Category : Features

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

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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

Singles Club – August 2016

Not much preamble this month, except to say that this month highlights once again the breadth and depth of talent in Northern Ireland, with a decent spread in the age of the acts as well. It’s as it should be….

September 4, 2016

Bloodstock – the Irish Invasion

Bloodstock 2016 will surely go down in history as ‘the year of the Irish invasion’ with not one, not two, but an astonishing SIX bands from the north and south making the trek over to Derbyshire for the world famous…

September 1, 2016

Interview: The Crawling at Bloodstock

Prior to their darkly sprawling set on the New Blood Stage, we spoke to this year’s NI winners of Metal 2 the Masses about the band’s past, future, and why they were drawn to the music they play. ►Chordblossom: Congratulations…

September 1, 2016

Interview: Rabid Bitch of the North at Bloodstock

On the morning of their performance on the New Blood Stage, we chatted with New Wave of British Heavy Metal-influenced trio Rabid Bitch of the North about nerves, favourite gigs and getting the most out of a trip to Bloodstock….

August 30, 2016

Interview: Zlatanera at Bloodstock

Following their trailblazing set on the Jagermeister Stage, we caught up with groove/stoner rockers Zlatanera to talk about 2016 – their biggest year yet – their new album, and future plans for the band. ►Chordblossom: Congratulations on playing Bloodstock!Is that…

August 30, 2016

Preview : Rockstock

This Sunday sees the return of Rockstock. The annual, one day mini-festival takes place on the shores of Lough Neagh in Moortown, County Tyrone, and has become a real highlight of the Mid Ulster rock scene. This year it’s lineup…

August 27, 2016