Category : Live Reviews


Sugarwolf – 21st December 2019

Sugarwolf are an energetic alt-rock band based in Belfast who has recently been crowned one of Ireland’s most exciting rock bands. Their recent single ‘Scared of the Dark’ has brought much anticipation for their Derry show alongside local talents such…

January 2, 2020

More Than Conquerors – 19th December 2019

More Than Conquerors return to Belfast’s Limelight for a special one-off performance. Their first show since breaking up in 2015, both expectations and energies were high for all in attendance. Scottish indie rock trio Fatherson open the evening with a…

January 2, 2020

New Pagans – 22nd December 2019

Christmas came early a handful of Sundays ago in Belfast’s alt-rock bar Voodoo. With a line-up that kept on giving, New Pagans hosted the Christmas party of the season, bringing a spectacular year of gigs and releases to a close…

December 30, 2019

Junior Brother: 22nd December 2019

It was a Sunday, slap bang in winter and on the cusp of Christmas, and while the people of Northern Ireland either cosied by the fire or rushed to immerse themselves in the religious experience of the annual markets, Junior…

December 29, 2019

Gender Chores – 30th November 2019

Belfast’s beloved working men’s club turned indie watering hole, the Ulster Sports Club, though young in its revamped incarnation, has proven itself to be among the most consistent and gracious hosts of local talent this past year. Last weekend, it…

December 4, 2019

The Wood Burning Savages – 15th November 2019

If you’ve never set foot in the Ulster Sports Club before it’s like walking into a time warp. Relaunched earlier this year, the former social club turned retro music venue is arguably the hottest spot in the city right now….

November 19, 2019

Wynona Bleach – 7th November 2019

It is approximately a 20 second walk from Botanic train station to The Empire, making it very hard to say no to the cracking line-up of bands all playing on a wintry Thursday evening. I make it through The Empire’s…

November 13, 2019

Scratch My Progress Showcase – 6 November 2019

Earlier this week, The Oh Yeah Centre dedicated an evening to mark out the four artists championed and nurtured under this year’s Scratch My Progress scheme. Showcasing the singles recorded and released the week prior by Cloakroom Q, Joel Harkin,…

November 10, 2019

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Odd Morris, Mob Wife & Problem Patterns – 8 November 2019

Whoever was writing stage directions for tonight clearly knew their audience. The newly formed Visceral Promotions scored a coup in securing the hotly tipped post-punkers Odd Morris from Dublin, and as night closed in a murky, wild darkness enveloped Belfast’s…

November 9, 2019

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Tour Alaska – 11th October 2019

Tour Alaska – The Guiding Moon Album LaunchVoodoo Belfast – Friday 11th October 2019 Friday night saw a change in tempo for the upstairs of Voodoo.  A stunning night from Tour Alaska.  Most of us are very familiar with riff-rocking…

October 15, 2019

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Post Punk​ Podge & the Technohippies – 28th September 2019

With the latter half of the decade coming to a close, the solid swing in Irish music towards DIY, both in performance and industry individuals, has become more noticeable than ever. Belfast based promotion company Sizeable Bear have carved out…

September 30, 2019

Sons Of Burlap – 14th September 2019

Cage The Elephant’s ‘Aint No Rest For The Wicked‘ rang through my head as I hurried through the quickly darkening night, my hands noticeably absent of Boojum (who closes an eatery at 8 pm on a Saturday night? Heathens). It…

September 19, 2019

Mosmo Strange – 14th September 2019

The sheer audacity of Belfast’s independent music acts. The conspiracy that unfolded on the night of 14th September in which they demanded we choose. Seemingly every act in the city had a show of some description on – I made…

September 17, 2019

Stendhal Festival 2019

Aaron CunninghamArriving on Friday to the sounds of Son of the Hound wafting over the campsite, I’m in time to witness Joel Harkin‘s first set of the weekend on Quiet Arch’s Air Stage. As always the juxtaposition of cheery banter with sad,…

August 22, 2019

Coaster 2 – 27th July 2019

Amidst the buzz of the Stendhal’s and Electric Picnics of the world, one of Ireland’s better loved one day festivals returned for its second iteration. Coaster, a celebration of Northern music and the intrinsic link between the North Coast and…

August 1, 2019