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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: Thunder on the Left – National Insecurity

The new single from London based three-piece Thunder on the Left can best be described as heavy hitting. The band are gearing up for the release of their debut album with the release of lead single ‘National Insecurity’. At barely over…

October 5, 2017

Stream: Lilla Vargen – Hold On

Way back in 2015, Lilla Vargen appeared out of thin air and blew us away with her debut release ‘This is Love’. Featuring just her stunning vocals and piano, it was stripped back and emotional. Now a couple of years on, she…

October 3, 2017

Ryan Vail

Watch: Ryan Vail – Shadows

Derry electronic composer and songwriter Ryan Vail has hit plenty of highs in the last few years. His collaborative album alongside Ciaran Lavery brought his first of two NI Music Prize nominations before he returning the following year with his debut album ‘For…

October 3, 2017

Watch: Joel Harkin – Charlie & Deirdre

Donegal born and bred, and now residing in Belfast, Joel Harkin has come out with his first new music in a long while. While he’s been busy behind the scenes and gigging away, his new live video for ‘Charlie & Deirdre’ is…

October 2, 2017

Culture Night Belfast – 22nd September 2017

Culture Night Belfast returns for its ninth year of making Belfast look and feel like the capital city that it is. Firstly, heading to Buoy Park, the boys of No Oil Paintings kicked off the day at 3pm. With a new…

September 26, 2017

Influences & Inspirations: Reevah

Hailing from Derry, Reevah may have only released a small handful of tracks to the world in the past year, but what she has released in that time has been of the highest quality. The chilled atmosphere of first single ‘Daydreamer’ was…

September 26, 2017

Aidan Logan – 14th September 2017

Aidan Logan EP launch with support from Kaz Hawkins, Lauren Bird & Ben Cutler Thursday 14th September 2017 – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Belfast songwriter Aidan Logan really made a name for himself earlier this year, being selected as one of…

September 18, 2017

NI Music Prize announces 2017 shortlist

Today the Northern Ireland Music Prize announced the twelve album shortlist for the 2017 award. The winner will be announced at the Mandela Hall on 11th November. More than 70 judges from the music industry and media had a say…

September 14, 2017

Q&A: Party Fears

Party Fears formed in 2015 when Northern Irish native Maggie Devlin uprooted from Seoul to Berlin alongside bandmate Eilis Frawley. The band released their debut album self titled album earlier this year, an energetic and eclectic mix of tracks. They…

August 21, 2017

Q&A: Last Days of Elvis

Berlin based Last Days of Elvis kick off a joint UK & Ireland tour with fellow Berliners Party Fears this week. The multi-national four piece released their debut album ‘Must Be A Mistake’ last month, a record which combines post-punk guitar work…

August 20, 2017

Stendhal Festival Of Art 2017

Northern Ireland is blessed with only a handful of small festivals for music lovers. Without the big chart toppers to head the bill, festivals like Stendhal Festival of Art in rural Limavady rely upon a more creative approach. The festival…

August 15, 2017

Aislinn Logan influences inspirations

Influences & Inspirations: Aislinn Logan

Northern Irish raised, London based Aislinn Logan has impressed in her short career to date. Logan’s knock out vocals are often paired with acoustic guitars and electronic elements such as on latest release ‘So Loud / Dance With Demons’. We asked the…

August 9, 2017

Atlantic Sessions Midsummer

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