Category : Fresh Northern Irish Music

Dean Maywood

Watch: Dean Maywood – Jane

Donegal based singer-songwriter Dean Maywood releases ‘Jane’ the lead single from his upcoming debut EP, due to follow in May. An almost Eagles-esque intro is beautifully accompanied with a delicate helping of slide guitar (courtesy of Patsy Gallagher).  Siobhan McShane…

February 15, 2019

Sugarwolf

Stream: Sugarwolf – Loose Ends

Formed from the ashes (three quarters) of the ferocious Making Monsters (there that’s out of the way), Sugarwolf unleash their much anticipated debut single ‘Loose Ends‘ following a handful of live shows in their new incarnation. Immediately I’m reminded of…

February 15, 2019

Dena Anuk$a

Watch: Dena Anuk$a – My G

British Egyptian rappers are surely hard to come by in Belfast, but one Dena Anuk$a is out to make a name for herself. Following on from last year’s ‘Yay’, she has just dropped her latest single ‘My G’. Drawing from neo…

February 14, 2019

ROE

Stream: ROE – Down Days

What can seem like a lucky break for an artist is more often the result of a lot of work, talent and passion. When ROE announced she’d be joining Snow Patrol on their arena tour, it was no great surprise…

February 13, 2019

Watch: Sister Ghost – Backwards

The return of post-punk rocker Sister Ghost proves to be just as fierce as her previous releases, except now with there is a sharper, tighter sound that only emphasises her larger than life spirit. A demanding track that you can’t…

February 7, 2019

Watch: Brand New Friend – I Was An Astronaut

‘I Was An Astronaut‘ is a song that needs no introduction to longtime Brand New Friend listeners. First appearing on the American Wives EP in 2016 before being re-recorded for the band’s debut album Seatbelts For Aeroplanes, and now finally…

February 5, 2019

Watch: SOAK – Knock Me Off My Feet

“I wrote this record about the trials and tribulations of being a ‘life trainee’”, proclaims SOAK when talking about her first album of 4 years; ‘Grim Town’. It’s perhaps though that lens we should view the Derry native’s newest single…

February 4, 2019

Watch: Jealous Of The Birds – Blue Eyes

If 2018 was anything to go by, then the new year should prove to be one to remember for alt-rock hopefuls Jealous Of The Birds. It’s only fitting then, that they open proceedings with a winner. ‘Blue Eyes’ is their…

January 31, 2019

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Premiere: Kelan Galligan Featuring Reevah – Far Away The Castle

Having impressed with debut singles of ‘Brightens Me’ and ‘Snowball’, Derry songwriter Kelan Galligan starts off 2019 with his latest release ‘Far Away The Castle‘. Reminiscent of early offerings from Joshua Radin, ‘Far Away The Castle’ sees Galligan teaming up…

January 31, 2019

Dugout

Stream: Dugout – Chugout

Five months after releasing their debut single in July of last year, Belfast four-piece Dugout dropped their second single back in December, the comically named ‘Chugoutʼ. What with the track title obviously giving links back the to the bandʼs name,…

January 30, 2019

Stream: Sam Wickens – Cliffside

Bangor based singer songwriter Sam Wickens is a relatively young man but he has already covered a lot of ground, musically speaking. A Chordblossom Kickstart finalist in 2017 he was picked up in 2018 to appear on Sky Arts Unsigned…

January 30, 2019

Watch: Party Fears – Sun King II

Single number two from the Berlin band’s forthcoming EP Just Friends is an energetic and in-your-face track which the band have worked on and re-worked since 2016. Party Fears‘ ‘Sun King II’ is full of vitriol about our complacency at world…

January 27, 2019

Watch: Dean Ward – Comfortable

After his debut single in September 2017 and debut EP in April 2018, Dean Ward seemingly fell off the radar, with radio silence on his socials. However, coming back with a vengeance in November 2018, he shared on Facebook that…

January 27, 2019

Stream: Don Maple – Magnets

Canadian/Belfastian psychedelic sorcerer Don Maple returns with ‘Magnets’, the most recent in his growing repertoire of charming jams. Opening with an apache gunship inspired drum track, Maple is soon on more familiar ground with a lo-fi, indie acoustic riff. Maple’s…

January 25, 2019

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Watch: Modern Rome – Under Wraps

Belfast alternative four-piece Modern Rome are back at it again with their latest release, proudly sticking to their trademark lighter, refreshing take on the genre. Following their well-received earlier release, Work In Progress, the quartet return with melodically heavy ‘Under…

January 24, 2019