Category : Interviews

Dena Anuk$a Dena Anuk$a - Photography by Nance Hall

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

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Introducing: #100 – Many a Son

Name: Many a Son Formed: Summer 2017 Hometown: Castlerock Genre: Alt-Folk Line-Up: Ross Johnston (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) & Jordan Orr (Lead guitar, backing vocals) ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name We wanted a…

March 28, 2019

Interview: Pascalwillnotsurvivethis

For years Danny McClelland has been one of the busiest DIY musicians in Belfast, making his mark on the scene through numerous projects. Best known for longtime band Born Only Yesterday or the shortlived and well received mathrock duo WASPS,…

February 27, 2019

Tim Wheeler Ash

Interview: Tim Wheeler – Ash

Over 22 years since their first major release, Ash are as busy as ever. The boys done good from Downpatrick have spent much of this year touring to support the release of their latest album Islands. Heading as far afield as…

December 18, 2018

Snow Patrol 2018 Photo by Simon Lipman

Interview: Snow Patrol

As Snow Patrol begin their UK and Ireland tour of their latest album ‘Wildness’, Megan Smith had the opportunity to sit down with Nathan Connolly. The lead guitarist talks about the difficulty of crafting setlists, his time fronting Little Matador…

December 7, 2018

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Introducing: #99 – John Andrews

Name: John Andrews Formed: 2018 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Singer Songwriter ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name My artist name is my own name, John Andrews. Most of my songs are about first hand experiences…

November 2, 2018

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Interview: Jonny McKee – Shizznigh

Shizznigh Promotions, one of the most prolific companies of its type in the country, is celebrating its 8th birthday this month with a gig, showcasing some of the best bands on the scene. Shizznigh has been responsible for over 600…

October 22, 2018

Interview: Tony Wright – Chapter & Verse (VerseChorusVerse)

Tony Wright has been in the music business for two decades. Teenage forays into music led to numerous musical stopping off points in his career but now he’s taken a different path as he prepares to release his first book…

October 16, 2018

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Interview: Saint Sapphire

I had a chance to sit down with local rock and rollers Saint Sapphire during one of their practices at the Blackstaff Mill. I went in expecting 15-minute recording, I left with just under an hours worth of material. The…

October 9, 2018

blackout season

Introducing: #98 – Blackout Season

Name: Blackout Season Formed: 2016 Hometown: Portadown Genre: Post Punk Alt Rock Line-up: Alex Close – Guitar & Vocals | Peter McCabe – Drums | Johnny Morgan – Bass Guitar ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your…

August 3, 2018