Life After Art

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Black Box Originals

Life After Art.


1 February, 2024


Doors 20.00



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Lunch Machine 

Encouraged by her friends’ response to her original music, Jude Barriscale formed Lunch Machine in 2017. She along with Robert Mulhern, Pearse Owens and Kieran Devlin – on bass, guitar and drums respectively – draw from a  myriad influences and genres in their song-writing and delivery. Mainly, garage rock, new wave and psychedelia. 

For fans of:Courtney Barnett, Blur, Devo, Talking Heads.

Makeshift Art Bar

Makeshift Art Bar are at Belfast based post-punk noise band. They draw influence from the explosive noise of Gilla band and Incorporate an unsettling atmosphere inspired by the Birthday party. They released their first single In October 2023 which ‘So Young’ magazine described as “noisy, dissident and unhinging rock” and were credited for the sound they bring to the Irish music scene. Since their emergence they have played in iconic venues and with bands like Dead Letter, Tramp and Lifts whilst also having their first headline in the union bar.

Megan Sylvan 

‘A visionary new artist in the Irish dark pop scene’ – Gemma Bradley BBC Radio Ulster. Megan is a Belfast based experiemntal electronic dark pop artist who Is completely DIY in the production, writing and performing of her haunting emotive and ear catching music. With big synth leads and heavy thumping basslines paired with her ghostly erethral vocals and dark lyrics she is a sight for sore ears. After the steady successful release of her first single ‘pink pills’ she has a highly anticipated EP in the works which she describes as ‘Melancholia’. There really is no one in Belfast or this Island for that matter who is producing sound like Megan Sylvan is at this moment’

Sianna Ni Laithbeartaigh

Siânna Musician’s bio: Melancholy bedroom folk-pop is one way to describe Siânna.Inspired by the likes of Adrianne Lenker and Angel Olsen, their solo act outside of the world of ‘TRAMP’ tip toes on the darker themes of experiencing life, and the attempts to put it in to sounds. Each song, as of to pen and closing of a chapter. The modern-  lilt in their vocals are remnant of both highly influential Dolores O’ Riordan and Sinéad O’ Connor, showing the honesty and heart in every song. The perfect set if you’re in need of a good weep

Host for the evening, stand up comic Leeann Toland, who has been described as ‘stand up for people who don’t like stand up’ 

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