Nialler9 Podcast #39:

In which I invent a new word, Aoife and I talk about Azealia Banks (that’s her above drawn by 400 Facts), why Grimes reminds me of Opus III, why Chairlift are great, Twitter fights with Zomby, Icelandic intentions and pronunciations, a load of brilliant Irish electronica and some Shangaan electro.

Azealia Banks Artwork by 400 FactsWallpaper.
Presenter: Aoife Mc of Right Click Radio 2XM and food blogger as I Can Has Cook?.

MP3: Nialler9 Podcast #39

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Posted on February 8th, 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.

Gugai is the main man and promoter in Roisin Dubh in Galway and one of the best sources for new music in Ireland. He’s on the ball so to speak. Upcoming gigs in the Roisin include Strange Brew Christmas Party with Le Galaxie, Adultrock, Elaine Mai & It Was All A Little Bit Black & White and New Year’s Eve with ASIWYFA, Toby Kaar, Daithi and Sleep Thieves. In January, there’ll be a week of gigs Once Upon A Time In The West #2 – with Grandmaster Flash, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, Abandoman and more. Here are his top 5 new acts of 2011:

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

Posted on December 8th, 2011

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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.

Alan Reilly is the man behind the new music Tumblr Bitzl R which takes a look at new worldwide artists. There’s always things on there I’ve never heard of before. Reilly is also a co-editor alongside myself at State.ie. Here are his five essential new artists of 2011:

Read Bitzl R’s top 5 artists of 2011…»

Posted on December 5th, 2011

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The best of new album streams this week in A-Z form.

The Ambience Affair – Burials
Body Language – Social Studies
Civil Civic – Rules
The Golden Filter – Syndromes
M83 – Hurry Up We’re Dreaming (alt stream)
Marketa Irglova – Anar
Mayer Hawthorne – How Do You Do
My Brightest Diamond – All Things Will Unwind
New Look – New Look
Real Estate – Days
Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire
Still Corners – Creatures Of An Hour

Previously:
Listen to new albums from Bjork, Feist, Death in Vegas, Plaid, The Field, Future Islands, Wilco, Jeffrey Lewis & loads more

Streams from DJ Shadow, Dum Dum Girls, DRC Music, Boom Bip, Zola Jesus, Spank Rock & more.

Plenty more in the Streams category.

Posted on October 11th, 2011

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Canadian married couple New Look (Sarah Ruba and Adam Pavao) dropped this exceedingly superb cover of Janet Jackson’s ‘He Doesn’t Even Know That I’m Alive’ a few days ago. Original New Look tunes are on Soundcloud and below. I’m looking forward to hearing their K7! debut album. The Guardian’s New Band Of The Day has an intro on them.

Download: Janet – New Look

New Look – Nap On the Bow by New Look

New Look – The Ballad by New Look


New Look – Numbers by New Look

Posted on October 3rd, 2011

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