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Taylor Johnson

Music journalist/broadcaster. I play rhythm guitar in an alternative indie band and have a real passion for the 90's. Music is everything.

Son Of The Hound

Son Of The Hound – Cheers, Sound, Good Luck

‘Start a band, when everyone’s starting a family’ This is perhaps the most important lyric across ‘Cheers, Sound, Good Luck’s ten tales of hope, self-belief and honesty. It comes from a songwriter who even if he hasn’t quite seen it all yet,…

May 1, 2019

Introducing #43 – Mere Moths

  Name: Mere Moths Formed: January 2012 (becomes solo project in August 2012) Hometown: Dromore Genre: Acoustic Rock Line-up: Patrick Wright (Guitar/Vocals) Similar to: The Black Keys | The Libertines | Bob Dylan What They Say:  “Acoustic rock or whatever I feel like writing on the…

November 18, 2013

Introducing #42 – The Sass

  Name: The Sass Formed: January 2012 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Rock ‘n’ Roll Line-up: Colm Donnely (Vocals) | Colin McGrath  (Drums) | Lawrence Taffe (Bass/Keyboards) | Brendy Burns (Guitar/Vocals) Similar to: Elvis Costello | Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | Beady Eye What They Say:…

October 29, 2013

Introducing #40 – The Great Artiste

Name: The Great Artiste Formed: June 2011 Hometown: Nancy, Eastern France Genre: Shoegaze styled Alternative Rock Line-up: Aurélie Caillard (Bass) | Quentin Masanet (Drums) | Benoît Driencourt (Guitar/Keyboard/Backing Vocals) | Etienne Beaud (Guitar/ Vocals) Similar to: The Cure | Joy Division…

October 17, 2013

Introducing #39 – Levity Breaks

Name: Levity Breaks Formed: July 2010 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alt-Rock Line-up: Marty McLoughlin (Vocals / Bass) |  Eamon Lenehan (Drums) |  Jonny McGuiness (Keyboards/ Vocals) | Richie Lappin (Guitar) Similar to: Editors | Glasvegas | Cry Before Dawn What They Say:  “Music with pop appeal, but an underlying…

October 9, 2013

Introducing #38 – The Remedy

Name: The Remedy Formed: February 2012 (As ‘The Essentials’) Hometown: Belfast Genre: Rock ‘n’ Roll with ska, jazz and indie elements. Line-up: Joel McCracken (Vox / Gtr) | Chris Hanna (Drums) | Gareth Davies (Bass) | Daniel Donaghy (Lead Gtr) Similar to: The Stone Roses |…

September 30, 2013

Introducing #37 – Aaron Shanley

  Name: Aaron Shanley Hometown: Lisburn Genre: Acoustic-Indie Similar to: Neil Young | Donavon | Damien Rice What They Say:  “Mellow, honest, acoustic based pop-music” What We Say:  Stunningly beautiful, haunting acoustic ballads, delivered with raw passion and emotion. ◀ Q & A ▶…

September 23, 2013

Introducing #36 – Echo Raptors

Name: Echo Raptors Formed: September 2009 (As ‘The Kicks’) Hometown: Belfast Genre: Resurgent 90’s Britpop/60’s Psychedelia Band:  Phil Rainey (Vox & Gtr) ⁞ Vince Cadell (Lead Gtr) ⁞ Owen Duffy (Bass) ⁞ Emmett Stewart (Drums) Similar to: Oasis | The Verve | The Manic Street Preachers What They Say:  4 piece Rock ‘n’…

September 15, 2013

Introducing #34 – Left Undercover

Name: Left Undercover Formed: May 2012 Hometown: Larne Genre: The lighter side of punk Line-up: Shea McIlroy (Vocals / Bass) | Ciaran Miller  (Guitar) | Padraig O’Rourke (Drums) | Fearghal Breslin (Guitar) Similar to: Angels & Airwaves | Blink 182 What They Say:  “Spirited, ridiculously…

September 10, 2013