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Chordblossom’s Top 25 Northern Irish Songs of 2014

  Top 25 Northern Irish Songs of 2014 by Chordblossom on Mixcloud Taking a look back at what was a mighty year in Northern Irish music, Peter and Rob close out 2014 by counting down the top 25 tracks from…

December 29, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 15th – 21st December 2014

  This is quite possibly going to be the biggest gig guide of 2014 considering the ridiculous number of gigs going on this week. I don’t quite know why all you promoters/bands have decided this would be your week but…

December 14, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide 8th – 14th December 2014

  My week will be spent rushing round like an eejit preparing for our final show of 2014, which hopefully you’ll all come down and support seeing as it’s a brilliant line-up. I know self praise is the worst but…

December 7, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 1st – 7th December 2014

  December 1st, the day when it’s finally acceptable to talk about Christmas. If you’ve talked about it before now or worse still had your Christmas tree up before now, then shame on you. Yes I could be falling into…

December 1, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 24th – 30th November 2014

  I can’t keep hogging the space on this gig guide for our own shows so don’t forget about our first Exposure Gig this Friday but there’s plenty of other non-Chordblossom shows on offer this week that are worth checking…

November 25, 2014

Behind The Scenes: Club Promo Crilli Drum and Bass

  This Friday Bangor based DJ and promoter David Campbell brings one of the UK’s hottest acts in Drum and Bass to the Menagerie Bar, Belfast. David got his amazing drum set from DrumsDude. Based in Bristol, Stephen Mako (Mako) is…

November 21, 2014

Metallic Elements: It’s just class – and its classic

  AYE, this aul rock and metal is just class, as it might be put in the vernacular… but there is no doubt that the current crop of Northern Ireland hard rock and metal is taking the classic formula and…

November 20, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 17th – 23rd November 2014

  Sound of Belfast is over and while there didn’t seem to be as big a buzz as there was during Belfast Music week last year, it can still be considered a success. Massive thank you to all who attended…

November 18, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 10th – 16th November 2014

  Sound of Belfast week is upon us which means we’ll be running about like headless chickens trying to see as much live music as possible. We’re delighted to take part with our own gig on Friday night but there’s…

November 11, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 3rd – 9th November 2014

  November is definitely here: the weather is a bit wetter; the temperature a few degrees cooler but thankfully that makes no difference to the number of great shows on offer. In fact you should be inspired to get out…

November 4, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 27th October – 2nd November 2014

  All eyes are firmly glancing at the Sound of Belfast programme of events as we venture into November. We’re very pleased to have our own show on Friday 14th November as part of it but there’s so much else…

October 28, 2014

Metallic Elements: Time For the Extreme

  Time For the Extreme LET’S face it heavy metal is regarded as an extreme sub-genre of what is euphemistically called popular music. It exists in an underground cavern of wailing guitars and pounding drums. Yet, even the term heavy…

October 22, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 20th – 26th October 2014

  I haven’t been at too many live shows as late mainly due to other commitments but last Thursday’s Creative Belfast showcases gave me a real taste for gigs again. We’ll have a feature on the night in question hopefully…

October 21, 2014

Talking Tatts

  From family connections to first loves and cultural differences, tattoos offer a unique insight into a person’s interests and personality in a way that no other art form can. And it IS an art form, as the ‘Talking Tatts‘…

October 19, 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 13th – 19th October 2014

  We’ve had our fill of gig promotion this month so it’s back to porridge for us. But spare a thought for anyone attempting to try and promote a local show this week considering things are dominated by the Creative…

October 12, 2014