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Aaron Cunningham

Deputy editor. A latecomer to Northern Irish music, I've been making up for it for most of my twenties.

Watch: Careerist – Slasher

Casting aside the name that’s got them this far, the band formerly known as Hot Cops returned last month with a new single to adorn their new identity. Now proudly named Careerist, this is their latest track ‘Slasher‘. ‘Slasher’ features…

September 18, 2019

Stendhal Festival 2019

Aaron CunninghamArriving on Friday to the sounds of Son of the Hound wafting over the campsite, I’m in time to witness Joel Harkin‘s first set of the weekend on Quiet Arch’s Air Stage. As always the juxtaposition of cheery banter with sad,…

August 22, 2019

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Snow Patrol to receive Oh Yeah Legend Award

Hot on the heels of the longlists for this year’s Northern Ireland Music Prize being released, the recipient of the next Oh Yeah Legend Award was announced this week. The winners of the special award this year will be none other than…

August 20, 2019

Stream: Eilís – Breathe

We’ve followed young singer-songwriter Eilís since coming across her in our Kickstart competition. She’s showcased her music live in gigs around Northern Ireland, but now the mid-Ulster based artist has finally released her debut single ‘Breathe‘. Drawing from various strands…

August 19, 2019

Stendhal 2019

Preview: Stendhal 2019

Is your weekend ahead looking a bit bare? You’d be hardpressed to find a better use of your time in Northern Ireland this weekend than Stendhal Festival. The festival returns to Limavady once again, with a three day schedule. With…

August 11, 2019

Influences Mixtape: Amerik

The solo electronic producer has seen a rise to prominence in Northern Ireland of late. Ryan Vail has been celebrated on the back of a few stellar albums, while Arvo Party is making a name for himself. Both have received…

August 1, 2019

Hannah Peel nominated for Emmy

With the Emmy nominations announced this week, one name in particular seemed familiar. Northern Irish musician Hannah Peel has been nominated for her soundtrack on the HBO documentary Game of Thrones: The Last Watch. Hailing from Craigavon and now residing back in Northern Ireland after…

July 19, 2019

Stream: Strange New Places – This City

Two years is a long time in the life cycle of any band, much less a local one with a solitary single to their name. Well, certainly Strange New Places haven’t wasted that time, completing the Oh Yeah’s Scratch My Progress programme,…

July 17, 2019

Stream: Oscar Waves – Miracle

Working well within the realm of the bedroom producer, Belfast’s Oscar Waves has been quietly putting out releases since early last year. From remixes of other Northern Irish artists to his own compositions, his latest release ‘Miracle‘ is one of the…

July 5, 2019

Beauty Sleep – Be Kind

In 2015 Ryan McGroarty and Cheylene Murphy formed Beauty Sleep, joining up with Aimee Williamson and releasing first single ‘The Dark’ the following year. A reworked version of that very first single opens up their own debut album Be Kind….

June 28, 2019

Scratch My Progress 2019 open for applications

The Oh Yeah Centre‘s flagship talent development programme is returning once again for 2019/2020. Since 2010 Scratch My Progress has helped numerous new artists in Northern Ireland make a breakthrough in their music career. Featurning alumni that includes winners of Northern Irish music prizes…

June 27, 2019

Influences Mixtape: Valium

Belfast based guitar bands appear to be two-a-penny but few sound like four-piece Valium. The band take just as much influence the world of funk as they do from rock. The scope of their debut EP, released back in March,…

June 25, 2019

Watch: HEX HUE – Numbers

Katie Richardson’s name, face and undeniably voice will be well known to most with an interest in music in Belfast and beyond. A force within the music and theatre worlds, Richardson has shied away from releasing music since moving on…

June 14, 2019

Stream: Reevah – 26. (Arvo Party Remix)

Reevah seems to have found a new burst of life and purpose as we quickly head into the summer months. Her latest release ’26.’ seemed transformative, stepping into the new while looking back into the past. That rebirth is echoed…

May 31, 2019

Other Voices Belfast

Other Voices returns to Belfast

The prestigious Other Voices made its last and first visit to Belfast back in 2017, showcasing some of the best acts locally and from around Ireland. Now they’re set to return on Saturday 15th June, once again in Belfast’s picturesque Duncairn…

May 29, 2019