Category : Features

Empty Lungs Influences Inspirations

Influences & Inspirations: Empty Lungs

Northern Ireland’s music scene contains plenty of short lived bands and projects, falling at the wayside due to personal circumstances, rocky relationships and far too often the difficulty of breaking through. Active since 2011, Belfast trio Empty Lungs are one of…

April 13, 2017

Interview: Rebekah Fitch – Personal Songwriting

Over the past year Durham based musician Rebekah Fitch has released a string of singles of varying styles but seeped in pop melodies. With the songwriter gearing up to launch her latest release, ‘Another Show’ this week, we thought it was high-time we got…

April 5, 2017

Sunflowerfest announces 2017 line-up

Hillsborough’s Sunflowerfest music festival returns once again this summer, adopting a ‘Parallel Universe’ theme. The festival has grown in stature from its site at Tubby’s Farm and has once again packed its line-up with acts from these shores and beyond….

March 30, 2017

BDBR

Introducing: #84 – BDBR

Name: BDBR Hometown: West Belfast Genre: Blue Wave Line-up: Ryan Mills ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your name Everyone hides behind something, right? ▶ When did you start playing music and how would you describe your sound?…

March 23, 2017

Singles Club – February 2017

February may be the shortest month but my column inches remain the same and, if anything, I have as much cracking content to fit in as ever. I guess the issues to note this month are:- 1. How high the…

March 2, 2017

Influences & Inspirations: Owen Denvir

It is becoming increasingly harder to avoid Owen Denvir these days. On the back of his inventive cover videos, he has received plenty of coverage from the likes of ITV, the Belfast Telegraph plus a TV appearance on Ireland’s Six…

February 8, 2017

Singles Club – January 2017

Happy New Year to you all. I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but I thought I’d at least make one relating to my wee column. My resolution was to clear the decks of all the music submitted to me…

February 7, 2017

Aislinn Logan

Interview: Aislinn Logan

Last year London-based songwriter Aislinn Logan released her debut EP in the form of ‘Lost or Gone’. Across its four tracks, the release wedded more traditional elements such as acoustic guitar and piano with an array of electronic and slaved-over…

February 2, 2017

Five Years: A Reflection

Five Years: A Reflection

Today marks a special day for us as we celebrate our fifth birthday. It was on 1st February 2012 that Chordblossom first went live I don’t think anyone imagined that we would have accomplished so much or even still be…

February 1, 2017

Jackknifed Juggernaut

Interview: Jackknifed Juggernaut

“When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau “Itch, twitch and eat the rich.” – ‘Beehive’, Jackknifed Juggernaut We’re sitting in the living room of a student house. Wrapped up in…

January 27, 2017

Trucker Diablo

Interview: Trucker Diablo

For my money, Trucker Diablo is one of our wee country’s best acts. Ruggedly, defiantly even, self-sufficient The Big Truck endures (or keeps rollin’) while other acts fall by the wayside. Put Trucker beside any of its contemporaries from around the globe and…

January 19, 2017

Photos: Best of 2016

January 16, 2017

Influences & Inspirations: Brash Isaac

Back in May 2016, Andrew Cameron put the first track of his new solo project out there for the world to hear. The catchy and memorable ‘In The Dark’ instantly became one of our favourite releases of the year, and brought…

January 10, 2017

Interview: Ciaran Lavery – A Year to Remember

It’s hard to imagine any Northern Irish artists that can boast as good a year as Ciaran Lavery. The Aghagallon singer-songwriter and his husky voiced folk was something of a best kept secret in Northern Ireland just a couple of years…

January 3, 2017

Outsourced: Top Northern Irish Songs of 2016

Outsourced: Top Northern Irish Songs Of 2016

We published our list of favourite songs released by Northern Irish musicians quite recently but thought it would be wise to get some external thoughts. As a result, we asked several movers and shakers within the local music scene for…

December 31, 2016