Category : Fresh Northern Irish Music

Premiere: Stayne – Parachute

Stephen McKeever, better known to the music world as Stayne, released his second single ‘Parachute‘ last week. Today, we’re delighted to premiere the song’s video. The follow-up to his debut single ‘Islay’, ‘Parachute’ is aimed squarely at stirring the emotions….

March 15, 2019

Stream: Strength N.I.A – Margaret

With ‘Margaret‘, Strength N.I.A comes back once again with a song as captivating in its lyrics as it is in the musical style. After all, who else would ever consider mixing the organ with scratchy beat music? In ‘Margaret’, frontman Rory…

March 14, 2019

Stream: Son Of The Hound – You Are Alive

Musician. Writer. Podcaster. Friend (?) of Nathan O’Regan. Take your pick from any number of the titles used to describe Mick McCullagh, but for the purpose of this exercise, we’ll refer to him with his nom-de-plume: Son Of The Hound….

March 13, 2019

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Stream: Owen Denvir – Bad For You

Belfast singer songwriter Owen Denvir is back with another incredible single, ‘Bad for You’. Like many other of Denvir’s songs, this track is a breath-taking acoustic journey showcasing his raw talent. ‘Bad For You’ is a beautiful tale of loving…

March 11, 2019


Premiere: blxxd – silk and velvet

Now part of the Zool Records collective, electronic producer blxxd is spoiling us with a double single out today. Premiering here on Chordblossom, here’s a first listen of ‘silk and velvet‘. Last year blxxd, the impossibly unpronounceable alias of Belfast based…

March 8, 2019

Watch: Rachael Boyd – Blind Spot

‘Blind Spot‘ is the lead single from Dublin based Rachael Boyd’s debut album Weave. Boyd has released smaller projects and been featured on other Irish works before however this is the largest release that we have seen from her as…

March 4, 2019


Premiere: ROE – Down Days

Following the release of her latest single ‘Down Days’ last month, ROE has hit us with a video for the track. We’re delighted to give you a first look. The past year has seen the young Derry artist transition from…

March 4, 2019

Stream: Rebekah Fitch – Poison

There are few who can boast the same level of success, both critically and physically, as Rebekah Fitch. The singer songwriter’s debut EP was lauded by critics, her shows seldom have empty space, and her mix of alt-pop rhythm, aching…

March 3, 2019

Stream: Arvo Party & LARKS – Running Up That Hill

The latest of a recent stream of Arvo Party releases is another collaboration with the incredible LARKS. Their cover of ‘Running Up That Hill‘ is a new take on the Kate Bush classic.  Arvo Party’s production replaces Bush’s classic 80’s…

February 26, 2019

Stream: Hot Cops – Negative One

Belfast indie outfit Hot Cops make a welcome and triumphant return with their new single ‘Negative One’. Rattling and buzzing right out of the gate, ‘Negative One’ is a welcome and exciting addition to Hot Cops’ canon of offbeat, ‘melancholy-meets-indifference’ indie rock, established…

February 24, 2019

Dean Maywood

Watch: Dean Maywood – Jane

Donegal based singer-songwriter Dean Maywood releases ‘Jane’ the lead single from his upcoming debut EP, due to follow in May. An almost Eagles-esque intro is beautifully accompanied with a delicate helping of slide guitar (courtesy of Patsy Gallagher).  Siobhan McShane…

February 15, 2019


Stream: Sugarwolf – Loose Ends

Formed from the ashes (three quarters) of the ferocious Making Monsters (there that’s out of the way), Sugarwolf unleash their much anticipated debut single ‘Loose Ends‘ following a handful of live shows in their new incarnation. Immediately I’m reminded of…

February 15, 2019

Dena Anuk$a

Watch: Dena Anuk$a – My G

British Egyptian rappers are surely hard to come by in Belfast, but one Dena Anuk$a is out to make a name for herself. Following on from last year’s ‘Yay’, she has just dropped her latest single ‘My G’. Drawing from neo…

February 14, 2019


Stream: ROE – Down Days

What can seem like a lucky break for an artist is more often the result of a lot of work, talent and passion. When ROE announced she’d be joining Snow Patrol on their arena tour, it was no great surprise…

February 13, 2019

Watch: Sister Ghost – Backwards

The return of post-punk rocker Sister Ghost proves to be just as fierce as her previous releases, except now with there is a sharper, tighter sound that only emphasises her larger than life spirit. A demanding track that you can’t…

February 7, 2019