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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.

ROE

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

Stream: Scratch My Progress Volume 7

The Oh Yeah Centre’s Scratch My Progress reached its seven year with another round of fantastic artists. The talent development scheme which selects a handful of artists has just released its annual compilation, Scratch My Progress Volume 7. This year’s featured…

November 25, 2018

Watch: Jealous of the Birds – Marrow

Jealous of the Birds have no doubt been riding a high since they signed to Atlantic Records in early 2018. Led by Naomi Hamilton, it’s been a year to remember, featuring trips Stateside, an EP, support for the likes of…

November 22, 2018

Oisín ó Scolaí

Premiere: Oisín ó Scolaí & The Virginia Slims – Holiday Homes

Donegal’s Oisín ó Scolaí has been writing songs in his bedroom from a young age, before forming The Virginia Slims in Derry. Oisín ó Scolaí & The Virginia Slims have recorded a debut album in Vacant Sea, and we’re delighted to…

November 16, 2018

Stream: Party Fears – Dog Star

Party Fears are no strangers to us at Chordblossom, but for a wider Northern Irish audience the Berlin band may still be a relative unknown. Consisting of Australian Eilis Frawley and proud Cookstown native Maggie Devlin they’ve been on our…

November 13, 2018

NI Music Prize 2018

NI Music Prize 2018: Best Single Shortlist

This year’s NI Music Prize has a new look about it. While the last number of years have awarded an Album of the Year and the Oh Yeah legend award, this year sees the return of a few new categories…

November 8, 2018

Sound of Belfast returns for 2018

Sound of Belfast is set to return with a sizeable programme of events next week from 8th – 15th November. Now in its fifth year, the Oh Yeah coordinated event is packing plenty into the week, from talks, panels, awards…

October 31, 2018