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Stendhal Festival 2018 Crowd Shot Woodland

How To Stay Sane At A Music Festival Abroad

I came of age at music festivals as a teenager. There was nothing better than being at a festival with some great bands playing, a looser grasp of the law, and open-minded people to befriend. Music festivals gave me a…

April 26, 2019

Molto Vivo: Berlin Diary

Playing their first show outside of Ireland a few weeks ago, Molto Vivo headed off from Belfast to Berlin to play the city’s Bang On Fest. Needless to say, they were a bit excited for it. Our own Nance Hall went along…

April 23, 2019

Sonja Sleator

Interview: Sonja Sleator

This Saturday Sonja Sleator launches her latest EP, Violent Strawberry with a show in the Pavilion. Ahead of the show Benjamin Magee sat down with her to discuss her new release and the journey up to its release. How did you…

April 18, 2019

Analogue Favourites Part 2 – Record Store Day 2019

To celebrate Record Store Day this year we thought we’d celebrate all things analogue by combining the joy of vinyl with a love of analogue photography amongst our team. We reached out to a number of artists to discuss their…

April 13, 2019

Analogue Favourites Part 1 – Record Store Day 2019

To celebrate Record Store Day this year we thought we’d celebrate all things analogue by combining the joy of vinyl with a love of analogue photography amongst our team. We reached out to a number of artists to discuss their…

April 10, 2019

leo miyagee

Interview: Leo Miyagee

The name Leo Miyagee wasn’t familiar to me a few months earlier, which is strange since ever since I’ve heard the name so many other things started falling into place. That being a collection of Northern Irish rap artists such…

April 10, 2019

many a son photo

Introducing: #100 – Many a Son

Name: Many a Son Formed: Summer 2017 Hometown: Castlerock Genre: Alt-Folk Line-Up: Ross Johnston (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) & Jordan Orr (Lead guitar, backing vocals) ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name We wanted a…

March 28, 2019

Influences Mixtape: Mob Wife

Fronted by Belfast’s Chris Leckey, Mob Wife formed last year, completed by fellow alternative stalwarts Mark McDaid and Carl Small. Their collective experience in Northern Ireland’s music scene has given their heavy hitting rhythms and cutting lyrics plenty of thrust and…

March 18, 2019

Interview: Pascalwillnotsurvivethis

For years Danny McClelland has been one of the busiest DIY musicians in Belfast, making his mark on the scene through numerous projects. Best known for longtime band Born Only Yesterday or the shortlived and well received mathrock duo WASPS,…

February 27, 2019

Jealous of the Birds Fresh Music From Northern Ireland Spotify

Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – December 2018 & January 2019

Our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland spotify playlist has received its latest update. Check out new tracks from SOAK, Tommy Jag, Problem Patterns and many more.

February 5, 2019

Influences Mixtape: Undertone

Belfast’s Undertone combines smooth as silk production and lyrical flow into his music. While hailing from Northern Ireland, there’s a much more international feel to his music. There’s no shortage of confidence or ambition in Undertone, while his music does…

February 1, 2019

Northern Irish Album of the Year 2018 photos

Northern Irish Albums of the Year 2018

Northern Irish artists once again stepped up to the plate in 2018 and delivered some of their most vital and creative releases to date. Set against the unfaltering rise of streaming and playlist culture (guilty) and the spiralling financial difficulties…

January 17, 2019

Outsourced 2018

Outsourced: Top Northern Irish Songs Of 2018

Whether you are a regular or a casual visitor to Chordblossom we hope our passion for local music comes across loud and clear. Thankfully it isn’t just us that are passionate about Northern Irish music, there are a wide variety…

January 15, 2019

Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2018 photos

Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2018: 25 – 1

After another incredible year of music from Northern Ireland, we’re ready to count down the very best of 2018. You can find part 1 with our picks between 50-26 here. Small in size but large in stature, Northern Irish musicians…

January 10, 2019

Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2018 photos

Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2018: 50 – 26

You’re probably not reading this, you’ve probably skipped straight to the list below. But if you are, just a word to say that it was another incredible year of music from Northern Ireland. Artists old and new have had a…

January 8, 2019