Category : Features

James Bradley

Introducing: #91 – James Bradley

Name: James Bradley Formed: 2013 Hometown: Maghera Genre: Singer Songwriter ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name Really it says it all! It’s me, one Guitar, a PA and my set list. Less people to…

September 21, 2017

bird and bramble logo - when you've made it

Bird & Bramble: When You’ve Made It

It’s a funny thing making it. The destination in your mind, the seal of approval, it’s so vague. I mean how do you know when you’ve ‘made it’? Does someone tell you? Is there a party and the cake reads…

September 19, 2017

Waking Android band photo

Introducing: #90 – Waking Android

Name: Waking Android Formed: October 2016 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Hip-Hop Line-up: dsgrace & Kronus ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name Kronus: I got the name Waking Android from my best mate he had been using…

September 14, 2017

Sonja Sleator

Studio Diary: Sonja Sleator At Millbank Studios

Ahead of the release of her second EP, Sonja Sleator discusses the challenges of achieving a full band recording as a solo artist. The hope was that working with Michael Mormecha in Millbank Studios would bring out the best in…

September 12, 2017

Moira Calling 2017

Food trucks, families and unpredictable Northern Irish weather. Moira Calling festival returns for a second year. And the kids at Moira march to the beat of their own drum… literally, with a band of samba playing youngsters greeting me on…

September 12, 2017

Patrick Mc Eleney Singer Songwriter

Introducing: #89 – Patrick Mc Eleney

Name: Patrick Mc Eleney Hometown: Ballyliffin, Co Donegal Genre: Contemporary Singer-Songwriter ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist/band name I have a strange mind and it is a pretty odd name so apologies if this still…

August 31, 2017

Q&A: Party Fears

Party Fears formed in 2015 when Northern Irish native Maggie Devlin uprooted from Seoul to Berlin alongside bandmate Eilis Frawley. The band released their debut album self titled album earlier this year, an energetic and eclectic mix of tracks. They…

August 21, 2017

Q&A: Last Days of Elvis

Berlin based Last Days of Elvis kick off a joint UK & Ireland tour with fellow Berliners Party Fears this week. The multi-national four piece released their debut album ‘Must Be A Mistake’ last month, a record which combines post-punk guitar work…

August 20, 2017

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Interview: Hannah McPhillimy

On 24th August, we will lose one of our finest musical talents to a different continent. North Coast native, Hannah McPhillimy will be packing her bags and saying farewell to Northern Ireland for a two year course at the University…

August 16, 2017

Stendhal Festival Of Art 2017

Northern Ireland is blessed with only a handful of small festivals for music lovers. Without the big chart toppers to head the bill, festivals like Stendhal Festival of Art in rural Limavady rely upon a more creative approach. The festival…

August 15, 2017

The Crawling Metal Days 2017 On Stage

Tour Diary: The Crawling – Metal Days

THE INVITATION The Crawling have been fortunate enough to play some very cool festivals over the last few years, and 2017 has added Metal Days to our CV. Special thanks to Simon Hall from Bloodstock, as he selected us following…

August 13, 2017

Aislinn Logan influences inspirations

Influences & Inspirations: Aislinn Logan

Northern Irish raised, London based Aislinn Logan has impressed in her short career to date. Logan’s knock out vocals are often paired with acoustic guitars and electronic elements such as on latest release ‘So Loud / Dance With Demons’. We asked the…

August 9, 2017

Rews - Glastonbury 2017 - Photo by Mick Rees

Tour Diary: Rews – Glastonbury 2017

So for the second year in a row, we found out we were fortunate enough to be playing Glastonbury! Last year was our debut on the Glastonbury scene, with three gigs in some of the smaller venues over three days…

August 6, 2017

Sunflowerfest 2017

Friday 28th July saw the highly anticipated return of what is arguably Northern Ireland’s best festival. Sunflowerfest has gone from strength to strength from its humble beginnings and is now a cornerstone of the summer festival scene for music fans…

August 4, 2017

kate gilbertson

Interview: Kate Gilbertson

Travelling throughout the Northern Hemisphere, artist Kate Gilbertson completed the journey from her native Perth by settling in Belfast. The city itself inspired an ongoing set of Belfast Live Sessions which see the Australian songwriter perform covers throughout Belfast. Taking…

August 3, 2017