Category : Music Reviews

Wynona Bleach

Wynona Bleach – Sugar

R51 made as big a name for themselves as any around the Belfast music scene over the last few years. The band played incredible live shows where they went with tracks and an EP, Pillow Talk, that had our own…

January 2, 2019

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Alpha Twin – Cloud Mountain

Belfast rocker trio Alpha Twin return with their second EP, Cloud Mountain, an apt name given the colossal new heights aimed for on this three track release. Replacing their blistering pace with a toothsome groove and heavy funk, Cloud Mountain…

December 20, 2018

Glass Wings

Glass Wings – Everything and Nothing

Glass Wings, other than being one of the least useful inventions of all time, is the moniker for Belfast based musician Stephen Jones. Performing in his current state since 2016, Jones’ debut album Everything And Nothing is a positive first…

November 26, 2018

The Mannerly Hoods

The Mannerly Hoods – Ear Gear

Just as they were nearing the end of a hugely successful year of gigs, The Mannerly Hoods have released their long awaited debut EP ‘Ear Gear’. Beginning the EP with the track ‘Fear the Reader (Suzy’s Shackle)’ was a great…

November 21, 2018

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VerseChorusVerse – Outro

VerseChorusVerse (VCV), either the most basic wikihow recipe ever or the musical persona of one Tony Wright. A musician by trade and a veteran of the scene, having toured extensively when younger and being a founding member of collective And…

November 19, 2018

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Bear Skin – Bare Bones

Described as being one the ‘most impressive new acts to have emerged in NI recently’, the future of four piece Alt-Rock group Bear Skin seems bright if their debut EP ‘Bare Bones’ is anything to go by. Recorded at Einstein…

November 11, 2018

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Red House – Red House EP

Self-proclaimed “sharp four-piece unit” Red House release their debut EP, a three-track rock and roller that ticks all the boxes for any indie rock hopefuls. A strong guitar pedigree takes centre stage throughout, complemented by fierce vocals and lyrics brimming…

October 22, 2018

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Jack Bashful – Obsidian

Jack Bashful aka Tom Higgins is a Northern Irish rapper who hails from Lurgan, Co. Armagh and this is his first album and follows an EP ‘Fictional Clientele’ (March 2018) and a beat tape ‘Hushed In Blue’ (June 2018). The…

October 18, 2018

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Zeal – Queen Of The Rodeo EP

Zeal (fervour for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavour; enthusiastic diligence; ardour. – dictionary.com) is the pet project of one Patrick J Hodgen. Under this moniker, Hodgen’s has birthed a sound that dips its toes in country,…

October 17, 2018

Ethan Hanna – Welcome To The Batlands

Lisburn’s own Ethan Hanna burns onto the scene with his debut album Welcome To The Batlands. Whimsical, mature and full of surprises, Hanna’s first foray into the album landscape is an accomplishment in melody. From the onset, the talent of…

September 30, 2018

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Dreamreading – Calibrate

The term ‘calibration’ conjures thoughts of precision and correction, of straight edges and pristine measurements. Ironic then, that Northern Irish quartet Dreamreading would title their EP as such, given the delicious bumps and variations that make their 16-minute debut so…

September 27, 2018

The Bonnevilles

The Bonnevilles – Dirty Photographs

I don’t why or how, but some bands just pass you by. You see their name mentioned, you see their gigs advertised, you hear other people rave about them, but for some reason, you don’t check them out. In the…

August 5, 2018

Gareth Dunlop in Cuba Room, Franklin TN - photo credit Anthony Scarlati

Gareth Dunlop – Many Moons Ago

To say Northern Ireland has produced a multitude of magnificent artists would be an understatement. One artist who has made a huge impact is the immensely talented Gareth Dunlop. Having released his debut album ‘No.79’, the Belfast born singer songwriter…

July 31, 2018

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Lost Avenue – Fears

It would seem in modern months, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the punk rock renaissance happening in Derry. It would appear that every other day there is new EP or album coming out of the walled…

July 22, 2018

Surf Green – One Hundred Percent

Punk rock three-piece Surf Green released their latest EP 100 Percent and were gracious enough to forward me a copy to tell you, the people, what I think of it. In a sentence: it’s loud, it’s fast and it’s punk….

July 8, 2018