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The Sunday Times Reviews Sullivan & Gold's Debut Album 'For Foes'

"If sumptuous and carefully crafted songs are your thing, 'For Foes' will make for a pleasing listen."

Big Cheese Features An Album Review For MTC

"They've got a knack for creating melody in amongst the general post-punk stew with opening track 'All That We Can' featuring a killer chorus."

A Superb Review From Gigape For Sullivan & Gold

"A smattering of vocal layering for effect here and there is used for underlining the depth being heard, rather than cause roars of audience approval, as essentially one voice expresses the heart-felt emotions the music effortlessly evokes."

Hotpress Features An Interview With Sullivan & Gold

"For Foes, the debut album from Sullivan & Gold is not, praise be, a record over-burdened with angst and look-at-me theatrics. Yes, it swells and pulses. However, it's subtle too, even slippery in places - with interesting shades and detours and, most significantly, and atypical lyrical approach."

Sullivan & Gold Interview With Fame Magazine

"We really want to play in alternative spaces, so at the minute our first three gigs to promote the album are in a thatched cottage, a bookshop and a renovated church! I’m excited about playing in these kinds of places."

Golden Plec Review Sullivan & Gold's Album 'For Foes'

"...quite an impressive effort from the Derry lads."

Jetplane Landing Fourth Studio Album Reviewed By Culture Northern Ireland

"Releasing an album after six years of silence is a calculated risk, but Jetplane Landing did their sums a long time ago and decided that money doesn’t matter."

Jetplane Landing Feature In Chordblossoms Podcast

Tune in at 39 minutes!

Jetplane Landing Win No.1 Spot In Anything Everything's Top 10 Albums Of July

"The most clear winner we’ve had this year."

'Call Upon The Author' Reviews JPL In London

"The energy in the crowd is matched on stage, with guitarists Andrew Ferris and Cahir O’Doherty pulling their best rock shapes to go with their trademark melodic wall of noise."

Jetplane Landing & Axis Of Feature As Past And Present STA Acts Are Nominated For Industry Award

Multiple acts from our past and present roster are considered for Northern Irish album of the year award. Read more in the Daily Mirror.

Daily Mirror Feature More Than Conquerors Ahead Of Their Biggest Tour Yet

"Delighted for Belfast four-piece More Than Conquerors, who sold out The Limelight on Monday for the launch of their debut album 'Everything I've Learnt'."

Daily Mirror Advise Readers To Attend Little Bear Shows

"They're the most exciting, talented and downright super sound band we've come across in an absolute age."

Little Bear Impressed Live Reviewers Bands NI At The Limelight 2, Belfast

"As they left the stage I knew, and the crowd knew, that this is a band channeling a buzz that Northern Irish music hasn’t seen in recent years. Tragically... We must now play the cruel waiting game for their debut album. We’re in for a treat, so we are."

Daily Mirror Give Little Bear High Praise

"A gig they did at The Black Box earlier in the year, remains the finest hour of entertainment I've witnessed in 2013"

The Metaphorical Boat Feature Sullivan & Gold's Track 'Lonely' In Their Northern Ireland Round-up

"The song has great harmony vocals, and is made even more notable by containing a piano line that in places seems more in keeping with a house track than a song of the folksy variety."

BBC's Across The Line Promote Sullivan & Gold's Upcoming 'For Foes' Album Release And Tour

"Sullivan and Gold are gearing up for the release of their debut album ‘For Foes’ this winter. Fans can get their hands on a glittering gold 12" vinyl copy or the traditional CD will also be available."

Fame Magazine Promote Sullivan & Gold's Free Download Of 'People Talk'

"The perfect accompaniment to falling in or out of love."

Chordblossom Feature 'For Foes' Album By Sullivan & Gold

"Their debut album will be released on Smalltown America on November 4th on both CD and 12" Vinyl formats... Watch the video, shot by Polish Director Czowiek Kamera."

Across The Line Announce The Release Date Of Sullivan & Gold's New Album

"Sullivan & Gold will release their debut album, 'For Foes' on November the 4th."

Journalist RobMoro Gives His Thoughts Ahead Of The Release Of Sullivan & Gold's Album 'For Foes'

"The initial preview of this album holds promise for Sullivan & Gold. No doubt we’ll be hearing more about them when their album launches on November 22nd."

Golden Plec Feature Sullivan & Gold's New Video 'Run Faster'

"'Run Faster' is the first single from Sullivan & Gold’s debut album ‘For Foes’."

The Ruckus Grabbed STA Founder/Jetplane Landing Front Man For A On Tour Interview

"I caught up with, guitarist/vocalist, Andrew Ferris to discuss the band's time away, how the new record came about, the state of the post-hardcore scene in the UK and how Cahir's hectic schedule affects the band."

Derry Journal Feature Local Band Jetplane Landing's New Album

"Andrew [Ferris] reveals... “It’s actually the longest period of recording we’d ever gone through. Hopefully that’s reflected in the album.” Judging by the fact that Kerrang Magazine gave ‘Don’t Try’ a blistering 5/5 album review last week, that’s certainly the case!"

Jetplane Landing Feature In Hotpress With Album 'Don't Try'

"Some album news now and a big welcome back to Derry's Jetplane Landing who end a six-year absence with the excellent Don't Try. It is their first with new drummer Craig McKean (Fighting With Wire)."

Welsh Music Journalists Tales From The Middle 8 Review Jetplane Landing's Visit To Cardiff

"It was a pleasure to have JPL back in Cardiff and playing on such great form; this was a set of winners played with style and heart and it made us all realise how much we’d missed seeing them play."

Jetplane Landing's Album 'Don't Try' Reviewed By Keep It Fast

"Jetplane Landing’s 'Don’t Try' is a blast of wild, emotive raw power, crackling with energy and zeal.. Sounds like – Bones of our fathers, maggots (getting off my turf), magnetic sea pulling me under, a Jetplane Landing."

We Are Noise Reviews Axis Of, More Than Conquerors And Jetplane Landing's Visit To Dublin

"I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this band should have been huge, they’ve got a message, they’ve got hooks, they’ve got riffs and you can bet your life on it that they’ve got songs. Jetplane Landing, first class all the way!"

Jetplane Landing's Latest Album Reviewed By Gigape

"Superb from start to finish, it's hard to imagine a better Irish rock album this year."

We Are Noise Review Jetplane Landing's Latest Album

"After a six year hiatus the Derry born cabin crew are back, this time with an absolute beast of a record in 'Don’t Try'."

Shout4Music Reviewer Shouting About Jetplane Landing's Visit To Glasgow (9/10)

"After however many years out of the loop, Jetplane Landing are back, if you really thought they were ever gone, and stronger than ever... Roll on JPL5 and the next tour; I’ll be down the front, come say hey."

High Praise For Jetplane Landing From Album Reviewer Music Liberation

"A solid body of work that does more than a little to cement their place amongst contemporaries such as Biffy Clyro, Les Savy Fav, and even more legendary bands such as Refused and At The Drive-In."

Live Reviewers Silent Radio Welcome Back STA Legends Jetplane Landing To Manchester After Nine Years

"Andrew Ferris is at his incensed best, snarling “Hey maggots, get off my turf, I wrote shit like this fucking years ago.” down the mic... In truth, though, there’s barely anybody that’s come close to them in the intervening years."

The Irish News Interview Andrew Ferris From Jetplane Landing (Part 2)

Brace yourselves: it's time for part two of the Noise Annoys' interview with Jetplane Landing frontman and Smalltown America label founder Andrew Ferris. This week, Mr Ferris talks about his bandmates, recording in Derry and why they can't wait to tour their excellent new LP 'Don't Try'.

The Irish News Interview Andrew Ferris From Jetplane Landing (Part 1)

"This week, the first of a special two part interview with Jetplane Landing pilot Andrew Ferris celebrating the Derry band's belated return to the rock'n'roll fray after six years in hibernation with fourth LP 'Don't Try' and an imminent tour."

The Irish News Recommend Jetplane Landing's 'Don't Try'

"Jetplane devotees and indeed fans of heavy yet melodic guitar abuse in the bulging vein of Jawbreaker/Helmet/Kerbdog will be in their element here."

The Irish Times Find Time To Review The Latest Album From Jetplane Landing

"They’re the elder statesmen of Northern Ireland’s post-hardcore scene, but don’t mistake Jetplane Landing for fusty old axemen."

The Thin Air Feature Jetplane Landing's Latest Music Video

"Taken from their incredible new album 'Don’t Try', Derry quartet Jetplane Landing have released the video to their new single, ‘My Radio Heart’."

Reviewers For Shout4Music In Attendance At More Than Conquerors Latest Visit To Glasgow

"More Than Conquerors really seem to have made [Glasgow] their second home and become an honorary member of the local scene. Then again, with music like this, who wouldn't welcome them with open arms?"

Little Bear & More Than Conquerors Chosen Topics Of Discussion On Chordblossom's First Ever Podcast

Smalltown America talent Little Bear & More Than Conquerors are featured and reviewed on #001 podcast.

More Than Conquerors' 'Everything I've Learnt' Reviewed By No More Workhorse

No More Workhorse finds in More Than Conquerors' debut album a fusion of bone crunching, thunderous guitars, pounding drums and catchy vocals.

Thrash Hits Give More Than Conquerors Debut Album A Sterling Review

"Platt turns out to be something of a reluctant star in the making."

Axis Of & More Than Conquerors Feature In Far Out's Northern Ireland Report

"There’s plenty going on in Northern Ireland at the minute... there are a number of bands rising up through the ranks and making a splash here in the UK."

Chordblossom Give More Than Conquerors Debut Album 9/10

"‘Everything I’ve Learnt’ is an album of self expression and journey in the face of adversity... It has the potential to create a big arena atmosphere... Hits you right in the chest with layer after layer of hard-hitting rock."

More Than Conquerors New Single Features In The Thrash Hits Cloudcast

The newest single from More Than Conquerors, 'Pits of Old', was handpicked by The Thrash Hits for their #011 cloudcast.

The Thin Air Interview More Than Conquerors About Their Debut Album

"Play every show like it’s your last. We’re going to keep playing as hard as we can in as many new places as we can and hope people join in along the way."

Stereoboard Review More Than Conquerors Debut Album

"It is just what the British music scene and its followers have been waiting for."

Gigape Goes Bananas For More Than Conquerors Everything I've Learnt

'More Than Conquerors' have learnt well, putting together an accomplished and polished record that could potentially see them propelled towards the rock mainstream. An excellent album, this isn't going to be the last you've heard of 'More Than Conquerors'.

Glasswerk Magazine Is Surprised By Debut Album From More Than Conquerors

'More Than Conquerors' show more maturity and promise in this album than many bands who've been around for years.

More Than Conquerors' Everything I've Learnt Features In Weekend Sport

This band is surely destined for greatness