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Ben Magee

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

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

Belsonic line-up announcement

  Belsonic has established itself as one of the biggest live music events in Northern Ireland over the past few months. This year they upped the stakes by moving location from Custom House Square to the Titantic quarter to ensure an…

April 25, 2016

Darren Hill – Hand Of A Wolf

  When you think of an artist’s influences, its unlikely that you envision a man inspired by folk and pop punk. Even less likely is the assumption that it’s actually any good. Ladies and gentlemen, Darren Hill would like a…

March 14, 2016

Rotten Royalty – At The Door

Who could have guessed that sounding like you’re from the late 60’s would become so utterly and necessarily refreshing. I have great admiration for the works of the Alex Turner’s and Miles Kane’s of the world and their insistence on…

March 9, 2016

The Strypes – 29th January 2016

  So The Strypes played The Black Box on Friday there (Friday 29th that is). Who are The Strypes I hear your ask? Let me respond to that query with a question of my own. Where have you been? I…

February 9, 2016

Treehome – Treehome

  Succulent riffs and tap-along melodies are the order of the day following newly released EP of Belfast’s own genre smashing Treehome. They introduce a unique skill set and sound, and by doing so set the bar high for any…

February 4, 2016

Zak Whitefield – To Anywhere

Belfast singer/song writer uses honey smooth vocals that soothe and shout simultaneously to create a “calm before the storm” ambience that woos lovers and listeners alike. Combined with ghostly lyrics and guitar proficiency, EP To Anywhere leave you a crying…

January 12, 2016

The Left Backs – The Morning After The Night Before

Given the Indie revolution/ New world order that was established by Arctic Monkeys and Razorlight back in the early days of the new millennium and prolonged by the arrival of such bands like Foals, it is always strange to receive…

December 13, 2015

Alpha Twin – Alpha Twin

  Alpha is defined in the dictionary as “the highest grade or mark” that something can achieve. Twin is defined in urban dictionary as the dangerous characters in any horror movie. Ladies and gentlemen, Alpha Twin. Followers of Royal Blood…

December 6, 2015