Ernest Greene’s Washed Out project began by taking samples of minor ’80s hits from VIP Connection, Change and Gary Low on his 2009 debut EP Life Of Leisure and making balmy synth-pop. It birthed the chillwave sound. It was also never matched. His music grew increasingly layered and less urgent. Today, Greene returned with his… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2017

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These teenagers from Foróige in Cork, Trisha Sexton (14), Paul Woods (17) and Shane Keane (20) got together with Garry McCarthy from GMCBeats Workshops to make a song about bullying, depression & suicide. The teens are part of the Mayfield Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force Project and made the video themselves. The group also… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2017

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George Feely is a 24 year-old Dublin DJ who can be found as a resident at Opium Rooms and Hangar, and South William. He’s recently supported Gui Boratto, Boddika, Leftfield, Orbital, Route 94, and Simian Mobile Disco. He’s been sharing edits of tunes from the likes of Sylvester and Thelma Huston along with originals on… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2017

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Absolut today added Johnny Moy, Billy Scurry, Stevie G, Deadbots, Eddie Kay, Colm Motherway, Vinyl Below and Ruth Kavanagh to their lineup of DJs for the Body&Soul Festival. That adds to the lineup which includes Lumo Club, Shit Robot, Kelly-Anne Byrne and more. Body & Soul 2017 will take place from Friday, June 23rd to… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2017

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James Vincent McMorrow launched his new album True Care last night with a live streamed gig from D-Light Studios in Dublin. You can now listen to the album in full now on Spotify and all streaming and download services. On first listen, the album feels like a looser more exploratory version of We Move, a… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2017

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Sea Pinks, the Belfast guitar pop trio spearheaded by Neil Brogan, on guitar and vocals, Steven Henry on bass and Davey Agnew on drums continue their forays into creating good time guitar vibes with flecks of surf-rock and specks of outsider power pop. But as Neil says, those references aren’t the whole story. “We’re often… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. Nialler9 Weekly playlist 1. Baba Stiltz – Can’t Help It Axel Boman’s Studio Barnhaus label rising star Baba Stiltz draws together intimate sentiments and melodic dancefloor electronics. 2. Rocstrong – ‘Vibes’ The latest single in his run of… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2017

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Saint Sister, the atmosfolk duo of Morgan Macintyre and Gemma Doherty today release a new single in advance of gigs this summer which include a big headline show in the National Concert Hall on June 7th and the dates listed below. ‘Causing Trouble’ expands the duo’s core sound with more instrumentation than before, while keeping… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2017

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Ailbhe Reddy released a video for the highlight from her new Attach To Memory EP, which is now out. The video for ‘Fingertips’ features the singer getting smeared and groped with paint. It’s gross. Ailbhe plays the Nialler9 Homebeat Future Proof gig tonight also featuring Soulé and Le Boom, in association with O’Haras Beers. Ailbhe’s… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2017

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Caribou’s Dan Snaith returns to his Daphni side-project with a Fabriclive mix on July 21st that will feature 23 original and unreleased Daphni tracks along with 4 edits. ‘Face To Face’ is a low-slung percussive groover that dropped today as part of the mix (it’s on Bandcamp) and the tracklist and details are below. It’s… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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Corkmen Stevie G and Ian Ring’s abovedat project recently gave us the belter of a house pop single ‘Better’ and now Lochlainn McKenna has made a great music video for the track which was conceived at the First Cut Youth Film Festival music video comp run by Brendan Canty and David Leister. In the video,… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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The New Zealand Aldous Harding has developed a reputation for intense performances and that was clearly in evidence last night during her wide-eyed performance of ‘Horizon’ on Later with Jools Holland. The song is a highlight from her recommended album Party. Harding supports Belle & Sebastian in the Iveagh Gardens this summer. Lorde, Stefflon Don… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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Fresh from The Great Escape, The Belfast three piece Beauty Sleep return with a new single ‘All In’ showcasing Ryan McGroarty, Cheylene Murphy and Aimee Williamson’s dream-pop aesthetic and the lead track from debut EP Nature Will Eat Me. ‘All In’ has some sonic toughness beneath its sweet surface. Previously: ‘Living It Right’ / ‘The… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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The Fontaines are a Dublin band who are unmistakably Dublin. Captured outside the Parliament Street pizza joint that almost bares their name, the video for ‘Liberty Belle’ also features the band in various streets, the pub thatbares the song’s name and the Workman’s venue, where they launch this single this weekend. ‘Liberty Belle’ is a… Read more »

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

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With this Saturday’s Lumo Club night featuring a whole room of Beastie Boys tunes and videos, we asked Dennis Cassidy (We Three Kings / The Record Spot) to put together a mix of tracks that were sampled by the Beastie Boys over the years. This is the result. Tracklist below. Come along to Tengu in… Read more »

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

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