Our fortnightly gig guide picks out a handful of must see gigs taking place across Northern Ireland.
Beat the January blues with some unmissable live music.
Klyda with Sheela & Greirat – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast – 20th January 2024
Klyda have simply been dominating the scene since their loud win at Clash of the new breeds 2022, with dedicated supporters never not ready to mosh. The vivacious quality they bring to the stage is like no other, and their second headline is set in the venue where it all began. Joining, Sheela (another Oh yeah born trio) take the stage as one of the most exciting punk pieces about and Greirat, a 4-piece rock band thrashing with potential.
Skies Behind with The Pottingers & The Thing Is – McHughs, Belfast – 23rd January 2024
Alternative rock trio originating from Cork embark on the spaces tour, for fresh album released the first week of January, kicking the new year off right. Standout tracks CSB and Red eyes excel a noisy harmony that reminds me of the likes of Paramore and Foo fighters, a culmination of all the best elements of rock music, meant to be heard live.
Levels: Red Eye Pariah with Tomcat & Cairo Station – Mandela Hall, Belfast – 25th January 2024
The 5th ‘levels’ gig is vastly approaching, in which the Mandela Hall presents live opportunities for the latest up-and-coming talents to take the reins on one of Belfast’s most renowned stages, and this is not one to miss, featuring a lineup flourishing with talent. Headliners Red eye pariah have been a consistent name recently and are set for a new single release at the end of the month. Joined by Tomcat, a new twist on pop punk, shown through ravishing 2023 debut single Its not always gonna be like this. Not to forget Cairo Station, a name I hear frequently because of their powerful live attitude and anticipation for a debut release.
Conchúr White – Starr Records, Belfast – 27th January 2024
One of many instore intimate shows with signings in celebration of the release of highly anticipated debut album Swirling violets. The singles leading up to the album each behold a distinctive attitude, yet still have that homely indie folk interior, dreamy and addicting. Come along and find out how the remainder of the album will sound.
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