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Robyn G Shiels – 24th May 2013

Robyn G Shiels with support from Aborist 24th May 2013 – The Barge, Belfast This evening we are on a boat. Honest to God, a real boat. It floats and everything. At first it seems a peculiar environment for a…

May 28, 2013

Die! Die! Die! – Harmony

Harmony is the fourth effort by New Zealanders Die Die Die and with ‘Harmony’ we have a jagged and energetic album to sink our teeth into. We jump right into the frenetic pace of ‘Oblivious Oblivion’, with guitars blazing and…

April 18, 2013

Ed Zealous – 12th April 2013

Ed Zealous with support from Go Wolf and the Wonder Villains Friday 12th April 2013 – Stiff Kitten, Belfast This evening we are in for a real treat of homegrown talent with Ed Zealous taking over the Stiff Kitten in…

April 17, 2013

Ed Zealous – Medicines

It’s been a little while since ‘Diamonds for Eyes’ reminded us of the spectacular music we were missing when Ed Zealous aren’t around but ahead of a tentative Autumn release for their debut album we are treated with ‘Medicines’, a…

April 12, 2013

And So I Watch You From Afar – All Hail Bright Futures

  Some bands tread water, each album is a reiteration of their debut, their sophomore and their comeback. All Hail Bright Futures is not this. It’s evolutionary, and as the title suggests. It’s a bright future. While Gangs may have…

March 21, 2013

Bronze Medallists – Empire

  ‘Empire’ is the upcoming single by the London based four piece Bronze Medallists due on the 15th of April. On display here are two lyrically engaging and electronically innovative tracks. We just have two tracks to dote over and…

March 12, 2013

I Used To Be A Sparrow – You Are An Empty Artist

Sweden. The land of exciting crime fiction, picturesque archipelago and of course, innovative and wonderfully sweet sweet music. I Used To Be A Sparrow are Dick Pettersson and Andrea Caccese and their sophomore album ‘You Are An Empty Artist’ will…

February 21, 2013

Mnemotechnic – Awards

After building up a strong head of steam in the live circuits in and around their native France and Belgium with strong critical praise, Mnemotechnic have finally unveiled their acerbic and multifaceted debut album. Sounding like a turbocharged version of…

February 11, 2013

Kab Driver – Kab Driver

When your work is held in high esteem by none other than the legendary Laurent Garnier you know you are going to be in for a treat. Belfast based music producer David Baxter has descended upon us with a debut…

January 31, 2013

Michael Kerr – Australia Fund EP

  To start the money used to create this EP was as you can guess funded by a plan to go to Australia, I’ve never been but on the basis of this soulful, enjoyable record Michael’s decision to postpone his…

December 20, 2012

A Tribe Called Red – A Tribe Called Red

Here we have a rather interesting listen. A medley of hip-hop, dubstep and native American music. A Tribe Called Red (relationship to Quest is unknown) is the brainchild of Canadians’ DJ Shub, DJ NDN and Bear Witness who have created…

December 19, 2012

Motorcycle Display Team – Captatio Benevolentiae

  ‘Captatio Benevolentiae’ has been some time in the making from this London based trio and we are certainly into a treat of multifaceted proportions. A quick spot of research informs this reviewer that ‘Captatio Benevolentiae’ is a Latin phrase…

December 15, 2012

Comrade Hat – The Boy Who Left His Mind On The Boil

Named for the revolutionary chapeau he wore throughout school, Neil Burns has returned from electronic side project ‘False Relations’ with Comrade Hat’s first full album. The Boy Who Left His Mind on the Boil has been some time in the…

December 15, 2012

Lost Avenue – Ethanol

After their somewhat disappointing self titled debut we have Ethanol, and already there are vast signs of improvement for this young band from Derry. From the first listen it is clear that there has been greater care put into the…

December 14, 2012

No Disco – I’ve Been Around

No Disco is the name of Peter Toners Coleraine based shoegazing outfit and we are treated to four tracks on his new EP entitled ‘I’ve Been Around’. ‘All Alone’ is the first track and it starts out in quite innocuous fashion…

December 14, 2012