27. 07. 2014
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INTERVIEW: Leah McFall

Leah McFall is a Northern Irish pop singer who finished runner up on BBC TV series The Voice in 2013. After being viewed by millions and mentored by some of the biggest names in showbiz, Mark Dean chatted to her ahead of her new...

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27. 07. 2014
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Robocobra Quartet – Self-Titled

If this were cookery, this band would be known as fusion cuisine. These two tasty tracks mix ska, punk, and jazz together in artful symmetry. Artbook Flipping whets the appetite with its Master of Ceremonies, hip hop vocal delivery reminding me of the...

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27. 07. 2014
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Girl Band – De Bom Bom

The phrase, ‘the clue is in the title’ does not apply here. As you may have guessed it, Girl Band are quite the opposite of what you would expect. They are young, yes, but the 4 piece hail from Dublin and as...

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25. 07. 2014
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Soak signs record deal with Rough Trade

Derry-based singer songwriter SOAK has today signed a record deal with Rough Trade Records. Bridie Monds-Watson, more commonly known as SOAK, has today signed with an independent record label founded in 1978. Having promoted and sold artists from the early days such...

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25. 07. 2014
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Hit the B Button – Apartments

Named after the small practice space apartment where the band was born, Belfast-based trio Hit the B Button’s debut E.P. “Apartments” can only be described as a creative explosion, with a medley of different sounds and influences peppered throughout the album. First...

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25. 07. 2014
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Foreign Affairs – Contradiction Fiction

In my first review of Foreign Affairs I was left with the desire to hear more. Worth the wait, it was. The follow up is a nice tight track polished to an alt-rock sheen. There are also some sweet guitar licks throughout,...

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24. 07. 2014
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Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott return to Belfast

Following their ecstatically received, sold out performances in Belfast & Dublin this past June, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott have announced details of extensive Irish tour dates this Autumn. They play Derry’s Nerve Centre on 26th October, Belfast’s Ulster Hall on 27th...

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23. 07. 2014
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Sunflowerfest’s 5th Year to Be Best Yet

Sunflowerfest have already confirmed The Answer and London electronica group The Orb to headline the 5th annual event at Tubby’s Farm, Hillsborough alongside Mojo Fury, who will perform on the closing night of the event. In addition to these outstanding headline acts to celebrate Sunflowerfest’s...

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23. 07. 2014
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Israel Nash ready McHughs Basement show

Israel Nash has announced a show in McHughs Basement, Belfast on 4th September 2014. Israel Nash has now signed to Loose Music and is commencing the next chapter of his career. The forthcoming album Rain Plans was inspired by Israel’s new home outside...

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