• TTA TV: The Wood Burning Savages

    Currently en route to perform at this year’s Glastonbury – an extraordinary feat for such a relatively new act – Derry quartet The Wood Burning Savagespopped into Belfast’s Voodoo last week for a quick interview and live session. Filmed and edited by photographer and filmmaker Colm Laverty, Paul, Dan, Shea and Aaron perform a couple of songs and talk about forming, recording and playing the greatest festival around.  

  • TTA TV: A Plastic Rose Interview

    Having nipped home for a few days to play a triumphant set at Spectrum Festival, Nottingham-based alt-rock band A Plastic Rose kindly called into Belfast’s Voodoo late last week for an interview with Colm Laverty, touching upon their formation, the Nottingham music scene, their “epic” second album, Flickering Light of an Inner War, as well as the benefits and disadvantages of no longer being a band living in Belfast.  

  • TTA Session #003: Affleck

    In the third installment of our live session series, hotly-tipped Belfast-based experimental electro three-piece Affleck performs two tracks (including the brand new, unreleased ‘Ravenholm’) and grant us a brief but very revealing interview into the band’s formation, their songwriting process and much more. As ever, the session was filmed and edited by the masterful Colm Laverty and its audio recorded/mixed by Clark Philips.

  • TTA Session #002: Hurdles

    Off the back the release of their brilliant Where To Start EP, Belfast-based indie pop band Hurdles are our second featured act on our ongoing Thin Air Live Session series. Filmed and edited by the ridiculously talented Colm Laverty – with audio recorded and mixed by the upstanding and handsome James Bruce – the session features an interview with the Niall Hanna-fronted four-piece and performances of ‘Ruthless’ and their most recent single ‘Control’. Miss our first session with Bellos? Check it out here. Watch the session with Hurdles below!

  • The Thin Air launch w/ Mojo Fury and more

    Back in May we launched The Thin Air at Belfast’s Voodoo bar. Not only did Mojo Fury perform their debut album in full, Blue Whale, Vanilla Gloom and PigsAsPeople provided totally kickass support, ensuring a totally unforgettable night and a truly excellent way to kickstart The Thin Air. Two hundred people turned up on the night. It was loud, it was sweaty and it was captured by the upstanding gentleman (and indeed scholar) that is Joe Laverty. Thanks to Joe’s superb filming on the night and the top-drawer editing skills of his friend and fellow Seven Summits bandmate Dominic Coyle, the following Thin Air Launch Party video came into…

  • TTA Session #001: Bellos

    It might go without saying but we’re pant-wettingly passionate about local music here at the Thin Air. Just another side to our collective desire to get the very best in homegrown talent out there and duly recognised, we are pleased to kickstart The Thin Air Live Sessions in the company of Belfast-based alt-rock three-piece Bellos. Fronted by Luke Bowen (once described as having “the best scream in Northern Irish music”), the band have gone from strength to strength over the last few months having released their self-titled debut EP back in June. In July we interviewed the band as part…