Category : Music Reviews

Cursed Sun

Cursed Sun – The Amygdala

The last time Chordblossom reviewed a Cursed Sun release (2014’s The Fall and Rise; you can read it here) we noted that these scene stalwarts were “becoming heavier and more polished with each release” and that they were definitely “capable…

November 2, 2016

Andrew Patterson – Pave the Road

  Andrew Patterson’s EP, Pave the Road, is composed of four tracks. His music is accompanied by guitar in a style mostly freed from sounds effects. It is quiet, charming, and extremely pleasant to the ear. Two things caught me…

October 27, 2016

Safire – Under My Skin

Safire is a band I have seen a couple of times in a live situation now, and while it was clear that the band was still finding its way, I was left in no doubt that it was a band that…

October 25, 2016

Ports – The Devil Is A Songbird

One of the prickliest subjects with musicians is that fine line between ‘being influenced by’ and being ‘derivative of’ a famous band. Any band that is deemed to be chasing a trend is put down as the musical equivalent of an…

October 19, 2016

Buckcherry – 12th October 2016

Buckcherry with support from Screaming Eagles Wednesday 12th October 2016 – Limelight 2, Belfast So now we are in the Autumn season where the leaves fall from the trees and there is a high demand for hot chocolates and of…

October 17, 2016

Death Grips – 12th October 2016

Death Grips Wednesday 12th October 2016 – Limelight, Belfast Ominous, a creeping Shepard tone plays as a large, eager crowd stares at the equipment on-stage in Limelight. The crowd’s waiting for Death Grips, visibly, and audibly, excited– as well as…

October 17, 2016

Nickelback – 10th October 2016

Nickelback with support from Monster Truck Monday 10th October 2016 – SSE Arena, Belfast Marmite, you either love it or you hate it and that can be said about some bands primarily this act who made their huge return to…

October 16, 2016

Worm Hears

Worm Hears – Live Demos

Often, listening to live recordings and demos gives the impression of missing-out. Something is lost, the energy of the live performance or the sharp, clear separation of a professional mix. These are the dimensions of the music that give us…

October 10, 2016

Conor Scott EP launch – 29th September 2016

Conor Scott Red EP launch with support from Brash Isaac & Car Chase City Thursday 29th September 2016 – Voodoo, Belfast This is a big night for Conor Scott, finally debuting his Red EP he released back in May whilst…

October 9, 2016

Jamie T – 28th September 2016

Jamie T with support from The Wytches Wednesday 28th September 2016 – Limelight 1, Belfast “JAMIE, JAMIE, JAMIE fucking T!!!!!” the crowd chanted with the floor shaking in Limelight 1 on Wednesday night. Another historical moment after the London born…

October 5, 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

Born Only Yesterday EP launch – 22nd September 2016

Born Only Yesterday EP launch with WASPS, NEWT & Gone All Year Thursday 22nd September 2016 – The Eglantine, Belfast Above the Eglantine Bar, Shizznigh Promotions’ Live Free sees four bands take to the stage to celebrate the release of…

September 28, 2016

Aislinn Logan – Lost or Gone

Already achieving acclaim, Aislinn Logan encapsulates the quintessential earthy and ethereal qualities of traditional Irish folk music and wraps it up in the kind of trance inducing rhythm that is so popular right now. Akin to the likes of Maria Mena, Laura Marling,…

September 19, 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

r51

R51 – No Chill

Since the launch of their debut EP ‘Pillow Talk’ in Bar Sub to performances at Reading and Leeds Festival last year R51 have proven themselves a confident, competent and infinitely determined outfit. Blurring chart-worthy pop sensibilities with Shields-style guitar work,…

September 14, 2016