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Interview: Joshua Burnside

'Procrastination is the mother of invention': Northern Irish Music Prize winner Joshua Burnside on how he crafts his songs, why production matters and how to tackle that tricky second album...

Interview: Robocobra Quartet

We caught up with sprawling jazz ensemble Robocobra Quartet - one of the most eclectic, unhinged and boisterous acts in the jazz world right now.

Interview: Philip Hammond

Belfast composer Philip Hammond on embarking on his career at the height of The Troubles, his musical inspirations and what's in store for the premiere of his new work The Blackbird's Poet.

IVW 2018: venue focus

Three venues, three cities: leading local enterprises on what Independent Venue Week means to them...

Interview: MMODE

Sounding like the French nonchalance of Melody's Echo Chamber brewed up with jangly 90s modulations, MMODE's self-titled debut is one to fall in love with...

30 seconds interview: Ciaran Lavery

Northern Ireland Music Prize 2016 winner Ciaran Lavery hails from a tiny village in County Armagh, but his fragile, acoustic sounds have travelled far. We learn what he's got in store for 2017...

Featured artist: Robocobra Quartet

Revolving four-piece Robocobra Quartet dissect the best bits of post-punk, jazz, spoken word and noise for their sparse post-everything sound. Don't miss their ace debut LP, out soon...

30 seconds interview: Documenta

Documenta are a cosmic drone-pop septet from Belfast who count David Holmes and The Charlatans' Tim Burgess among their fans. Tune into the psychic shoegaze of their new release ...