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Freyja Bourke

Brash Isaac

Interview: Brash Isaac

Andrew Cameron had found musical acclaim as part of alt folk outfit the New Ancestors but following the relocation of Jonny Solari to Canada, Andrew decided he needed a new project. Under the title Brash Isaac, Cameron set about releasing…

October 25, 2017

Empty Lungs Band Photo by Carrie Davenport

Empty Lungs – Don’t Get It

Empty Lungs are the Kings of Punk in our Northern Irish bubble but that hasn’t stopped them conquering mainland UK, Europe and North America as they live and breathe in a perpetual state of touring. Their most recent release, a three…

September 10, 2017

kate gilbertson

Interview: Kate Gilbertson

Travelling throughout the Northern Hemisphere, artist Kate Gilbertson completed the journey from her native Perth by settling in Belfast. The city itself inspired an ongoing set of Belfast Live Sessions which see the Australian songwriter perform covers throughout Belfast. Taking…

August 3, 2017

Interview: Sister Ghost

Drawing inspiration from the heavy hitters of alternative rock, punk and female icons ranging from Patti Smith to Siouxsie Sioux, Sister Ghost have been doing plenty of heavy hitting of their own. Previous releases such as ‘Little Lamb’ and ‘Growing Pains’ have…

November 15, 2016

Conor Scott EP launch – 29th September 2016

Conor Scott Red EP launch with support from Brash Isaac & Car Chase City Thursday 29th September 2016 – Voodoo, Belfast This is a big night for Conor Scott, finally debuting his Red EP he released back in May whilst…

October 9, 2016

Stream: Beauty Sleep – Living Right

Beauty Sleep got plenty of praise for first single, ‘The Dark’ earlier this year and have followed it up with another overwhelmingly good track. The trio premiered their most recent single ‘Living Right’ at the end of the summer and immediately sent us…

September 27, 2016

Watch: Susie Blue – People Like Us

Derry based indie-rock band Susie Blue never fails to both challenge and please fans. Most recently they looked to address issues of intolerance and hatred in society with latest single ‘People Like Us’ and its accompanying music video. Lead vocalist Susan…

September 27, 2016

Watch: New Atlas – Young Hearts

  The end of 2015 marked the ‘death’ of His New Atlas but the birth of New Atlas with the outfit’s move to Liverpool and a strive for something different. Front man Eoghan O’Hagan calls ‘Young Hearts’ a ‘celebration’ of all the…

April 18, 2016

Runaway Go – 12th February 2016

Runaway Go album launch with Jealous of the Birds Friday 12th February 2016 – Redeemer Central, Belfast Runaway Go took a few people by surprise early last year when they were reduced to a duo of solely Fiona O’Kane and Dave Jackson….

February 23, 2016

Owen Denvir - Photo by Carrie Davenport

Owen Denvir – Daydreamer

  Personally, Owen Denvir’s E.P release was one of the releases I felt most excited for following his participation in the Oh Yeah Centre’s Scratch My Progress program and wonderful set at Sunflower Festival 2015. However, Denvir is not new…

November 4, 2015

Sunflowerfest 2015

► Day one – Friday What day one of Sunflower festival lacked in sun, it made up in flowers. Upon arriving the whole farm was decorated beautifully and swarming with floral crowns atop excited campers. The christening band, Palm Tree…

August 11, 2015

Volume Control & Set The Stage Presents – 10th April 2015

Abandcalledboy, Lost Avenue, Shoot The Messenger, Riot Upstairs, Foreign Affairs, Jason Flynn & Rebecca Mulhern Friday 10th April 2015 – The Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast The Oh Yeah Centre hosted the first night of the Volume Control and Set the…

April 15, 2015

Hudson Taylor – 21st February 2015

  Hudson Taylor with support from Southern & Jack Morris Saturday 21st February 2015 – Mandela Hall, Belfast The long awaited debut album ‘Singing for Strangers’ from Irish brother duo Hudson Taylor had everyone’s hopes high. Harry and Alfie did…

February 25, 2015