The most essential tracks of the last week handpicked by the Nialler9 team. Subscribe to the weekly Spotify playlist (1.2k subscribers) or the daily playlist (4.9k subscribers).

1.

Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz and Saudi – ‘X’

“Are you on ten yet?,” Kendrick asks on this Black Panther soundtrack highlight, goading and amping up his fellow MCs Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz and Saudi until they are at full hype and Schoolboy drops the line ‘Not even Kendrick can humble me’. It’s one of many highlights from the soundtrack curated by Kendrick that is way better than it has any right to be.


2.

Half Waif – Keep it Out

Massachusetts-born Irish/Swiss singer-songwriter Nandi Rose Plunkett or Half Waif will be releasing her new album Lavender on April 27th. ‘Keep it Out’ is about “the evolution of the self in a relationship: the maintenance of autonomy in the midst of a process of coupling, ageing, and decay.” –

The video was directed by Celina Carney and choreographed by 2nd Best Dance Company. She supports Iron & Wine in the Helix this Valentine’s Night in Dublin.


3.

Wajeed – Earth

Detroit producer and founder of on his own label Dirt Teck Reck records Wajeed has been releasing music since 2000. His latest Mother EP will be out on March 16th sees him make his debut on Planet E Communications. ‘Earth’ from the new EP has some upbeat Floating Points-esque jazz vibes and is certainly a floor-filling grove.


4.

Brame and Hamo – Roy Keane

Sligo producers Brame & Hamo bounced back on the music scene with their first release in two years last December, three track Trants EP. Now the duo are back again just two months later with new EP Club Orange on their self-titled label. First track ‘Roy Keane’ is a funky, upbeat and melodically joyous track that will make you do exactly what its lyrics suggest you do and something you can’t imagine Roy Keane doing… dance. The full EP is out on February 19th.


5.

U.S. Girls – Rosebud

American-Canadian musician Meghan Remy records and produces music under art-pop project U.S. Girls. ‘Rosebud’ is the first track from her forthcoming album In a Poem Unlimited that features soothing high tone vocals from Megan on a low key dance production track with an intertwined violin riff throughout. Reminscent of the Italians Do It Better compilations.


6.

Iceage – ‘Catch It’

Iceage are a four-piece band from Copenhagen, Denmark signed to Matador Records that make punk-rock of a darker tone than most. ‘Catch It’ is the band’s first release in four years which features a poetic lyrical delivery from lead singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt in his typical dingy fashion, chopped up with a contrasting guitar solo for added reflection.


Posted on February 13th, 2018

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Camden Crawl Dublin
Camden Crawl Dublin

Last week curators got together and picked the lineups for each of their venues over the weekend (see On The Record vs. Nialler9’s London lineup – Charli XCX, Willy Moon, Cymbals & Disclosure) and this week, Camden Crawl Dublin is announcing those names that have been added to the Dublin event on May 11th and 12th for the 15 total venues its taking over that weekend. Look out for future announcements of my gig in The Grand Social on the Friday with four bands from below’s lineup.

New names added to the existing lineup:

Ghostpoet, Mystery Jets, Gaz Coombes, And So I Watch You From Afar, Jape, Rubberbandits, We Are Scientists, Alpines, Bastille, Dels, Dam Mantle, Sertone, Kwes, Iceage, My Best Fiend, Trophy Wife, Little Xs For Eyes, Sway, Dutch Uncles, Angkorwat, Wounds, Girls Names, Blacklisters, Duke Special and more.

See the full breakdown per day below. Tickets are €25 per day plus fees or €40 for a weekend ticket plus fees. Very reasonable I think.
Full breakdown…→

Posted on March 13th, 2012

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Two years ago, I ran a series of guest posts from people involved in Irish music featuring their top 5 Irish acts at that moment. This time around, I thought I’d shift the focus to international and ask a similar question – “Who are your top 5 new artists of 2011?”. Musicians, bloggers, record shop owners, journalists, bookers and radio presenters will all be answering that question.

Gib Cassidy is the proprietor behind Elastic Witch, Dublin’s newest independent record shop and hang out space based in Twisted Pepper on Abbey Street. He’s also the drummer in Logikparty, is one of the friendliest people in Dublin and well-reknowned for his great hair. You can browse Gib’s catalogue of vinyl, CDs and cassette here if you’re not based in Dublin. Do try and pop in though. Gib will order in vinyl for you no problem. Here are his top 5 new artists of 2011:

Read Gib’s top 5 new artists of 2011…»

Posted on December 10th, 2011

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