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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.

Watch: Hiva Oa – Jonny Brazil

Last year Belfast band Hiva Oa released their ‘mk II (part 1)’EP, their first since returning to Northern Ireland from a stint in Edinburgh. Across four tracks the band explored electronic influences, from the chaotic sounds on ‘A Great Height’ to the ominous…

March 14, 2017

ROE

Premiere: ROE – Cheek, Boy

Back in December we premiered the latest single from Derry artist ROE. The brilliant ‘Fake Ur Death‘ received support from the likes of Tom Robinson and Radio Foyle’s Electric Mainline, before taking her first steps outside the North West last month…

March 10, 2017

Watch: Strength NIA – La Floresta

One of the more unique bands in Northern Ireland at the moment, Strength NIA often toe the line between the brilliant and the absurd. Latest single ‘La Floresta’ does just that. The Derry band’s typically unorthodox approach is back on ‘La Floresta’…

March 8, 2017

Stream: Callum Stewart – The Dam

Callum Stewart showed a lot of promise at a tender age, creating plenty of buzz from his early releases. Now at the age of 19, the North coast songwriter is reaching new heights. His latest single ‘The Dam’ is another clear…

March 1, 2017

Watch: Amanda St John – Grow

2016 saw numerous debut albums from Northern Irish musicians, from folk to rock to electronic. One release back in May had a particular story to tell. Fast forward to the present and the soulful Amanda St John has just released a new…

February 24, 2017

Watch: Ryan Vail and Jealous of the Birds – Love Is A Crow

Ryan Vail and Jealous of The Birds have combined for one of the most intriguing releases out of Northern Ireland this year. The gorgeous ‘Love Is A Crow’ is the collaborative new single from the pair. On first glance the two are…

February 19, 2017

Watch: Bad Fit – In The City

June 2016 saw the release of the debut single from the self-proclaimed ‘baddest band in Belfast’, Bad Fit. Since then, the band whose first show was an Always in Sunny Philadelphia themed affair, have kept busy with some well-received gigging. But…

February 14, 2017

Stream: Joshua Burnside – Tunnels pt. 2

It’s been a little while since we’ve had a proper single release from alt folk songwriter Joshua Burnside. A few years after ‘Dessert Wine/Platonia’, Burnside has returned with a new record label, a forthcoming album and as of last week a new…

February 13, 2017

Influences & Inspirations: Owen Denvir

It is becoming increasingly harder to avoid Owen Denvir these days. On the back of his inventive cover videos, he has received plenty of coverage from the likes of ITV, the Belfast Telegraph plus a TV appearance on Ireland’s Six…

February 8, 2017

Aislinn Logan

Interview: Aislinn Logan

Last year London-based songwriter Aislinn Logan released her debut EP in the form of ‘Lost or Gone’. Across its four tracks, the release wedded more traditional elements such as acoustic guitar and piano with an array of electronic and slaved-over…

February 2, 2017

Independent Venue Week

Independent Venue Week 2017 kicks off

Independent Venue Week is back for 2017 this week. The 7 day celebration is staged across more than 120 independent venues throughout the UK. It has seen a strong set of shows taking place in Northern Ireland in the last…

January 24, 2017

Owen Denvir

Premiere: Owen Denvir – Staring At The Sun

Last week Belfast singer-songwriter Owen Denvir released ‘Siren Song‘, the first of five videos from his upcoming live EP ‘Motion Picture Soundtrack’. With a new video released every Friday this month, we’re delighted to bring you the second instalment, ‘Staring At The Sun‘. For the…

January 13, 2017

Influences & Inspirations: Brash Isaac

Back in May 2016, Andrew Cameron put the first track of his new solo project out there for the world to hear. The catchy and memorable ‘In The Dark’ instantly became one of our favourite releases of the year, and brought…

January 10, 2017

gnarkats waves collide

Gnarkats – Waves Collide

First appearing on our radar at the very beginning of 2016, Gnarkats initial recordings were rough around the edges but showed glimpses of inventiveness and talent. The Belfast four-piece’s progress since then shines through on new EP ‘Waves Collide’, released…

January 9, 2017

Interview: Ciaran Lavery – A Year to Remember

It’s hard to imagine any Northern Irish artists that can boast as good a year as Ciaran Lavery. The Aghagallon singer-songwriter and his husky voiced folk was something of a best kept secret in Northern Ireland just a couple of years…

January 3, 2017