Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This week’s additions include new songs from below plus Hare Squead, Grace Lightman, Hannah Peel, Tricky, Wyes Blood and more. Follow the playlist here.

This is only a selection of new music – dig into more.

Check out the Songs of the week Soundcloud & Spotify playlists.


1.

D.D. Dumbo – ‘Walrus’

In the glut of new releases in the past two weeks, Australian musician D.D. Dumbo’s newest on 4AD, may have been overlooked but the album is a weighted mix of African guitar blues, folk and pop music. He also sings a bit like Sting, but you know, in a good way. ‘Walrus’ is the bright album opener.


2.

808 State – ‘In Your Face’ (Bicep remix)

Released over a month ago, Belfast boys Bicep do it once more. This time they update 808 State’s 1991 banger ‘In Your Face’ for 2016 in their own detailed style without losing the original’s impact. This tune featured in our new podcast Loose Joints.


3.

Katie Kim – ‘Ghosts’

Waterford-born Katie Sullivan moves into new territory with her third album Salt released today (Irish Times Irish album of the week). While Katie was always an artist who was interested in the alternative and ambient, who brought a touch of the otherworldly to her songs, even if they were stripped back to their essentials, Salt finds her sonic world sunken deeper into the mire.

An immediate highlight is the skyscraping spectral percussion of opening song ‘Ghosts’.


4.

POLIÇA — Kind (Boys Noize Remix)

This Boys Noize remix of Poliça’s ‘Kind’ is totally my buzz.

The original features on the band’s United Crushers LP but just came out alongside remixes by Task Force and Fog on a new EP.

Of the remix, Boys Noize says he was inspired by the vocal to go “90s vogue house.”

“I ended up going for this 90s Vogue House-inspired dub mix because I just wanted to hear [the lyric] ‘fever high, fever high’ in the club.”

It is, a banger.

Poliça are on tour and play Dublin this Saturday night.

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5.

Jens Kuross – ‘We Will Run’

Recent new artist of the week Jens Kuross, the Idaho-born musician making “brittle piano balladry with emotive results” has a new EP coming on the Aesop label.

‘We Will Run’ follows that template tumbling into some Radiohead-esque arrangements, but unlike that band, the song has an uplifting chorus.

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6.

Michael Mayer and Joe Goddard – ‘For You’

German producer Michael Mayer has a new album the influential !K7 Records label called &. As the title suggests collaborations are at the heart of his third album, and guests include Hauschka, Roman Flügel, Miss Kittin, Prins Thomas, Barnt and Kölsch.

The result is a mix of “hypnotic minimal house, soft trance, indie tech-house and twisted disco.”

His first single, with Barnt, ‘Und Da Stehen Fremde Menschen’ is German and tough while the second single ‘For You’ featuring Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard is decidedly more mellow. It’s a love story really.

The album is out October 28th.

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7.

Mount Alaska – ‘Sine, Cosine, Tangent’

Mount Alaska (Twitter) is a new project from former Halfset members Stephen Shannon and Cillian McDonnell.

Since the band disbanded Shannon has been working as a producer at Experimental Audio studio and composing film scores while McDonnell among other things, started the label Music/is/for/losers.

Now, the duo have returned to making music together under the name Mount Alaska.

‘Sine, Cosine, Tangent’ is our first listen to the outcome of their creative pursuit, a wavey experimental electronic instrumental to be released on Language Records on Monday, November 7th 2016. A second single featuring The Gloaming’s Iarla Ó’Lionáird is due in January.

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  • Posted on October 14th, 2016

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    Loose Joints is new podcast hosted by Nialler9 and Sally Cinnamon talking to people about the music they love: old and new.

    In our second episode (see episode one), we are joined by booze enthusiast Oisin Davis of Great Irish Beverages (incorporating Irish Cocktail Fest, Irish Whiskey Fest and Irish Gin & Tonic Fest) and the creator of Poacher’s Tonic.

    We talk about Oisin’s New Jersey upbringing, grown men crying over beautiful songs stuck in traffic, what it’s like to support Grandmaster Flash, the beauty of a basso profundo voice – the lowest you can get, a Hard Working Class Heroes highlight, the tune Oisin would like his kids to associate with him and a couple of Belfast bangers.

    Subscribe in iTunes.

    Also available in Stitcher, Pocket Casts and TuneIn.

    Download: Loose Joints Podcast #2: Oisin Davis (103MB, 1hr 46mins)

    Tracklisting

    1. Yves Tumor – Role in Creation (Sally)
    2. James Vincent McMorrow – Rising Water (Oisin)
    3. Solange – Junie (Niall)
    4. What tune or band takes you back to your youth the most?
      Grandmaster Flash – The Message (Oisin)
    5. A tune that inspires you most?
      St Petersburg Male Choir – A prayer For The Dead (Oisin)
    6. Paul Robeson – Danny Boy (Oisin)
    7. Pional feat Empress Of – The Way That You Like (Sally)
    8. Favourite Irish song:
      Breda Mayock – If Your Heart Belonged To Me by (Oisin)
    9. Favourite Irish album:
      Headgear – Singing In The Drain, Headgear (Oisin)
    10. Le Boom – What They Do (Niall)
    11. Tune you’d like your kids to associate with you:
      The Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald – Making Believe (Oisin)
    12. 808 State – In Your Face (Bicep remix) (Niall)
    13. LOR – Moon (Sally)
    14. Bat for Lashes – Joe’s Dream (Oisin)

    Special thanks to Sean Corcoran for facilitating recording.

    Posted on October 12th, 2016

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