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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.

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

aislinn logan 2018 photo

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

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