• Stars @ Limelight 2, Belfast

    The experience of going to see a band live usually depends upon two elements – the strength of the artists and the audience. As Stars clamber on to the Limelight stage, bursting enthusiastically into ‘From The Night’, it soon becomes clear that it’s not the standard of performance that leaves the whole evening feeling a little… well…off. Stars are in Belfast to tour their seventh album, No One Is Lost. They make likeable records which translate live with ease. Belfast receives a sharply executed set-list of classics mined from their extensive back catalogue offering a satisfying mix of haunting, eloquent…

  • Stars Irish Tour

    Canadian dream pop act Stars played Dublin’s Opium Rooms with support from Vann Music on Friday and Belfast’s Limelight 2 with support from Travis is a Tourist last Saturday. Check out our two galleries below featuring photos by Mark Earley and Sara Marsden.

  • Eagulls announce Belfast and Dublin shows

    Maybe you’ve managed to catch Eagulls at Longitude last week, or even supporting Franz Ferdinand in March. Well, the group have now announced two Irish headline shows for October this year. The band will be performing at Belfast’s Limelight 2 on Wednesday, October 22 and Dublin’s The Academy 2 the following night. Tickets for both shows go on sale on Friday, July 25 at 9am. Eagulls eponymous debut has been one of the best we’ve seen this year, so check out ‘Possessed’ below.

  • Maximo Park @ Limelight 2

    Well and truly at the height of their indie-rock powers, Maximo Park are on the last leg of their European tour when they arrive in Belfast – and that very fact is backed up by what’s to be undeniably tight performance from the Newcastle band tonight. Starting, in true ‘album promo’ style, with the opening track off the new album, Give, Get, Take, the band set the bar for a highly energetic and for the most part, fast paced set of hip shuffling dance moves and near keyboard destruction chaos. With remarkably only one track from 2009’s Quicken The Heart on the list,…