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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

Tim Wheeler Ash

Interview: Tim Wheeler – Ash

Over 22 years since their first major release, Ash are as busy as ever. The boys done good from Downpatrick have spent much of this year touring to support the release of their latest album Islands. Heading as far afield as…

December 18, 2018

Influences Mixtape: Rebekah Fitch

One of the most exciting talents we’ve featured on Chordblossom in the last couple of years is undoubtedly Rebekah Fitch. A crafter of pop songs with big hooks and a stronger message, Fitch is a talent both in the studio and…

December 13, 2018

Snow Patrol 2018 Photo by Simon Lipman

Interview: Snow Patrol

As Snow Patrol begin their UK and Ireland tour of their latest album ‘Wildness’, Megan Smith had the opportunity to sit down with Nathan Connolly. The lead guitarist talks about the difficulty of crafting setlists, his time fronting Little Matador…

December 7, 2018

Emerald Armada Fresh Music From Northern Ireland

Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – November 2018

Our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland spotify playlist has received its latest update. Check out new tracks from Gemma Bradley, Cormac Neeson, TOUTS and many more. 

December 3, 2018

NI Music Prize 2018

NI Music Prize 2018: Best Single Shortlist

This year’s NI Music Prize has a new look about it. While the last number of years have awarded an Album of the Year and the Oh Yeah legend award, this year sees the return of a few new categories…

November 8, 2018

Wynona Bleach Fresh Music From Northern Ireland

Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – October 2018

Our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland spotify playlist has received its latest update. Check out new tracks from Rebekah Fitch, Vokxen, Wynona Bleach and many more. 

November 4, 2018

john andrews music

Introducing: #99 – John Andrews

Name: John Andrews Formed: 2018 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Singer Songwriter ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name My artist name is my own name, John Andrews. Most of my songs are about first hand experiences…

November 2, 2018

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Interview: Jonny McKee – Shizznigh

Shizznigh Promotions, one of the most prolific companies of its type in the country, is celebrating its 8th birthday this month with a gig, showcasing some of the best bands on the scene. Shizznigh has been responsible for over 600…

October 22, 2018

Interview: Tony Wright – Chapter & Verse (ChorusVerse)

Tony Wright has been in the music business for two decades. Teenage forays into music led to numerous musical stopping off points in his career but now he’s taken a different path as he prepares to release his first book…

October 16, 2018

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Interview: Saint Sapphire

I had a chance to sit down with local rock and rollers Saint Sapphire during one of their practices at the Blackstaff Mill. I went in expecting 15-minute recording, I left with just under an hours worth of material. The…

October 9, 2018

Jordan Adetunji Fresh Music From Northern Ireland

Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – September 2018

Our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland Spotify playlist has been updated with 25 fresh new tracks including new releases from SOAK, JC Stewart, Gnarkats and Documenta. 

October 7, 2018

Rews Influences Mixtape

Influences Mixtape: Rews

London based duo Rews have put out a steady selection of high energy rock tunes including last year’s debut album Pyro. The band have come a long way since we first encountered them around 2015. The make up of Rews is very…

October 2, 2018

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