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Editor of Chordblossom. Local music aficionado. Amateur League Footballer. Long Distance Runner

sound of belfast 2017

Sound Of Belfast Returns For 4th Outing

The Sound of Belfast festival returns for its fourth year aimed at showcasing the great local talent on offer in Northern Ireland. The programme for 2017 shows that we have an abundance of musical talent on our shores, that deserves…

October 17, 2017

PeterO

Introducing: #93 – PeterO

Name: PeterO Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alternative Rock /Singer-Songwriter ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist name In my first job there were three different people called Peter, including me. Since my second name is ‘O’Callaghan’, I soon…

October 13, 2017

the fugues band photo

Introducing: #92 – The Fugues

Name: The Fugues Formed: 2015 – ish Hometown: Belfast Genre: Indie Rock Line-up: Peter Murphy | Kaelan Power | Paddy Cartwright | Kevin Doherty ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name Originally it came about on…

September 28, 2017

James Bradley

Introducing: #91 – James Bradley

Name: James Bradley Formed: 2013 Hometown: Maghera Genre: Singer Songwriter ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name Really it says it all! It’s me, one Guitar, a PA and my set list. Less people to…

September 21, 2017

Waking Android band photo

Introducing: #90 – Waking Android

Name: Waking Android Formed: October 2016 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Hip-Hop Line-up: dsgrace & Kronus ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name Kronus: I got the name Waking Android from my best mate he had been using…

September 14, 2017

Sonja Sleator

Studio Diary: Sonja Sleator At Millbank Studios

Ahead of the release of her second EP, Sonja Sleator discusses the challenges of achieving a full band recording as a solo artist. The hope was that working with Michael Mormecha in Millbank Studios would bring out the best in…

September 12, 2017

Forestside Young Singer Songwriter Competition header

Forestside Announce Young Songwriter Competition

Forestside Shopping Centre have launched a Young Singer Songwriter Competition with a grand prize of £500, a studio recording session and the chance to have your song played on Cool FM. The competition is looking for songwriters who pen, perform…

September 3, 2017

Patrick Mc Eleney Singer Songwriter

Introducing: #89 – Patrick Mc Eleney

Name: Patrick Mc Eleney Hometown: Ballyliffin, Co Donegal Genre: Contemporary Singer-Songwriter ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist/band name I have a strange mind and it is a pretty odd name so apologies if this still…

August 31, 2017

spectrum festival 2017 horizontal logo

A Plastic Rose Return To Headline Spectrum

Returning for its fifth year, Spectrum Music Festival have achieved what many thought was unthinkable, tempting A Plastic Rose out of retirement. The four piece alt rock outfit were always a favourite of the live scene in Belfast and it…

August 28, 2017

Chordblossom Presents: Plague Artists EP Launch

Photos of the EP launch of ‘Comes Down Like Stones’ by Plague Artists on Friday 28th July 2017 in Voodoo Belfast with support from Rosco’s Riot and The Crossfire Hurricanes. Generated by Facebook Photo Fetcher 2

August 27, 2017

Hannah McPhillimy Photo

Interview: Hannah McPhillimy

On 24th August, we will lose one of our finest musical talents to a different continent. North Coast native, Hannah McPhillimy will be packing her bags and saying farewell to Northern Ireland for a two year course at the University…

August 16, 2017

r51

R51 Prepare To Rock Russia

In one of the most surprising pieces of news to come out of Northern Ireland this year, R51 have confirmed they will be setting out on a headline tour of Russia. An ambitious move by the alt rockers but one…

July 30, 2017

chordblossom presents party fears, last days of elvis and susie blue

Chordblossom Presents: Party Fears

We are travelling into uncharted waters with our latest gig as we welcome Berlin based rockers Party Fears to Belfast as part of their UK and Ireland tour. The front woman and driving force behind them, Maggie Devlin is a…

July 19, 2017

Aislinn Logan

Stream: Aislinn Logan – So Loud

Some artists rest on their laurels and never push themselves to develop and improve their sound but Aislinn Logan is one musician that this can’t be levelled at. Following the release of her Lost or Gone EP, she returns with the…

July 10, 2017

Fox Vicious Band Photo

Watch: Fox Vicious – World’s Apart

The North Coast has been a breeding ground for great music from these shores for many a year although the focus has tended to be on the heavier end of the spectrum. That could be about to change as up…

July 9, 2017