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Lucy Bell Influences Mixtape

Influences Mixtape: Lucy Bell

Hailing from Downpatrick, Lucy Bell is a young artist with a beautifully delicate voice and a knack for songwriting that has already led her to a busy music career. Playing shows around Northern Ireland, winning awards and songwriting competitions, her music…

June 19, 2018

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Introducing: #96 – MoonMen

Name: MoonMen Formed: 2018 Hometown: Derry Genre: Alternative Rock Line-up: Sean – Vocals | Aaron – Drums | Conall – Guitar/Vox | Shane – Bass ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name A MoonMan by…

June 15, 2018

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Introducing: #95 – Ex-Isles

Name: Ex-Isles Formed: 2017 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Dark Swoon Line-up: Pete Devlin – Vocals/Guitar | James Joys – Piano ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name It grew out of what our lyrics were addressing,…

June 8, 2018

Women's Work 2018

Women’s Work 2018 kicks off

Now into its third year, Women’s Work festival has become one of the Oh Yeah Music Centre’s flagship events. This year’s festival looks as busy as ever with a varied programme that takes in panels, workshops, film screenings and of course…

June 4, 2018

Influences Mixtape: The Mad Dalton

Around Belfast, Scots-Canadian musician Peter GW Sumadh goes by the name The Mad Dalton. Across a string of releases over the past few years, Sumadh has confidently told tales through classic songwriting often matured in a cask of traditional. He’s now…

May 15, 2018

Holywood’s Harmony Live announced with Ryan McMullan live session

The Harmony Live festival is returning for another year, looking to combine big names with local acts in the Co Down town. Previously known as Holywood Harmony, the festival will kick off on Friday 1 June. Taking place across three…

May 7, 2018

Influences Mixtape: Hello Casanova

Armagh’s Hello Casanova have been doing this for a good few years now, through name and line up changes, their music has taken them as far afield as L.A.. Pop punk and alternative rock are the order of the day, with fast…

May 1, 2018

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Bird & Bramble: Cover Gigs – Can you play the Gambler?

Cover gigs have become the backbone of our local music industry. Without these regular, mostly well-paid, jobs, local musicians would struggle to make ends meet. If musicians can’t sustain themselves financially, how in hell are they going to be able…

March 29, 2018

Influences Mixtape: Beauty Sleep

One of the shining lights in Northern Irish music in recent years, Beauty Sleep have put out a consistently fabulous collection of singles since their inception. Released last month, ‘The Feeling Back’ came ready to reminisce with its dual vocals and…

March 25, 2018

Interview: Sarah McBriar – AVA Festival

Sarah McBriar, the founder of AVA Festival sat down with us as part of our Women in Music week and AVA Festival London to talk about how the electronic music industry is changing for women, how women can get involved…

March 8, 2018

Women in Music: Inspired By

To mark International Women’s Day, we have dedicated the week to celebrating and shining a spotlight on the women of Northern Ireland music. We asked seven female artists from Northern Ireland to talk about the women in music who have…

March 8, 2018

Interview: Stephenie Dickey – Drakonis

Stephenie Dickey is not your typical musician. A personal trainer, professional body builder and bassist from black metallers Drakonis, she takes the old-fashioned notion of what ‘being a woman’ is meant to be and turns it on its head –…

March 6, 2018

Interview: Edelle McMahon

Belfast singer-songwriter, Edelle McMahon is one of the many talented women in Northern Ireland making a name for herself in the music industry. Like many an industry, music too can seem like a man’s game. All too often women must…

March 6, 2018

Interview: Maggie Devlin – Party Fears

Maggie Devlin, half of the Berlin-based indie group, Party Fears (along with drummer Eilis Frawley) talks to us about the fear of creation, women with guitars jammed between their thighs, the journey from Cookstown to Berlin and a possible sponsorship…

March 4, 2018

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Bird & Bramble: No Phones

Jack White’s team recently released some information prior to an upcoming show which stated that audience members would not be allowed to use their phones during the show. Phones would be locked away in Yondr pouch (which the person would…

February 25, 2018