most exciting talents we’ve featured on Chordblossom in the last couple of years is undoubtedly Rebekah Fitch. A crafter of pop songs with big hooks and a stronger message, Fitch is a talent both in the studio and…

December 13, 2018

Snow Patrol 2018 Photo by Simon Lipman

Interview: Snow Patrol

As Snow Patrol begin their UK and Ireland tour of their latest album ‘Wildness’, Megan Smith had the opportunity to sit down with Nathan Connolly. The lead guitarist talks about the difficulty of crafting setlists, his time fronting Little Matador…

December 7, 2018

Emerald Armada Fresh Music From Northern Ireland

Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – November 2018

Our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland spotify playlist has received its latest update. Check out new tracks from Gemma Bradley, Cormac Neeson, TOUTS and many more. 

December 3, 2018

NI Music Prize 2018

NI Music Prize 2018: Best Single Shortlist

This year’s NI Music Prize has a new look about it. While the last number of years have awarded an Album of the Year and the Oh Yeah legend award, this year sees the return of a few new categories…

November 8, 2018

Wynona Bleach Fresh Music From Northern Ireland

Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – October 2018

Our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland spotify playlist has received its latest update. Check out new tracks from Rebekah Fitch, Vokxen, Wynona Bleach and many more. 

November 4, 2018

john andrews music

Introducing: #99 – John Andrews

Name: John Andrews Formed: 2018 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Singer Songwriter ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name My artist name is my own name, John Andrews. Most of my songs are about first hand experiences…

November 2, 2018