Frame By Frame #002: September Girls – Green Eyed

Published on February 10th, 2014 | by Brian Coney

Following on from a feature on the making of Cliff Richard by Abandcalledboy, Belfast-based photographer and filmmaker and Colm Laverty chats to Jessie from Dublin noise pop band September Girls about her brilliant and thoroughly DIY …... Read More



Twenty Years of Troublegum

Published on February 7th, 2014 | by Brian Coney

Set for an expansive three-disc deluxe reissue in March, the gamechanging Troublegum by Northern Irish alt-rock heroes Therapy? was unleashed twenty years ago today, back in the thoroughly transitional musical milieu of early 1994. An impassioned and inexorable fourteen-track masterstroke borne …... Read More



Choice Cuts: The Best Tracks of… January

Published on January 31st, 2014 | by Aaron Hamilton

In the first of an new series-based feature, Belfast-based writer Aaron Hamilton trawls through the very best music released in the month of January, distilling his favourites to a mere eight tracks.  Whereas the first five …... Read More



The Record #004: Stillpoint

Published on January 28th, 2014 | by Loreana Rushe

In the latest installment of The Record, Liam Kielt caught up with Belfast alt-rock band Stillpoint as they recorded their forthcoming single ‘Go Ahead and Go’ at Start Together Studio. A semi-swansong as sorts coinciding with the …... Read More



Ten Reasons Why You Should Love Iron Maiden

Published on January 20th, 2014 | by Steven Rainey

Whether you like it or not, Iron Maiden are one of the most successful British bands of the last 35 years, ignoring traditional methods of support to stay at the top of the pack. They’ve (fairly) …... Read More



Spaceman: A Harry Nilsson Tribute Playlist

Published on January 15th, 2014 | by Brian Coney

Twenty years ago today – in January 15, 1994 – the towering, thoroughly one-of-a-kind musical genius of one Harry Nilsson fizzled out for good in a home in Agoura Hills, California. At the age of just 52 …... Read More



Label Mixtape: Bella Union

Published on January 24th, 2014 | by Brian Coney

In the second installment of Label Mixtape, we take a look at one of the UK’s finest ever independent record labels, Bella Union. Initiated in 1997 by Cocteau Twins‘ founder/lead guitarist Robin Guthrie and the band’s bassist …... Read More



The First Time: Michael Pope (Le Galaxie)

Published on January 13th, 2014 | by Joe Laverty

Ahead of their extraordinary Belfast show at the Black Box on Friday night (January 10) Joe Laverty met up with Michael Pope from Dublin indie-dance band Le Galaxie to discover the musical firsts of his music making, …... Read More



Classic Album: Cynic – Focus

Published on January 10th, 2014 | by Conchobhar Ó Dochartaigh

In 1993, Floridia’s Cynic released their debut full length on the heels of their well received demos. After singer/guitarist Paul Masvidal and drummer Sean Reinert’s stint in Death (recording and touring the seminal Human album), anticipations …... Read More

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