Category : Music Reviews

Chris Keys – 10th June 2017

Chris Keys ‘Life In Motion’ album launch with support from Chris Molloy & Brigid O’Neill Saturday 9th June 2017 – Black Box, Belfast The first thing I look for as I walk into any venue is how full it is….

June 26, 2017

Anto and the Echoes – Youth

‘Youth’ is the debut EP from Belfast based rock/pop band, Anto and the Echoes. Hailing from Fermanagh and fronted by Anthony Breen, the 6-piece released ‘Youth’ in December 2016. With a little help from Caolan Austin of Belfast’s ‘Smalltown America…

June 25, 2017

Sister Ghost – In A Spell

‘In A Spell‘, the latest EP by Co. Derry’s Sister Ghost is euphonious vocals meets hard-hitting alt rock. All too often melodic vocals are reserved for ballads, pop music, and singer-songwriter types, yet every once in a while you come…

June 18, 2017

No Oil Paintings – 9th June 2017

No Oil Paintings EP launch with support from Katie and The Carnival & VerseChorusVerse Friday 9th June 2017 – Black Box, Belfast Launch nights are always a cause for celebration. The scores of friends and family alongside the artist’s enthusiasm…

June 13, 2017

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Old Fang Birthday Bash – 8th June 2017

Old Fang Birthday Bash – Travis is a Tourist & Callum Stewart Thursday 8th June 2017 – Black Box, Belfast Live music is undeniably one of the most unique, spiritually rewarding human experiences. Almost universally enjoyed, bringing individuals together across…

June 11, 2017

Baleful Creed

Baleful Creed – Seismic Shifter

Local Metallers Baleful Creed have been around for a good few years now and while they perhaps have never been considered top of the food chain of local Metal bands, they are a welcome addition to any local Metal bill. That’s…

June 6, 2017

Joshua Burnside Ephrata

Joshua Burnside – Ephrata

The path of the odd single, an EP or two and then the inevitable anticipation for the debut album is a well worn one. Any potential and promise can soon be found out with the bigger canvas of a full length…

May 29, 2017

Women’s Work – 25th May 2017

Alana Henderson, Hannah McPhillimy, Rosie Carney & LARKS Thursday 25th May 2017 – Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast It’s the return of Women’s Work and everyone knows it. The Oh Yeah Music Centre is filled with cheery supporters of the…

May 29, 2017

Salad Boyz

Salad Boyz – Silly Guys Having a Fun Time

Silly Guys Having a Fun Time, the new EP by Belfast pop-punk foursome, Salad Boyz is a salad bar sampling of punk stylings; grunge, pop punk, hardcore, and more traditional old school sounds ala Ramones, Social Distortion, and a wee…

May 24, 2017

Selene

Selene – The Ravages Of Time

Ever-prolific symphonic metallers Selene certainly haven’t been resting on their laurels since they released their last album The Forgotten in November 2015 (read our review here), with yet another full length album, this one titled The Ravages of Time, due…

May 21, 2017

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Civil Simian – Ouroboric

Our Wee Country is full of talented individuals and good bands. We know this and we all have our favourites for whatever reason. But whether we admit it or not, we know that a lot of local bands are heavily…

May 15, 2017

Electric Octopus

Electric Octopus – Smokyhead

With a band name like Electric Octopus, and an album titled Smokyhead, there’s a pretty good chance you’re in for a long strange trip. This Belfast trio themselves claim to be “a new and exciting musical cabal that’ll take your…

May 8, 2017

Singles Club – April 2017

Spring is here – it must be, the Glenshane Pass is almost passable. In a few days I will be even older than I am now, and I feel sure that one of these days Rob (CB head honcho) will…

May 3, 2017

Joshua Burnside Album Launch

Joshua Burnside – 30th April 2017

Joshua Burnside – EPHRATA Album Launch with support from Alana Henderson Sunday 30th April – Duke of York Belfast Alana Henderson wears brocade flares and a black velvet jacket. Vintage vibes, mesmerising music. She sings her own songs and plays cello…

May 1, 2017

Hand Models – 26th April 2017

Hand Models ‘TV Kids’ single launch with support from LetGo Dive & BDBR Wednesday 26th April 2017 – McHugh’s, Belfast Wednesday night saw Belfast’s Hand Models launch their debut single ‘TV Kids’ in McHugh’s basement. With static TVs adorning the…

May 1, 2017