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Caolán Coleman

Bronagh Gallagher – Gather Your Greatness

There have been few cultural phenomenons in Ireland that are as all-encompassing as The Commitments: Alan Parker’s adaption of Roddy Doyle’s debut novel was an instant smash on it’s 1991 release, with it’s blend of razor sharp working class wit…

January 29, 2017

Catch Band Photo

Catch – Catch EP

Britpop was an odd phenomenon, with many of the brightest and most popular British bands of the time rejecting contemporary sounds like shoegaze, grunge and acid house to instead celebrate British guitar pop of the 1960s. In fairness, it was…

January 22, 2017

Junk Drawer

Interview: Junk Drawer

Junk Drawer are a band’s band, whose members have stamped their seal on the local scene over the past few years as members of PigsAsPeople, Chocolate Love Factory and Bunny and the Banned Its, as well as serving as Shannon…

November 20, 2016

Rews photo by Carrie Davenport

Watch: Rews – Miss You In The Dark

London/ Belfast duo Rews (consisting of Shauna Tohill and Colette Williams) were nominated for ‘Best Unsigned British Song’ for their single ‘Death Yawn’, and follow up release ‘Miss You In The Dark’ is equally strong. A song about “the realisation…

October 31, 2016

Malojian

Watch: Malojian – I’ll Be Alright

Malojian have been gearing up for the release of their latest album amidst plenty of hype. While fellow Lurganites the Bonnevilles having spent their summer wowing international audiences, Stevie Scullion’s Malojian have been holed up in Chicago recording with none…

October 2, 2016

Preview : Rockstock

This Sunday sees the return of Rockstock. The annual, one day mini-festival takes place on the shores of Lough Neagh in Moortown, County Tyrone, and has become a real highlight of the Mid Ulster rock scene. This year it’s lineup…

August 27, 2016

Stream: Hot Cops – Dumbbo

I’m going to come out and say it: Hot Cops might be the best band in Northern Ireland. They’ve slowly been picking up a dedicated following for their brooding alt rock through blistering live shows in Belfast and Dublin, and a series…

August 14, 2016

Stream: Travis is a Tourist – Stevie Nicks

There have been plenty of songs named after famous musicians over the years, with Weezer’s ‘Buddy Holly’ and The Replacements’ ‘Alex Chilton’ being the pick of the bunch (let’s be honest though, who could forget Duck Sauce’s Barbra Streisand?). Adding…

August 14, 2016

Blues On The Hill Festival – 23rd July 2016

Blues On The Hill Festival Saturday 23rd July 2016 – Dungannon The Hill of the O’Neill’s unique position in Mid Ulster, which saw it used by the O’Neill clan to keep watch over the province since the 13th century, made it…

July 28, 2016

Ciara O’Neill – The Ebony Trail

Country music has always enjoyed an inexplicably huge following on both sides of our border, which the national scandal that followed in the wake of 2014’s ‘Garthgate’ scandal following prodigal son Garth Brook’s cancelled stadium shows, as well as the…

June 28, 2016

The Flims – Life Outside The Womb

Indie rock can be the most frustrating of genres. The genre’s lasting popularity in the post-Strokes world is undeniable, and with good reason: at their best, the likes of The Libertines and Arctic Monkeys are able to produce a rare…

May 30, 2016

Ciaran Lavery Let Bad In album launch – 6th May 2016

Ciaran Lavery Let Bad In album launch with support from In Their Thousands Friday 6th May 2016 – St. George’s Church, Belfast Ciaran Lavery is fast becoming the poster child of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. The Belfast based singer,…

May 12, 2016

The Bonnevilles – Arrow Pierce My Heart

  From the moment Delta Blues pioneer Robert Johnson sang of having a ‘Hellhound On My Trail’, the blues has always carried the ability to transport it’s listener into the deepest, darkest crevices of the mind and to dwell on the most…

April 10, 2016

Black Mono – Like A Vein

“Making teenagers depressed is like shooting fish in a barrel.” Bart Simpson may have been unimpressed with the brand of emotive hard rock peddled to scores of disaffected kids by the Smashing Pumpkins and their mid-90s peers, but he seemed to be…

April 4, 2016

Interview: Rockstock Music Festival

  Rockstock, a one day festival held on the shore of Lough Neagh in Moortown, County Tyrone’s Battery Bar, has been bringing top class acts to the area for years, making the late August event the highlight of the Mid Ulster rock…

March 31, 2016