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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.

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

Premiere: Xavi Gallonzo – Venus

Finding their roots in Strabane, Xavi Gallonzo is the musical combination of Darren Doherty and Ciaran Gallen. The project began this summer and with a full debut album ready for the light of the day, they are properly announcing themselves with first…

October 31, 2018

Interview: Tony Wright – Chapter & Verse (VerseChorusVerse)

Tony Wright has been in the music business for two decades. Teenage forays into music led to numerous musical stopping off points in his career but now he’s taken a different path as he prepares to release his first book…

October 16, 2018

SOAK Everybody Loves You

Watch: SOAK – Everybody Loves You

Hey, SOAK, it’s been a while. The Derry born songwriter, known by Bridie Monds-Watson, reached a level of acclaim and fame that few artists from Northern Ireland ever achieve in the build up to her debut album, 2015’s ‘Before We Forgot…

October 8, 2018

Rews Influences Mixtape

Influences Mixtape: Rews

London based duo Rews have put out a steady selection of high energy rock tunes including last year’s debut album Pyro. The band have come a long way since we first encountered them around 2015. The make up of Rews is very…

October 2, 2018

Watch: Owen Lamont – Just Smile

Belfast songwriter Owen Lamont has been having a pretty good 2018. Back in March, he headed to Nashville with Panarts, spent last weekend at Ballina for Other Voices and has been working on a first album. To keep the good…

September 30, 2018

Culture Night Belfast 2018: Music Guide

Culture Night Belfast is celebrating its tenth birthday on Friday 21st September with what is likely to be another great night in the city’s cultural calendar. Over its lifetime, Culture Night has turned into Belfast’s biggest event, catering to crowds…

September 17, 2018