• Album Stream: Sea Pinks – Dreaming Tracks

    Nine months in, Neil Brogan’s Sea Pinks have unveiled what could well be contender for our favourite Irish album of 2014: Dreaming Tracks. Going one better than 2012’s superb Freak Waves – a feat in itself – the album conjures brooding, sun-split coastal trawl imminent Autumnal solipsism via ten tracks of cello-lined melancholia and masterfully blithe jangle-pop. According to the band, “This a record about disorientation, ambivalence, and the overlapping of past, present and future that can happen in dream states as well as in waking life.” Dreaming Tracks is available as a Limited Edition Shell Pink 180g 12″ vinyl LP, which can…

  • Stream: Sea Pinks – Dream Happening

    Jangle/neo-surf pop outfit Sea Pinks have just unveiled ‘Dream Happening’, the first track from their aptly-titled upcoming album Dreaming Tracks. The LP will be Sea Pinks’ first release since single ‘An Exploded View‘ was put out last November. The album is to be released through independent Belfast specialist dream/surf/noise-pop label, CF Records on September 29. Stream ‘Dream Happening’ below:

  • Sea Pinks – Dreaming Tracks

    Neo-surf-pop act Sea Pinks release their new album, entitled Dreaming Tracks on September 29 through Belfast-based surf/jangle/noise pop specialist label, CF Records. This will be their first release since single ‘An Exploded View’ was put out last November. Check out ‘Dream Happening’ – the first track to be unveiled – below:

  • EP Stream: Sea Pinks – Exploded View

    Released via frontman Neil Brogan’s own label – CF Records – Belfast band Sea Pinks have unveiled their new EP, Exploded View. Featuring the double A-Side ‘An Exploded View’ and ‘Magpies Eyes’, the release also features the tracks ‘PST’ and ‘Pretty Pass’. The follow-up to last September’s fantastic Freak Waves, the EP is limited to 100 7″s. Purchase one here. Stream (or buy) the digital EP via Bandcamp below.

  • Line-up announced for Belfast Music Week showcase

    Belfast indie-pop band Go Wolf, fast-rising Derry collective Little Bear and indie rock quartet Seven Summits (pictured) are amongst the twelve acts confirmed to play this year’s Belfast Music Week showcase at Belfast’s Limelight Complex on November 12. Set to be a showcase of this year’s proceedings, the line-up for the showcase was hand-picked by a broad panel of industry figures from Northern Ireland and further afield. According to the official Belfast Music Week website, “it’s a chance to see legends and breaking talent, and to appreciate the ongoing success stories and a musical city that continues to make us…

  • Stream: Sea Pinks – Magpie Eyes

    Belfast band Sea Pinks are streaming ‘Magpie Eyes’ the AA side of their forthcoming 7″ single, Exploded View/Magpie Eyes. Having released the equally superb ‘Exploded View’ at the start of the month, the newly re-recorded ‘Magpie Eyes’ is the sound of the Neil Brogan-fronted band at their very best. Limited to 100 records and including downloads of both tracks as well as two separate new songs, Exploded View/Magpie Eyes is out via CF Records on November 5. Stream ‘Magpie Eyes’ via Soundcloud below.

  • Stream: Sea Pinks – Exploded View

    Set to feature on a forthcoming double A-Side, Belfast-based surf punk band Sea Pinks are streaming their new single, ‘Exploded View’. Primed for release via CF Records on November 5, the double-single is limited to 100 records and includes downloads of both tracks as well as two separate new songs. You can pre-order it here. Stream ‘Exploded View’ via Soundcloud below.

  • Culture Night Belfast: Ten Must-See Events

    With 250 events set to take place across 100+ to over 30,000 people this evening, it’s safe to say we’re spoiled for choice at this year’s Culture Night Belfast. With an understandable leaning towards the more musical end of the spectrum, we have scratched our heads to no end to whittle down the plethora of happenings to a mere decad worthy of your consideration. See you in the streets, rooftops, cathedrals, etc. 1. 101 Sessions Some of Belfast’s finest musicians will quite literally congregate at the wonderfully intimate church on 101 Donegall Street from 7.00pm. As well as music from…

  • Gig of the week: Sea Pinks, September Girls, Affleck

    After much deliberation and chin-rubbing, our gig of the week this week takes place at Belfast’s Oh Yeah Centre on Friday, September 20. Surely set to be a highlight of this year’s Culture Night Belfast, Belfast-based surf-pop band Sea Pinks will headline a three-band bill also featuring fast-rising Dublin all-female noise-pop quartet September Girls and new-fangled Belfast electronic trio Affleck. Doors are at 6pm and admission is free. Go here to learn more. Check out the poster for the show below. Stream the excellent Freak Waves by Sea Pinks below.