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H. R. Gibs

matty burke

Watch: Matty Burke – Malibu

Matty Burke is a man of quiet contemplation. Solo artist, band member, ministry intern; he takes many forms. It is rare to meet someone in this industry of asking to be listened to who is also very good at doing…

August 3, 2020

Alice LA

Interview: Alice LA

Alice LA has released her debut album. “It feels so random. It’s such a strange time to release music. I never thought I’d spend the day of my first album launch in a beer garden in the rain with two…

July 19, 2020

Black Musicians Matter

BLACK MUSICIANS MATTER: genre confinement and expectation of Irish black musicians

Coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement has dominated the internet over the past month. The conversation surrounding race and active anti-racism across the world has permeated beyond politics. Coined in 2014, after the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by…

June 24, 2020

Janet Devlin

Interview: Janet Devlin

Janet Devlin’s cloud of curly hair and county Tyrone accent are almost as identifiable as her restrained singing style. First coming into the public eye at sixteen during her success in the X-Factor, Devlin left the show in 2011 under…

June 7, 2020

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Interview: Beoga

For nearly 2 decades, Beoga have dominated the Irish folk scene both on the stage and in the writing room. Forming in 2002, at the All-Ireland Fleadh in County Kerry, four of the five members hail from good old Counties…

May 13, 2020


The Darkling Air – Ancestor

The Darkling Air is the happy result of the coming together of two veterans to the Irish creative scene. Forming as an independent duo in 2013, Michael Keeney and Rachel McCarthy previously worked together on the production side of albums…

March 19, 2020

Arborist - Photography by Conor Kerr

Arborist – 28th February 2020

The Ulster Sports Club hosts another evening of indie lo-fi music for its tote bag carrying clientele. It is a cool venue and on a Friday, despite it being an early 8 pm, an attentive keenness hangs in the warm…

March 5, 2020

Amma's Number - Photo by Daniel Bell

Anna’s Number – 1st February 2020

Little over a week ago, Matty Burke got onstage in a bustling Black Box with little fuss. It was Anna’s Number’s now annual showcase with their frontman (Burke) supporting in what was to become his first show playing original music….

February 20, 2020

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Queen Bonobo – Light Shadow Boom Boom

Derry should consider itself rather lucky to be the credited home of experimental soul music artist Queen Bonobo, or, as she is more casually known, Maya Goldblum. She is quite the worldwide artist; currently basing herself in Idaho for the…

February 3, 2020