Calling All NI bands….

22 06 2010

If you’re in a band in Northern Ireland (or indeed from the Republic) you’ll be interested to know that Hot Press and some beer company are looking for acts to join the Arthur’s Day gig on September 23.

More info here

Deep Purple Moved To St George’s Market

22 06 2010

For some reason or other, there seems to have been a bit of confusion on the interwebs about where the Deep Purple gig in Belfast is taking place next week. Well, wonder no more readers. It’s defin-tootily, 100per cent in St. George’s Market.


Hi folks,
Due to technical and production reasons the Deep Purple gig scheduled for Custom House Square next Monday 28th June will now take place in St.Georges Market. Timings remain the same, as does price and of course original tickets remain valid.

Limited press tickets available
Plus Sweet Savage
NEXT MONDAY – 28th JUNE 2010
£38.00/6pm/Tickets on sale now

Deep Purples a Belfast date at Customs House Square has now been moved to St.Georges Market.  Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, they are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although some band members have tried not to categorise themselves as any one genre.  The band also incorporated classical music, blues-rock, pop and progressive rock elements.  They were once listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s loudest band, and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Deep Purple were ranked #22 on VH1’s Greatest Artists of Hard Rock  program.  Deep Purple play St.Georges Market NEXT Monday –  28th June 2010, tickets are on sale now priced £38.00 inc booking fee from   and 0844 277 44 55. < /

Venue:                         St.Georges Market
Date:                           Monday 28th June 2010
Ticket Price:               £38.00 including booking fee
Doors:                         6:00pm
Support:                      Sweet Savage
In person:                   From 22 Ticketmaster outlets province wide / Eason’s  / Katy Dalys
24hr hotlines:             Tel: (NI) 0844 277 44 55 (ROI) 0818 719 300 / 02890243 4455
Buy online:          /

Trash Talk NME Review

22 06 2010

It’s safe to say that this morning I was a bit grumpy, but a quick blast of ‘Explode’ by Trash Talk sorted all that out quick sharpish. If you haven’t heard their new record yet it’s well worth checking out for blowing the cobwebs off your brainbox. Here’s my review of it that ran in the NME.

Trash Talk

Eyes & Nines (Hassle)


In many ways Sacramento-based sludgecore outfit Trash Talk’s third album is a master-class in sonic violence. Majoring in decapitation by guitar, the much talked about mob’s 60second assaults could give Bruce Banner a run for his money in the rage stakes and the record as a whole features more short sharp shocks than a dodgy kettle. Yes, we could have done without the plodding, church-baiting ‘Hash Wednesday,’ but songs like ‘Explode,’ and ‘On a fix’ more than make up for it and are so abrasive that the album should carry a government health warning. Edwin McFee