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Watch: Strange New Places – Mr Gumble

Strange New Places, the power-pop/queerpunk five piece from Belfast return with a brand new video and single in the run ahead of their debut EP Uncomfortable. ‘Mr Gumble’ is a perfect pop song featuring sprightly instrumentation with dry, self-deprecating wit…

August 26, 2019

Watch: No Oil Paintings – Something Like The Truth

Returning for their first release of 2019 is the Belfast based folk-rock-alternative four piece No Oil Paintings. Distinctly darker and more driven than previous releases, ‘Something Like the Truth’ carries a sharp Southern Gothic edge all the way through the track from…

July 14, 2019

Ryan Vail & Elma Orkestra – Borders – 28th June 2019

The MAC: Belfast’s premier venue for everything weird, wonderful and left-of-field, from music to theatre and miles further beyond. Enter Ryan Vail and Eoin O’Callaghan aka Elma Orkestra’s turbulent electronic exploration of Irish identity and modern politics ‘Borders’ – the euphoric, reverent live…

July 8, 2019

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Axecatcher – Second Hand Grief

Limavady hardcore merchants Axecatcher make a bold, defiant musical statement with their fourth EP release ‘Second Hand Grief’. Appearances at high-profile festivals such as Stendhal and Monsters of Rot are small reminders of how hard this band works to make…

July 2, 2019

Stream: Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail – Arrival

Borders: the inescapable buzzword that lingers in everyone’s minds as the fear of a hard divide in Ireland looms, the word that incites debate and sometimes outrage – the title chosen for Ryan Vail and Eoin O’Callaghan/Elma Orkestra’s new collaborative…

April 22, 2019

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Sonja Sleator – Violent Strawberry

The ‘singer/songwriter’ tag carries so many negative connotations currently. By listening, you play a game of Russian roulette – will you get another chart topping copycat, an unsentimental and listless love song, the latest open mic night ‘sensation’? Luckily for…

April 3, 2019

Watch: New Pagans – It’s Darker

Belfast occult grunge group New Pagans have returned with their latest single, ‘It’s Darker’. Despite the title, ‘It’s Darker’ is an upbeat and punchy tune. Resonant post-punk guitar riffs evoke early Interpol and drive the song forward, while a tight (and addictive)…

March 27, 2019

Stream: Hot Cops – Negative One

Belfast indie outfit Hot Cops make a welcome and triumphant return with their new single ‘Negative One’. Rattling and buzzing right out of the gate, ‘Negative One’ is a welcome and exciting addition to Hot Cops’ canon of offbeat, ‘melancholy-meets-indifference’ indie rock, established…

February 24, 2019

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THVS – Plague Widows

Belfast-based trio THVS make sharp, visceral, aggressive and blood-pumping music that refuses to be pigeonholed and 2018’s Plague Widows proves this. Across its three tracks of sonic assault, THVS throw down a frenzied amalgamation of hardcore and metal styles, ranging…

February 13, 2019