Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival takes place across Belfast from May 1st to 11th and some of the names lined up include: De La Soul, Fuck Buttons, Wild Beasts, Shonen Knife, Rubberbandits, The Selecter, Tinariwen, Marc Mulcahy, Jimi Goodwin (Doves), The Third Policeman and the True Detective-theme song artists The Handsome Family. Those are the early… Read more »
Posted on March 6th, 2014
Last week’s album of the week Burn Your Fire For No Witness will surely be among the the best records of 2014 so good news today that Angel Olsen will return to Ireland to play some shows after last year’s quite superb run of shows. The dates thus far are: Friday June 6th: Skinny Wolves… Read more »
Posted on February 17th, 2014
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 23rd, 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