Category : Fresh Northern Irish Music

Premiere: May Rosa – Before I Knew (Summer)

London-based songstress May Rosa has been making after-hours retro pop since 2017. The latest in her line of releases is out tomorrow, but we’re here to bring you a first listen. This is ‘Before I Knew (Summer)‘. Like those tracks before it, May…

January 20, 2020

Villa in france

Stream: Villa In France – Flowers

Fresh from their headline tour of Northern Ireland, Villa In France gear up for the release of their next single ‘Flowers’. The group has come on leaps and bounds since their debut single release back in September and have reached…

December 16, 2019

Stream: More Than Conquerors – NETYME

The world was a sadder place in the absence of More Than Conquerors. While Kris Platt and Danny Ball have continued to grace the musical world with their much loved electropop band Blue Americans, fans of More Than Conqueror’s fuzzy…

December 15, 2019

Premiere: Party Fears – Money

“We’re told to shout fire. Every girl knows when not to take a shower” – the firey manifesto of art-pop/garage rock duo Party Fears rings out clear in their newest release ‘Money‘. The two-piece has always walked the fine line…

December 12, 2019

CHERYM - Photo by Y Control Photography

Stream: Cherym – Abigail

Cherym just can’t stop climbing! 2019 has been a very good year for the threesome with notable achievements including; playing the Stendhal Festival, Electric Picnic and winning the Oh Yeah Contender Award at the NI Music Prize ceremony. With the…

December 9, 2019

Alice LA - Kiss To These Riffs - 3/12/19

Premiere: Alice LA – Kiss To These Riffs

The independent musician boom in the North continues to bear fruit for the local scene, with artists breaking from the typical alt/indie rock mould in pursuit of new, fearless musical directions. One such artist is songstress Alice LA, whose brand…

December 3, 2019

Premiere: Gender Chores – Giz a Smile / Toast Sandwich

“Leave out the politics and just stick to music”, shout many a Facebook user as (mostly indie, left-leaning) musicians share their takes on Brexit, upcoming elections, and the climate crisis. Luckily these bands are louder than the keyboard warriors, reminding…

November 28, 2019

Stream: Vale – Virtual Reality

Vale may well be one of Belfast’s best kept secrets, hailing from the Greater Shankill area of Belfast. They are playing in some good company at the moment, having recently supported the likes of Lurgan’s finest, The Bonnevilles, and up-…

November 27, 2019

Watch: Rews – Birdsong

NI native Shauna Tohill goes full-on Anna Calvi for the new release from the infectiously fun indie rock outfit Rews. With strong hints of power-chord thrash bands like the Foo Fighters, ‘Birdsong‘ is the band’s first new material in just…

November 27, 2019

Stream: Matt McGinn feat Ciara O’Neill – Bubblegum

Ubiquitous Hilltown musician Matt McGinn teams up with local singer Ciara O’Neill for ‘Bubblegum‘, a taster track from McGinn’s forthcoming album release ‘Lessons of War’. The song takes it’s inspiration from the tweeted teenage diary entries of Bronagh McAtasney (@nornirongirl1981)…

November 27, 2019

Vivamagnolia

Premiere: Vivamagnolia – Queen of the Rodeo

‘Queen of the Rodeo‘ marks the start of a new musical journey for Patrick J. Hodgen under the moniker Vivamagnolia. Released through Quiet Arch this Friday, and premiered here, the songwriter’s debut is likely to hit the spot for those…

November 26, 2019

Watch: Arborist – Taxi

Songwriter Mark McCambridge and his musical outfit Arborist have just released the first single from their upcoming second album, the stunning ‘Taxi‘. The first taste of the follow-up to 2015’s Home Burial, ‘Taxi’ is an welcome surprise. A spoken-word track…

November 24, 2019

John Quinn

Watch: John Quinn – Mr. Nice

Belfast bred musician John Quinn, one half of acoustic duo Cipasso has released a solo track entitled ‘Mr Nice’. Although, he is not playing the Cajón and singing like in Cispasso but rather challenging himself and the other half of…

November 19, 2019

Stream: The Fugues – Ordinary Too

Belfast quartet The Fugues are any indie lover’s local band dream, and their new single, ‘Ordinary Too’, doesn’t disappoint. Tight guitar hooks and twangy vocals give the track a lively feel, with a catchy chorus to keep you listening. The…

November 15, 2019

Premiere: Joel Harkin – Thought I’d Go Home

Following the release of his new single ‘Thought I’d Go Home‘, alternative ambient folk artist Joel Harkin has dropped a new video into our laps for a first look. ‘Thought I’d Go Home’ was released as part of the Scratch My…

November 13, 2019