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1. Glass Animals

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Sunday, Body & Soul main stage, 10:30pm

One of my favourite new bands of the year. I first encountered the Oxford band at SXSW and they were an impressive live act. Since then, their ZABA album has established them as purveyors of quality ambient indie R&B.

More reading: Album review: ZABA.


2. FKA Twigs

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Hypnotic and hyper-visual electronic R&B music made by Londoner Tahliah Barnett, a dancer and young ambitious artist. Her debut album LP1 is an intimate, lustful and personal portrait and live, she picks up a microphone like few others.

More reading: Album of the week post.


3. Jungle

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Sunday.

Nostalgically-charged sunshine soul from two English dudes. ‘Busy Earnin’ is one of the songs of the year, obviously.


4. I Have A Tribe

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Sunday, Body & Soul main stage, 7:15pm

A member of other bands including Slow Skies, Patrick O’Laoghaire’s debut solo EP showcases an artist at home between balladeering and experimental sounds who has the song always in mind.


5. Kaytranada

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Saturday.

One of the most prolific and promising electronic producers around, his remixes for AlunaGeorge, Disclosure and Janet Jackson are certified funky floorfillers and his original material shows off a finger-snapping, head-nodding R&B and hip-hop influence. He’s recently signed to XL too.

More reading: Download a ZIP file of Kaytranada originals, remixes and edits.

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Posted on August 26th, 2014

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In which Aoife and I play a plethora of amazing tunes from the last few months, remind ourselves why Purity Ring is a weird band name, why bands need to stop releasing demos as finished tracks, take a brief exploration into ’80s fanzine-assisted electronica, and inadvertently insult loads of people throughout the podcast. Oops. Enjoy.

MP3: Nialler9 Podcast #40

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Posted on June 17th, 2012

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Every Friday I write a column about internet-related things for Irish Independent’s Day & Night. Every week, I pick out four great music picks from the best of the music blogosphere. Follow Day & Night on Twitter or Facebook. It’s out today in print.

Also this week, see the best of SXSW downloads.

Mirel Wagner

Ethiopian born Finland raised singer songwriter Wagner sounds like she was influenced by mean and moody singers like Nick Cave. This is stark fingerpicking night-time music for dark hearts.

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Posted on March 16th, 2012

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