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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.

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

Stream: Amy Montgomery – Dangerous

Amy Montgomery has become a fixture of Northern Irish gigs over the last couple of years, regularly appearing in venues around Belfast and beyond. But now, fresh from a first London show supporting The Answer’s Cormac Neeson, her first single ‘Dangerous’…

March 7, 2018

Women's Work 2018

Women’s Work announced for 2018

The Oh Yeah Music Centre has revealed the programme illustration and dates for Women’s Work 2018. The festival, which is confidently entering its third term, is doing so in acknowledgement of the centenary year of the Representation of The People…

March 6, 2018

Stream: Cherym – Take It Back

2018 is shaping up to be a rich musical year for Derry, never mind Northern Ireland. There’s a string of releases out there or on the way from the more established acts of the Maiden City but in Cherym there’s a…

March 5, 2018

Watch: Vokxen – Running

Forming around 2015, Vokxen are hardly a new force in Northern Irish music. But through line up changes and quiet periods, we’ve been a little starved of new music from the all female trio. The band are looking to change that in…

March 1, 2018

Watch: Rosborough – Another Lesson

Rosborough hit us with the wonderful ‘Burn Blue’, a first step in a new solo venture, plenty were taken in by an irresistible mix of the cinematic, a superb hook and of course that voice. A bonafide classic, we were so…

February 22, 2018

Stream: Gaze is Ghost – Selkie Skin

While artists no doubt benefit from greater exposure and a regular cycle of gigging and new music, an air of mystery is no bad thing. For Gaze is Ghost elusiveness permeates not only her music but the aura around it. She…

February 19, 2018

Saint Sapphire Influences

Influences Mixtape: Saint Sapphire

Certainly the most rock of our influences mixtapes to date, Belfast’s Saint Sapphire are fond of a dirty rock sound underneath Samuel Morgan’s often snarled vocal delivery. Their propensity of riffs and punk demeanour is again realised on newly released ‘Pretty…

February 11, 2018

Introducing: #94 – Dolbro Dan

Name: Dolbro Dan Hometown: Bangor Genre: Folk ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your Artist Name Really ‘Dolbro’ Dan? Talk about making a stick for your back. I dreamt it up – complete with typo – when I was a naive, young…

February 8, 2018

Brand New Friend Spectrum

Watch: Brand New Friend – Girl

With January now firmly in the rear view mirror, the new music and announcements are coming thick and fast. The latest comes everyone’s new favourites Brand New Friend. The North Coast/Belfast four piece have come a long way in a couple…

February 6, 2018

Output Belfast

Playlist: Output Belfast 2017

One of the biggest events of the Northern Irish music calendar, Output Belfast returns again this year on Thursday 8th February. After talks, panels and a conference during the day, the evening schedule consists of showcase shows dotted around Belfast’s Cathedral…

February 1, 2018

Stream: The Wood Burning Savages – Purple Heart

At what point can we start calling The Wood Burning Savages NI music veterans? The Derry born band have been causing a ruckus since 2013, longer than most in the country, but can still without fail set pulses racing. And now…

January 31, 2018