Category : Interviews

Interview: Oh Volcano

The fall of General Fiasco a few years back came as a disappointment to many Northern Irish music fans, but it was obvious that it wouldn’t be the end of each members musical endeavors. Oh Volcano has sprung from those…

September 15, 2015

Introducing #66: Strength

Name: Strength Formed: 2013 Hometown: Derry Genre: Pop Line-up: Brendan Sally | Rory Moore | Conor Mc Namee | Neil Burns ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist/band name? Strength is an ode to the widows…

September 10, 2015

Interview: By Any Means

It’s not every day that a hardcore act is asked by one of Bloodstock‘s organisers to play the festival – and on the hallowed Hobgoblin New Blood stage, at that. Melanie Brehaut sat down with the band’s bassist Chris McDowell…

August 25, 2015

Interview: Baby Shakes

Formed in 2004, New York based punk/garage/pop outfit Baby Shakes will be gracing Belfast with their presence this Friday with a show at The Warzone Centre with Belfast punk/pop (not pop punk) stalwarts Protex and garage upstarts Los Bloody Rackets. I got…

August 25, 2015

Interview: Overoth

Local ‘death metal with a twist’ headbangers Overoth took to the Hobgoblin New Blood stage at Bloodstock Open Air festival on Saturday August 8th as winners of the recent Metal 2 the Masses competition here in Belfast, and Melanie Brehaut was there to…

August 18, 2015

Interview: Stormzone

Local legends Stormzone are on the verge of releasing their fifth album, the clever and epic Seven Sins. Melanie Brehaut sat down with vocalist John ‘Harv’ Harbinson and guitarist/producer Steve Moore to talk about the album’s concept, the band’s future…

August 5, 2015

Interview: Hannah McPhillimy & Jan Carson – Disappear Hear

Those aware of Hannah McPhillimy‘s musical talents will surely understand our excitement with any and every project she is involved in. Considering the lyrical qualities her songs possess it should also be no surprise that she has collaborated with author…

July 20, 2015

Interview: Overoth

Belfast death metal stalwarts Overoth are celebrating their tenth anniversary as a band in style this year, winning the Belfast leg of Bloodstock’s Metal 2 the Masses competition amongst stiff competition,  which garnered them a slot on the legendary Hobgoblin New Blood…

July 17, 2015

Interview: Screaming Eagles

Co. Down Classic Rock 4 piece, Screaming Eagles, have come a long way since their inception in 2011. With one successful album (‘From The Flames’) under their belts, new single ‘Save Me’ cooking up a storm and greatly anticipated second…

July 14, 2015

Interview: His New Atlas

Ahead of hosting his single launch, Aaron Cunningham sat down with Eoghan, Luc & Ross of His New Atlas. They chat about the brand new single, ‘Saints’, their journey so far and give us a brief preview of what we…

July 7, 2015

Interview: Runabay

Following Runabay’s debut as finalists at Chordblossom’s own 2014 Kickstarter contest, the band have been working steadily on their material and breaking into the Northern Irish scene. With an already impressive list of shows behind them, which include performing at…

June 30, 2015

Introducing #65: Petty Youth

Name: Petty Youth Formed: 2013 Hometown: Downpatrick Genre: Garage Rock Line-up: Alex Johnson – Lead Vocals/Drums | Eoghan Johnson – Guitar/Vocals | Adam McCarter – Guitar | Ryan McGreevy – Bass ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about…

June 18, 2015

Interview: Go Girl

Anyone with a keen interest in the local music scene may have noticed a group by the name of Go Girl popping up on Facebook, with posts about girl power, hang-outs and creative projects. Learning about Go Girl, only a…

May 31, 2015

Interview: Owen McGarry

Owen McGarry’s new EP South is released today! Recorded at Sonic Visuals four fresh tracks – ‘Perfect Then’, ‘South’, ‘Secret’ and ‘There With You’ will serve a mixture of rock, indie-pop and electronic notes. The songs were arranged very carefully from acoustic naked…

May 22, 2015

Introducing #64: Great White Lies

Name: Great White Lies Formed: January 2014 Hometown: Carndonagh Co. Donegal / Derry Genre: Experimental Pop/Jazz Line-up: Keys and vocals – Neil Burns, Double Bass – Peter Doherty, Backing Vocals – Sally Lafferty & Ruth McCartney & Drums – Gary Raymond ◀ Q &…

May 14, 2015