Category : Music Reviews

Stendhal Festival Of Art 2017

Northern Ireland is blessed with only a handful of small festivals for music lovers. Without the big chart toppers to head the bill, festivals like Stendhal Festival of Art in rural Limavady rely upon a more creative approach. The festival…

August 15, 2017

Sunflowerfest 2017

Friday 28th July saw the highly anticipated return of what is arguably Northern Ireland’s best festival. Sunflowerfest has gone from strength to strength from its humble beginnings and is now a cornerstone of the summer festival scene for music fans…

August 4, 2017

rabid bitch of the north

Rabid Bitch Of The North – Nothing But A Bitter Taste

Having been a keen fan of NWOBHM flag bearers Rabid Bitch of the North for many years, this was one album that was waited on with heavy anticipation in the virtual Chordblossom halls. We’ve seen them release their first EP…

July 24, 2017

Part Time Pilots

Part Time Pilots – How To Ruin Everything

Okay, you know that perfect summer road trip rock mixed tape [cd, playlist, whatever; same diff, right]? The one that’s got a little bit of everything? Well, this record mimics that all on one album. Record in question, How to…

July 16, 2017

Marc Leach – Hail To The Geeks

In virtually everyone’s group of friends, there’s always one: that person who seems to have a magical ability to be good at almost every damn thing they try their hand at. But they’re such a lovely girl/bloke that you can’t…

July 5, 2017

Chris Keys – 10th June 2017

Chris Keys ‘Life In Motion’ album launch with support from Chris Molloy & Brigid O’Neill Saturday 9th June 2017 – Black Box, Belfast The first thing I look for as I walk into any venue is how full it is….

June 26, 2017

Anto and the Echoes – Youth

‘Youth’ is the debut EP from Belfast based rock/pop band, Anto and the Echoes. Hailing from Fermanagh and fronted by Anthony Breen, the 6-piece released ‘Youth’ in December 2016. With a little help from Caolan Austin of Belfast’s ‘Smalltown America…

June 25, 2017

Sister Ghost – In A Spell

‘In A Spell‘, the latest EP by Co. Derry’s Sister Ghost is euphonious vocals meets hard-hitting alt rock. All too often melodic vocals are reserved for ballads, pop music, and singer-songwriter types, yet every once in a while you come…

June 18, 2017

No Oil Paintings – 9th June 2017

No Oil Paintings EP launch with support from Katie and The Carnival & VerseChorusVerse Friday 9th June 2017 – Black Box, Belfast Launch nights are always a cause for celebration. The scores of friends and family alongside the artist’s enthusiasm…

June 13, 2017

old fang

Old Fang Birthday Bash – 8th June 2017

Old Fang Birthday Bash – Travis is a Tourist & Callum Stewart Thursday 8th June 2017 – Black Box, Belfast Live music is undeniably one of the most unique, spiritually rewarding human experiences. Almost universally enjoyed, bringing individuals together across…

June 11, 2017

Baleful Creed

Baleful Creed – Seismic Shifter

Local Metallers Baleful Creed have been around for a good few years now and while they perhaps have never been considered top of the food chain of local Metal bands, they are a welcome addition to any local Metal bill. That’s…

June 6, 2017

Joshua Burnside Ephrata

Joshua Burnside – Ephrata

The path of the odd single, an EP or two and then the inevitable anticipation for the debut album is a well worn one. Any potential and promise can soon be found out with the bigger canvas of a full length…

May 29, 2017

Women’s Work – 25th May 2017

Alana Henderson, Hannah McPhillimy, Rosie Carney & LARKS Thursday 25th May 2017 – Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast It’s the return of Women’s Work and everyone knows it. The Oh Yeah Music Centre is filled with cheery supporters of the…

May 29, 2017

Salad Boyz

Salad Boyz – Silly Guys Having a Fun Time

Silly Guys Having a Fun Time, the new EP by Belfast pop-punk foursome, Salad Boyz is a salad bar sampling of punk stylings; grunge, pop punk, hardcore, and more traditional old school sounds ala Ramones, Social Distortion, and a wee…

May 24, 2017

Selene

Selene – The Ravages Of Time

Ever-prolific symphonic metallers Selene certainly haven’t been resting on their laurels since they released their last album The Forgotten in November 2015 (read our review here), with yet another full length album, this one titled The Ravages of Time, due…

May 21, 2017