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  • Ones To Watch @ Whelan’s (€5, €10 for 4 nights)
    [New Irish music] Aine Cahill, Maria Kelly, Carron and more
  • Patty Griffin @ Olympia Theatre (€29)
    [Singer-songwriter]  American Grammy-Award winner
  • Henry Rollins @ Vicar Street (€28)
    [Punk rock spoken word] The “Charmingly Obstinate” Tour

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  • Quiet night.

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Posted on January 12th, 2016

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My favourite songs of the past month. Get the majority of them as a continuous playlists below on Spotify and Soundcloud.

The top songs of the month

  1. Reykjavíkurdætur – ‘DRUSLA’
  2. Emmanuelle’s ‘Free Hifi Internet’
  3. Rusangano Family – ‘Heathrow’
  4. Grimes – ‘World Princess part II’
  5. Kiasmos – ‘Drawn’
  6. Bibio – ‘Petals’
  7. Disclosure –  ‘Magnets’ (Jon Hopkins remix)
  8. Brian Deady – ‘Clap Both My Hands’
  9. Mmoths – ‘Deu’
  10. Jaakko Eino Kalevi feat. Farao – ‘Everything Nice’ (Popcaan cover)
  11. Frances – ‘Borrowed Time’
  12. FaltyDL – ‘ Visceral’
  13. Hubie Davison – ‘Sanctified’
  14. Chris Power and Atari Jones – ‘Tales Of The Terrace’
  15. NAO – ‘Bad Blood’
  16. Floating Points – ‘Nespole’
  17. J.G. Wilkes – ‘Jaxon’
  18. Missy Elliott – ‘WTF (Where They From?)’ feat. Pharrell
  19. Banks – ‘Better’
  20. Cian Nugent – ‘Things Don’t Change That Fast’
  21. I Have A Tribe – ‘Medicine From Calgary’
  22. Cinema – ‘Trust The Feeling’
  23. Santigold – ‘Can’t Get Enough of Myself’
  24. Conor Walsh – ‘Quadrivium’
  25. Chinah – ‘Minds’
  26. Polica – ‘Lime Habit’
  27. Meltybrains? – ‘New Don’
  28. Sea Pinks – ‘Depth Of Field’
  29. Bagels – ‘To The End’
  30. Kiesza – ‘Give It To The Moment’ (Nozinja remix)

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Posted on December 2nd, 2015

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After last year’s Dream Tracks, Neil Brogan’s Sea Pinks project swelled to a three-piece and that lineup remains for the forthcoming Soft Days out in January.

The first single ‘Depth Of Field’ has one of those lush guitar grooves that Brogan turns out in his sleep and the video just landed:

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Posted on November 25th, 2015

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Cruising, whose members are split between Dublin and Belfast and contain members of bands Sea Pinks, Logikparty, Girls Names & September Girls, are to release their debut EP on Tough Love Records on August 14th.

‘Safe Corridor’ is our first taste from the five-track EP, built on a razor-sharp bassline and sharper guitars with former Logikparty singer Benni Johnson providing the vocals.

The band’s name is inspired by the film of the same name by William Friedkin starring Al Pacino who spends his time going undercover in gay S&M clubs to hunt a killer.

The EP coming in August will be available on 100 hot pink vinyl 12″. it was recorded in Guerilla Studios in Dublin and and mixed at Start Together in Belfast.

Tracklisting

1. The Spectacle

2. You Made Me Do That

3. Safe Corridor

4. Lifting

5. Woman

6. Cutlass

Posted on June 17th, 2015

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The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour. Click the buttons to launch the TXFM site autoplaying links.

HOUR ONE

  1. Young Fathers – Low
  2. Sea Pinks – Dream Happening
  3. D.D Dumbo – Tropical Oceans
  4. Luh – Unites
  5. Oceaán – Veritas
  6. Halos – Dust
  7. Kaytranada – Leave Me Alone (feat. Shay Lia)
  8. Run The Jewels – Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) (Feat. Zack De La Rocha)
  9. #THROWBACKTHURSDAY: Company Flow – 8 Steps To Perfection
  10. Dorian Concept- The Few
  11. Daniel Avery – All I Need (Remixed by Roman Flügel)

HOUR TWO

  1. Kiasmos – Looped
  2. SCNTST – Velour
  3. Ratking – Canal
  4. clipping. – Work Work (Feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)
  5. SUMMONING OF THE SAMHAIN:
    Symmetry – Blood Sport
  6. Goblin  – Tenebre (Main Title)
  7. VHS Head – Red Lens Effect
  8. Zomby – Soliloquy
  9. Nguzunguzu – Vision of Completion
  10. The SM Corporation – Hammer
  11. Arca – Slit Thru
  12. Objekt – Second Witness
  13. Moiré – Attitude
  14. Clu – Mirrors

Posted on October 31st, 2014

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Neil Brogan returns with some news of a new Sea Pinks album today. Dreaming Tracks is the latest album coming from him on September 29th, on shell-pink vinyl and digitally on CF Records. It’s the first Sea Pinks album which was recorded in a studio with a full-band, at Start Together in Belfast.

The band consists of Davey Agnew on drums and Steven Henry on bass. Jonny Agnew also plays cello on this first single  ‘Dream Happening’, a superior jangle-pop track.

His last album as Sea Pinks was 2012’s excellent Freak Waves.

Posted on August 18th, 2014

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Sea Pinks is Neil Brogan’s main concern now that he’s stepped away from Girls Names. That means more sun-kissed indie guitar-pop on the way after last year’s excellent Freak Waves album. First up is a new double A-sided single ‘Exploded View’/’Magpies Eyes’ limited to 100 copies on 7″. The digital EP expands to an EP with four tracks in total. The 7″ on CF Records also comes with a screen-printed artwork by Lucy Jones. Great deal, great track. Buy the 7″.

Posted on October 2nd, 2013

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A roundup of 14 tracks not previously featured here that have been getting the new music veins pumping in the last seven days. These tracks are the besttracks not already featured on the site in the last week that popped up on my radar and left an impression in the last week or have appeared elsewhere. The Best New Music Weekly playlist will be posted every Wednesday.

This week’s tracks include a new one from Austin’s Pure X, The xx’s Great Gatsy soundtrack song, Valentina and Bantum offering alternative takes on their songs ‘Gabriel’ and ‘Legion’ respectively, a track from former WU LYFers’ Los Porcos, Disclosure collaborator Sinead Harnett and new tracks from Azekel, Sea Pinks, Kelpe, Jamie Isaac, Nosaj Thing, Letherette, Thundercat and a song from Christopher Burman’s ambient soundtrack to a German car museum exhibit.

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Posted on May 2nd, 2013

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ARTWORK: 400 Facts.

ARTWORK: 400 Facts.

We promise a podcast every month in 2013. It’s our new blog resolution. Here’s the first of the year and the forty-second Podcast in the series. Aoife Mc and I talk about, and play some of my favourite tunes of the last few months. Artwork inspired by Frank B’s ‘Chain Of Fools’ as heard on this episode.

Podcast #42 -Tracklisting

  1. Katy B feat. Jessie Ware – ‘Aaliyah’ (Danger EP)
  2. Sinkane – ‘Jeeper Creeper’ (Mars)
  3. Flume – ‘Sleepless’ feat. Jezzabelle Doran (Flume)
  4. Frank B – ‘Chain Of Fools’ (Download)
  5. Roses Gabor – ‘Stars’
  6. Melt Yourself Down – ‘We Are Enough’
  7. Sea Pinks – ‘Following Wind’ (Freak Waves)
  8. dÉbruit – ‘Ou est Wind’s Seagulls’ Mweslee Remix  (From The Horizon remixed)
  9. Theo Parrish & Andrew Ashong – ‘Flowers’
  10. Ryan Hemsworth – ‘Overthinking’ Supreme Cuts remix (Last Words EP)
  11. Chelsea Wolfe – ‘Sunstorm’ (Unknown Rooms: A collection of acoustic songs)
  12. Jessica Pratt – ‘Night Faces’ (Jessica Pratt)

MP3: Nialler9 Podcast #42

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Posted on January 20th, 2013

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A new tune and video from Sea Pinks (solo project from Girls Names‘ Neil ) which will appear on a white label 12″ on Cass Flicks later in the month. Peep his Tumblr.

Girls Names also had a spilt 7″ release in November with San Fran’s Brilliant Colors which I picked up on eMusic.

Girls Names – “I Lose” by Tough Love

Brilliant Colors – “You Win” by Tough Love

Posted on January 4th, 2011

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What’s been pumping on my playlists this week. Click the arrow above to play.

Featuring the Bon Iver and Kanye collaboration which also features Jay-Z and a head-turning verse from Nicki Minaj, a new Theophilus London song, tracks from great albums by Glasser, Baths, Shit Robot, Halves, Sufjan Stevens, Blackbird Blackbird, Magic Kids, a newer one from Sea Pinks and a El-P guest appearance on the Das Racist mixtape.

Posted on September 24th, 2010

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The drummer in Belfast’s noise-pop band Girls Names Neil, has a solo project called Sea Pinks which will release an album on cassette tape (so hot right now) through Cass/Flick in September. ‘Japanese Knotweed’ is the debut single and and is ’60s jangletastic (also, so hot right now). It’s also a free download.

More details: Muxtape | Cass/Flick | Bandcamp.

Posted on August 11th, 2010

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