Bluetree- Worship and Justice

Over the years Bluetree have gone through a few changes. But several things have remained constant throughout. Firstly leader singer Aaron Boyd’s distinctive Northern Irish voice has given Bluetree their characteristic sound. And secondly at the heart of everything they do has been a theme that is captured in the title of this new album…

Rend Collective Gig Review

Last Thursday night I was at the Mandela Hall in Belfast for the first of two sold out gigs by local band Rend Collective. The Mandela Hall has a capacity of 1000 people, and to sell it out twice was an impressive feat for a Christian band, as many of the secular bands that play…

Scott Stapp (Creed) tours Europe

Grammy and Dove-Award winning artist Scott Stapp launched his “Proof of Life” tour last month, opening each set with his first No. 1 Christian radio hit, “Slow Suicide,” from Proof of Life, his second solo album that was released on Wind-up Records Nov. 5, 2013.  Receiving critical acclaim for the tour, Stapp is taking his fans on a journey through…

All Sons & Daughters Tornado Fundraiser EP

Responding to the devastating F5 tornado that raged through Moore, Oklahoma this week causing significant loss of life and property worship duo All Sons & Daughters have launched a fundraiser EP and are donating all proceeds from their Songs for Oklahoma EP that is available now through Noisetrade.com.   Featuring the songs “Give Me Jesus,” “Reason To Sing” and “Your…

Free MP3 download: Shai Linne -Exalted

I don’t know about you, but I like free music. So I thought you might like a free single from American Christian hip-hop artist Shai Linne, from his upcoming album “Lyrical Theology Part 1” (out April 9th). Lyrical Theology is going to feature a hip-hop style exposition of core teachings of the Christian faith and…

Interview: Rend Collective Experiment

This week saw the launch of the latest album from Northern Ireland’s very own Rend Collective Experiment, Campfire, and singer Chris from the band took some time recently to chat to me about what you can expect from the album, what it has been like over the past year touring across America, what happened when…

#christianmusicthatdoesntsuck

There is a lot of music out there that as Christians we shouldn’t be filling our minds with – Philippians 4:8 tells us to “fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Which rules out a…

John Mayer – Mean Bastard

Over the summer while I was working at Beaver Cross Camp there was a daily session of Christian teaching for the campers led by a minister, Father Tyler. Father Tyler isn’t your typical boring, grey haired, slightly out of touch stereotypical minister. He is a sport fanatic with the best baseball hit I have ever…

This little light

You probably know the classic kids chorus “This little light of mine”. Maybe right now you are singing along in your head “I’m going to let it shine…”. But unless you have a pretty strange musical taste it probably wouldn’t rate too highly on your top songs list. Because while the message of the song,…