Category : Music Reviews

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

Fox Colony EP launch – 11th September 2018

Fox Colony EP launch with support from ROE, Cherym, Sweater Cult Tuesday 11th September 2018 – Voodoo, Belfast “You’re a writer are ya? Tell ya what son.” A rapid succession of finger jabs into his chest, “You should be writin’…

September 13, 2018

Hand Models Summer Party – 30th August 2018

Hand Models Summer Party Thursday 30th August 2018 – Limelight 2, Belfast Playing a gig at the Limelight. An experience money can’t buy for a local band. Carrying the same weight amongst Belfastians as The Roxy or The 100 Club…

September 2, 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

The Bonnevilles

The Bonnevilles – Dirty Photographs

I don’t why or how, but some bands just pass you by. You see their name mentioned, you see their gigs advertised, you hear other people rave about them, but for some reason, you don’t check them out. In the…

August 5, 2018

Gareth Dunlop in Cuba Room, Franklin TN - photo credit Anthony Scarlati

Gareth Dunlop – Many Moons Ago

To say Northern Ireland has produced a multitude of magnificent artists would be an understatement. One artist who has made a huge impact is the immensely talented Gareth Dunlop. Having released his debut album ‘No.79’, the Belfast born singer songwriter…

July 31, 2018

Lost Avenue Band Photo

Lost Avenue – Fears

It would seem in modern months, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the punk rock renaissance happening in Derry. It would appear that every other day there is new EP or album coming out of the walled…

July 22, 2018

Surf Green

Surf Green – 6th July 2018

Surf Green EP launch with support from Sit Tight, Hit The B Button, Romeo Indigo Romeo Friday 6th July 2018 – McHugh’s, Belfast Surf Green headline McHughs at their EP Launch with a roaring healthy crowd and plenty of antics…

July 9, 2018

Surf Green – One Hundred Percent

Punk rock three-piece Surf Green released their latest EP 100 Percent and were gracious enough to forward me a copy to tell you, the people, what I think of it. In a sentence: it’s loud, it’s fast and it’s punk….

July 8, 2018

the wood burning savages stability

The Wood Burning Savages – Stability

The Wood Burning Savages‘ debut album ‘Stability’ features boundless energy, modern sophisticated riffage and a bubbling ferocity that has it perfectly fit the mould of the modern era of rock. Produced by local sound engineer Rocky O’Reilly at the Start…

July 2, 2018

Girls Names – 15th June 2018

Girls Names album launch with support from Ghost Office & Fears Friday 15th June 2018 – Black Box, Belfast On Friday 15th June, to celebrate the release of their fourth album Stains On Silence, Girls Names decided to christen the album…

June 18, 2018

The Bonnevilles – 15th June 2018

The Bonnevilles album launch, with support from Amy Montgomery, Colin Geddis & Conor Keys Friday 15th June 2018 – Mandela Hall, Belfast Mandela Hall. One of the most iconic live venues in Belfast’s storied history. Playing host to The Clash,…

June 17, 2018

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Ash – Islands

Downpatrick veterans Ash return with their 7th album ‘Islands,’ a seasoned and thoroughly enjoyable album that sees them embrace their future without shunning their past. Following a tour supporting Weezer, this latest endeavour sees Ash dive headfirst into the new…

June 12, 2018

Rebekah Fitch – Broken Mind

The release of Rebekah Fitch’s newest EP ‘Broken Mind’ further proves that her sustained success is no fluke but a result born of both talent and passion for her craft. A mature and nuanced EP constructed from the varying influences…

June 5, 2018

Sister Ghost – 24 May 2018

Sister Ghost, Alpha Twin, Surf Green, Romeo Indigo Romeo Thursday 24 May 2018 – 39 Gordon Street, Belfast On the typical Thursday night, 39 Gordon Street is just another of Belfast many trendy bars present in the bustling Cathedral Quarter….

May 30, 2018