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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.

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

Analogue Favourites Part 2 – Record Store Day 2019

To celebrate Record Store Day this year we thought we’d celebrate all things analogue by combining the joy of vinyl with a love of analogue photography amongst our team. We reached out to a number of artists to discuss their…

April 13, 2019

Analogue Favourites Part 1 – Record Store Day 2019

To celebrate Record Store Day this year we thought we’d celebrate all things analogue by combining the joy of vinyl with a love of analogue photography amongst our team. We reached out to a number of artists to discuss their…

April 10, 2019

Premiere: Queen Bonobo – Boom Boom

Maya Goldblum was born in the doorway of a forest cabin. Her life has taken her from the surroundings of Idaho to our very own Derry. As a musician, she has taken her roots and run with them. The latest…

March 20, 2019

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

blxxd

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

ROE

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