Category : Interviews

Hannah McPhillimy Photo

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

kate gilbertson

Interview: Kate Gilbertson

Travelling throughout the Northern Hemisphere, artist Kate Gilbertson completed the journey from her native Perth by settling in Belfast. The city itself inspired an ongoing set of Belfast Live Sessions which see the Australian songwriter perform covers throughout Belfast. Taking…

August 3, 2017

Interview: Susie-Blue

Cool style, Converse and undercuts come to mind when I think of Susie-Blue, a band from Derry, lit up by social politics, rights activism, LGBTQ+ issues plus anthems for misunderstood youth. Their songs drip with attitude, love and loss. Recently…

August 1, 2017

Plague Artists Band Photo

Interview: Plague Artists

Plague Artists, a Belfast based hard rock band, boast a wide variety in their sound that takes inspiration from various styles; the progressive touches of Tool, the riff-based heaviness of Queens of the Stone Age and Red Fang and the…

July 27, 2017

kippysmuse

Interview: Kippysmuse

After a tumultuous period both physically and mentally Kris Marsden aka Kippysmuse decamped to Millbank Studios to record his debut album, My #9. The release was funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign and is conceptually is based around the cat’s…

July 6, 2017

foldinglights

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

lucy bell

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

SX-70 Band photo

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

Spot The Fool

Introducing: #85 – Spot The Fool

Name: Spot The Fool Formed: 2016 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alt Rock Line-up: Jacob McCullough – Drums | Jamie Sloan-Patterson – bass | Jordan Geddis – guitar ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name Our name evolved…

April 20, 2017

Interview: Rebekah Fitch – Personal Songwriting

Over the past year Durham based musician Rebekah Fitch has released a string of singles of varying styles but seeped in pop melodies. With the songwriter gearing up to launch her latest release, ‘Another Show’ this week, we thought it was high-time we got…

April 5, 2017

BDBR

Introducing: #84 – BDBR

Name: BDBR Hometown: West Belfast Genre: Blue Wave Line-up: Ryan Mills ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your name Everyone hides behind something, right? ▶ When did you start playing music and how would you describe your sound?…

March 23, 2017

Aislinn Logan

Interview: Aislinn Logan

Last year London-based songwriter Aislinn Logan released her debut EP in the form of ‘Lost or Gone’. Across its four tracks, the release wedded more traditional elements such as acoustic guitar and piano with an array of electronic and slaved-over…

February 2, 2017

Jackknifed Juggernaut

Interview: Jackknifed Juggernaut

“When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau “Itch, twitch and eat the rich.” – ‘Beehive’, Jackknifed Juggernaut We’re sitting in the living room of a student house. Wrapped up in…

January 27, 2017

Trucker Diablo

Interview: Trucker Diablo

For my money, Trucker Diablo is one of our wee country’s best acts. Ruggedly, defiantly even, self-sufficient The Big Truck endures (or keeps rollin’) while other acts fall by the wayside. Put Trucker beside any of its contemporaries from around the globe and…

January 19, 2017

Interview: Ciaran Lavery – A Year to Remember

It’s hard to imagine any Northern Irish artists that can boast as good a year as Ciaran Lavery. The Aghagallon singer-songwriter and his husky voiced folk was something of a best kept secret in Northern Ireland just a couple of years…

January 3, 2017