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Robert Brown

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Tour Diary: Silences – Glastonbury

Silences have long been tipped as one of the next big bands to come from Northern Ireland. Their penchant for releasing exquisite and engaging new music is undiminished and it was no surprise that they managed to secure themselves several…

July 3, 2017

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The Magic Numbers Headline Stendhal

Stendhal were already on their way to a killer line-up when they confirmed that local legends Ash would be headlining the 2017 edition of their festival. The festival have now released details of the second wave of bands on the…

July 2, 2017

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Introducing: #88 – Foldinglights

Name: Foldinglights Hometown: Newtownabbey Genre: Folk ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name I have a strange mind and it is a pretty odd name so apologies if this still doesn’t make sense. Growing up…

June 29, 2017

Chordblossom Presents: Plague Artists EP Launch

Belfast’s Plague Artists know how to pack a punch with their finely crafted grunge rock winning them both plaudits and fans. Their debut EP, What Floats Like Flies, had some killer tunes, in particular the opening powerhouse of ‘Go’. We…

June 27, 2017

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Gascan Ruckus Summer BBQ Gets Second Outing

Those raucous lads from Middletown, Co Armagh put on a feast of live music last summer in the Speakeasy Bar in Belfast. After the success of the first year, it was inevitable that the BBQ would return again. It is…

June 20, 2017

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Old Fang Announce Birthday Bash

Boutique creative brand and label, Old Fang have been working for the last three years to promote a variety of musicians from across Northern Ireland. The organisation has hosted events and released music for the likes of More Than Conquerors, Little…

June 5, 2017

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Introducing: #87 – Lucy Bell

Name: Lucy Bell Hometown: Downpatrick Genre: Alternative Pop ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name It’s quite simple – it’s my name! For a while I changed it to ‘Lucy Valentine’, it’s a family name…

May 26, 2017

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Our Back Yard Returns For 2017

Our Back Yard first appeared in 2014, took a break in 2015 but re-appeared in 2016 stronger than ever. Thankfully the (admittedly small) pattern of breaks has been broken as the organisers announced that the open air event will return in 2017 with…

May 18, 2017

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Introducing: #86 – SX-70

Name: SX-70 Formed: October 2015 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Indie Rock Line-up: Ethan Tohill – Vocals, guitar, synths | Saul Devlin – Guitar, backing vocals | Matty Robb – Bass | Matthew Donaghy – Drums, percussion ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶…

May 11, 2017

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The Rising Launch PledgeMusic Campaign

Belfast country rockers The Rising have had a tumultuous time of late. First came a change in their sound with Chantelle McAteer taking over lead vocals, before guitarist Chris Logan was involved in a serious road traffic accident. It is safe to…

May 10, 2017