Category : Music Reviews

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Rosborough – Paper Boats

Derry singer Rosborough has been no stranger to success. From his first release, which was lauded by critics, to his recent activities touring with DMA’s, the multi-instrumentalist has been on an absolute tear as of late. Now with the release…

February 12, 2019

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Conor Mason – On The Surface

Conor Mason’s On the Surface has been my commuter companion for the past few days, and in a blatant selfish way I’ve enjoyed it so much that I’ve definitely prolonged this review for just another listen through in my own…

February 10, 2019

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Joshua Burnside – Wear Bluebells In Your Hat If You’re Going That Way

Belfast’s premier folk artist Joshua Burnside returns with his newest album ‘Wear Bluebells In Your Hat If You’re Going That Way.’ Always far from a one trick pony, Burnside’s latest release sees him flex his creative biceps. While the same…

January 29, 2019

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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

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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

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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