• Psykick Dancehall No. 2: Laura Sheeran, Bad Bones & Katharine Philippa

    Almost a year on from featuring as the cover artist on the eighth issue of our physical magazine (which you can revisit here) Laura Sheeran will headline the next Psykick Dancell at Dublin’s Bello Bar on Saturday, April 2. Co-presented by The Thin Air and Medium Presents, the show will also feature two more of the country’s most exciting acts, Belfast’s Katharine Philippa and Dublin producer Sal Stapleton AKA Bad Bones. That’s three of the country’s very best dark experimental pop artists for just €6/7. Event page here.

  • The Thin Air Tuesday Throwdown: Hot Cops w/ Katharine Philippa @ Lavery’s, Belfast

    Almost certain to be their breakthrough year, Belfast indie rock slackers Hot Cops return to play our Tuesday Thowdown at Lavery’s Belfast for the launch of their stellar new single ‘Passive Passive‘ on Tuesday, February 9. Support comes from Belfast-based pianist/singer-songwriter Katharine Philippa, easily one of the most thrilling live prospects in the country right now. Check out her Soundcloud. Admission is free. Doors are at 9.30pm. The Thin Air DJs before and after.

  • Video Premiere/Q+A: Edward F Butler feat. Katharine Philippa – Futures Full

    Doubling up as an exclusive first look at the former’s video for the release, Brian Coney chats to Edward F Butler and Katharine Philippa about their inspired collaboration on superb new single ‘Futures Full’ and more. Hi guys. First off, when were proverbial seeds for this collaboration sown? Edward: When I first heard Katharine’s voice I knew that there was something special, and then the more we started to hang out, we just were kindred spirits, both hyper creative. We met at S.A.R.C, the breeding ground for Belfast’s experimental pop types, but didn’t start working together until the start of this year. Katharine:…

  • Stream: Edward F Butler feat. Katharine Philippa – Futures Full

    Ahead of premiering its (really quite brilliant) video tomorrow, we highly recommend taking five minutes out of your evening to stream ‘Futures Full’, the new single by Edward F Butler featuring Katharine Philippa. Easily two of Northern Ireland’s more idiosyncratic musicians over the last couple of years, a collaboration between the pair should come as little surprise to anyone who has kept up with their respective journeys to date. Having both featured in Oh Yeah Centre’s Scratch My Progress programme (NB: Butler in his previous outfit HOWL) ‘Futures Full – “a song about relationships, purpose and identity – melds the very best…

  • Scratch My Progress 2014 Applicants Wanted

    After two successful annual campaigns to date, Belfast’s Oh Yeah Centre are once more on the look-out for young musical talent to apply for their ‘Scratch My Progress’ programme. A talent development programme offering four musical acts the opportunity to “hothouse their talent, learn about the business of music, plus the trades of performing and writing”, it will involve various meetings and workshops with music industry professionals including lawyers and accounts, vocal coaches, PR experts and more. Charlotte Dryden, Project Manager of Scratch my Progress said, “[It] is opening the doors again to new music potential. It’s the third recruitment…

  • Exclusive EP stream: Katharine Philippa – Broken To Be Rebuilt

    Ahead of its release tonight at Belfast’s McMordie Hall, we are delighted to present an exclusive stream of the spectacular Broken To Be Rebuilt, the eagerly-anticipated new EP from singer-songwriter Katharine Philippa. Co-produced, mixed and master by Matt Duke, the six-track EP features extra instrumentation from five different musicians, including Duke himself. The closing track is an orchestra quartet version of the album’s title track, bookending a release that perfectly captures Philippa’s spectral and sublime craft. Stream the EP in full below.

  • In The Court Of… Tom Ravenscroft @ The MAC, Belfast

    Following the wonderful success of its being curated by none other than Duke Special last year, writer, broadcaster and 6Music DJ Tom Ravenscroft is set to curate this year’s In The Court Of… at Belfast’s the MAC. Taking place from September 24-28, Ravenscroft has hand-selected five line-ups of music, spoken word and a special club night, kicking off with New York singer-songwriter Nina Nastasia and Katharine Philippa. See below for the five full line-ups. Tuesday, September 24: Nina Nastasia and Katharine Philippa Wednesday, September 25: Adam Buxton: Kernel Panic Thursday, September 26: Slow Dance Party Friday, September 27: Ghostpoet, Girls Names and…