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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.

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


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