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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.

Stream: Strange New Places – This City

Two years is a long time in the life cycle of any band, much less a local one with a solitary single to their name. Well, certainly Strange New Places haven’t wasted that time, completing the Oh Yeah’s Scratch My Progress programme,…

July 17, 2019

Stream: Oscar Waves – Miracle

Working well within the realm of the bedroom producer, Belfast’s Oscar Waves has been quietly putting out releases since early last year. From remixes of other Northern Irish artists to his own compositions, his latest release ‘Miracle‘ is one of the…

July 5, 2019

Beauty Sleep – Be Kind

In 2015 Ryan McGroarty and Cheylene Murphy formed Beauty Sleep, joining up with Aimee Williamson and releasing first single ‘The Dark’ the following year. A reworked version of that very first single opens up their own debut album Be Kind….

June 28, 2019

Scratch My Progress 2019 open for applications

The Oh Yeah Centre‘s flagship talent development programme is returning once again for 2019/2020. Since 2010 Scratch My Progress has helped numerous new artists in Northern Ireland make a breakthrough in their music career. Featurning alumni that includes winners of Northern Irish music prizes…

June 27, 2019

Influences Mixtape: Valium

Belfast based guitar bands appear to be two-a-penny but few sound like four-piece Valium. The band take just as much influence the world of funk as they do from rock. The scope of their debut EP, released back in March,…

June 25, 2019

Watch: HEX HUE – Numbers

Katie Richardson’s name, face and undeniably voice will be well known to most with an interest in music in Belfast and beyond. A force within the music and theatre worlds, Richardson has shied away from releasing music since moving on…

June 14, 2019

Reevah Older Now

Stream: Reevah – 26. (Arvo Party Remix)

Reevah seems to have found a new burst of life and purpose as we quickly head into the summer months. Her latest release ’26.’ seemed transformative, stepping into the new while looking back into the past. That rebirth is echoed…

May 31, 2019

Other Voices Belfast

Other Voices returns to Belfast

The prestigious Other Voices made its last and first visit to Belfast back in 2017, showcasing some of the best acts locally and from around Ireland. Now they’re set to return on Saturday 15th June, once again in Belfast’s picturesque Duncairn…

May 29, 2019

Stream: Bairie – Rambling Boys

So often home to Northern Ireland’s best music, it should be no surprise when another stellar song or songwriter finds its way to us from the Maiden City. Songstress Emily McCormick who performs under the name Bairie has just graced…

May 27, 2019

Watch: Hand Models – Last Leaves on a Tree

Standing out as four lads in an indie band in Belfast might not be the easiest thing in the world, but Hand Models did just that with the banana suited, anarchic video for last single ‘Bananas’. They’ve now followed it up…

May 21, 2019

HAVVK – 2nd May 2019

A Berlin based band with plenty of links to Belfast, HAVVK decided our own Oh Yeah Music Centre would be the perfect way to start their Drawn Together tour around the UK. Rather than simply a promotion tour for their…

May 6, 2019

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2019 kicks off tomorrow

One of the biggest and most densely packed out festivals running in Northern Ireland is celebrating its 20th year. The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival returns once again from tomorrow until 12th May for ten days of music, art and culture without the K….

April 30, 2019

Molto Vivo: Berlin Diary

Playing their first show outside of Ireland a few weeks ago, Molto Vivo headed off from Belfast to Berlin to play the city’s Bang On Fest. Needless to say, they were a bit excited for it. Our own Nance Hall went along…

April 23, 2019

Premiere: Susie Blue – She Is

Susie Blue is far from a new face in Northern Irish music but she has found a louder, more assured voice in the last couple of years. Earlier this month she released ‘She Is’, the first new track since her debut…

April 18, 2019

May Rosa

Premiere: May Rosa – Night Magic

Belfast born May Rosa released her current EP Waxwork Sweetheart back in February. The release was a showcase of smooth as silk alt-pop songs. Now, we’re thrilled to bring you the new video for the EP’s latest single ‘Night Magic’. A…

April 15, 2019