• TTA Session 11: Hiva Oa (Part 2)

    Ahead of the launch of their new EP, MkII (part 2), at Belfast’s Pavilion tomorrow night (Saturday, April 22) we’re pleased to present the second part of Colm Laverty’s TTA Live Session with Belfast’s Hiva Oa. Featuring the band performing tracks ‘So Many Lies’ and Badger’ the session features sound by Chris McCorry and Matthew Collings, camera by Brian O’Kane and Colm Laverty and editing by the latter. Go here to check out the first installment of the session, featuring the band performing ‘Seskinore’ and ‘Johnny Brazil’, highlights from their previous EP Mk. 2, Pt. 1.

  • TTA Session #010: Abandcalledboy (Part 1)

    In the first of a two-part Thin Air Live Session, Colm Laverty captures ever-evolving positively idiosyncratic alt-noise quartet Abandcalledboy performing recent single ‘L.A. Dick’, a track we reckon(ed) calls to mind the likes of The Fall and Tera Melos. Sound by Chris Ryan and Chris Brazier.

  • TTA Session #009: Silences

    Set to play the likes of Hard Working Class Heroes and Electric Picnic this Summer, Armagh’s Silences have had a steady yet extremely strong rise over the last couple of years. Having first caught our attention back in 2013 with ‘Ghosts’, the Conchúr White-fronted five-piece have evolved from being low-key contenders to one of the country’s most promising acts of their kind (they call themselves an alt-indie outfit, and we’re not inclined to disagree). Filmed in Belfast City Centre, our latest Live Session session features the band – stripped back as a two-piece – performing two tracks (‘The Sea’ and ‘Santa Cruz’) and in conversation.…