Download: The Wood Burning Savages – ‘Been Anywhere Lately’
19 Apr. 2014

Download: The Wood Burning Savages – ‘Been Anywhere Lately’


The Wood Burning Savages are just showing off now. We’ve heard stripped back acoustic folk and peppy synth-disco emanate from their camp in recent times, but for Record Store Day the Maiden City quartet have decided to dish up a delightful slice of lo-fi indie rock. What can’t they do? As if a fresh sounding […]

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No Matter Need You
18 Apr. 2014

No Matter Need You


Fat Wreck Chords needs little introduction to those with a fondness for bouncy pop punk. Run by Fat Mike from NOFX, their back catalogue contains the likes of Subhumans, Leftover Crack, Rancid, Sick Of It All, Descendents and Rise Against as well as NOFX. And a new documentary will undoubtedly boost the label’s profile further. […]

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Podcast #015 ⁞ Short, Sweet & to the Point
17 Apr. 2014

Podcast #015 ⁞ Short, Sweet & to the Point


Podcast #015 ⁞ Short, Sweet & to the Point by Chordblossom on Mixcloud The big boys are announcing their festival line-ups and new Northern Irish music is flowing, which gives us a lot to talk about in  the fifteenth CB Podcast. The Killers are set for Vital as well as a five big acts coming […]

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Watch: The Clameens – ‘Don’t Judge Me’
16 Apr. 2014

Watch: The Clameens – ‘Don’t Judge Me’


So, The Clameens have released their first ever music video, and it’s fair to say it’s not exactly what we expected. The youthful Maiden City four-piece have been faulting their stuff on numerous different stages over the past twelve months with notable appearances on the Arts show and Other Voices only helping to crank up […]

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Shizznigh Promotions Celebrate 4 Years
15 Apr. 2014

Shizznigh Promotions Celebrate 4 Years


If you are looking to put on a local gig one of the first promoters you would turn to would be Jonny McKee. Under the banner of Shizznigh Promotions, Jonny has put on a huge number of shows over the years including a special double album launch for Mojo Fury and The Rupture Dogs in […]

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Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2014
13 Apr. 2014

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2014


As you may have seen from all of the colourful advertising around Belfast recently, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival returns on the 1st May for its fifteenth year. Running for 11 nights, 2014 sees it go beyond its usual eclectic mix of festivities, with some real gems in the pipeline from Folk to Motown to […]

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Rob’s Gig Guide: 14th – 20th April 2014
13 Apr. 2014

Rob’s Gig Guide: 14th – 20th April 2014


A mixed bag of events this week; some of the hottest new bands in a showcase, a rare performance from a well loved band and a birthday celebration to close it out. One must also factor in Record Store Day on Saturday. Get down and support your local record stores, as they will all have […]

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Introducing #48 – Yearning Curve
11 Apr. 2014

Introducing #48 – Yearning Curve


Name: Yearning Curve Formed: 2013 Hometown: Cork Genre: Acoustic / Jazz Line-up: Lawrence O’Donnell and Bairbre Flood What They Say: ’Mixed bag of pop, jazz, electronica and country.’ What We Say: A clash of various music genres with melancholic spoken word. ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your stage name? It was a headline in a newspaper and just stuck in […]

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