NYE in one place.
The New Year’s Eve gig announcements are upon us so if you decided to go out on the night here’s what’s on offer so far. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re got a suitable event around the country to add to this. For non-music events hit up Visit Dublin for a guide. On December 30th, there’s also… Read more »
Posted on December 3rd, 2013
Belfast electro-pop trio left a big impression at Belfast Music Week.
Having a track featured on a series which in the past has featured the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc Party, Digitalism, Friendly Fires and Foals, means, a band is probably doing something right. ‘Voices’, a track from Belfast’s Go Wolf was the second track on the recent Kitsuné Maison compilation 15. While that… Read more »
Posted on November 19th, 2013
A national guide to the free events of note on the 21st.
The annual Culture Night where buildings, museums, galleries and more open their doors to the public for the night is happening this Friday night. Here’s a roundup of all the recommended musical events happening. Free unless stated otherwise. More to be added throughout the week. Full programme plus iPhone / Android apps.
Posted on September 17th, 2013
Belfast brother and sister add that country twinge.
Belfast siblings Thom and Lucy aka Southern’s harmony folk pop has been making an impression of late. Their new single ‘The World Don’t Shine’ stays true to their second name with some Southern American country twangs and a video made by the pair themselves. As premiered on Yours Truly.
Posted on August 7th, 2013
A former member of the now disbanded Friend?, Belfast multi-instrumentalist Rachael Boyd has been making her own contemporary and richly textured folk-leaning compositions that take in electronic and post-rock sounds for a couple of years now. Her new EP, Too High, arrives on August 6th on Abandon Building. As well as five original compositions from… Read more »
Posted on July 16th, 2013
Northern Irish producer Unknown has teamed up with White Collar Boy / Frank B vocalist Gemma Dunlovely for ‘I Cry’*, a new track on an EP of the same name on Belfast’s Champion Sound Recordings. ‘I Cry’ is a shuffling atmospheric downbeat garage track. The EP is out on vinyl at the end of June… Read more »
Posted on May 20th, 2013
I haven’t been a huge fan of Bicep’s productions in the last couple of years but it’s been interesting to watch these Belfast bloggers cross over into real productions and live shows. Their last single ‘Vision Of Love’ was a big one for many though it was a bit too generihouse to move me. ‘Stash’… Read more »
Posted on April 2nd, 2013
Our auld Belfast pal Will McConnell’s Bandwidth Sessions shot this video of who he describes as “the greatest new artist from Northern Ireland” Katharine Philippa performing ‘Broken To Be Rebuilt’ on the piano in St. Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast. Stunning performance. She plays Other Voices Derry next weekend. Katharine on Facebook / Bandcamp / Soundcloud
Posted on January 31st, 2013
For those who like their folk music, expressive and a little off-kilter, Chicago’s Angel Olsen might be the one for you. With a voice that combines a breathy country-blues vibrato and a quick-changing range, the Bonnie “Prince” Billy touring member’s Half Way Home album was much lauded last year and now she’s over on an Irish… Read more »
Posted on January 29th, 2013