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Aaron Cunningham

Chordblossom writer & live reviews editor. History graduate. I love music in its various forms and that's led me here. Enjoying promoting the scene and discovering great new music every day while doing it.

Interview: Tony Wright – Chapter & Verse (ChorusVerse)

Tony Wright has been in the music business for two decades. Teenage forays into music led to numerous musical stopping off points in his career but now he’s taken a different path as he prepares to release his first book…

October 16, 2018

SOAK Everybody Loves You

Watch: SOAK – Everybody Loves You

Hey, SOAK, it’s been a while. The Derry born songwriter, known by Bridie Monds-Watson, reached a level of acclaim and fame that few artists from Northern Ireland ever achieve in the build up to her debut album, 2015’s ‘Before We Forgot…

October 8, 2018

Rews Influences Mixtape

Influences Mixtape: Rews

London based duo Rews have put out a steady selection of high energy rock tunes including last year’s debut album Pyro. The band have come a long way since we first encountered them around 2015. The make up of Rews is very…

October 2, 2018

Watch: Owen Lamont – Just Smile

Belfast songwriter Owen Lamont has been having a pretty good 2018. Back in March, he headed to Nashville with Panarts, spent last weekend at Ballina for Other Voices and has been working on a first album. To keep the good…

September 30, 2018

Culture Night Belfast 2018: Music Guide

Culture Night Belfast is celebrating its tenth birthday on Friday 21st September with what is likely to be another great night in the city’s cultural calendar. Over its lifetime, Culture Night has turned into Belfast’s biggest event, catering to crowds…

September 17, 2018

Watch: VerseChorusVerse – Chord (Gunn Laws)

Music scene stalwart, art scene mover and shaker Tony Wright surprised us all by dropping his latest album out of the blue back in June. A diverse collection of tracks under his VerseChorusVerse moniker, the album scored some impressive reviews. The latest single…

September 17, 2018

Northern Ireland Music Prize 2018 shortlist announced

The shortlist for 2018’s Northern Ireland Music Prize has just been announced. The expanded awards now include Best Single, Best Live Act and Oh Yeah Contender award for best newcomer on top of the traditional Album of the Year. With…

September 11, 2018

Influences Mixtape: Runabay

Hailing from the Glens of Antrim, Runabay seem to have folk music running through their veins. Over the past four years the band have developed a a quiet confidence that has seen them release a string of strongly melodic singles. Their…

September 5, 2018

Hand Models

Watch: Hand Models – Banana

Hand Models, Belfast’s premium providers of catchy indie pop bangers have treated us to a handful of said tracks over the past year or so. The latest single ‘Banana’ comes complete with a ridiculously good video shot on the streets…

August 30, 2018

Get ready for Moira Calling 2018

Moira Calling festival returns for a third year on 7th-8th September, bringing another strong line-up of artists to Moira Demesne. Once again a host of local acts are supplemented by English indie pop band Marsicans. A short train ride from Belfast,…

August 27, 2018

Focal Festival 2018

Focal Festival returns this month

Debuted last summer then again in Winter, Focal Festival is returning again this month for another smattering of local music. Based just off Botanic in Belfast’s Crescent Gardens, the line up is the festival’s best so far and as good as any…

August 19, 2018

Brand New Friend Interview 2018

Interview: Brand New Friend

For a lot of bands, the period following a debut album and tour would be one of rest. But for Brand New Friend, things only got busier. The band followed the release of ‘Seatbelts for Aeroplanes’ with a support slot on…

August 2, 2018

Watch: Kitt Philippa – Human

Songwriter Kitt Philippa has captivated audiences in Northern Ireland for years with their expressive, classically driven music. 2013’s ‘Nightingale’ encapsulating that period under the name of Katharine Philippa but failing to fully display the emotional well from which Philippa regularly draws…

July 6, 2018

News: Scratch My Progress 2018 applications deadline approaching

The Oh Yeah Music Centre’s talent development scheme Scratch My Progress has consistently supported bright new talents in Northern Ireland. The programme aims to nurture upcoming bands and artists, providing opportunities, skills and support to help them build their music career. The…

July 4, 2018

Watch: Travis is a Tourist – SOFARSOGOOD

Sporadic releases and a well-travelled lifestyle have at times kept songwriter Travis is a Tourist at arm’s length from the regular Belfast and Northern Ireland music scenes. The man behind the name, Travis Gilbert, has been busy splitting his time between Belfast…

July 2, 2018