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Ben Magee

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

Hand Models Summer Party – 30th August 2018

Hand Models Summer Party Thursday 30th August 2018 – Limelight 2, Belfast Playing a gig at the Limelight. An experience money can’t buy for a local band. Carrying the same weight amongst Belfastians as The Roxy or The 100 Club…

September 2, 2018

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Stream: Sarah McCreedy – Older

Flush as the North is with musical talent, singer/songwriters have long been a staple of the scene and remain one of our biggest cultural exports. Enter Co. Down hopeful Sarah McCreedy, who fits the mould of the modern singer/songwriter by…

August 28, 2018

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Lost Avenue – Fears

It would seem in modern months, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the punk rock renaissance happening in Derry. It would appear that every other day there is new EP or album coming out of the walled…

July 22, 2018

Watch: ROE – Hey Thomas

ROE, aka Roisin Donald, has once again seen fit to strut her luxurious rhythms and hooks through the airwaves on her newest song ‘Hey Thomas’. Known for her infusion of sweet indie licks, razor glass vernacular and clawing lyrics, ROE…

July 15, 2018

Surf Green – One Hundred Percent

Punk rock three-piece Surf Green released their latest EP 100 Percent and were gracious enough to forward me a copy to tell you, the people, what I think of it. In a sentence: it’s loud, it’s fast and it’s punk….

July 8, 2018

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The Wood Burning Savages – Stability

The Wood Burning Savages‘ debut album ‘Stability’ features boundless energy, modern sophisticated riffage and a bubbling ferocity that has it perfectly fit the mould of the modern era of rock. Produced by local sound engineer Rocky O’Reilly at the Start…

July 2, 2018

Premiere: WASPS – Here Comes Mothra

Ahead of their free gig in Foundry this Saturday, Belfast based two-piece WASPS gave a sneak peek of what to expect with their newest song ‘Here Comes Mothra’, premiering here on Chordblossom. The lead single from their second EP is a…

June 22, 2018

The Bonnevilles – 15th June 2018

The Bonnevilles album launch, with support from Amy Montgomery, Colin Geddis & Conor Keys Friday 15th June 2018 – Mandela Hall, Belfast Mandela Hall. One of the most iconic live venues in Belfast’s storied history. Playing host to The Clash,…

June 17, 2018

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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