Recommended Albums & Releases


Mean Love

A balmy global album #3 from the indie-related New York/Sudanese musician.


Diamond Dagger
Estate Crudele

Damien Lynch is back with another collection of fine retro electro.


The Bug
Angels & Devils

Dancehall atmospherics and agitation in two parts.


The Derevolutions

Surf / indie / pop / rap / psychedelic / garage / bright

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Joe Goddard
Endless Love EP

The Hot Chip man's solo material keeps growing in club music stature.


FKA Twigs

The seven stages of FKA twigs: An intimate and uneasy portrait of a real human.


Sleep Thieves
You Want The Night

Review: The Dublin band's second album is a band rejuvenated by new possibilities.



Listen to the Donegal artist's dream synth shoegaze pop debut.


N.O.M.A. mixtape

A mixtape of material that won't appear on next month's album.


Adebisi Shank
This Is The Third Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank

The whizz-bang of flag waving exuberance is now on Spotify.


Shabazz Palaces
Lese Majesty

A cosmic sonic ride to the far side.


I Heart The Monster Hero
Rhythm & Pals

A frantic lo-fi pop-soaked mark on the Irish indie scene.

Features & Premieres


Premiere: Listen to Cove’s new EP – Vespers

Digital instruments and electronic music collide in a guitar and falsetto haze.

A couple of weeks ago, I premiered the video for ‘Love And Work’, the new song from Cove, “a shimmering digital falsetto-laden electronic rock track”. Today, the EP is with us and among the release’s five tracks are ‘Sylvia’ a potent electronic track with bleeps, beeps, digital percussion, guitars and stunted synths that reminds me… Read more »


Culture Night 2014 music highlights

A guide to the music events in Dublin and beyond on Friday's annual cultural night out.

The annual Culture Night where buildings, museums, galleries and more open their doors to the public for the night is happening this Friday night. Here’s a roundup of all the recommended musical events happening. Free unless stated otherwise.  Full programmes.  iPhone and Android apps are also available. Dublin Culture Night Concert with RTÉ Concert Orchestra / Sinead White / We Cut… Read more »


Mercury Prize Albums of the Year shortlist & Spotify playlist

Listen to all 12 nominated albums.

The 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ were announced last night. Nominated albums must be submitted in advance to the prize so if you’re favourite album isn’t there, that might be the reason. Mercury Prize shortlist 2014 Anna Calvi – One Breath Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow Damon Albarn… Read more »

Upcoming Nialler9 Events

Friday September 26

Nialler9 presents Minimum Maximum

Block-T, Smithfield

A secret lineup BYOB show with 3 great Irish bands.

More info

Latest Radio Show


Listen to last night’s TXFM show

Clu join me live in the studio and there's new music from The 2 Bears, Fly lo, SBTRKT, TV On The Radio and more.

The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour. For the first time, I had guests on the show last night. Clu… Read more »