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Benjamin Magee

Live Editor I enjoy writing. Mostly because I like working hard and not getting paid for it.

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Ash – Islands

Downpatrick veterans Ash return with their 7th album ‘Islands,’ a seasoned and thoroughly enjoyable album that sees them embrace their future without shunning their past. Following a tour supporting Weezer, this latest endeavour sees Ash dive headfirst into the new…

June 12, 2018

Rebekah Fitch – Broken Mind

The release of Rebekah Fitch’s newest EP ‘Broken Mind’ further proves that her sustained success is no fluke but a result born of both talent and passion for her craft. A mature and nuanced EP constructed from the varying influences…

June 5, 2018

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Stream: Joshua Burnside – A Man Of High Renown

Irish singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside continues on his journey from strength to strength with the release of his chilling new single ‘A Man Of High Renown,’ ahead of his new EP ‘All Round The Light Said.’ Like a cross between a…

June 4, 2018

Sister Ghost – 24 May 2018

Sister Ghost, Alpha Twin, Surf Green, Romeo Indigo Romeo Thursday 24 May 2018 – 39 Gordon Street, Belfast On the typical Thursday night, 39 Gordon Street is just another of Belfast many trendy bars present in the bustling Cathedral Quarter….

May 30, 2018

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Cherym – Mouthbreatherz

  The punk and rock renaissance of Derry spearheaded by Touts’ continues with thanks to female three-piece Cherym, a dynamic group of rabble-rousers whose newest release ‘Mouthbreatherz’ is both a statement release, as well as a teaser of untapped potential….

May 27, 2018

Watch: Hunkpapa – Losing All

Armagh four piece Hunkpapa‘s newest music video release ‘Losing All’ is a dignified song of both accessible simplicity and nuanced complexity. Dedicated to the late Scott Hutchinson, ‘Losing All’ deals with loss, regret, sorrow and nostalgia. However, it is not…

May 22, 2018

Watch: Touts – Asleep

Derry’s rapscallion three-piece Touts continue their tour of rampaging success, both locally and internationally, with the release of their newest single and music video ‘Asleep’. As with their other releases, Touts avoid the trap so many local bands fall into…

May 15, 2018

Watch: Rebekah Fitch – Not Myself

Those familiar with Rebekah Fitch’s work have a rough idea of what to expect from the rising star. A model of consistency and talent, Fitch’s new single ‘Not Myself’ sees her continue her vocal tour de force in staggering fashion…

November 5, 2017

Echo Raptors – Turn Into One

One of my favourite quotes about music comes for legendary producer Dr Dre, who once told a then-aspiring Eminem that, when in the song writing process you must “work hard to get it, and TWICE as hard to maintain it”,…

September 18, 2017

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Alpha Twin – Keeping It Real

Although not far removed from their first EP, what Zeppelin puppers Alpha Twin lack from other bands n experience they more than make up for it their unique firebrand style of music. Going from strength to strength since there self titled debut EP,…

November 23, 2016

Search Party – Art is life

It’s been a long road for Search Party. After forming in 2013, they’ve gone through a sizeable turn around in members, particularly in the bass department, and gigged furiously around the country before finally settling into their now established line up of Sean…

June 27, 2016

Firebobbies – Small Victories

  For a group so remorseless and unmerciful in their pursuit of dastardly rock numbers and bombastic hip shakers, their makeup and modus operandi remains shrouded in mystery. With their EP revealing little outside their love of Lego and their musical roots,…

June 20, 2016

Windfall – Spiral

Progressive rock hopefuls from Belfast, Windfall’s debut EP provides enjoyable riffs and accessible melodies that appeal to a wide audience. Utilising the talents of Nathan Lacey (Vocals, Bass) Gerard Burns (Guitar), Kacper Lewandowski (Guitar) and Niall Quinn (Drums), Windfall begin…

June 8, 2016

Those Lions – 10th May 2016

  Those Lions with support from The Shout and James Downey Tuesday 10th May 2016 – Bar Sub, Belfast Bar sub has not been without it’s iconic shows, hosting a variety of musical acts throughout the years and along with…

May 20, 2016

Michael Mormecha – LoFi Life

LoFi Life is an interesting case when it comes to solo records, as it seems to place multi-instrumentalist Michael Mormecha outside his comfort zone. Contrary to common thought however, Mormecha seems to thrive off being the sole focus of attention…

May 17, 2016