Friday, 27 March 2015

Denzil A.K.A - Bleak Times Gone

May I be so bold as to sharing my other half's latest song with you. Smout, who hails from Larne, Northern Ireland writes and performs most of the work himself, with occasional guest appearances. Let the sound of Denzil A.K.A fill your ears like a warm rhubarb tart and leave your feet at a nice temperature. Just right.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

2014 Northern Ireland Music Prize with Legends Therapy? & Winner Robyn G Shiels

15/11/14 Mandela Hall, Belfast.

Twelve albums were shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Music Prize 2014. The winner was announced at this special awards night at the Mandela Hall....Robyn G Shiels!

The shortlist:

Alana Henderson – Windfall

Ed Zealous – Wired 

Little Matador – Little Matador 

Malibu Shark Attack - Malibu Shark Attack

Mojo Fury – The Difference Between

More Than Conquerors - Everything I've Learnt

Rams Pocket Radio – Béton 

Robyn G Shiels – The Blood Of The Innocents 

Slomatics – Estron

Sullivan and Gold – For Foes

VerseChorusVerse – VerseChorusVerse

Wonder Villains – Rocky

The NI Music Prize event is produced by the Oh Yeah music centre and supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

The NI Music Prize ended with a special presentation to the band Therapy?, who formed in 1989, this marks their 25 year anniversary. They were presented with an Oh Yeah Legend Award for their achievements.

The band performed their 1994 ‘Troublegum’ album with a few encores, ending with the classic 'Potato Junkie'

Honestly the best night I've had in a long time, great atmosphere. Thanks to Therapy? for letting me access the VIP area.

Monday, 6 October 2014


"A few months ago we put out an open call to bands from all over the world to submit music for our subscription series.  We hand picked them all and I hope you guys enjoy them as much as we do!
Today we have some sweet ass stoner/alternative or whatever you wanna call it all the way from Larne, UK.  Denzil A.K.A. is apparently one dude that goes by Smout.  He writes and performs everything minus the drums.  This stuff is really spacey and has one of the best bass tones.  Also, Smout’s vocals are haunting to say the least.  He apparently played in the band K.C. and the Moonshine band as well?  This guy seems awesome.
Denzil A.K.A. released their first EP late last year and hopefully will be hitting the road soon?
If you like what you hear, you can download the tracks below and head on over to their bandcamp/website if you want the whole shebang!"