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Darren McCullins

Belfastian Student. Lover of words and music, but can’t sing, strum or clap my hands to a rhythm so this is my way of working with music. Part-time blogger

James Vincent McMorrow – 28th January 2017

James Vincent McMorrow Saturday 28th January 2017 – Ulster Hall I am a gig goer. I love them. For me, there is nothing better than meandering off a street and into a venue big or small. Seeing the music conjured…

February 1, 2017

PATHS

Watch: PATHS – Neoprene

Less than a week after unveiling her debut single under the alias PATHS, Julianne Shaw has already enjoyed the heart racing feeling of Radio One airtime and made waves across the local music scene. Neoprene marks an impressive emergence. Oozing…

January 24, 2017

David C Clements – 21st December 2015

David C Clements with support from Jamie Neish Monday 21st December 2015 – Empire Music Hall, Belfast After spending time overseas, it had been over a year since my last local Northern Irish gig. These were one of the things…

January 5, 2016

SOAK Scoops Northern Ireland Music Prize

  Dodging A Levels for a debut album, Before We Forgot How To Dream, is already beginning to reap benefits for nineteen year-old singer-songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson, aka SOAK, as she was presented with the 2015 NI Music Prize in Belfast’s…

November 18, 2015

Interview: Oh Volcano

The fall of General Fiasco a few years back came as a disappointment to many Northern Irish music fans, but it was obvious that it wouldn’t be the end of each members musical endeavors. Oh Volcano has sprung from those…

September 15, 2015

Oh Volcano – Don’t Know Love

  They have been in the shadows for over a year now. The Strathern brothers, teasing us; a small gig here and there, the odd Q&A and the subtle release of a couple music videos (beautifully crafted by the immense Edward F…

August 26, 2015

Go Wolf – Running

Just another stop on their way to big things, Go Wolf have dropped their ‘Running’ EP. If there’s one thing I love most about sitting down to a new piece of music, it’s hearing that the artist has made the…

July 8, 2015

Conor Scott EP launch – 18th November 2014

Conor Scott with support from Joshua Burnside, New Ancestors & Travis is a Tourist Aether & Echo, Belfast – Tuesday 18th November 2014 Credit to Conor Scott, for he threw one hell of a Tuesday night gig to celebrate the…

December 2, 2014

Watch: New Ancestors – Brother (I’ve Been There Before)

  A year after The 1930’s name change, Jonny Solari and Andrew Cameron as New Ancestors have celebrated with the release of yet another new music video. It’s the latest in a string of video releases from a band that…

August 27, 2014

Belsonic: Chic feat Nile Rodgers – 19th August 2014

  When discussing the wider Belsonic billing for this year with other music lovers, the general consensus seems to be that it’s a little ‘hit or miss’, and maybe this is shown in the lack of sell-out nights (only Biffy…

August 21, 2014

Forfey announce first artists for 2014 festival

  I am caught in two minds as I write this piece on Forfey 2014. Should I tell you? Should I just try and keep it all to myself? Such is my desire to keep this beautiful little secret to…

May 28, 2014

Travis is a Tourist – Travis is a Tourist

The first time I was told about Travis Gilbert someone described him as looking like a “worn out musician”. Since that day, the former Colly Stings frontman has launched his own personal crusade into music under the guise of Travis…

March 5, 2014

Nathaniel Rateliff – 20th January 2014

Nathaniel Rateliff Monday 20th January 2014 – McHugh’s Basement, Belfast. Nathaniel Rateliff’s music is when an ordinary man from Colorado hits the world, and that is exactly what he is doing right now as he embarks on his UK tour;…

January 22, 2014

Runaway Go – 4th December 2013

Runaway GO, with support from; Leaders of Men, Pretty Child Backfire and Go Swim. Wednesday 4th December 2013 – Limelight 2, Belfast On a cold cold cold Wednesday night Runaway GO came back to Belfast and graced the Limelight 2…

December 16, 2013

Grace & Mercy – Grace & Mercy

Founded in Derry/Londonderry; Grace & Mercy is the encompassing of five University students who first formed through those creative jamming sessions that either come together nicely, or only serve to infuriate flatmates and neighbours alike. The later seems to apply…

December 11, 2013