Turn It Up: An alternative Blur playlist

Published on July 29th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

‘Girls and Boys’, ‘Parklife’, ‘Songs 2’ – the vast majority of us could hum the choruses to each of these Blur singles in our sleep, night after night, until time itself consumes us and the final …... Read More


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Inbound: Affleck (Exclusive EP stream)

Published on July 29th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

Seventy-five percent of sadly-departed experimental pop foursome Eatenbybears, Affleck are a Belfast-based three-piece that have covered quite a bit of ground in the four months since the former outfit’s untimely dissolution back in March. Comprised of Aidan …... Read More



Classic Album: The Blue Nile – Hats

Published on July 23rd, 2013 | by Mark Jones

Every so often, an album slips through the cracks. It may have inspired quiet critical praise among the attentive, but for the most part the record sinks without trace into the mists of obscurity. Some albums …... Read More



OST: Ciaran Lavery

Published on July 18th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

In the latest installment of OST we get totally enchanting Aghnagallon singer-songwriter Ciaran Lavery to select and talk about ten tracks that have irrevocably altered his music listening, loving and making life; everyone from Tom Waits to Travis. ___ …... Read More



Tour Journal: Vanilla Gloom

Published on July 18th, 2013 | by Shannon O'Neill

A hotly-tipped “must see” act at the final ever Glasgowbury music festival this weekend, Belfast-based all-female post-punk band Vanilla Gloom have just returned from their first tour across the water – a brief but eventful little stint …... Read More



Tour Diary #001: PigsAsPeople

Published on July 17th, 2013 | by Stevie Lennox

In the first installment of the perhaps not-so-imaginatively titled Tour Diary, our Guide editor and PigsAsPeople axeman Stevie Lennox (above, middle) sums up his band’s recent UK tour was. Driven by More Than Conquerors’ Danny Mo …... Read More



Getting Re-acquainted: Randy Newman – Rednecks

Published on July 16th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

For a large number of people, Randy Newman is safe. His distinctive drawl has featured on some of the biggest grossing movies of all time, from Toy Story to Monsters Inc, telling family friendly songs of friendship and warmth. …... Read More



Classic album: Can – Future Days

Published on July 15th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

Think of a colour. Think of another colour. Think of things that are the first colour, and imagine them in the second colour. Then think of them in a different shape. This – confusing as it …... Read More

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