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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: LARKS – Holiday.

Fiona O’Kane has kept us waiting for the first single from her new pop outfit LARKS. But that’s quite alright, as one listen to that debut single ‘Holiday.’ shows it’s been worth it. Born back in 2016, O’Kane’s LARKS followed the…

May 23, 2018

Influences Mixtape: The Mad Dalton

Around Belfast, Scots-Canadian musician Peter GW Sumadh goes by the name The Mad Dalton. Across a string of releases over the past few years, Sumadh has confidently told tales through classic songwriting often matured in a cask of traditional. He’s now…

May 15, 2018

Premiere: Glass Wings – For A Little While

Limavady/Belfast songwriter Stephen Jones, known in the music world as Glass Wings, has just released the first single from his forthcoming debut album. ‘For A Little While’ sees Glass Wings at the top of his game, with the album hopefully not far…

May 10, 2018

Holywood’s Harmony Live announced with Ryan McMullan live session

The Harmony Live festival is returning for another year, looking to combine big names with local acts in the Co Down town. Previously known as Holywood Harmony, the festival will kick off on Friday 1 June. Taking place across three…

May 7, 2018

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