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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

Interview: Sister Ghost

Drawing inspiration from the heavy hitters of alternative rock, punk and female icons ranging from Patti Smith to Siouxsie Sioux, Sister Ghost have been doing plenty of heavy hitting of their own. Previous releases such as ‘Little Lamb’ and ‘Growing Pains’ have…

November 15, 2016

Singles Club – October 2016

This month’s Singles Club is brought to you in conjunction with the word ‘smorgasbord’. A Scandinavian word literally meaning a buffet meal featuring many types of open sandwiches and horse’s douffers , smorgasbord now refers to anything which has a variety…

November 10, 2016

robyn g shiels

Interview: Robyn G Shiels

Robyn G Shiels has appeared in one guise or another on the Belfast music scene for longer than he maybe cares to admit. Having shared the stage with many big names such as Cat Power, The Good Life, Richard Hawley,…

November 6, 2016

False Solution

Introducing: #83 – False Solution

Name: False Solution Formed: 2015 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alt Rock Line-up: Jim Malone – vocals/guitar | Michael Robinson – guitar | Jack Crangle – bass | Eamonn Scott – drums ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band…

November 4, 2016

Introducing: #82 – Towers

Name: Towers Formed: 2014 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Progressive Hardcore Line-up: Daniel Zanker Ovalle – Vocals/Rhythm Guitar | Darren Mullan – Lead Guitar | Matthew Zanker Ovalle – Drums | Ben Acheson – Bass/Additional Vocals ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell…

October 20, 2016

Singles Club – September 2016

Straight in, no messing this month. Playing catch up with my overloaded inbox. ►Keith Harkin – ‘Risk The Fall’ ‘Prolific’ is the word to describe Derry-born singer-songwriter, Keith Harkin. Between his solo material, his work with the ‘Celtic Thunder’ project…

October 3, 2016

Moira Calling – 10th September 2016

Moira Calling Saturday 10th September 2016 – Moira Demesne Moira was calling all music fans last Saturday with its first all day festival Moira Calling. A day full of local music talent, craft beer, food and fun! We arrived at…

September 15, 2016

Interview: Dandelion Tea

Dandelion Tea is a fresh-faced band trying to secure their place in a bustling Belfast music scene. Their debut EP, A Picnic in Limbo, launched earlier this summer, sets them apart from their contemporaries due to the nature of its instrumental arrangements…

September 8, 2016

Get Ready For Moira Calling

Now that we are in the first week of September it seems like you can finally put your feet up as you managed to successfully navigate festival season. Well perhaps we can tempt you to get your festival gear out…

September 6, 2016