Music Scene

Louise McQuade

Kasabian announce rescheduled Belfast Gig


Following the cancellation of last week’s Kasabian show due to illness, the band have confirmed that they will return to Belfast on Monday August 20th 2018 to headline a rescheduled show at Custom House Square.

All tickets for the original show on August 22, 2017 will remain valid for the new date, however anyone wishing to claim a refund can do so from point of purchase. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets priced £30+ booking fee.



Last week there were some gig announcements from some of my favourite new artists. Hudson Taylor and Rat Boy announced shows in Belfast in November and February, and both are definitely worth checking out.

Hudson Taylor

Hudson Taylor
I’ve featured Dublin duo Hudson Taylor last year and last week the Dublin duo announced a headline show at Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast on November 28. Since the release of their debut album in 2015, the brothers have been busy touring around Europe, writing songs for their next record. The band’s brand new single ‘Feel It Again,’ which was released last week, is their first fresh music in two years.
Check them out in Spotify, all releases are currently available.

Rat Boy

Rat Boy
Rat Boy is the project of Essex native Jordan Cardy who last week announced a headline Belfast show at The Limelight 1 on Friday February 2, 2018.

After a few unsuccessful attempts at putting a pop-punk band together in his hometown of Chelmsford, Cardy turned himself into a one-man band.


His first single for the label, ‘Sign On,’ was released in 2015. Buzz grew quickly, and by early 2016 Rat Boy found himself on the BBC’s Sound of 2016 longlist and MTV’s Brand New for 2016 shortlist, plus a Best New Artist award from NME.
Several more singles and the Get Over It EP followed, before Rat Boy’s debut album, Scum, dropped in this year. All music is currently available on Spotify, go check it out!

Tickets for both gigs are on sale from today, August 31.

Tame Impala

#Throwback Thursday
Every week I will be suggesting some throwback songs that we may, or may not, have forgotten about. Tracks that are worth revisiting.

Check out New Music NI on Facebook where songs will feature throughout the day. This week there’ll be tracks from Australian rock royalty Tame Impala.

This week’s tracks are:
• The Less I Know The Better.
• ‘Cause I’m A Man.
• Yes I’m changing.
• Mind Mischief.

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