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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.

Influences Mixtape: Mob Wife

Fronted by Belfast’s Chris Leckey, Mob Wife formed last year, completed by fellow alternative stalwarts Mark McDaid and Carl Small. Their collective experience in Northern Ireland’s music scene has given their heavy hitting rhythms and cutting lyrics plenty of thrust and…

March 18, 2019

Premiere: Stayne – Parachute

Stephen McKeever, better known to the music world as Stayne, released his second single ‘Parachute‘ last week. Today, we’re delighted to premiere the song’s video. The follow-up to his debut single ‘Islay’, ‘Parachute’ is aimed squarely at stirring the emotions….

March 15, 2019


Premiere: blxxd – silk and velvet

Now part of the Zool Records collective, electronic producer blxxd is spoiling us with a double single out today. Premiering here on Chordblossom, here’s a first listen of ‘silk and velvet‘. Last year blxxd, the impossibly unpronounceable alias of Belfast based…

March 8, 2019

Premiere: ROE – Down Days

Following the release of her latest single ‘Down Days’ last month, ROE has hit us with a video for the track. We’re delighted to give you a first look. The past year has seen the young Derry artist transition from…

March 4, 2019

Interview: Pascalwillnotsurvivethis

For years Danny McClelland has been one of the busiest DIY musicians in Belfast, making his mark on the scene through numerous projects. Best known for longtime band Born Only Yesterday or the shortlived and well received mathrock duo WASPS,…

February 27, 2019

Dena Anuk$a

Watch: Dena Anuk$a – My G

British Egyptian rappers are surely hard to come by in Belfast, but one Dena Anuk$a is out to make a name for herself. Following on from last year’s ‘Yay’, she has just dropped her latest single ‘My G’. Drawing from neo…

February 14, 2019


Stream: ROE – Down Days

What can seem like a lucky break for an artist is more often the result of a lot of work, talent and passion. When ROE announced she’d be joining Snow Patrol on their arena tour, it was no great surprise…

February 13, 2019

Influences Mixtape: Undertone

Belfast’s Undertone combines smooth as silk production and lyrical flow into his music. While hailing from Northern Ireland, there’s a much more international feel to his music. There’s no shortage of confidence or ambition in Undertone, while his music does…

February 1, 2019

Northern Irish Album of the Year 2018 photos

Northern Irish Albums of the Year 2018

Northern Irish artists once again stepped up to the plate in 2018 and delivered some of their most vital and creative releases to date. Set against the unfaltering rise of streaming and playlist culture (guilty) and the spiralling financial difficulties…

January 17, 2019

Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2018 photos

Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2018: 25 – 1

After another incredible year of music from Northern Ireland, we’re ready to count down the very best of 2018. You can find part 1 with our picks between 50-26 here. Small in size but large in stature, Northern Irish musicians…

January 10, 2019

Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2018 photos

Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2018: 50 – 26

You’re probably not reading this, you’ve probably skipped straight to the list below. But if you are, just a word to say that it was another incredible year of music from Northern Ireland. Artists old and new have had a…

January 8, 2019

Wynona Bleach

Wynona Bleach – Sugar

R51 made as big a name for themselves as any around the Belfast music scene over the last few years. The band played incredible live shows where they went with tracks and an EP, Pillow Talk, that had our own…

January 2, 2019

Tim Wheeler Ash

Interview: Tim Wheeler – Ash

Over 22 years since their first major release, Ash are as busy as ever. The boys done good from Downpatrick have spent much of this year touring to support the release of their latest album Islands. Heading as far afield as…

December 18, 2018

Influences Mixtape: Rebekah Fitch

One of the most exciting talents we’ve featured on Chordblossom in the last couple of years is undoubtedly Rebekah Fitch. A crafter of pop songs with big hooks and a stronger message, Fitch is a talent both in the studio and…

December 13, 2018

Watch: Molto Vivo – Brainwashed

Up until the release of their debut single back in September, Molto Vivo seemed as much a social media presence as a band. Building the hype, that first single ‘Laxadasical’ thankfully backed up their exploits. Two months later and the Belfast band…

December 12, 2018