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Last Thursday, I sat down for a quick chat with Leo from London blues-alt. band Palace, just before their headline gig at Voodoo that night. Even after 29 nights on the road, he was an absolute gent and covered everything from the band’s best gig experiences to which...read more
(Photocredit by Severin Schweiger – www.severinschweiger.de) After providing support for fellow Swedish heavy metal giants Amon Amarth’s “Jomsviking” European tour in late 2016, Stockholm trio Grand Magus returned to the U.K. and Ireland for their...read more
Queen’s University graduate and singer-songwriter Gus White returns to Irish shores to debut his brand new EP, True Really Do Come Dreams, to a Belfast audience. We went down to McHugh’s Basement to check it out! McHugh’s is a small and intimate venue, decorated with...read more
On March 7th, I was lucky enough to speak to the wonderful Benjamin Francis Leftwich before his gig in Limelight, on the final date of his Irish headline tour. From Ireland’s musical heritage to his songwriting process, our shared home city and whether...read more
The Amazons are currently in the middle of their largest UK headlining tour to date. On March 8th, I caught up with the band before their first headlining show in Belfast at Voodoo. The show itself was amazing, with the band running through the crowd to the stage and...read more
When you hear the word ‘Nintendo’, you automatically think of several key titles within the franchise. Pokémon and Mario would be the first two to pop into your head. These two titles made their debut onto Mobile Apps in 2016, with Pokémon GO taking the world by...read more
I was given the hard task of trying to capture in words—in order to impress upon you readers—the exuberance of Wild Child’s performance at Belfast Empire last Thursday. The setting is not what you would expect from a normal concert. One, the decor reminds me of...read more
They entertain us. They inspire us. They make us laugh. They make us cry. They scare us. They leave us aghast and wanting more. They help us write essays and pass our modules. Okay, maybe the last one wasn’t as exciting as all the others in that list.. but one...read more
VANT return to Belfast for a headline show which is small in size but huge in passion, intensity and loud punk rock. Despite forming only 3 years ago, VANT have had an impressive rise through the ranks in rock music, helping to pave the way for a new wave of British...read more
On Valentine’s Day, The Sherlocks came to Belfast to perform in Voodoo for what was to be their first Northern Irish gig. The Belfast show was the 11th out of the extensive 38 date tour, however the energy and enthusiasm delivered by the band made you feel as though...read more