Category : Interviews

Isobel Anderson

Interview: Isobel Anderson – The Female DIY Musician

Isobel Anderson is qualified for pretty much anything to do with the sonic arts. Aside from 25 million streams on Spotify, she has a PhD in Sonic Arts acquired from Queen’s University and teaching credits in leading industry colleges such…

September 9, 2020

Vivid Dreamer

Track by Track: Vivid Dreamer

A few months back, two of Northern Ireland’s finest producers in Ryan McGroarty and Start Together’s Rocky O’Reilly announced a surprise project and album under the name Vivid Dreamer. Written, recorded and even released in a short space of time,…

August 20, 2020

Rews - photo by Shona Cutt Photography

Interview: REWS

Shauna Tohill is Rews and Rews is Shauna Tohill. It is that simple. And as we approach the end of lockdown we had a Coronavirus style chat with Shauna to talk about her musical life, the difficulties, and positives, of…

August 14, 2020

Peter J. McCauley - Headshot - Credit - Joe Laverty

Interview: Peter J. McCauley

Peter J. McCauley has spent much of lockdown watching RuPaul’s Drag Race with his wife. Aside from working on his latest LP Amnesty, the singer and multi-instrumentalist has already caught up to season 11. “I like to live in an…

July 28, 2020

Alice LA

Interview: Alice LA

Alice LA has released her debut album. “It feels so random. It’s such a strange time to release music. I never thought I’d spend the day of my first album launch in a beer garden in the rain with two…

July 19, 2020

Warriors Of The Dystotheque

Interview: Warriors Of The Dystotheque

For most musicians around the world this global pandemic and series of civil uprisings have halted their creative work, or at the very least completely changed its process. This is not the case for The Warriors of the Dystotheque. The…

July 7, 2020

Ciaran Lavery Empire-19

Interview: Ciaran Lavery

The 29th of May. 2 PM. Or is it AM? It’s hard to tell from the hiding hole he has constructed for himself in the spare room. Somewhere in Northern Ireland, in the quiet corner of his house, award-winning singer-songwriter…

June 30, 2020

IN - IS

Interview: IN-IS

He found that its usually the visuals that come first. From there, there’s a natural flow that follows. After a lifetime of experience in scoring music for film and television, composer Sheridan Tongue knows how to speak to an audience…

June 21, 2020

Janet Devlin

Interview: Janet Devlin

Janet Devlin’s cloud of curly hair and county Tyrone accent are almost as identifiable as her restrained singing style. First coming into the public eye at sixteen during her success in the X-Factor, Devlin left the show in 2011 under…

June 7, 2020

A Northern Light

Interview: A Northern Light

A Northern Light, the 3-piece band that combines punk energy and a progressive rock sensibility have lifted some of the gloom around the Coronavirus Pandemic lockdown with the release of their debut album Kingdoms. It’s been a long time in…

May 27, 2020

Arvo Party

Interview: Arvo Party

A quick Zoom invite sent, followed by hellos and can you hear mes, and we’re live for a chat and a catch up with Herb Magee, better known as Arvo Party. The electronic producer has kept himself busy, putting out…

May 21, 2020

beoga photo

Interview: Beoga

For nearly 2 decades, Beoga have dominated the Irish folk scene both on the stage and in the writing room. Forming in 2002, at the All-Ireland Fleadh in County Kerry, four of the five members hail from good old Counties…

May 13, 2020

beach comber rory friers

Interview: Rory Friers

Rory Friers is laughing. We are in week 6 of a national lockdown and like all of us, he’s at home, self-isolating. The long serving, guitar slinging talisman of the North Coast’s most successful band is working from home and…

May 7, 2020

Ryan McMullan Credit Ciara McMullan

Interview: Ryan McMullan

One of the most important conversations in Ryan McMullan’s life took place via text, at a petrol station somewhere on the outskirts of Somerset. “I was driving to Glastonbury to play the festival for the first time.” he remembers. “Half…

May 1, 2020

stop stop start again

Interview: Stop Stop Start Again

Stop Stop Start Again were one of the highlights of the local scene over the past decade. Taking the glam rock of Marc Bolan/T Rex as their starting point, they had a sound that embraced punk, post punk and hard…

November 25, 2019