Category : Interviews

Interview: Lucy Rose

  I was waiting for Lucy Rose in the Mandela Hall; watching her setting up the stage for the show alongside City and Colour. She was very hands on, putting up amplifiers and moving equipment on the stage herself. As she…

March 15, 2016

Introducing: #69 The Autocratic

Name: The Autocratic Formed: July 2015 Hometown: Coleraine Genre: Alt rock Line-up: Connall Ennis – Vocals/Bass, Odhran Bryson – Guitar/Backing vocals, Conor O’kane – drums/Backing Vocals ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist/band name? Well, we…

February 26, 2016

Interview: Tuskany

While the name suggests a more Mediterranean make-up than their Belfast background betrays, Tuskany certainly possess a sound verging on the exotic. The trio of Owen McGarry, Mick McDowell and Thomas Bannon may have only released one track to the world…

February 17, 2016

Introducing: #68 Malin

Name: Malin Formed: 2015 Hometown: Boston, MA / Lisburn, UK Genre: Pop/Rock ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist/band name? The name Malin initially came from the BBC shipping forecast as it is the name for…

February 11, 2016

Interview: Lulu’s

Dungannon was once the centre of Mid Ulster’s live music scene, with venues such The Fort attracting up-and-coming bands from across Ireland. In recent years however, with the closure of several bars, gigs have been few and far between. Things…

February 2, 2016

Interview : Henchman Promotions

Henchman Promotions have added another feather to their cap by launching a Saturday Club for underage musicians in The Hangout in Fermanagh. We chatted with Mo Sheerin from Henchman Promotions about the ethos of the club. ►Can you tell us…

January 7, 2016

Interview: Tony Villiers and the Villains

Following an album launch in the Sunflower Public House, I saw down with Tony Villiers. ►So Tony, you’re from the Armagh area yourself? What about the rest of the villains? Yeah, it’s a city now…buzzing metropolis. We’re all from Armagh…

December 17, 2015

Interview | Los Bloody Rackets

On the go since 2014, Belfast’s Los Bloody Rackets are garage rock in the purest sense: dirty, scuzzy and without pretention. I caught up with the band, expecting one word answers and was presented with a state of the union…

December 3, 2015

Interview: Vokxen

With shows including a sold out EP launch on the Belfast Barge and Belfast Pride’s ‘Party in the Square’ amongst others, Vokxen look set to make a name for themselves. The all female ‘alt-pop supergroup’, consisting of Claire McCartney, Samantha McMillan, Jayne Harkness Bone…

November 24, 2015

Interview: Rex Shachath

Having remained quiet on the scene for the last few years, local death metallers Rex Shachath suddenly reappeared a matter of days ago with a new EP, Revocation of the Blood Elect, new single and video to boot. Why the sudden flurry of…

October 25, 2015

Interview: Glenn Hughes

Rock legend Glenn Hughes is hitting Belfast again this Thursday, much to the delight of his fans. A performer since his first band in the Seventies, Hughes – and his astonishing voice, which many would say is getting even better…

October 20, 2015

Interview: DJ Format

  DJ Format (Matthew James Ford) is a English DJ with longevity, with four full albums under his belt and tonnes of collaborations on the hip hop scene. Throughout the years he’s carried the sounds of original hip hop beats…

October 14, 2015

Interview: Stonemasons – From Russia With (Audio) Lust

(From Stonemasons’ Facebook page – because I couldn’t write it any better) ‘2 months, 11 countries, 7800 miles, van breakdowns, crashes, border patrol, police trouble, low standing ceilings, biker gangs, dead bodies, boat crashes, burning venues and many many amazing…

October 14, 2015

Introducing: #67 – Indra’s Net

Name: Indra’s Net Formed: June 2014 Hometown: Leicester, England (originally: Ballyclare, Hereford, Southampton and Malvern) Genre: Alternative/Art Rock Line-up: Alex Scurlock – vocals / guitar | Ed Llewellin – guitar | Luke Ingram – bass / vocals | Will Reade…

October 8, 2015

Interview: Tracii Guns

  Tracii Guns, founder of LA Guns, and part of the formation of Guns N’ Roses was in town last week to play Voodoo alongside Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake & Quiet Riot). Conor Kerr caught up with Tracii ahead…

September 21, 2015