Category : Features

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

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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

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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

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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

Interview: Susie-Blue

Cool style, Converse and undercuts come to mind when I think of Susie-Blue, a band from Derry, lit up by social politics, rights activism, LGBTQ+ issues plus anthems for misunderstood youth. Their songs drip with attitude, love and loss. Recently…

August 1, 2017

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Bird & Bramble: Grab it…it’s yours

It’s about 5 years ago this month that I first had my face near a microphone. Five years… In one way it feels like only yesterday that I sat with my no-name, no-brand guitar and wobbly lip and sang three…

July 30, 2017

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Interview: Plague Artists

Plague Artists, a Belfast based hard rock band, boast a wide variety in their sound that takes inspiration from various styles; the progressive touches of Tool, the riff-based heaviness of Queens of the Stone Age and Red Fang and the…

July 27, 2017

Susie Blue Glastonbury

Tour Diary: Susie Blue – Glastonbury

So to start with, WE PLAYED FRICKING GLASTONBURY!! I still haven’t wrapped my head around it, after around a year as a band we’ve played most musicians dream gig. It was a complete honour to play the Bread and Roses…

July 23, 2017

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Interview: Kippysmuse

After a tumultuous period both physically and mentally Kris Marsden aka Kippysmuse decamped to Millbank Studios to record his debut album, My #9. The release was funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign and is conceptually is based around the cat’s…

July 6, 2017

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Tour Diary: Silences – Glastonbury

Silences have long been tipped as one of the next big bands to come from Northern Ireland. Their penchant for releasing exquisite and engaging new music is undiminished and it was no surprise that they managed to secure themselves several…

July 3, 2017

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The Magic Numbers Headline Stendhal

Stendhal were already on their way to a killer line-up when they confirmed that local legends Ash would be headlining the 2017 edition of their festival. The festival have now released details of the second wave of bands on the…

July 2, 2017