Not Squares

Friday, 26 February 2010, 21:17 | Category : Good new stuff, Video
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Not Squares seem like regular kinda guys. The sort of guys you might expect to find in a regular Belfast pub. They don’t look like posers. They’re the sort of guys who’ll just pop their hoods up and get on with business. Which is just fine, because then you can - like the people in [...]


Wednesday, 24 February 2010, 23:29 | Category : Good new stuff
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It seems like another age now, but back in early January I spent a very pleasant half hour one lunchtime at Pure Groove watching Tristram play a sparkling lunchtime set. My memory is a little clouded, but through the sleepless haze I can remember the place being unusually full for an artist that wasn’t very [...]

Caitlin Rose interview

Friday, 19 February 2010, 23:30 | Category : Interviews
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I had heard good things about Caitlin Rose before, but my first live encounter was still startling. Sandwiched between two Local stalwarts at their Christmas bash in December, her voice stood out starkly - pure, clear and strong, singing her fine songs and a few choice covers, all with a distinctly country feel. The set [...]

MAP February

Thursday, 18 February 2010, 23:33 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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Given my total absence from this blog over the past three weeks, I don’t suppose it’ll be any surprise to hear that I didn’t have time to contribute to this month’s MAP either. So for the second month in a row, my England contribution comes ghostwritten by MAP organiser Jason Pop Cop, who’s selected Jose [...]

Baby, I’m back

Thursday, 18 February 2010, 23:21 | Category : Good new stuff, Video
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Hello. I’m back from my self-imposed exile from blogging. My paternity leave ended this week, so now my life has become a whole lot easier, hence my return to here. It’s been a funny old three weeks, but I’ll not bore you with all the baby stuff. Suffice to say that I’ve been spending a [...]

Baby, you’re my light

Monday, 1 February 2010, 1:33 | Category : Stuff
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I’ve not been very busy on here recently. Some of you may even have wondered where I’ve been. The picture above may provide some clues. I had so much stuff to post last week, but it never happened. But I make no apologies for further absence, I’m happy with the way things are just now. [...]