Category : Fresh Northern Irish Music

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Watch: Lost Avenue – Audrey

Lost Avenue are nearing elder statesman status in the Northern Irish music scene with their brand of alternative rock floating around Derry since 2010. Like a fine wine, the band have matured with age and their latest release marks the…

December 10, 2017

Stream: Scratch My Progress, Vol. 6

The Oh Yeah Music Centre, recently celebrating its tenth year, has been a hotbed for talent development throughout its history. A huge part of that has been its Scratch My Progress programme, offering extensive advice and tools to artists lucky enough…

November 15, 2017

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Watch: Rosborough – Burn Blue

After success in bands like Kharma 45 and Intermission and a great track record in nurturing young musicians in the Nerve Centre, it is time for Glen Rosborough to take some of the limelight for himself. Stepping out from the…

November 13, 2017

Watch: Rebekah Fitch – Not Myself

Those familiar with Rebekah Fitch’s work have a rough idea of what to expect from the rising star. A model of consistency and talent, Fitch’s new single ‘Not Myself’ sees her continue her vocal tour de force in staggering fashion…

November 5, 2017

Watch: A Plastic Rose – The Last Revolution

After a lengthy hiatus, A Plastic Rose release an official video for ‘The Last Revolution’, taken from their second full-length album Flickering Light of an Inner War. Ahead of their headline appearance at Spectrum Festival on Thursday 26th October with…

October 23, 2017

Watch: Thunder on the Left – National Insecurity

The new single from London based three-piece Thunder on the Left can best be described as heavy hitting. The band are gearing up for the release of their debut album with the release of lead single ‘National Insecurity’. At barely over…

October 5, 2017

Stream: Lilla Vargen – Hold On

Way back in 2015, Lilla Vargen appeared out of thin air and blew us away with her debut release ‘This is Love’. Featuring just her stunning vocals and piano, it was stripped back and emotional. Now a couple of years on, she…

October 3, 2017

Ryan Vail

Watch: Ryan Vail – Shadows

Derry electronic composer and songwriter Ryan Vail has hit plenty of highs in the last few years. His collaborative album alongside Ciaran Lavery brought his first of two NI Music Prize nominations before he returning the following year with his debut album ‘For…

October 3, 2017

Watch: Joel Harkin – Charlie & Deirdre

Donegal born and bred, and now residing in Belfast, Joel Harkin has come out with his first new music in a long while. While he’s been busy behind the scenes and gigging away, his new live video for ‘Charlie & Deirdre’ is…

October 2, 2017

Stream: Beauty Sleep – Until We See The Sun

Few Belfast bands are as current or as trendy as Beauty Sleep, producing music made of 80s synth pop dreams. Expect sugar-sweet, synth-layered retro-disco sounds. The trio have toured Germany, played numerous music festivals this summer and now release single number four,…

October 1, 2017

Ciaran Lavery Everything Is Made To Last

Stream: Ciaran Lavery – Everything Is Made To Last

After winning the Northern Ireland Music Prize in 2016 for his second album, ‘Let Bad In’, and gaining millions of streams on Spotify, you could expect Ciaran Lavery to take his foot off the pedal and take a well deserved break. Not…

September 8, 2017

Aislinn Logan

Stream: Aislinn Logan – So Loud

Some artists rest on their laurels and never push themselves to develop and improve their sound but Aislinn Logan is one musician that this can’t be levelled at. Following the release of her Lost or Gone EP, she returns with the…

July 10, 2017

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Watch: Fox Vicious – World’s Apart

The North Coast has been a breeding ground for great music from these shores for many a year although the focus has tended to be on the heavier end of the spectrum. That could be about to change as up…

July 9, 2017

Premiere: ROE – You Call It Art EP

The city of Derry has a great tradition of new music, with many talented artists going on to make a name for themselves. The current crop certainly has a few vying for the title of next big thing. One rising star…

June 16, 2017

Premiere: Scenery – Old News EP

Hailing from Derry, Scenery have been steadily making a name for themselves over the past year or so but it’s about time they find themselves at the forefront of things. Their March single ‘Fool For You’ set their stall out, smooth and…

June 2, 2017