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. Kendrick Lamar – ‘i’
  2. Jungle – ‘Crumbler’
  3. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – ‘Sunday Candy’
  4. Speed of Snakes – ‘Speed of Snakes’
  5. Hundred Waters – ‘Cavity’
  6. Oceaán – ‘Candour’
  7. TIGA – ‘Bugatti’ (feat. Pusha T)
  8. Julio Bashmore – ‘Rhythm of Auld’
  9. Cashmere Cat – ‘Wedding Bells’
  10. Oh Wonder – ‘Body Gold’ (Louis The Child Remix)
  11. Fatima – ‘Technology’
  12. Made In Heights – ‘Panther’
  13. Speelburg – ‘Kline’
  14. Jape – ‘The Heart’s Desire’

Listen part 1

 

HOUR TWO

  1. Wu-Tang Clan – ‘Ruckus In B Minor’
  2. Run The Jewels – ‘Oh My Darling Don’t Cry’
  3. Azealia Banks – ‘Chasing Time’
  4. George the Poet – ‘1,2,1,2’
  5. Hudson Mohawke – ‘Chimes’ (Remix ft Pusha T, Future, French Montana &Travis $cott)
  6. Compassion Crew – ‘Masters Of The Gentlemanly Art’
  7. Lyttet – ‘Distance’
  8. Tropics – ‘Blame’
  9. Woman’s Hour – ‘Conversations’
  10. Monto – ‘ Worlds Apart’
  11. Portable – ‘Surrender’ (feat. Lcio)
  12. House Of Spirits – ‘Holding On’

Listen part 2

Posted on November 28th, 2014

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Good evening Ireland, and that’s an order. Jameson have teamed up with Nialler9 in the pursuit of a great night out. So if you have no plans, read on…

Highlights: Little Dragon, Woman’s Hour, Eglo Records Night, Lily & Madeleine, Blue Moon Lost Wednesday, Kygo, Flight Facilities, Detroit Swindle, Vitalic, Fingerman..


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  • Little Dragon, Nao @ Vicar Street (€22.50)
    [Electro pop] Swedish band’s latest album Nabuma Rubberband is great.
  • Bryter Layter & Other Nick Drake Classics @ The Grand Social (€7/€10)
    [Tribute] Dave Mc Guinness and friends + Special Guests perform
    Bryter Layter & other Nick Drake classics on the 40th Anniversary of his death.
  • The Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (9pm, €6)
    [Acoustic club] Roisin O, dRea, Grey Goose, Miriam Donoghue

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Posted on November 25th, 2014

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Good evening Ireland, and that’s an order. Jameson have teamed up with Nialler9 in the pursuit of a great night out. So if you have no plans, read on…

Here is a selection of some of the best music events happening before the end of the year, as picked by Nialler9.


All Tvvins @ Whelan’s (€12)

Thursday November 13

With Adebisi Shank now gone the way of the dodo and The Cast Of Cheers siding with an uncertain future, two of the prolific musicians of each band have found the time to get together and made tvvins, now called All Tvvins, a project which sees the pair bring their love of synthetic and treated vocals, 80s electro-pop and the sinewy rock they’re learned in. Now signed to a UK label, this Dublin date, as part of a small run of Irish dates, might be your last chance to see them in such small surroundings.


Sam Amidon @ Whelan’s (€18)

Friday November 14

Vermont’s Sam Amidon is one of the few American folk singers who equally at home delving into rich archive of folk music whether the song is of Appalachian origin or first sung in Ireland (he covered Streets Of Derry at Other Voices). His recently released Lily-O album, like his last album Bright Sunny South, will feature some reimagined folk songs but live, his sets are truly the work of an original and can feature a strong dose of weird humour, occasional screeching and stage antics among the beautiful noise.


FMC Tour @ The Workman’s Club (€10)

Saturday November 15

The FMC tour is an opportunity to see some of the best Irish bands on the up in local venues. This year’s main bands are Sleep Thieves, Fight Like Apes and Kid Karate and after gigs together in Limerick, Galway, Cork, Dundalk and finally, Dublin with support from Plutonic Dust.


Chet Faker @ The Academy (€16.50)

Tuesday November 18

The popularity of Aussie Faker has come as a surprise to many but listening to those smooth R&B-style vocals and his crisp electronic soul productions, not to mention his collaborations with wonderkid Flume, his appeal is plain to hear. This gig is somewhat of a post Built on Glass album release victory lap as he sold out the Button Factory earlier this year.


Mos Def @ Vicar Street (€33.50)

Monday November 24

Mos Def, the New York rapper who goes under the name Yasiin Bey, released his seminal debut Black On Both Sides 15 years ago this year. It’s still a classic and contemporary so a good time to hear some of those songs along with others from the rapper’s illustrious career.


Little Dragon @ Vicar Street (€25)

Tuesday November 25

These electro-popping Swedes are only getting better as their latest album Nabuma Rubberband and its singles Klapp Klapp, Pretty Girls and Paris proves. Live though, is where they shine so buy tickets for this if you’ve not yet as it’s due to be a sell out.


Kygo @ Twisted Pepper (€19.90)

Thursday November 27

This one could go either way in terms of live performance but there’s no denying what a big impact the 23 year-old Norwegian producer Kygo has had with a handful of remixes and a Soundcloud account. His rework of The Weeknd is my favourite if you’re asking. Live he’ll be supported by DJ Amtrac.


Eglo Records night @ The Sugar Club (€22.90)

Friday November 28

One of the best labels in the UK takes over the Leeson Street venue. Co-founders Alex Nut and recent Samhain special guest Floating Points will be Djing on the night but the presence of Fatima, Eglo’s in-house soulful singer who released one of the best albums of the year in Yellow Memories, is most anticipated, particularly with a live band around her.


Woman’s Hour @ The Workman’s Club (€10)

Saturday November 29

The name might come from a BBC Radio 4 radio show about female news and culture show but the four-piece band’s music is much less academic: silky R&B pop music that’s sensual and emotional as heard on their Conversations debut album. They’ve only played here thus far as surprise guests at Other Voices’ Electric Picnic stage this year.


Sinkane @ Opium Rooms (€14.35)

Wednesday December 3

New York/Sudanese musician Ahmed Gallab’s third album under the Sinkane name is his best yet, a balmy release of stretchy basslines, guitar grooves, deep percussion and Gallab’s sweet vocals. It also has sounds from old soul music, Afro-funk, calypso, reggae and country.


Yule Hearts Run Free @ The Co-Op, Dublin 8

Saturday December 6

Their recent weekend-long festival No Idle Day typified Young Hearts Run Free’s ethos of interesting and unique cultural events, from The KLF’s Bill Drummond talking about selling his soul to the devil in Marsh’s Library to John Osborne performing his sweet spoken word show about his life in records John Peel’s Shed. There’s no lineup announced for this yet but you can be sure, as with previous years where guests like The Strypes and Villagers turned up among some fine lesser-celebrated local talent, that Newmarket Square, home of the Dublin Flea Market, will turn into a right old festive party once again.


Sleaford Mods @ Whelan’s (€16)

Saturday December 13

These dudes look like a cross between Liam Gallagher and fellahs you wouldn’t want to meet down a dark alley. Their music has a similar confrontational gait: working class Nottingham punk poetry, both scathing and sardonic. Live, it should be a heady sweaty affair with some serious substance.


Little Green Cars @ Vicar Street (€22)

Sunday December 14

The young Double harmonic indie-folk band have been on a two-year tour since before they released their hugely-successful debut album. In that time, they’ve gone on tour in North America and Europe and this December, they return for a last series of largely acoustic gigs on their current tour taking in Galway, Newbridge, Ennis, Kilkenny, Cork, Waterford and this big one in Dublin.


Brassland @ National Concert Hall, Dublin

Saturday December 13 – Sunday December 14

The collaborative group Brassland return with a host of international and local musicians this December from folk to rock to indie and more. This is The Kit, Matthew E. White, Megafaun and more will perform music collected by American folklorist Alan Lomax, Buke & Gase and Crash Ensemble wil play the music of The National’s Bryce Dessner and The Gloaming’s Thomas Barlett will be accompanied by Glen Hansard, Paul Noonan and Lisa O’Neill for his Doveman’s Burgundy Stain Sessions.


Lisa O’Neill @ Unitarian Church (€15)

Friday December 19

Over a year since the release of her latest album, Same Cloth Or Not, the Cavan folk singer’s personality and colloquial songs continue to find new ears. She’s been all quiet on the Irish front this year so this gig is your only chance to see her charming self in the flesh.


Run The Jewels @ Opium Rooms (€17.35)

Sunday December 21

Two near-forty year old rappers, with a near-lifetime of respectable success, got together last year and made one of the rap mixtapes of the year. This year, El-P and Killer Mike graduated to album format for RTJ2 and the result has been a rap album that bangs harder than any other. You’d be a fool to miss this. A Christmas fool.


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Posted on November 7th, 2014

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Ben Howard is playing The Olympia Theatre on Sunday December 7th as part of his I Forget Where We Were UK And Ireland Tour. Tickets for the Olympia are €33.50 ex-fees, on sale this Friday at 9am from ticketmaster.


Dolittle have a few shows coming in:

UK soulful R&B band Woman’s Hour on Saturday, November 29th @ The Workman’s Club. Tickets are €10 for that from the venue, Tickets.ie and Ticketmaster.ie.


The Speech Development tour featuring B Dolan, warrenpeace & Scroobius Pip doing spoken word and more hits the same venue before on November 20th, The Workman’s Club. Tickets are €14 from the venue.


Dolittle Presents Tri Angle Records Irish artist James Kelly WIFE with support from Reid on Friday, October 10th. Tickets €10 ex-fees from the venue, Ticketmaster or Ticketmaster.


James Yorkston has also been lined up for a gig on Saturday 20th September 20th. He’s a new album out on Domino called Celestial Ramblers and Warbling Sirs.


There’s also, drone, noise, dream & psych band The Telescopes with The Vincent(s) for Thursday November 13th in The Workman’s Club.

Posted on August 26th, 2014

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What follows is a list of 50 songs released so far this year that are among the most listened to, most loved, most moving and most important (to me, personally). It could easily have been 100 but if you want more there’s always the monthly playlists to delve into – January / February / March / April / May / June. Looking for albums? Here’s my list of 2014 so far too.

In two flavours: Spotify and Soundcloud. Players below.

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The list

  1. Future Islands – ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’
  2. Jungle – ‘Busy Earnin’
  3. Ships – ‘Space Inside’
  4. Little Dragon – ‘Paris’
  5. Caribou – ‘Can’t Do Without You’
  6. Banks – ‘Drowning’
  7. Shamir – ‘If It Wasn’t True’
  8. SZA feat. Chance The Rapper – ‘Child’s Play’
  9. Hundred Waters – ‘Down From The Rafters’
  10. Todd Terje – ‘Delorean Dynamite’
  11. Glass Animals – ‘Gooey’
  12. Jamie xx – ‘Girl’
  13. Krystal Klear – ‘Squad
  14. Ratking – ‘Canal’
  15. Ben Khan – ‘Savage’
  16. James Vincent McMorrow – ‘Gold’
  17. Lykke Li – ‘No Rest For The Wicked’
  18. Fatima – ‘Family’
  19. Clipping. – ‘Work Work’ (Feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)
  20. The Gloaming – ‘Sailor’s Bonnet’ (live)
  21. Warpaint – ‘Keep It Healthy
  22. Girl Band – ‘Lawman’
  23. Sylvan Esso – ‘Coffee’
  24. Fatima Al Qadiri – ‘Shanghai Freeway’
  25. Le Galaxie – ‘Humanise’
  26. New Jackson – ‘Satisfaction’
  27. Arthur Beatrice – ‘Midland’
  28. Angel Olsen – ‘Forgiven/Forgotten’
  29. Metronomy – ‘Love Letters’ (Soulwax remix)
  30. Beck – ‘Blue Moon’
  31. Villagers – ‘Occupy Your Mind’
  32. Alt-J – ‘Hunger Of The Pine’
  33. Talos – ‘Tethered Bones’
  34. FKA Twigs – ‘Two Weeks’
  35. Andrew Ashong – ‘Love The Way’ 
  36. Twin Shadow – ‘To The Top’
  37. Future – ‘Move That Dope’
  38. A$AP Mob – Trillmatic (feat. A$AP Nast & Method Man)
  39. God Knows + mynameisjOhn – ‘Standard’
  40. Juce – ‘Call You Out’
  41. Blood Orange – ‘Uncle Ace’ (Kindness remix feat Robert Owens)
  42. Kelis – ‘Jerk Ribs’
  43. Hozier – ‘From Eden’
  44. Adultrock – ‘Chants’
  45. SOHN – ‘Artifice’
  46. How to Dress Well  – ‘The Words I Don’t Remember’
  47. TALA – ‘Serbia’
  48. The Horrors – ‘So Now You Know’
  49. Jon Hopkins – ‘We Disappear’ feat. Lulu James
  50. Tomas Barfod – ‘Pulsing’ feat. Nina K.

Posted on August 21st, 2014

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The songs:

  1. Jessie Ware – ‘Tough Love’ (Cyril Hahn remix)
  2. Real Lies – ‘North Circular’
  3. Juce! – ‘Burning Up’
  4. letthemusicplay – ‘Our Town’ feat. Kate Tempest
  5. Reid – ‘Fractures’ featuring Slow Skies
  6. Death From Above 1979 – ‘Trainwreck 1979’
  7. Tony Allen feat. Damon Albarn – ‘Go Back’
  8. Augustus & John – ‘Crosslines’
  9. SBTRKT feat. Ezra Koening – ‘New Dorp, New York’
  10. Adebisi Shank – ‘Voodoo Vision’
  11. Perfume Genius – ‘Queen’
  12. Gwilym Gold – ‘Muscle’
  13. Lil Silva – ‘Mabel’
  14. Slam Dunk’d – ‘No Price’ feat. Chromeo and Al-P
  15. Kate Boy – ‘Self Control’
  16. Hudson Mohawke – ‘Chimes’
  17. Sophie – ‘Lemonade’
  18. King Avriel – ‘180’
  19. Banoffee – ‘Got it’
  20. Royal Blood – ‘Figure It Out’
  21. Girl Band – ‘De Bom Bom’
  22. Slow Magic – ‘Hold Still’
  23. HΛNΛH – ‘Out of Touch’
  24. Wet – ‘Move Me’
  25. Shabazz Palaces – ‘Forerunner Foray’
  26. Airhead – ‘Believe’
  27. Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment – ‘Wonderful Everyday: Arthur
  28. Mass Appeal – ‘Old English’ ft. Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs & A$AP Ferg (prod. by Salva & Nick Hook)
  29. Fryars – ‘Prettiest Ones Fly Highest’
  30. Slowplacelikehome – ‘Luna’

Posted on August 1st, 2014

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Having already teamed up with the wonderful Slow Skies for ‘Fractures’, for the title track from his Fractures EP, the Dublin-based Cork producer REID has released another cut from it this time featuring Woman’s Hour, the UK band whose recent album Conversations is a recommended release of UK R&B.

This collaboration came about after REID remixed Woman’s Hour, and this track, ‘Tarnished’ uses Fiona Burgess’ sultry voice to add a human anchor to the track’s guitar, synths and beat yearning production.

The Fractures EP comes out on August 11th on M:UK. ‘Tarnished’ single is released a week before and comes with Jape and Document One remixes.

Posted on July 28th, 2014

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The chart:

  1. Caribou – ‘Can’t Do Without You’
  2. Alt-J – ‘Hunger Of The Pine’
  3. FKA Twigs – ‘Two Weeks’
  4. Adebisi Shank – ‘Big Unit’
  5. Jamie xx – ‘All Under One Roof Raving’
  6. Lethal Dialect and Jacknife J – ‘Headstrong’ feat. Jess Kav
  7. God Knows + mynameisjOhn – ‘Standard’
  8. Nightlife Unlimited – ‘Just Be Yourself’ (Frictional Heroes re-edit)
  9. Rustie – ‘Raptor’
  10. SBTRKT – ‘Temporary View’ ft. Sampha
  11. Carriages – ‘Roots’
  12. Zola Jesus – ‘Dangerous Days’
  13. Shamir – ‘Sometimes a Man’
  14. Jon Hopkins – ‘We Disappear’ feat. Lulu James
  15. Tomas Barfod – ‘Busy Baby’ feat. Nina K
  16. Snakehips – ‘Days With You’ (ft Sinead Harnett)
  17. UNKNWN – ‘Devil’
  18. Dear Desert – ‘Give It Up’
  19. Giorgio Moroder – ‘Giorgio’s Theme’
  20. Princess – ‘Neverlook’
  21. Wild Promises –  ‘Ballymore’
  22. TALA – ‘On My Own In Hua Hin’
  23. Roses Gabor – ‘Rush’
  24. Woman’s Hour – ‘Conversations’ (Fort Romeau remix)
  25. Spies – ‘Moosehead’
  26. Ménage à Trois – ‘Bobby’s Prism’
  27. Busdriver – ‘Ego Death’ (feat. Aesop Rock & Danny Brown)
  28. Kali – ‘Neon
  29. Jessie Ware – ‘Tough Love’
  30. Klo – ‘Make Me Wonder’

Posted on June 30th, 2014

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The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen on FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site. Here is last night’s show.

Pictured: Klo.

Listen: Hour One

  1. Adebisi Shank – ‘Big Unit’
  2. Daithí Feat. Senita -‘ Golden Blush’
  3. Sophie – ‘Nothing More to Say (Dub)’
  4. the derevolutions – ‘Automate Your Soul’
  5. Caribou – ‘Can Do With You’
  6. Shamir – ‘Sometimes a Man’
  7. SBTRKT – ‘Temporary View’ ft. Sampha
  8. Lost Midas – ‘Love Undone’ (feat. Taylor O’Donnell)
  9. Flume & Chet Faker  – ‘Drop the Game’
  10. #throwbackthursday: The Vinny Club – ‘It’s Not You It’s Of’
  11. Jon Hopkins – ‘We Disappear’ (feat. Lulu James)
  12. Giorgio Moroder – ‘Giorgio’s Theme’

Listen: Hour Two

  1. Banks – ‘Drowning’
  2. Sleep Thieves – ‘Oceans’
  3. Princess – ‘Neverlook’
  4. The Roots – ‘Never feat. Patty Crash’
  5. Shabazz Palaces – ‘They Come in Gold’ 
  6. Klo – ‘Make Me Wonder ‘
  7. Woman’s Hour – ‘Conversations’
  8. Tomas Barfod – ‘Honey (feat. Sleep Party People)’
  9. UNKNWN – ‘Devil’
  10. Grimes – ‘Human Once Again’ (Four Tet remix)
  11. WIFE – ‘Heart Is A Far Light’ 
  12. London Grammar – ‘Sights’ (Tourist Version) 

Posted on June 13th, 2014

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After the news that Woman’s Hour signed to Secret Canadian, today comes the news that the London/Kendal band will release that debut on July 11th. The album is called Conversations and the band have shared the silky smooth title track.

The four-piece’s debut will feature previously-released tracks ‘To The End’, ‘Our Love Has No Rhythm’, ‘Darkest Place’ and ‘Her Ghost’ so there won’t be too many surprises in there.

Woman’s Hour – Conversations track list

1. Unbroken Sequence
2. Conversations
3. To The End
4. Darkest Place
5. In Stillness We Remain
6. Our Love Has No Rhythm
7. Her Ghost
8. Two Sides of You
9. Devotion
10. Reflections
11. The Day That Needs Defending

Posted on April 1st, 2014

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Cork electronic producer REID was asked by rising London neo-soul band Woman’s Hour to remix their excellent ‘To The End’ track. And he has, by retooling the song with his trademark atmospheric electro beat flourishes. Woman’s Hour and REID are collaborating on a track from the latter’s forthcoming EP. I look forward to hearing that.

There was also an Oceaán Remix of ‘Darkest Place’ out this week.

Posted on October 8th, 2013

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New songs you should hear this week…

This week’s instalment of new music debuted/heard in the last week features Twin Shadow’s stonking new track from GTA V, NEW CHROMEO EVERYBODY, UK acts Mt. Wolf and Wolf Alice who are obviously easy to confuse, SOHN’s most James Blake-esque track yet ‘Lesson’, boom-bap rock from Sleigh Bells, smoothness from Woman’s Hour as well as Azealia Banks and Four Tet.

There’s also collaborations from Pusha T / Kendrick Lamar, Active Child / Mykki Ekko, a track from M83 member Morgan Kibby’s White Sea and a Bodhi dancefloor rework of Sampha. No Drake doe.

Posted on September 17th, 2013

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Just in time for Summah, it’s the latest podcast featuring a solo run from me (Aoife is a bizzy lady at the moment). 14 songs taken from recent and greatest releases this year and beyond.

Tracklist

Posted on June 16th, 2013

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Another seductive tidbit from London quartet Woman’s Hour in the form of the video for their song ‘Our Love Has No Rhythm’ which sounds like Jessie Ware covering Beach House or something. The video is just a simple one-shot deal by Benjamin Wainwright-Pearce with the band’s singer Fiona Burgess the sole focus so no actual gymnastics this time around. In fact this Woman’s Hour video reminds me of Ware’s ‘Wildest Moments’ video. This track along with ‘To The End’ are out now on 7″ and digitally. This is Fake DIY have an interesting interview with Burgess.

Posted on April 9th, 2013

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Woman’s Hour got the new music nod a while back for this superb track ‘To The End’, from three London boys and a girl from London that crosses that zeitgeisty suave R&B sound. The video for the song is beautiful with gymnasts in Johannesburg performing in synchronicity with the track. It was directed by Oliver Chanarin and Laurence Hamburger.

Buy the single digitally or on 7″ preorder from Parlour Records.

Posted on March 28th, 2013

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