Category : Interviews

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

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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

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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

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MOMENTUM: Dena Anuk$a

Here at Chordblossom, we are committed to covering the latest and best in Northern Irish music. This week, we are dedicating our coverage to the growing grass-roots Hip Hop and Rap movement occurring in NI. From groups such as Mabfield…

October 7, 2019

Creating A Space - Photography By Nance Hall

MOMENTUM: Creating A Space

Here at Chordblossom, we are committed to covering the latest and best in Northern Irish music. This week, we are dedicating our coverage to the growing grass-roots Hip Hop and Rap movement occurring in NI. From groups such as Mabfield…

October 6, 2019

Half Bap Recording Studios - Photography by Ciara McMullan

Interview: Half Bap Studios

Behind every great track and band, there are the unsung heroes. The producers. The studio engineers. The mixers. The men and women who make it their mission to make every track that comes their way the best it can possibly be. The North has never been shy of talented individuals who…

July 31, 2019

phil taggart slacker guide to music industry

Interview: Phil Taggart

From initially playing bass in Colenso Parade to his current occupation as Radio One’s new music expert, label owner and gig promoter, there can be few better placed to offer up advice to budding musicians than Phil Taggart. Thankfully the…

May 5, 2019

Sonja Sleator

Interview: Sonja Sleator

This Saturday Sonja Sleator launches her latest EP, Violent Strawberry with a show in the Pavilion. Ahead of the show Benjamin Magee sat down with her to discuss her new release and the journey up to its release. How did you…

April 18, 2019

leo miyagee

Interview: Leo Miyagee

The name Leo Miyagee wasn’t familiar to me a few months earlier, which is strange since ever since I’ve heard the name so many other things started falling into place. That being a collection of Northern Irish rap artists such…

April 10, 2019