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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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Albums Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Mac DeMarco – This Old Dog You’re very likely already at least five listens deep to this album seeing as it came out a couple… Read more »

Posted on May 19th, 2017

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As confirmed by his Genius page and recent fishy goings on, James Vincent McMorrow will a release a new album True Care next Friday. The album’s lyrics are all up on Genius now annotated by McMorrow himself and he’s shared a note about the album which was recorded at the same time as We Move:… Read more »

Posted on May 18th, 2017

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From Night To Night, the debut full-length album from David Kitt’s New Jackson project arrives on All City officially tomorrow. The 11 songs featured here were created very much at home in Dublin. Specifically Kitt’s bedroom, overlooking Dublin bay in the small hours of the morning. These analogue night-time constructions have a graceful intimacy to… Read more »

Posted on May 11th, 2017

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Albums Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Ships – Precession “With Precession, Ships have taken all that guardianship, heart and knowledge and have made one of my favourite albums of the year…. Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2017

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Sorca McGrath and Simon Cullen have been making music as Ships for the last five years. As both a creative duo and real-life partners, they have imbued their synth-disco music with genuine exploration of human feeling. The ‘Ships’ in the title also represents some suffixes using the title – ‘relationships’, ‘friendships’, ‘scholarships’. There’s connection at… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2017

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Albums Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Overcoats – Young New Yorkers Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell have been developing their harmonic folk pop since before they spent a summer in Ireland… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2017

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Albums Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. Full info on production credits, fan theories and guests here, but DAMN. is the number one release of this week. Favourite… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2017

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Kendrick Lamar’s new album DAMN. was released today and it’s DAMN. good! Dispensing with the sprawling jazz style of To Pimp A Butterfly, DAMN. returns to more established hip-hop sound. Fears about U2 were going to fit into all of this were unfounded as the track they feature on ‘XXX’ is one of the album’s… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2017

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Anthony Donnelly’s Floor Staff went quiet for a while there but it was the arrival of ‘Saviour’ that suggested something significant had changed. On Friday, the Convictions EP will be released and it marks a leap in ambition, craft and production. Lyrically, it addresses bereavement, fidelity and self-esteem. Opener ‘Choice’ makes that step clear with… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2017

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Albums Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Drake – More Life Drake’s new “playlist” dropped on Sunday and while those semantics suggest streaming services are going to have a bigger impact on… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

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Marlene Enright is a Cork singer and songwriter who, when not playing with The Hard Ground, has established her own place in Irish music over a series of singles that have traded in classic songwriting, folk, indie, roots and Americana. Enright’s solo album Placemats And Second Cuts is a rich release that combines all of… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Albums Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Lowly – Heba Textured and layered music from a Danish five-piece who mix guitars, electronics with the voice of Nanna Schannong. These songs are imbued… Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2017

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Albums Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. PVT – Another Life Album number four from the Perth electronic trio asks some urgent questions about the world we’re tending to. Electronic arrangements are… Read more »

Posted on February 28th, 2017

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