An Interview With… Bellos

Local bands are constantly emerging in Belfast, and in the Northern Ireland music scene.   When one such band cites ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’ as an influence, it is usually sold to me that they deserve some airtime in virtue of this influence alone. Such is the case with three piece Bellos.  The group is comprised ofContinue reading “An Interview With… Bellos”

Film Review: Stitches (Fantastic Films; 2012)

By Steven Armour An ultra-low budget and particularly outlandish Irish film, Stitches tells the unusual tale of how a vulgar kid’s party entertainer – played by Ross Noble – has a nasty accident at the hands of young Tom (Tommy Knight) and his friends during a birthday party, resulting in his cruel demise. Years later when Tommy andContinue reading “Film Review: Stitches (Fantastic Films; 2012)”

Exclusive: The Gown Sessions – The Slow Ticks

The Slow Ticks performing at Governor's Bridge, Belfast, in early November 2012 exclusively for The Gown. The Slow Ticks are Benjamin and John 'O Whittington and the Steed. Visit the  wnBelfast?feature=guide” target=”_blank”>TheGownBelfast for more videos and to subscribe. zp8497586rq

Gig Review: Two Gallants (plus support) in The Stiff Kitten

By Ben Whittington The Hickey Underworld opened the show at the Stiff Kitten with a bang. The Belgian band walk a fine line between the chaotic energy of heavy rock and the toe-tapping control of pop. When done right, the balance of the two can create an electrifying and instantly accessible live experience, and TheContinue reading “Gig Review: Two Gallants (plus support) in The Stiff Kitten”

Exhibition Review: Outside and Between at the Golden Thread

By Jordan Hanna           The Golden Thread is hosting its ninth exhibition from the twelve part Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art series. This most recent one Outside and Between is curated by Shân McAnena and features the work of several Northern Irish artists. McAnena’s aim was to show artists who were “deeply rooted inContinue reading “Exhibition Review: Outside and Between at the Golden Thread”