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

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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

Hand Models – TV Kids Single Launch

Photos of Hand Models as they launched their debut single ‘TV Kids’ on Wednesday 26th April 2017. Support from Bdbr and LetGo Dive. Generated by Facebook Photo Fetcher 2

May 9, 2017

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Premiere: Emmét McGonagle – No One Likes The Good Guys These Days

Limavady native Emmét McGonagle’s latest release ‘No One Likes The Good Guys These Days‘ marks a real step up in ambition and we are thrilled to unveil the accompanying music video. Shot by Re-Act Productions, the kaleidoscope-esque visuals fit well…

May 8, 2017

Part Time Pilots

Premiere: Part Time Pilots – Pandora’s Box

Omagh’s Part Time Pilots have been floating about for the best part of five years with several full length releases already under their belt. The follow up album to previous record, Tally Ho Amigo has been three years in the…

May 5, 2017

Moira Calling Unveil 2017 Line-Up

After a successful debut event in 2016, Moira Calling returns for its sophomore offering with not one but two days of live music across Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September 2017. The organisers have unveiled a bill of fourteen acts…

May 2, 2017

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NI Legends Ash To Headline Stendhal Festival

Downpatrick’s most famous sons, Ash have been confirmed as the Friday night headliners of Stendhal Festival for 2017. Recent years have seen the festival go from strength to strength as more and this move to bring in one of Northern…

April 28, 2017