Category : Interviews

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

The Outcasts

Interview: The Outcasts

With a career spanning over two decades and having played sold out shows all over the country and much further afield Robyn hasn’t let it go to his head (mostly)..he has retained his Kilrea/Belfast sense of humour and seems a…

December 14, 2016

Junk Drawer

Interview: Junk Drawer

Junk Drawer are a band’s band, whose members have stamped their seal on the local scene over the past few years as members of PigsAsPeople, Chocolate Love Factory and Bunny and the Banned Its, as well as serving as Shannon…

November 20, 2016

Interview: Sister Ghost

Drawing inspiration from the heavy hitters of alternative rock, punk and female icons ranging from Patti Smith to Siouxsie Sioux, Sister Ghost have been doing plenty of heavy hitting of their own. Previous releases such as ‘Little Lamb’ and ‘Growing Pains’ have…

November 15, 2016

robyn g shiels

Interview: Robyn G Shiels

Robyn G Shiels has appeared in one guise or another on the Belfast music scene for longer than he maybe cares to admit. Having shared the stage with many big names such as Cat Power, The Good Life, Richard Hawley,…

November 6, 2016

False Solution

Introducing: #83 – False Solution

Name: False Solution Formed: 2015 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alt Rock Line-up: Jim Malone – vocals/guitar | Michael Robinson – guitar | Jack Crangle – bass | Eamonn Scott – drums ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band…

November 4, 2016

Introducing: #82 – Towers

Name: Towers Formed: 2014 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Progressive Hardcore Line-up: Daniel Zanker Ovalle – Vocals/Rhythm Guitar | Darren Mullan – Lead Guitar | Matthew Zanker Ovalle – Drums | Ben Acheson – Bass/Additional Vocals ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell…

October 20, 2016

Interview: Dandelion Tea

Dandelion Tea is a fresh-faced band trying to secure their place in a bustling Belfast music scene. Their debut EP, A Picnic in Limbo, launched earlier this summer, sets them apart from their contemporaries due to the nature of its instrumental arrangements…

September 8, 2016

Interview: The Crawling at Bloodstock

Prior to their darkly sprawling set on the New Blood Stage, we spoke to this year’s NI winners of Metal 2 the Masses about the band’s past, future, and why they were drawn to the music they play. ►Chordblossom: Congratulations…

September 1, 2016

Interview: Rabid Bitch of the North at Bloodstock

On the morning of their performance on the New Blood Stage, we chatted with New Wave of British Heavy Metal-influenced trio Rabid Bitch of the North about nerves, favourite gigs and getting the most out of a trip to Bloodstock….

August 30, 2016

Interview: Zlatanera at Bloodstock

Following their trailblazing set on the Jagermeister Stage, we caught up with groove/stoner rockers Zlatanera to talk about 2016 – their biggest year yet – their new album, and future plans for the band. ►Chordblossom: Congratulations on playing Bloodstock!Is that…

August 30, 2016

Interview: Lauren Bird

Lauren Bird, it’s fair to say, has cemented herself as one of Chordblossom’s favourite talents. Previously more of a hidden gem, the Strabane singer-songwriter came to our attention through last year’s Kickstart competition, winning it outright in the live final….

August 24, 2016

Interview: Psykosis at Bloodstock

Fresh from their gloriously triumphant Thursday night set on the Sophie Lancaster Stage, we got the low down from Dublin thrash metal youngsters Psykosis on what drew them to thrash, where they want to take the band and how much…

August 23, 2016

Introducing: #81 – The Stiff Kick

Name: The Stiff Kick Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alternative Country Blues ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name The Stiff Kick takes its name from a very strong alcoholic cocktail my favourite bar tender was concocting…

August 4, 2016