Category : Interviews

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 Line-up: Weston Clendinning – Lead Vocals & Rhythm guitar | Jamie Wilton – Bass & Vocals | Maxl Walmsely Pledl – Lead Guitar & Vocals | Johno Whittington – Drums & vocals. ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ When…

June 17, 2016

Introducing: #76 – Tempest Fugitives

Name: Tempest Fugitives Hometown: Belfast Genre: Rock Line-up: Damian Higgins – Guitar, Vocals | Niall McLaughlin – Bass | Eamonn Matthews – Drums | Stevie Robinson – Guitar, Harmonica | Brendan McGinley – Keys/piano ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶…

June 10, 2016

Introducing: #75 – Orby Chase

Name: Orby Chase Formed: January 2016 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alt Rock Line-up: Josh Dodge, Matt McQuillan, Jamie Wright & Phil Buchanan ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ When did you start playing music and how would you describe your sound?…

June 2, 2016

Introducing: #74 – Randall Stephen Hall

Name: Randall Stephen Hall Formed: On-going Hometown: The little sea side town of “Obscurity”, (Between Larne and Carrickfergus, in deepest East Antrim). Genre: Folk and Fusion ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ When did you start playing music and how…

May 26, 2016

Introducing: #73 – Sonja Sleator

Name: Sonja Sleator Formed: 2011 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Acoustic Singer songwriter ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ When did you start playing music and how would you describe your sound? I picked up the guitar when I was around 14….

May 20, 2016

Introducing: #72 – Absolution Inc

Name: Absolution Inc Formed: October 2014 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Pop Punk Line-up: Ross Moore, Harry Mitchell, Jordan Montgomery, Ben Johnston & Logan Kerr ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist/band name? Absolution is a great word…

May 12, 2016

Introducing: #71 – MOSA

Name: MOSA Formed: Early 2015 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alternative/Psychedelic Line-up: Sean Hogan, Carl Small, James Conway & Luke Harrison ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist/band name? MOSA stands for Mind Open Soul Awake but we…

May 5, 2016

Interview: Amanda St John

It seems that Spring 2016 has a whole raft of talented artists competing for our attention with new releases. This year’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival has a line-up that includes launches for a number of local acts. The hugely talented Amanda St…

May 2, 2016

Introducing: #70 – Thran

Name: Thran Formed: 2013 Hometown: Portglenone Genre: Electronic Line-up: Ronan Scullion ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist/band name? Thran was chosen as a bit of a tongue in cheek name but has stuck! ▶ When…

April 22, 2016