Category : Features

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

Top 25 Northern Irish Songs of 2016

Top 25 Northern Irish Songs of 2016

Every year we think it would be lovely to put together a list of our thoughts on the best tracks released by musicians and bands from Northern Ireland. While it is indeed lots of fun rediscovering old favourites and enjoying…

December 26, 2016

12 Songs of Christmas Via Northern Ireland

12 Songs of Christmas Via Northern Ireland

Christmas is looming and we thought we would try our best this year not to be too scrooge like. With a jolly hurrah, we thought a festive round up was appropriate. We have brought together a selection of tracks, some…

December 22, 2016

The Outcasts

Interview: The Outcasts

With a career spanning over two decades and having played sold out shows all over the country and much further afield Robyn hasn’t let it go to his head (mostly)..he has retained his Kilrea/Belfast sense of humour and seems a…

December 14, 2016

‘Rock’ Singles Club – November 2016

Having indulged myself by using the word ‘smorgasbord’ repeatedly in the October issue of Singles Club, I thought to myself ‘how much more self-indulgent could I be with my column?’ Then it came to me, I had to go from the myriad…

December 4, 2016

Vokxen – Belfast to Berlin diary

The Oh Yeah Music Centre celebrated the fifth anniversary of its Scratch My Progress programme. For five years now the talent development programme has taken on multiple acts annually, providing them with workshops, experiences and plenty of advice. To celebrate,…

November 30, 2016

Junk Drawer

Interview: Junk Drawer

Junk Drawer are a band’s band, whose members have stamped their seal on the local scene over the past few years as members of PigsAsPeople, Chocolate Love Factory and Bunny and the Banned Its, as well as serving as Shannon…

November 20, 2016