Category : Interviews

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

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