Category : Fresh Northern Irish Music

Watch: Fears – h_always

Dublin and Belfast based artist Constance Keane works under the name Fears. Continuing on from previous projects, Fears has put out a handful of dark and electronic tinged tracks over the years. Now, after a period away, she has returned with…

April 16, 2018

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Stream: Aislinn Logan – Spree

London based, Belfast native Aislinn Logan is no stranger to us. Her folktronica songs have found their way to us before. But now in 2018, it feels like there’s a different wind blowing. New single ‘Spree’ is the first tangible result. Often…

April 12, 2018

Stream: Gnarkats – Enigma

Belfast band Gnarkats have put some solid alt rock music in the past couple of years, with their ‘Waves Collide’ EP certainly containing plenty of praise worthy moments. Now, following up on last year’s ‘Something to Say’, the band, now streamlined down…

April 11, 2018

Stream: Robocobra Quartet – You’ll Wade

One of the nation’s most inventive bands Robocobra Quartet announced the follow up to 2016’s Northern Ireland Music Prize nominated ‘Music For All Occasions’ mere weeks ago. They’ve now returned with a second helping from their second album, with new track…

April 9, 2018

chase the river

Premiere: Chase The River – Infinite Worlds

Chase the River is the project that keeps Belfast native Stuart Lunn a busy man. Over the years has been heavily focused on releasing acoustic driven folk songs. His previous album Recycle Your Regrets was completed following a successful crowdfunding…

March 30, 2018

Teddy Charles Jr

Stream: Teddy Charles Jr – Amiss

The first of a series of new and re-recorded songs ‘Amiss’ is the new single by Northern Ireland’s Teddy Charles Jr. ‘Amiss’ is one of those tracks that by balancing conflicting ideals; intimacy with scale, light with dark, pop-rock with…

March 30, 2018

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Watch: Travis Is A Tourist – B e f o r e u g o g o

Travis Gilbert has been strutting the Northern Irish music scene for some time now. Initially as the Colly Strings frontman and in more recent years under the Travis Is A Tourist guise. Travis has been a tourist for some time,…

March 26, 2018

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Watch: Snow Patrol – Don’t Give In

Seven years after the release of their Fallen Empires album and five years since their last live show and Snow Patrol are ready to reveal new some new music and a few live shows to boot. ‘Don’t Give In‘ is…

March 22, 2018

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Stream: Ferals – Brendan Rodgers

A confession of sorts to begin, this isn’t the first time we have heard this track. During our Kickstart competition last year, we got to hear the demo version and we heard enough to look forward to a fully fleshed…

March 20, 2018

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Stream: Paper/Boy – Guerilla Therapy

Derry continues to be a breeding ground for great music from these shores and based on their debut release it looks like we can definitely tag Paper/Boy as ones to watch. Their first release ‘Guerilla Therapy’ is a broody affair,…

March 20, 2018

Stream: Hunkpapa – Burlesque Warriors

Named after a group of Native Americans, Hunkpapa are a tribe of four Armagh men who have set about making a considerable mark in Belfast and beyond. The four-piece have been around since 2016 but it’s within the last year that…

March 12, 2018

Watch: Sister Ghost – Emily

Sister Ghost played a blistering set on Tuesday night in Queens Student Union, reminding the sizeable crowd of just what they’re about. Having hinted at new music, it was no surprise to see the Shannon Delores O’Neill fronted band releasing…

March 8, 2018

Stream: Amy Montgomery – Dangerous

Amy Montgomery has become a fixture of Northern Irish gigs over the last couple of years, regularly appearing in venues around Belfast and beyond. But now, fresh from a first London show supporting The Answer’s Cormac Neeson, her first single ‘Dangerous’…

March 7, 2018

Stream: Cherym – Take It Back

2018 is shaping up to be a rich musical year for Derry, never mind Northern Ireland. There’s a string of releases out there or on the way from the more established acts of the Maiden City but in Cherym there’s a…

March 5, 2018

Watch: Vokxen – Running

Forming around 2015, Vokxen are hardly a new force in Northern Irish music. But through line up changes and quiet periods, we’ve been a little starved of new music from the all female trio. The band are looking to change that in…

March 1, 2018