Kickstart event for new young talent

Music platform, Chordblossom, has launched the annual Kickstart competition for 2015.

Previous winners of the competition include SOAK, who is now signed to Rough Trade, Those Ghosts, who have just released their debut EP, ‘Delays’ and In An Instant, who have released their debut EP.

Aimed at giving Northern Irish artists the chance to Kickstart their year, the prizes include a single recording, music video and a slot at a local music festival to name just a few.

Kickstart is open to any musicians or bands from Northern Ireland interested in pushing themselves in 2015. All genres and ages are welcome, the only restrictions are that you are originally from Northern Ireland and have not released a full length album.

Once all the entries are received, the Chordblossom team will decide who will initially be shortlisted.

These short-listed acts will be subject to a public vote to decide the final four musicians in contention. These final acts will perform at a showcase gig in The Bar With No Name after which a collection of local music industry experts will decide the winner of Kickstart 2015.

Editor of Chordblossom, Robert Brown, said: “Yet again we’re delighted and extremely grateful that a host of great organisations are willing to join us in nurturing and developing the wonderful talent we have in Northern Ireland.”