Joshua Burnside Bio
Northern Irish musician Joshua Burnside has established himself as one of the country’s finest talents. Combining influences from the world over, be it the flair of Columbia, rumble of Asia, shadow of Eastern Europe or the Irish/Scottish roots, his debut album ‘EPHRATA’ was awarded the Northern Ireland Music Prize for ‘Best Album’ in 2017. Written whilst living in northern Colombia, the songs deal with a diverse range of themes from PTSD and technophobia, to larger questions about time, love and death in the modern age. Stumbling beats, found sounds, vocoders, Colombian rhythms, electric guitar loops, devils, lightning and dark matter are just a handful of the various flavours to expect.
In his critically acclaimed sophomore album ‘Into The Depths of Hell’, Burnside explores post-punk and electronic recording methods to push the boundaries of his beloved folk music and make a sound unique to the 21st century, one that echoes the uncertainty and humanity of the times.
In The Half-light – CD
Into The Depths of Hell – Vinyl & CD
Ephrata – CD
Wear Bluebells in Your Hat If You’re Goin’ That Way – Vinyl
New Pagans are a rock band based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They have released their critically acclaimed debut album The Seed, The Vessel, The Roots and All, via Big Scary Monsters. Throughout their debut album, New Pagans use their creative influence to challenge past and present issues surrounding relationships, equality, history, and gender, all wrapped up in their alternative, post-punk, indie rock style.
Andrew Farmer, otherwise known as FRMR, is a songwriter and poet from Desertmartin,
Northern Ireland. Formerly performing with folk troupe Sons of Caliber, he has supported artists such as
Nathaniel Rateliff, The Staves & Gemma Hayes. Throughout his career he has played many of NI’s best local venues and beloved festivals including Glasgowbury,
Open House and Stendhal. Andrew’s latest project FRMR merges both song and spoken word in his debut record titled Amelanchier. A post folk murmuration that idles along
electronic borders, his work weaves old with new in a distinct and elegiac way. A paean to the natural world, Amelanchier is a record filled with memories and invocations of growing up on the land.
Dig With It magazine is made in Belfast. It celebrates the music, the writers, the players and seditious talent. It admires punk rock, poetry, high art, street politics and creative noise. The magazine title is a homage to Seamus Heaney and we use the squat pen with intent. This is a chance to buy the back issues of the magazine, subscription vouchers and discounts on bundle deals.
Also on sale, music books by Dig With It Editor Stuart Bailie: Trouble Songs and 75 Van Songs.
Bluestack Records is an independent record label based in Donegal. They have been quietly releasing music from some of Ireland’s finest musicians for the best part of a decade. Alumni include Ambience Affair, The Casanova Wave, Winter Aid, The Plainest Truth, Pearse McGloughlin & Nocturnes and most recently, FRMR. bluestackrecords.com
Minm is a new music streaming site for local independent artists that pays fairly and transparently
The Skallions will be attending the black box merch market with a range of t shirts and copies of their 12″ vinyl of their debut album “Skallion Battalion”. They will also have a host of information on upcoming Skallion events and future releases. So come on down and have a chat with your local ska hallions.