31. 07. 2014
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LIVE: No Oil Paintings, DBM & Leanne Williams – Maddens Bar, Belfast

Friday 25th July saw three great acts get together in one of Belfast most notorious bars for an authentic Irish traditional feel, Maddens Bar. The gig was kicked off with a short set by the brilliant voice of Leanne Williams, playing through a few...

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31. 07. 2014
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PHOTOS: ArnoCorps – QUBSU, Belfast

ArnoCorps combines a militaristic appearance with Arnold Schwarzenegger-fuelled punk and heavy metal. They describe their music as Action Adventure Hardcore Rock and Roll and refer the audience to as “Heroes and Sheroes” – it’s little surprise that some of their songs are titled ‘Total...

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29. 07. 2014
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LIVE: The Shires – McHughs Basement, Belfast

If you are woken by Chris Evans in the morning, or, are an occasional BBC Radio 2 listener, you will most probably have heard the debut single ‘Nashville Grey Skies’ from UK country pop duo, The Shires. The band is composed of...

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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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