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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: Hit The B Button – Antz With a ‘Z’ Like The Movie

Now with a number of years and a few releases under their belt Belfast based band Hit The B Button returned last week with new EP Let’s Go Somewhere Else. Launched in Belfast’s Pavilion, the first single taken from the release is the…

May 7, 2018

Psychic Eyes

Stream: Psychic Eyes – Electric Rain

Only established in the second half of last year, Psychic Eyes are a bit of an unknown quantity to us. Neither their handful of shows to date nor their woozy and eclectic first single ‘Run and Hide’ appeared on our radar last…

May 2, 2018

Influences Mixtape: Hello Casanova

Armagh’s Hello Casanova have been doing this for a good few years now, through name and line up changes, their music has taken them as far afield as L.A.. Pop punk and alternative rock are the order of the day, with fast…

May 1, 2018

Brand New Friend Album Launch – 28th April 2018

Brand New Friend Seatbelts for Aeroplanes album launch with support from Hunkpapa & Hot Cops Saturday 28th April 2018 – Black Box, Belfast It’s often a long road for local bands on their way to a first album. For Brand New…

May 1, 2018

Watch: The Mad Dalton – Seafaring Man

Scots Canadian Peter GW Sumadh has been carving out his musical path in Northern Ireland for the past few years under the moniker The Mad Dalton. Following a string of releases, he is setting up for a debut full length this June. ‘Seafaring…

April 26, 2018

Watch: Strength N.I.A – Brendan Bradley

Self professed purveyors of werewolf pop, Strength N.I.A are not one for convention. The Derry band’s distinct sound and lyrics regularly take them to some unusual places. Their latest detour and single sees them return to Creggan and former footballer ‘Brendan…

April 25, 2018

Watch: Fears – h_always

Dublin and Belfast based artist Constance Keane works under the name Fears. Continuing on from previous projects, Fears has put out a handful of dark and electronic tinged tracks over the years. Now, after a period away, she has returned with…

April 16, 2018

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Stream: Aislinn Logan – Spree

London based, Belfast native Aislinn Logan is no stranger to us. Her folktronica songs have found their way to us before. But now in 2018, it feels like there’s a different wind blowing. New single ‘Spree’ is the first tangible result. Often…

April 12, 2018

Stream: Gnarkats – Enigma

Belfast band Gnarkats have put some solid alt rock music in the past couple of years, with their ‘Waves Collide’ EP certainly containing plenty of praise worthy moments. Now, following up on last year’s ‘Something to Say’, the band, now streamlined down…

April 11, 2018

Stream: Robocobra Quartet – You’ll Wade

One of the nation’s most inventive bands Robocobra Quartet announced the follow up to 2016’s Northern Ireland Music Prize nominated ‘Music For All Occasions’ mere weeks ago. They’ve now returned with a second helping from their second album, with new track…

April 9, 2018

Influences Mixtape: Beauty Sleep

One of the shining lights in Northern Irish music in recent years, Beauty Sleep have put out a consistently fabulous collection of singles since their inception. Released last month, ‘The Feeling Back’ came ready to reminisce with its dual vocals and…

March 25, 2018

Hunkpapa – 15th March 2018

Hunkpapa with support from Benjamin Smyth Thursday 15th March 2018 – Limelight 2, Belfast Armagh four-piece Hunkpapa have earned themselves an increasingly popular reputation in a short space of time. Establishing themselves over the past year, they’re headlining and selling…

March 19, 2018

Stream: Hunkpapa – Burlesque Warriors

Named after a group of Native Americans, Hunkpapa are a tribe of four Armagh men who have set about making a considerable mark in Belfast and beyond. The four-piece have been around since 2016 but it’s within the last year that…

March 12, 2018

Watch: Sister Ghost – Emily

Sister Ghost played a blistering set on Tuesday night in Queens Student Union, reminding the sizeable crowd of just what they’re about. Having hinted at new music, it was no surprise to see the Shannon Delores O’Neill fronted band releasing…

March 8, 2018

Women in Music: Inspired By

To mark International Women’s Day, we have dedicated the week to celebrating and shining a spotlight on the women of Northern Ireland music. We asked seven female artists from Northern Ireland to talk about the women in music who have…

March 8, 2018