Category : Fresh Northern Irish Music


Watch: Pascalwillnotsurvivethis – Hey Bud

Forming in 2016 and originally signed to Manchester based label ‘Further Sky Records’, Pascal was a creative outlet for Danny McClelland. Having recently rebranded as ‘Pascalwillnotsurvivethis’ and recruiting 3/4s of Mosmo Strange as his backing band, he is now appropriately…

January 22, 2019

Watch: Molto Vivo – Brainwashed

Up until the release of their debut single back in September, Molto Vivo seemed as much a social media presence as a band. Building the hype, that first single ‘Laxadasical’ thankfully backed up their exploits. Two months later and the Belfast band…

December 12, 2018

Stream: Scratch My Progress Volume 7

The Oh Yeah Centre’s Scratch My Progress reached its seven year with another round of fantastic artists. The talent development scheme which selects a handful of artists has just released its annual compilation, Scratch My Progress Volume 7. This year’s featured…

November 25, 2018

Watch: Jealous of the Birds – Marrow

Jealous of the Birds have no doubt been riding a high since they signed to Atlantic Records in early 2018. Led by Naomi Hamilton, it’s been a year to remember, featuring trips Stateside, an EP, support for the likes of…

November 22, 2018

Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir

Watch: Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir – Heathens

Strabane singer songwriter Darren Doherty (formerly of A Northern Light) makes a very welcome return with the first single from his second solo album as Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir, due in spring 2019. ‘Heathens’ is a gentle, haunting…

November 20, 2018

Oisín ó Scolaí

Premiere: Oisín ó Scolaí & The Virginia Slims – Holiday Homes

Donegal’s Oisín ó Scolaí has been writing songs in his bedroom from a young age, before forming The Virginia Slims in Derry. Oisín ó Scolaí & The Virginia Slims have recorded a debut album in Vacant Sea, and we’re delighted to…

November 16, 2018

Pale Lanterns Photo

Stream: Pale Lanterns – Driftwood

Pale Lanterns left quite an impression on us when they appeared on our radar earlier this year. The Darragh Donnelly fronted four piece dazzled us with the enchanting alt folk of single ‘In the Dark We Are’ and subsequently walked…

November 15, 2018

Stream: Party Fears – Dog Star

Party Fears are no strangers to us at Chordblossom, but for a wider Northern Irish audience the Berlin band may still be a relative unknown. Consisting of Australian Eilis Frawley and proud Cookstown native Maggie Devlin they’ve been on our…

November 13, 2018

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Stream: Blue Whale – Shortbread Fingers

Music collective Blue Whale has gained quite a name for themselves on the local and national scene. The experimental five-piece from Belfast is known for pushing the boundaries with their music, bringing questions such as “what is a song?” and…

November 5, 2018

Stream: Kitt Philippa – Grace

Kitt Philippa, hailing from County Armagh, has released the follow up to her last single ‘Human’, itself released back in June. This is ‘Grace’. ‘Grace’ is a gentle and meditative piece detailing the experience of intimacy with another person. Lyrics like…

November 5, 2018

Premiere: Xavi Gallonzo – Venus

Finding their roots in Strabane, Xavi Gallonzo is the musical combination of Darren Doherty and Ciaran Gallen. The project began this summer and with a full debut album ready for the light of the day, they are properly announcing themselves with first…

October 31, 2018

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Stream: Hiva Ova – Souvenir

Musical three piece Hiva Ova’s latest release is a continuation of their trend in producing crisp, curious tracks. Known for their diverse sound, a delicious mixture of electronic and funk music with ghostly vocals, Souvenir is one of their best…

October 28, 2018

Glass Wings

Watch: Glass Wings – Believe

Glass Wings is the moniker of Belfast based musician Stephen Jones, one of the rising faces in the city’s music scene. His latest single ‘Believe’ released ahead of his upcoming album launch, is now available on Spotify, to which this…

October 16, 2018

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Watch: Gnarkats – War Cry

Belfast rabble-rousing trio Gnarkats return to the “New Releases” page with their latest single ‘War Cry’. Known for their blending of alt, indie and heavy rock, the three-piece surprise with a song that contains all of the aforementioned but with…

October 11, 2018

SOAK Everybody Loves You

Watch: SOAK – Everybody Loves You

Hey, SOAK, it’s been a while. The Derry born songwriter, known by Bridie Monds-Watson, reached a level of acclaim and fame that few artists from Northern Ireland ever achieve in the build up to her debut album, 2015’s ‘Before We Forgot…

October 8, 2018