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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.

Atlantic Sessions announce Midsummer Sessions

Based on the North Coast, the Atlantic Sessions have been running for a good number of years now with repeated success. The festival will return again later this year, but before that they have just announced Midsummer Sessions. Midsummer Sessions will…

June 22, 2017

Premiere: ROE – You Call It Art EP

The city of Derry has a great tradition of new music, with many talented artists going on to make a name for themselves. The current crop certainly has a few vying for the title of next big thing. One rising star…

June 16, 2017

Influences & Inspirations: Brand New Friend

Hailing from the North Coast, high-flyers Brand New Friend are having quite the time of it. Just last month the band were on stage at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull. The four piece have had accelerated success, with the…

June 14, 2017

No Oil Paintings – 9th June 2017

No Oil Paintings EP launch with support from Katie and The Carnival & VerseChorusVerse Friday 9th June 2017 – Black Box, Belfast Launch nights are always a cause for celebration. The scores of friends and family alongside the artist’s enthusiasm…

June 13, 2017

Premiere: Scenery – Old News EP

Hailing from Derry, Scenery have been steadily making a name for themselves over the past year or so but it’s about time they find themselves at the forefront of things. Their March single ‘Fool For You’ set their stall out, smooth and…

June 2, 2017

Watch: Silences – Red Dress

It’s been more than a little while since we’ve been able to celebrate some new music from Armagh’s Silences. Since the release of last April’s ‘Luna’ EP, the five-piece have kept things largely under wraps aside from their live performances, including…

June 1, 2017

Influences & Inspirations: Lauren Bird

Hailing from the musical hotbed of Strabane, Lauren Bird recently celebrated the release of her debut album, ‘The Inbetween’. No stranger to us at Chordblossom, the songwriter who won our Kickstart competition in 2015, impressing us with her personal, heartfelt songs. ‘The Inbetween’…

May 30, 2017

Joshua Burnside Ephrata

Joshua Burnside – Ephrata

The path of the odd single, an EP or two and then the inevitable anticipation for the debut album is a well worn one. Any potential and promise can soon be found out with the bigger canvas of a full length…

May 29, 2017

Hand Models – 26th April 2017

Hand Models ‘TV Kids’ single launch with support from LetGo Dive & BDBR Wednesday 26th April 2017 – McHugh’s, Belfast Wednesday night saw Belfast’s Hand Models launch their debut single ‘TV Kids’ in McHugh’s basement. With static TVs adorning the…

May 1, 2017

Empty Lungs Influences Inspirations

Influences & Inspirations: Empty Lungs

Northern Ireland’s music scene contains plenty of short lived bands and projects, falling at the wayside due to personal circumstances, rocky relationships and far too often the difficulty of breaking through. Active since 2011, Belfast trio Empty Lungs are one of…

April 13, 2017

Interview: Rebekah Fitch – Personal Songwriting

Over the past year Durham based musician Rebekah Fitch has released a string of singles of varying styles but seeped in pop melodies. With the songwriter gearing up to launch her latest release, ‘Another Show’ this week, we thought it was high-time we got…

April 5, 2017

Stream: Susie Blue – Be A Lady

Derry’s Susie Blue have gone through an evolution of late. Fronted by Susan Donaghy, they have transformed from a solo project into a full fledged band. That change has gone hand in hand with a change in tone, from the emotional…

April 3, 2017

Sunflowerfest announces 2017 line-up

Hillsborough’s Sunflowerfest music festival returns once again this summer, adopting a ‘Parallel Universe’ theme. The festival has grown in stature from its site at Tubby’s Farm and has once again packed its line-up with acts from these shores and beyond….

March 30, 2017

Document: A Film About Malojian

The time, dedication and work put into any album is worth remembering. If your recording sessions take you from Belfast to Chicago to record with the legendary Steve Albini it’s probably even more so. Northern Irish folk band Malojian documented the recording process of…

March 21, 2017

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