German musician and composer Nils Frahm  will play National Concert Hall’s Perspective Series next year onMonday 26 February 2018.

Frahm’s All Melody World Tour will cost €30 +fees and tickets available this Friday June 23 at 10am NCH Tel: 01 417 00 00 or

Just last week, Quinton Campbell dropped an edit of a Nils Frahm track.

NOther concerts as part of the NCH Perspective Series 2017/2018 in include Kamasi Washington, 29th June, Kristin Hersh, 23rd July, Magentic Fields: 50 Song Memoir 28th and 29th August, leader of David Bowie’s Blackstar band, saxophonist Donny McCaslin and his band, 23rd and 24thOctober 2017, In My Mind Thelonious Monk at Town Hall 1959, 2nd November, An Evening with Pat Metheny, 13th November 8pm, Brad Mehldau Trio, 8th May and Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI and invited musicians from Syria, Israel, Turkey, Morocco, Greece and Aremenia Homage to Syria Orient-Occident, 28th June 2018.


Posted on June 20th, 2017



Quinton Campbell is one of the more interesting and talented dancefloor producers to have emerged from the Dublin scene of late.

For me, it began with ‘FM Patterns’, a nine-minute bleeping synth track that set him part from the pack and ended up on my Irish songs of the year list.

A winner of 2016’s AVA Emerging Producer Award, Campbell has made two edits for his DJ sets that he’s sharing here. The first is a beefier version of Nils Frahm’s ‘Say’ which kicks and builds in a way the original does not. Secondly, there’s his take on the percussive sensual house track by Entro Senestre ‘Rosegold’.

Get them both below.

Next up for Campbell is Antics 2nd Birthday in Maynooth this weekend and then Kahuna in Louth.

Posted on June 16th, 2017


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Nils Frahm is the latest collaborator on DJ Shadow’s upcoming The Mountain Will Fall album to get a public preview after last month’s excellent Run The Jewels tune.

‘Bergschrund’ features the Berlin-based musician, composer and producer Frahm going to town with Shadow on some percussive rhythms and synths as opposed to the piano music he’s known for.

“Nils Frahm is an insanely smart composer. He created a sinewy, gated vintage synth line which I then expanded upon, hopefully to complimentary effect. Our track is called ‘Bergschrund,’ an obscure German word for a particular type of crevasse, or ice cliff, usually found on mountains at very high elevations.”

Other guests on the album include Matthew Halsall, Ernie Fresh and Bleep Boop. It’s out June 24th on Mass Appeal.


1. The Mountain Will Fall
2. Nobody Speak feat. Run The Jewels
3. Three Ralphs
4. Bergschrund feat. Nils Frahm
5. The Sideshow feat. Ernie Fresh
6. Depth Charge
7. Mambo
8. Ashes To Oceans feat. Matthew Halsall
9. Pitter Patter feat. G Jones & Bleep Bloop
10. California
11. Ghost Town
12. Suicide Pact
13. Swerve (iTunes Bonus Track)

Posted on June 8th, 2016


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Nils Frahm will release a book featuring 11 pieces of sheet music on June 29th. Sheets Zwei will include photos and art by Nils’ dad Klaus Frahm (a series called Fragments shot in Portugal) along with instructions and diagrams on how to create Nils’ signature sound ‘Una Corda’.

Sheets Zwei is published by Manners McDade, distributed by Faber Music and includes a download of music transcribed in the book, from Erased Tapes Records.

Tracks in the Sheets Zwei include: Me, Hammers, Circling, La, Ode, You, Re, Wall, Sol, Went Missing and Some.

Here is ‘Ode’:

Pre Order for £60 Tuesday 31st May from Faber Music.

“As already mentioned in the first edition of this ongoing series of ‘Sheets’, I never had a real talent for sight-reading. My piano teachers were always troubled by my refusal to stick to the notes displaying what sounded and felt indescribable to me. I consider this experience as a good start to write your own sheet music. In any case, we tried to make your sight-reading experience as nice as possible. You could, for example, just have a look at my father’s photography while meditating on the many changes of tempo in my music. Even easier, you could start writing your own piece on some of the blank pages at the end of the book or learn how to transform your piano into an Una Corda piano. Whatever comes to your mind, I hope this book will accompany you and your loved ones for a long time.” – Nils Frahm

Posted on May 26th, 2016



I spend most of my day listening to music of all tempos and styles, so when I get close to the night, and bed is calling, I rarely put on music. I used to fall asleep with headphones in my ears but those times are gone and sleep is more precious. Occasionally, my head will be buzzing too much with work and plans that I can’t relax. Music can help then.

Here’s a 3-hour Spotify playlist featuring music for such an occasion, for sleep-inducing, quiet times, for background noise, for night-marches into a deep consciousness or whatever you’re having your self.

It features music, ambient, atmospheric and minimal from Aphex Twin, M83, Brian Eno, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Jon Hopkins, Ebauche, Burial, John Foxx, Julianna Barwick, Tangerine Dream, Air, Stars Of The Lid, Boards Of Canada, Harold Budd, Laraaji, Arca, Nils Frahm and more. It will be updated again in future so subscribe. In the meantime, press shuffle and drift off when appropriate.

Next up on the themed playlists? Halloween, Running, morning time or something else? Let me know.

Listen to the ambient playlist

Nialler9 on Spotify.

Posted on October 22nd, 2015


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How to enter ticket comps – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number (for late contact) in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw closes at 6pm the day before the gig or Friday 1pm latest for weekend gigs.

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  • Beck, Johnny Greenwood @ Royal Hospital Kilmainham (€57.50)
    [indie/rock] New song from Beck  / The Radiohead man is joined by an Orchestra.
  • Nils Frahm @ National Concert Hall (SOLD OUT)
    [Neoclassical] Berlin based composer and pianist
  • A Night For Ray @ The Sugar Club (€25)
    [Leukaemia fundraiser] Ham Sandwich, Booka Brass, Mongoose, Foil, Arms and Hog plus Kevin McGahern and a special Bosco appearance

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Posted on June 16th, 2015

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Father John Misty is coming back to play Whelan’s in 2015, courtesy of Harmonic presents, for a show in Whelan’s on Sunday February 22nd. Tickets are €20 plus fee on sale Friday November 7th at 9am from Ticketmaster and regular places. He has a new album called  I Love You, Honeybear, which he performed a track from on Letterman.

Scottish group The Twilight Sad  have been announced by Aiken for a gig next year in Whelan’s on Saturday May 2nd. Tickets are €17 plus fees on sale tomorrow from Ticketmaster.

Next week, sees Darkside member Dave Harrington return for an Other People showcase with Hidden Agenda in Opium Rooms on Friday November 14th. He’ll be joined by Valentin Stip. Doors at 11pm and tickets €8/10 in advance from Resident Advisor.

Sharp pop dude Josef Salvat is playing Whelan’s on Monday  February 23rd next year. Tickets priced at €12 including booking fee go on sale this Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster. Here’s his new single:

Gruff Rhys is now playing two shows in the Peppercanister Church in Dublin in December. The 16th is already sold out so the Wednesday 17th is on sale now. Guest for both gigs is Martin Carr (Boo Radleys).

The Decemberists will play Vicar Street on Wednesday February 11th. Tickets priced €25 plus fee Friday November 7th @ 9am from and physical outlets.

Anna Calvi is the latest name to join Doveman’s (aka Thomas Bartlett) Burgundy Stain Sessions on Sunday  December 14 at the National Concert Hall. She’ll line up along with  Glen Hansard, Paul Noonan of Bell X1 and Lisa O’Neill. The show is part of NCH’s Perspective 2014 series.

Speaking of Perspectives, the venue has announced details for some Perspective 2015 shows including the following:

Wednesday 21 January 2015, 8pm
Punch Brothers and special guests Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh and Dan Trueman’s Laghdú
Tickets: €25

Sunday 1 February 2015, 8pm
Lambchop performing their acclaimed album NIXON with support by Adrian Crowley
Tickets: €30

Sunday 12 April 2015, 8pm
The Bad Plus performs the Ornette Coleman Masterpiece Science Fiction with Ron Miles, Tim Berne and Sam Newsome and special guest OKO
Tickets €30, €35

Monday 4 May 2015, 8pm
Philip Glass: The Études
Tickets: €35, €40

Wednesday 17 June 2015, 8pm
Nils Frahm (piano)
Tickets: €27

Tickets on sale Friday 7 November 2014, 10am | Tel: 01 417 00 00 |

Posted on November 5th, 2014

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Red Bull Music Academy is hosting an RBMA weekender in Belfast from 25th to the 28th of September with four days of gigs, club nights, workshops and more in the Cathedral Quarter.

Nils Frahm, SKREAM, Terri Hooley, Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle, Chez Damier, Special Request, Ryan Vail, Terri Hooley, The Juan MacLean, Timmy Stewart, Chez Damier, Bicep and Twitch are involved.

A series of free workshops featuring Greg Wilson Noel Watson, Bicep and Terri Hooley are also happening. Details for how to get into those is via

RBMA weekender schedule

Thursday 25 September 2014 // 10pm

The Juan MacLean, Timmy Stewart and Twitch

The Bunatee, Queen’s University (Student Union)

Tickets priced £6

Friday 26 September 2014 // Time TBC

Workshop featuring BICEP

Oh Yeah Music Centre

Free Admission but ticketed

Friday 26 September 2014 // 9.00pm

SKREAM, Chez Damier (Balance) & Special Request

The Limelight

Tickets priced £6

Saturday 27 September 2014 // 10.00pm

Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle, Terri Hooley & Noel Watson

Aether & Echo (A&E)

Tickets priced £8

Saturday 27 September 2014 // Time TBC

Lecture featuring Greg Wilson, Noel Watson & Terri Hooley

Oh Yeah Music Centre

Free Admission but ticketed

Sunday 28 September 2014 // 5.00pm

Nils Frahm, Ryan Vail

City Hall

Tickets priced £5

Tickets are  available at and usual outlets nationwide. 

Posted on August 19th, 2014


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Forbidden Fruit Festival is only a few weeks away when it takes over the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham on Saturday May 31st and Sunday June 1st.

The music lineup looks like this so far (comedy lineup), with a bit more to be announced:


The Flaming Lips, Bell X1, Flying Lotus 3D show, Fuck Buttons, Nils Frahm, The Young Knives, Vann Music.


2ManyDJs, Warpaint, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Public Enemy, Little Dragon, Gold Panda, Klangkarussell (live), Brian Deady

Here’s a Spotify playlist of most of the acts playing for your preview listening and perusal.

Nialler9 x Forbidden Fruit Spotify Playlist

  1. Little Dragon – ‘Paris’
  2. Thundercat – ‘Oh Sheit It’s X’
  3. Public Enemy – ‘Public Enemy No. 1’
  4. Flying Lotus – ‘Stonecutters’
  5. Metronomy – ‘Love Letters’ (Soulwax remix)
  6. Dillon Francis feat. TEED – ‘Without You’
  7. Gold Panda – ‘We Work Nights’
  8. The Flaming Lips – ‘Free Radicals’
  9. Fuck Buttons – ‘Olympians’
  10. Klangkarussell – ‘Sonnentanz’
  11. Brian Deady – ‘Actually’
  12. Warpaint – ‘Keep It Healthy’
  13. Wild Beasts – ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’
  14. Bell X1 – ‘I Will Follow You’
  15. Kid Karate – ‘This City’
  16. The Range – ‘Metal Swing’
  17. Vann Music – ‘Life In Real Time’
  18. Nils Frahm – ‘You’

Posted on May 12th, 2014


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Forbidden Fruit today announced their first lineup for the first day of the festival Saturday May 31st with more names announced for Sunday June 1st tomorrow.

Hitting The Royal Hospital grounds of Kilmainham this Saturday will be:

The Flaming Lips, Bell X1, Flying Lotus 3D show, Fuck Buttons, Nils Frahm, The Young Knives, Vann Music plus more to be announced later.

Ticket prices:

Early bird: 1 day €49.50 | 2 day €99.50
General: 1 day €59.50 | 2 day €110.00

Tickets plus fees available from Ticketmaster.

Posted on March 12th, 2014


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