• EP Stream: Gnarkats – Waves Collide

    Belfast-based indie rockers Gnarkats have just released their debut EP proper, Waves Collide. With sonic touchstones including anthemic, yet stilted alt. rock in the vein classic Biffy Clyro or Foals, a touch of the sharp, hook-laden Bangor sound made famous by Two Door Cinema Club, through to the guitar-led tonal bliss of recent ASIWYFA, it’s a more carefully crafted follow-up to their garagey early tunes. Never short on atmosphere or tone, the EP was tellingly produced by Mojo Fury’s Michael Mormecha at Millbank Studios. With this behind them, the young foursome look to have an exciting year ahead. Stream Waves Collide below:

  • Premiere: Survival Bag – The Vivid Past

    Johnny Muir AKA Belfast’s Survival Bag, has self-released several tracks recently, most recently the evocative ‘The Vivid Past’, an sonic experience akin to the feeling of emerging from Madchester’s ecstatic haze into the grim reality of Cool Britannia. Like much of Survival Bag’s music, each instrument was played and recorded by Muir, with his own spoken and sung vocals, programmed sounds and discovered samples. Conceptually, the song is about memory loss and confusion, as Muir explains: “When I was growing up, my grandma suffered from severe dementia – always described as ‘hardening of the arteries’ whatever that is – and she came to live with us. But sometimes she…

  • The Thin Air’s Massive Music Quiz @ Voodoo

    Friends, enemies and associates! On Thursday, July 3 we’ll be hosting a one-off and potentially very fun music quiz at Voodoo Belfast. There’ll be an array of lethal prizes on offer throughout the night, obligatory raffles, free giveaways and a couple of special appearances on the night.Please come down or Milky will be sad.Things kick off at 8pm, entry is £3 per person.