Category : Features

Moira Calling 2018

Friday 7th September I arrived at Moira Demesne on Friday night to the wonderful and tiny festival Moira Calling. The cold weather has already hit us and the park was full of families bundled up warm and drinking hot drinks…

September 15, 2018

Molto Vivo 2 Fresh Music From NI

Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – August 2018 Playlist

What looked initially to be a quiet month for our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland playlist, turned out to be a belter. Featuring tracks from Son Of The Hound, Hand Models, Molto Vivo and Ciara O’Neill there is something for…

September 9, 2018

Influences Mixtape: Runabay

Hailing from the Glens of Antrim, Runabay seem to have folk music running through their veins. Over the past four years the band have developed a a quiet confidence that has seen them release a string of strongly melodic singles. Their…

September 5, 2018

Get ready for Moira Calling 2018

Moira Calling festival returns for a third year on 7th-8th September, bringing another strong line-up of artists to Moira Demesne. Once again a host of local acts are supplemented by English indie pop band Marsicans. A short train ride from Belfast,…

August 27, 2018

Stendhal Festival 2018 Crowd Shot Woodland

Stendhal Festival 2018 Photo Gallery

Photos from Stendhal Festival 2018 by Robert Brown. You can read the full review here. “Relive the wonderful occasion that was Stendhal Festival 2018 in Limavady. Photos by Robert Brown.” From Stendhal Festival 2018. Posted by Chordblossom on 8/13/2018 (78…

August 19, 2018

Stendhal Festival 2018

Stendhal Festival 2018

The best remedy for dealing with the stresses and strains of daily life can be to find a way to get it away from it all. Since my first visit in 2013 to the beautiful Ballymully Cottage Farm, Stendhal has proved…

August 17, 2018

Rosborough Fresh Music From NI

Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – July 2018 Playlist

Welcome to our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland Spotify Playlist for July 2018. 

August 5, 2018

blackout season

Introducing: #98 – Blackout Season

Name: Blackout Season Formed: 2016 Hometown: Portadown Genre: Post Punk Alt Rock Line-up: Alex Close – Guitar & Vocals | Peter McCabe – Drums | Johnny Morgan – Bass Guitar ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your…

August 3, 2018

Brand New Friend Interview 2018

Interview: Brand New Friend

For a lot of bands, the period following a debut album and tour would be one of rest. But for Brand New Friend, things only got busier. The band followed the release of ‘Seatbelts for Aeroplanes’ with a support slot on…

August 2, 2018

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Introducing: #97 – Jack Bashful

Name: Jack Bashful Formed: September 2017 Hometown: Lurgan, Co Armagh Genre: Hip-hop ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name This is a question I always struggle to answer. People always ask me this and I…

July 13, 2018

Lucy Bell Influences Mixtape

Influences Mixtape: Lucy Bell

Hailing from Downpatrick, Lucy Bell is a young artist with a beautifully delicate voice and a knack for songwriting that has already led her to a busy music career. Playing shows around Northern Ireland, winning awards and songwriting competitions, her music…

June 19, 2018

moonmen band photo

Introducing: #96 – MoonMen

Name: MoonMen Formed: 2018 Hometown: Derry Genre: Alternative Rock Line-up: Sean – Vocals | Aaron – Drums | Conall – Guitar/Vox | Shane – Bass ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name A MoonMan by…

June 15, 2018

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Introducing: #95 – Ex-Isles

Name: Ex-Isles Formed: 2017 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Dark Swoon Line-up: Pete Devlin – Vocals/Guitar | James Joys – Piano ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name It grew out of what our lyrics were addressing,…

June 8, 2018

Women's Work 2018

Women’s Work 2018 kicks off

Now into its third year, Women’s Work festival has become one of the Oh Yeah Music Centre’s flagship events. This year’s festival looks as busy as ever with a varied programme that takes in panels, workshops, film screenings and of course…

June 4, 2018

Influences Mixtape: The Mad Dalton

Around Belfast, Scots-Canadian musician Peter GW Sumadh goes by the name The Mad Dalton. Across a string of releases over the past few years, Sumadh has confidently told tales through classic songwriting often matured in a cask of traditional. He’s now…

May 15, 2018