• Watch: LORIS – Crazy

    Set to play Bad Bob’s on Friday, October 2 as part of this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes festival in Dublin, Belfast electronic-pop quartet LORIS have built up a strong following since their inception in 2013. Speaking to BBC’s Across The Line back in May, the band said of their new single, ‘Crazy’: “We wanted [it]to be a really feel good song, and in true Loris style we wanted a big chorus. There are lots of different elements to this song, but we wanted the drums to really stand out to create a big sound. All the different parts make it really…

  • Spectrum Festival 2015

    Spectrum Festival kicked off in Mandela Hall over the weekend with live performances from R51, Hot Cops, Echo Raptors, Joshua Burnside, New Ancestors, Loris, In An Instant and The Emerald Armada. Photos by Sara Marsden.

  • Lavery’s Set For Tall Ships Event

    With Belfast set for the return of the Tall Ships at the Belfast Maritime Festival from July 2-5, Lavery’s have announced that they will host some of the North’s best live acts on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday at their Continental Market-style beer tent on the Odyssey Arena’s front lawn. With the full timetable to be announced, Runaway Go will play on Thursday, indie pop quartet Go Wolf (pictured )will play on Friday and Wonder Villains will play on Saturday. Elsewhere, Stevie Scullion & co. AKA Malojian, Stephen Macartney and Rachel Coulter, New Ancestors and Chris Wilson, The Salt Flats, Loris, Michael Mormecha and…

  • Goons w/ support @ Limelight 2

    Comprised of members of sadly-departed Northern Irish alt-rock heavyweights Fighting With Wire and LaFaro, Goons headlined a genre-spanning Independent Venue Week showcase at Belfast’s Limelight 2 last week. Our photographer Liam Kielt was there to capture the aforementioned new-fangled supergroup, PigsAsPeople, Loris and Waldorf & Cannon.

  • Gigs of the Week: Electric Picnic, Twitch, Sargent House Label Show, Bonnie Prince Billy & Shizz The Fest

    With the now-sold-out largest music & arts festival in Ireland very much looming before us, it’s a relatively quiet week ahead in terms of gigs, but there are a few of doozies in the coming days scattered across the island. First and foremost: Electric Picnic – Stradbally Estate, Co. Laois; August 29-31 Unfortunately for most, it’s now too late to snap up tickets for Electric Picnic, but for those who wish to see out the Irish summer in style, there’s always one of the most eclectic bills on the circuit. For those who are heading, the Picnic contains some acts of…

  • Stream: LORIS – Do It Right

    Belfast electro-indie three piece LORIS have released their second single ‘Do It Right’, the follow up to their debut single ‘I’ve Been Quiet’. Together since 2013, the band once again give us their own brand of thoughtful indie-pop that’s not too dissimilar to the likes of Skibunny or Little Boots. Albeit with a  more upbeat atmosphere than their previous single you can stream and download it for free via their Bandcamp page. Listen to the new single ‘Do It Right’ below. Do It Right by LORIS