Category : Features

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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

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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

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Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – August 2018 Playlist

What looked initially to be a quiet month for our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland playlist, turned out to be a belter. Featuring tracks from Son Of The Hound, Hand Models, Molto Vivo and Ciara O’Neill there is something for…

September 9, 2018

Influences Mixtape: Runabay

Hailing from the Glens of Antrim, Runabay seem to have folk music running through their veins. Over the past four years the band have developed a a quiet confidence that has seen them release a string of strongly melodic singles. Their…

September 5, 2018

Get ready for Moira Calling 2018

Moira Calling festival returns for a third year on 7th-8th September, bringing another strong line-up of artists to Moira Demesne. Once again a host of local acts are supplemented by English indie pop band Marsicans. A short train ride from Belfast,…

August 27, 2018

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Stendhal Festival 2018 Photo Gallery

Photos from Stendhal Festival 2018 by Robert Brown. You can read the full review here. “Relive the wonderful occasion that was Stendhal Festival 2018 in Limavady. Photos by Robert Brown.” From Stendhal Festival 2018. Posted by Chordblossom on 8/13/2018 (78…

August 19, 2018

Stendhal Festival 2018

Stendhal Festival 2018

The best remedy for dealing with the stresses and strains of daily life can be to find a way to get it away from it all. Since my first visit in 2013 to the beautiful Ballymully Cottage Farm, Stendhal has proved…

August 17, 2018

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Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – July 2018 Playlist

Welcome to our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland Spotify Playlist for July 2018. 

August 5, 2018

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Introducing: #98 – Blackout Season

Name: Blackout Season Formed: 2016 Hometown: Portadown Genre: Post Punk Alt Rock Line-up: Alex Close – Guitar & Vocals | Peter McCabe – Drums | Johnny Morgan – Bass Guitar ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your…

August 3, 2018

Brand New Friend Interview 2018

Interview: Brand New Friend

For a lot of bands, the period following a debut album and tour would be one of rest. But for Brand New Friend, things only got busier. The band followed the release of ‘Seatbelts for Aeroplanes’ with a support slot on…

August 2, 2018

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Introducing: #97 – Jack Bashful

Name: Jack Bashful Formed: September 2017 Hometown: Lurgan, Co Armagh Genre: Hip-hop ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name This is a question I always struggle to answer. People always ask me this and I…

July 13, 2018