Belfast is the latest city to welcome Other Voices when it lands later this month for a few dats around a three-day programme of music, creativity and technology in conjuction with Digital DNA, the 174 Trust and Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts.

OV Belfast takes place October 26 to 28 with performances at The Other Voices Stage at The Duncairn on the 28th from Beoga, Jealous of the Birds, Picture This, Rosie Carney and Touts. The show will be recorded by Other Voices for broadcast on both BBC and RTE television.

Tickets for The Other Voices Stage will only be available through local media and online competitions, details of which will be announced shortly on and at @OtherVoices on Facebook and @OtherVoicesLive on Twitter and Instagram.

The weekend also features featuring

Oct 26 & 27: The Digital DNA Creative Quarter at various venues:

schools, youth and community organisations from across Belfast will come together to take part in four events as part of the Digital DNA Creative Quarter, showcasing the power of community through the mediums of music and technology. These innovative, inclusive events will feature speakers and workshops with some of the biggest names in digital, technology and the creative industries including Catalyst Inc., Techies in Residence and Speed Motion.

Oct 28: The Belfast Edge at The Duncairn

A conference that aims to create discourse and collision of ideas around creativity, culture, technology, education and investment policies, firmly placing creativity at the centre of all policy-making and practice. The Belfast Edge is an extension of Ireland’s Edge, which takes place in Dingle, West Kerry, every year during Other Voices. The line-up of speakers and facilitators will be announced shortly. Tickets are free but registration required.

Other Voices Belfast is made possible by the support and investment of Belfast City Council, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Creative Ireland, BBC Northern Ireland, RTÉ and Tourism Northern Ireland.

Posted on October 12th, 2017


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Tonight, Music From Ireland and the London Irish Centre in Camden Square present the first of a series of showcase gigs featuring music from Ireland.

Tonight’s gig features 3 of Ireland’s new music finest:

Talos, Rusangano Family and Jealous Of The Birds.

This series will be an opportunity for the London music industry and the wider UK music industry to meet and hear their Irish equivalents. It kicks off at 7pm with an industry networking event and the bands start at 8:30pm.

100 tickets are available to the public for this very special event and are priced at £10 each.

Posted on June 29th, 2017

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Nialler9 & PRS for Music are team up to cohost four of Ireland’s brightest new bands at the evening showcase at Output Belfast Conference & Showcase with Generator NI on February 16th in Belfast’s The Dirty Onion. The show is free in and a part of the evening showcases of gigs featuring lots of new bands around the city.

Our night at The Dirty Onion features:


Rising electro party-starters. 8.45pm

New Portals

Belfast Electronic pop duo. 9.45pm

Photo: Leah Carroll

Beauty Sleep

Dreamy indie pop trio. 10:45pm

Photo: Olga Kuzmenko

Jealous of the Birds

Indie-rock and folk-pop music from Naomi Hamilton and band. 11.45pm

Facebook event

Bands lined up to play the free showcase around the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast also include Silences, Chanele McGuinness, Hot Cops, Brash Isaac, Callum Stewart, Ryan Vail, Gross Net, Junk Drawer, Malojian, Robyn G Shiels, Autumns, The Wood Burning Savages, David C Clements, Carriages, Robocobra Quartet, Sullivan & GOld, Making Monsters, Touts, Larks, Susie Blue and more.

Hosts include Nialler9, Smalltown America Studios, The Thin Air, Chordblossom, The Greedy Pig, Homebeat, State, Voodoo, Help Musicians, Quiet Arch, PRS, IMRO, Sentric, The Nerve Centre, The Oh Yeah Centre, Primitive Sound and many more.

More info on the daytime and schedules.

Posted on February 6th, 2017


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Last year, in April, ‘Goji Berry Sunset’, a song from a seven-track EP called Capricorn, from Armagh singer-songwriter Naomi Hamilton aka Jealous Of The Birds turned heads.

Less than a year later, Hamilton’s lo-fi acoustic whistling Moldy Peaches-style tune has been given a polish for her debut album Parma Violets in April, the only track from the EP to graduate to it.

It’s expected that Parma Violets will go beyond this hushed folk sound with more instrumentation and style but for now, this version of the song will do just fine.

She plays the Output conference in Belfast on Feb 18th.

Jealous of the Birds – Parma Violets tracklist

Side 1

Goji Berry Sunset
Parma Violets
Russian Doll
Miss Misanthrope
Trouble in Bohemia
Tonight I Feel Like Kafka

Side 2

The Zodiac Bar
Powder Junkie
Purple Octopus
Mountain Lullaby
Hornet’s Nest

Posted on February 3rd, 2016


My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM.

Listen: Hour One | Hour Two

Hour one

  1. !!! Freedom! – ’15
  2. Transviolet – Girls Your Age
  3. Chet Faker – 1998 (feat. Banks)
  4. EL VY – Return to the Moon
  5. Day Wave – We Try but We Don’t Fit In
  6. Manor – Can You Hear Me Talking At You
  7. Girlpool – Chinatown
  8. Oh Wonder –  Drive
  9. R I T U A L – JOSEPHINE feat. Lisa Hannigan
  10. New Portals – Do It Right
  11. Vince Staples – Lemme Know (feat. Jhené Aiko & DJ Dahi)
  12. Raf Riley –  Summer Ft. Etta Bond, Avelino, Dun D
  13. The Bullitts – Close Your Eyes (feat. Jay Electronica & Lucy Liu)
  14. Widowspeak – Girls

Hour two

  1. Bon Iver – Heavenly Father
  2. Jamie Lidell – Pink Light
  3. Ghostpoet – Sorry My Love, Its You Not Me (Ghost Culture Remix)
  4. Chemical Brothers – Wide Open
  5. Glasser – Learn (John Talabot Remix)
  6. Batongo – Aguirre (Mano Le Tough Remix)
  7. New Jackson – Shoot Out The Lights
  8. Billie Black – Going Under
  9. Gwilym Gold –  I Know, I Know
  10. Katharine Philippa –  Home
  11. Jealous of the Birds – Goji Berry Sunset

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on August 7th, 2015


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Rarely a month goes by in which I don’t receive some Northern Irish music gem from BBC NI Across The Line’s keen team. I contribute to the show once a month and last night, new co-presenter Stuart Bailie really pulled something out of nowhere with this track.

‘Goji Berry Sunset’ is a track from a young Portadown singer-songwriter Naomi Hamilton and it’s taken from debut EP Capricorn under the name Jealous Of The Birds.

Hamilton has cultivated a bedroom lo-fi acoustic folk feel to her songs albeit with an advanced skill for creating an atmosphere through arrangement and tone.

‘Goji Berry Sunset’ has a Moldy Peaches feel to it, thanks to its responsive vocal delivery and whistling. It has great lines “your name fizzes on my tongue,” and “maybe you’re my favourite (I like the beard, don’t shave it).”

Get the EP at Bandcamp.

Posted on April 14th, 2015


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