Category : Live Reviews

Moira Calling 2018

Friday 7th September I arrived at Moira Demesne on Friday night to the wonderful and tiny festival Moira Calling. The cold weather has already hit us and the park was full of families bundled up warm and drinking hot drinks…

September 15, 2018

Fox Colony EP launch – 11th September 2018

Fox Colony EP launch with support from ROE, Cherym, Sweater Cult Tuesday 11th September 2018 – Voodoo, Belfast “You’re a writer are ya? Tell ya what son.” A rapid succession of finger jabs into his chest, “You should be writin’…

September 13, 2018

Hand Models Summer Party – 30th August 2018

Hand Models Summer Party Thursday 30th August 2018 – Limelight 2, Belfast Playing a gig at the Limelight. An experience money can’t buy for a local band. Carrying the same weight amongst Belfastians as The Roxy or The 100 Club…

September 2, 2018

Stendhal Festival 2018

Stendhal Festival 2018

The best remedy for dealing with the stresses and strains of daily life can be to find a way to get it away from it all. Since my first visit in 2013 to the beautiful Ballymully Cottage Farm, Stendhal has proved…

August 17, 2018

Surf Green

Surf Green – 6th July 2018

Surf Green EP launch with support from Sit Tight, Hit The B Button, Romeo Indigo Romeo Friday 6th July 2018 – McHugh’s, Belfast Surf Green headline McHughs at their EP Launch with a roaring healthy crowd and plenty of antics…

July 9, 2018

Girls Names – 15th June 2018

Girls Names album launch with support from Ghost Office & Fears Friday 15th June 2018 – Black Box, Belfast On Friday 15th June, to celebrate the release of their fourth album Stains On Silence, Girls Names decided to christen the album…

June 18, 2018

The Bonnevilles – 15th June 2018

The Bonnevilles album launch, with support from Amy Montgomery, Colin Geddis & Conor Keys Friday 15th June 2018 – Mandela Hall, Belfast Mandela Hall. One of the most iconic live venues in Belfast’s storied history. Playing host to The Clash,…

June 17, 2018

Sister Ghost – 24 May 2018

Sister Ghost, Alpha Twin, Surf Green, Romeo Indigo Romeo Thursday 24 May 2018 – 39 Gordon Street, Belfast On the typical Thursday night, 39 Gordon Street is just another of Belfast many trendy bars present in the bustling Cathedral Quarter….

May 30, 2018

Nathan O’Regan – 22 May 2018

Nathan O’Regan single launch with support from LARKS Tuesday 22nd May 2018 – Black Box Green Room, Belfast Tuesday night saw a host of well known faces from the local music scene alongside many others, gather at the Black Box…

May 28, 2018

Strength N.I.A – 28th April 2018

Strength N.I.A, Locky & John Saturday 28th April 2018 – Nerve Centre, Derry Saturday night’s show in the Nerve Centre took place in the venue’s bigger room, with only about three or four tables set out and the rest an…

May 2, 2018

Brand New Friend Album Launch – 28th April 2018

Brand New Friend Seatbelts for Aeroplanes album launch with support from Hunkpapa & Hot Cops Saturday 28th April 2018 – Black Box, Belfast It’s often a long road for local bands on their way to a first album. For Brand New…

May 1, 2018

Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir

Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir – 4th April 2018

Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir with support from D-Day and Blackbird & Crow Wednesday 4th April 2018 – Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey Paying my first visit to Ballybofey’s Balor Theatre for their (increasingly popular) monthly The Ghostlight Sessions (this…

April 10, 2018

Hunkpapa – 15th March 2018

Hunkpapa with support from Benjamin Smyth Thursday 15th March 2018 – Limelight 2, Belfast Armagh four-piece Hunkpapa have earned themselves an increasingly popular reputation in a short space of time. Establishing themselves over the past year, they’re headlining and selling…

March 19, 2018

Susie Blue album launch – 17th February 2018

Susie Blue album launch with support from Foreign Owl & Molly Sterling Saturday 17th February 2018 – Sandinos, Derry The launch of Susie Blue’s new album was something that kept people talking, a good two weeks prior to the event….

February 22, 2018

Ulaid & Duke Special – 9th February 2018

Ulaid & Duke Special Friday 9th February 2018 – The Duncairn, Belfast ‘Duncairn Gardens, on the Antrim Road, I hope I return here soon’ sings Duke Special, eyes closed, dreads swinging over half of his face. Completely improvised, his voice…

February 18, 2018