• Plain Living & High Thinking: An Interview With Belfast’s Latest Promotion

    If you’ve been keeping track of the Belfast live music scene lately, you might have noticed – despite well-intentioned pockets and open-minded promoters – that it’s somewhat fractured and currently lacking the infrastructure to cultivate a strong grassroots music community beyond those looked after by management and the likes. Two bands who have organically harnessed their substantial following in a very short space of time are the groove-strewn, endlessly soulful jam trio Electric Octopus – having toured the UK, look to extensively traipse across Europe in Spring following the release of their latest album – and stoner-doom outfit Elder Druid, who released…

  • Watch: MOLARBEAR – Highclops

    A year on from grabbing our attention with their debut single, ‘Fierce Brosnan’, back in August last year, Belfast-based riffmasters general MOLARBEAR have unleashed the equal parts lethal and livid ‘Highclops’. Comprised of members from Jackalfeud and the Big Grizzly, the band recorded the six-minute track at Belfast’s Bearcat Studios. Its video, for all its inventiveness, borders on the nightmare-inducing. Nightmares you want to have and tell everyone about. Not that they’ll listen, but you’ll still tell them. Anyway. Watch the video for ‘Highclops’ below.

  • Stream: MOLARBEAR – Fierce Brosnan

    Comprised of members of Jackalfeud and the Big Grizzly, Belfast-based five-piece MOLARBEAR have released their debut single, ‘Fierce Brosnan’. The track – clocking in at a rampant two and a half minutes – was recorded and mixed at Bearcat Studios and conjures the likes of Hawk Eyes, early Mastodon and fellow Belfastians Comply or Die. Stream the track via Bandcamp below. Fierce Brosnan by Molarbear