Sigrid, Michael Kiwanuka, Songhoy Blues and Torres are among the 34 names added to Iceland Airwaves this year in Reykjavík.

Taking place from 1st – 5th November 2017, in Iceland this year, it’ll also expand to the Northern Icelandic city of Akureyri for the first time.

Fleet Foxes will play two special shows during the festival too and the the current Icelandic Minister of Health, Óttarr Proppé is in one of the bands just added – HAM.

  • Alvia Islandia
  • Án
  • Andartak
  • ANWIYCTi (HK)
  • Bistro Boy
  • Bonzai (UK)
  • Cold
  • Deep Throat Choir (UK)
  • GDJYB (HK)
  • Gordi (AU)
  • For a Minor Reflection
  • Futuregrapher
  • HAM
  • Mikko Joensuu (FI)
  • Michael Kiwanuka (UK)
  • Frank Murder
  • Octal Industries
  • Ohm
  • Oðinn
  • Ozy -DJ set
  • Púlsvídd
  • Röskva
  • Sigrid (NO)
  • SiGRÚN
  • Songhoy Blues (ML)
  • Subminimal
  • Tappi Tíkarrass
  • Thor
  • Torres (US)
  • Une Misère
  • Vagabon (US)
  • Vector
  • Yagya
  • Nilüfer Yanya (UK)

Previously announced:
Arab Strap / Ásgeir / Sturla Atlas / Auður / aYia / Be Charlotte / Between Mountains / Soffía Björg / Billy Bragg / Childhood / Benjamin Clementine / Cyber / Halldór Eldjárn / Exos / Fleet Foxes / Emmsje Gauti / GKR / ГШ/Glintshake / Glowie / Gróa / Gurr / Aldous Harding / Hatari / Hildur / Hórmónar / Hugar / Alexander Jarl / JFDR / Jo Goes Hunting / Gunnar Jónsson Collider / Káryyn / KÁ-AKÁ / Kontinuum / Korter í Flog / Lonely Parade/ Ljósvaki / Ama Lou / Mahalia / Mammút / Kælan Mikla / Milkywhale / Daniel OG / Omotrack / Kelly Lee Owens / Phlegm / Lido Pimienta / Pink Street Boys / RuGl / Shame / Stefflon Don / Sycamore Tree / Tófa / Emiliana Torrini & The Colorist / Xylouris White / Guðrún Ýr

Tickets are available priced £173 + fees.

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Posted on June 6th, 2017

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The Nialler9 radio show airs live every Thursday night from 10pm to Midnight on 105.2FM TXFM. TXFM will close some time this year but the show continues until further notice. Like this website, it’s a new music show featuring myself presenting my favourite tunes.

Listen: Part One | Part Two.


Part One

  1. Imarhan – Imarhan
  2. Lil Silva – Lines
  3. Funeral Suits –  Tree of Life
  4. A. K. Paul – Landcruisin’
  5. M83 – Go! (feat. Mai Lan)
  6. Pumarosa – Cecile
  7. Katharine Philippa – Bieber
  8. Cassius – Go  Up (feat. Cat Power & Pharrell Williams)
  9. Rusangano Family –  Lights On
  10. Chairlift – Ch-Ching
  11. DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall
  12. Tourist – Run

Part Two

  1. Plutonic Dust – Bright Lights
  2. Mura Masa – What If I Go?
  3. Isaac Tichauer – Higher Level (Bicep Remix)
  4. SBTRKT – Ready Or Not
  5. Solar Bears  – Gravity Calling
  6. Michael Kiwanuka – Black Man In A White World
  7. Kendrick Lamar –  untitled 08 l 09.06.2014.
  8. Bibio – Raxeira
  9. sir Was –  Falcon
  10. Jessy Lanza  – vv violence
  11. Leon Vynehall  – Blush
  12. Moon Runner – Interactive Track
  13. Gold Panda – In My Car
  14. Bad Bones – Lang
  15. Liima – America

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on April 8th, 2016

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Michael Kiwanuka returned last week with some new music with a different slant ‘Black Man In A White World’. It’s from his second album Love & Hate, produced by Danger Mouse and young British producer Inflo, due on May 27th.

Today, Kiwanuka has been announced for Belfast and Dublin shows as part of his UK & Ireland tour in October.

The dates are:

The Limelight 2, Belfast
Friday 14th October 2016
Doors 7pm *EARLY SHOW*
Tickets £15 + Booking Fee
18+ Only

The Academy, Dublin
Saturday 15th October
Tickets €22.00+

Tickets go on sale Friday, 8th April at 9am from Ticketmaster.ie and outlets Nationwide.

Posted on April 4th, 2016

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The Great Escape, the new music industry-focused event in Brighton that takes place in May 19-21st has announced 100 bands of its 450 to play the festival.

Additions include:

Michael Kiwanuka, Inheaven, St Lucia, Songhoy Blues, Fatoumata Diawara, Blossoms, The Big Moon, Bleached (pictured), Iglooghost, Lady Leshurr, Band Of Skulls, Mabel (daughter of Neneh Cherry), Little Hours, Postaal, Mumdance, Yorkston Thorne Khan, Chastity Belt, Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic Vhs?, Diet Cig, Postiljonen and more.

Oh Wonder, Shura, Mura Masa, Saint Sister and more were previously announced in December.

Full list:

A J Tracey / Actor / Alec Benjamin / Alice Phoebe Lou / Anna Meredith / Anna Of The North / Anteros / Anthonie Tonnon / Ariana & The Rose / Astrid S / Avelino / Babe / Band Of Skulls / Banners / Beaty Heart / Black Peaches / Bleached / Blossoms / Bo Rocha / Callum Beattie / Cameron Ag / Catholic Action / Causes / Chastity / Chastity Belt / Cigarettes After Sex / Coves / D Double E / Dead! / Depresno / Diet Cig / Dolores Haze / Dreller / Egyptian Blue / Elf Kid / Elifantree / Fatoumata Diawara / Frisco / George Taylor / Georgie / Grumble Bee / Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic Vhs? / Her / Iglooghost / Inheaven / Jacob Collier / Jain / James Canty / Jammz / Joseph J. Jones / Jr Green / Kate Jackson And The Wrong Moves / Khruangbin / Kiko Bun / K-X-P / Lady Leshurr / Lewis Del Mar / Little Hours / Logan Sama / Lusts / Mabel / Mai Kino / Makeness / Man & The Echo / Matthew Logan Vasquez / Michael Kiwanuka / Mossy / Mumdance / Muncie Girls / Nadia Reid / Nadia Rose / Ouzo Bazooka / Pink Oculus / Postaal / Postiljonen / Rømans / Royce Wood Junior / Ruth Koleva / Ry X / Samm Henshaw / Shannon & The Clams / Songhoy Blues / Søren Juul / Spring King / St Lucia / Stephanie Rainey / Sudakistan / Teleman / Ten Fé / The Big Moon / The Prettiots / Tim Vantol / Transviolet / Type Two Error / Uniiqu3 / Viola Beach / Vitamin / Wesley Gonzalez / William Singe / Willie J Healey / Yorkston Thorne Khan / Youth Club /

The 10 best bands I saw at The Great Escape 2015

http://nialler9.com/10-best-bands-great-escape/

Posted on January 27th, 2016

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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?”. Kicking off today and running into next week, musicians, bloggers, record shop owners, journalists, bookers and radio presenters will be answering that question.

By the end of next week, we’ll have a ton of music recommendations featuring the best new bands from around the world for all to discover, especially if you don’t read music blogs regularly.

First up: Will Abramson from the awesome live video site Yours Truly which has introduced a slew of great new artists to me like Caveman, Morning Benders, How To Dress Well and has captured many more. Here are his five essential new artists of 2011:
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Posted on November 28th, 2011

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You may have noticed how Irish film-makers have produced brilliant video work of late. The likes of Myles O’Reilly, Stephen Mogerley, Fergal Brennan, Tiny Ark, Greg Corcoran and more have all been featured here recently and I wrote a piece about them for Day And Night.

Also of interest:

Band of Blogs: Jai Paul, Odd Future, Michael Kiwanuka & EMA

Watch a montage of popstars falling down onstage & other links of the week

Nicolas Cage As Everyone, A Blog About Crisps & eh.. The Daily Cramp

A dance routine to blow you away: Lil Buck with Yo-Yo Ma

Also, I’m loving Twin Shadow’s new direction

Posted on April 29th, 2011

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Michael Kiwanuka is a 23 year-old soulful Londoner who has been supporting Adele on tour of late and just happens to sound like Bill Withers (and has covered him too). ‘Tell Me A Tale’ was produced by Paul Butler of The Bees, a band who know a thing or two about perfecting vintage sounds.

Kiwanuka’s debut EP is released through Communion in June. We could be looking at a new star here.

Tell Me A Tale by MichaelKiwanuka

Watch Kiwanuka perform live…»

Posted on April 25th, 2011

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