ASKING Shane Lynch to recall his memories of being in Boyzone – the hugely successful Irish boy band who, at the height of their fame in the 1990s, sold 25 million records worldwide – proves surprisingly challenging.
HAVING recently signed to Strange World management, irrepressible Castlerock indie kids Brand New Friend continue their rapid rise towards 'next big thing' status with the release of a brand new single.
"WE THOUGHT that August bank holiday weekend was about as close as we could get to guaranteed good weather in Belfast!," laughs Stiff Little Fingers frontman Jake Burns of the veteran punk rockers' imminent 40th anniversary bash at Custom House Square in their hometown.
IN THE wake of last week's misery soundtracked by the bracing grind of Hornets, today finds Noise Annoys in a slightly more positive frame of mind – especially as the cat is now slowly on the mend, thankfully (your emails and texts of concern were, as always, much appreciated).
Saint Etienne Home Counties IT'S been five years since Saint Etienne released Words and Music, their love letter to the emotional power of music, and now they return with a journey through the counties they grew up in.