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Stream: More Than Conquerors – NETYME

The world was a sadder place in the absence of More Than Conquerors. While Kris Platt and Danny Ball have continued to grace the musical world with their much loved electropop band Blue Americans, fans of More Than Conqueror’s fuzzy…

December 15, 2019

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THVS – Fevers

What THVS lack in vowels, they make up for with unbridled rage and sonic aggression. Fans of the growing hardcore scene in Northern Ireland need no introduction to the heavy pop three piece, who have been thrashing and screaming their…

December 10, 2019

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Start At The End – Contrast

Adam Miles of experimental death metal band Disconnect works quietly in the background under the name Start at the End to make retro-sounding dream pop. His recently released Contrast EP provides just that, a stark juxtaposition to Miles’ other musical…

October 20, 2019

Watch: New Pagans – Charlie Has The Face of a Saint

Everyone’s favourite occult-goth 5 piece New Pagans are back with ‘Charlie Has The Face of a Saint’. A more downcast, autumnal affair than their preceding singles, ‘Charlie…’ showcases proudly all that is great about the Lyndsey McDougal fronted band –…

October 3, 2019

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


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

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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