Category : Interviews

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

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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

Introducing: #80 – Not Today

Name: Not Today Hometown: Omagh Genre: Alternative/Punk Line-up: Ayrton Mc Gurgan – (Vocals, rhythm guitar) | Darragh Kelly – Lead guitar | Jason Gallagher – Bass | Emily Pinkerton – Drums ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your…

July 29, 2016

Introducing: #79 – Pascal

Name: Pascal Formed: 2016 Hometown: Coleraine Genre: Lo-Fi ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist name? I called it Pascal because I would love people to think of Pascal as an exotic / hipster dude who lives…

July 1, 2016

Introducing: #78 – Joe Rocks

Name: Joe Rocks Formed: Around 2008 Hometown: Ballymena Genre: Singer- Songwriter ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist name? Well, contrary to popular belief…Joe Rocks is my real name. Or Joseph Rocks to give me my full…

June 24, 2016

Introducing: #77 – Hunkpapa

Name: Hunkpapa Hometown: Armagh Genre: Alt-Rock ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ When did you start playing music and how would you describe your sound? In March 2016 we started playing together as a band, however we have been playing…

June 17, 2016