The shortlist for this year’s Northern Ireland Music Prize has been revealed.
Set to take place at Belfast’s Mandela Hall on Saturday, November 11, the following twelve albums will vie for the annual prize, as voted for by more than 70 people from the Irish music industry and media:
Arborist – Home Burial
Arvo Party – Arvo Party
Bap Kennedy – Reckless Heart
The Divine Comedy – Foreverland
Gross Net – Quantitative Easing
Hannah Peel – Awake But Always Dreaming
Invaderband – Invaderband
Joshua Burnside – Ephrata
Malojian – This Is Nowhere
Our Krypton Son – Fleas & Diamonds
Robocobra Quartet – Music For All Occasions
Sea Pinks – Watercourse
More from on this from: The Thin Air
At the Poetry Club for Spam zine’s new zine launch. £3 entry fee or £5 including a copy of the new zine.
Philip spoke to Noisey along with a host of other Belfast luminaries with some thoughts on Brexit.
Taken from a live session with “The Body” as an extra track on 27/03/2017 (recording of the live show and interview available here for a limited time: Gross Net in Session )
Listen to Violence and Still Life from the sessions along with some background info here.
These live session tracks were recorded as a two-piece with Sam Goodwin on synthesiser duties.
BBC Radio Ulster’s Across the Line broadcast a feature on the making of the album. Listen again from around the 21st minute.
Clash Magazine have premiered the video for Still Life from ‘Quantitative Easing’.
Sharing a bill upstairs at the Duke of York with Autumns, Robocobra Quartet and Robyn G Shiels at this year’s Output Belfast on 16th February.