At Seedhead we've been talking to the Black Box for... oh I don't know, about five years(!!?!), about how cool it would be to run a monthly free Thursday night gig featuring the amazing local musical talent we've got in Belfast right now. It never really came off.
But thanks to some support from Belfast Music, finally our dream is a reality. For one month only anyway we get to adorn the hallowed main room of the Black Box with two amazing bands FOR FREE.
Blue Whale have been sharing space with us at the Vault for the last few years and we can confirm that they are awesome in every way. We love that they veer away from the trappings of the traditional guitar-centric four-piece and experimented heavily with unconventional scales and time signatures, and we love that they're all beautiful people. Their bio says 'their cadenced, angular and atonal compositions tread fine lines between dance and discord, chaos and intricacy, with the resultant aural tension unique in its capacity to simultaneously provoke mental confusion and physical movement'.
Seedhead's version of their bio says 'OMG, WHAT IS THIS AMAZING NOISE?'
Joining Blue Whale is Sister Ghost, a band we've tried to book about ten times but it's never quite come off... till now.
Lead ghost Shannon O'Neill is someone we've been following and admiring for some time. Aside from killer grunge-vibe tunes and incendiary live performances, Shannon is an outspoken activist combining her art and her politics which is just the way we like it.