Aoife Mc – radio presenter and podcast enthusiast had Fight Like Apes in the studio for The Indie Hour on Anna Livia FM last week. It’s a good interview where we learn that the threatening lyrics for “Lend Me your Face” were largely written from a male perspective, that the real Jake Summers has been… Read more »

Posted on July 10th, 2007

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This is a blog of a band called Adebisi Shank by Gav from SEBP. Adebisi Shank are a three-piece noise rock troupe made up of Lar (Guitars,Bleeps) and Vinny (Bass,Blips) from Dublin and Mick (Drums) from Wexford. Lar and Mick can also be founding playing with Terrordactyl while Vinny makes up the 8-bit one man… Read more »

Posted on July 4th, 2007

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Wow, last month’s podcast holds the top spot with nearly double the amount of downloads/listens (Roughly 1200) than the previous two months! So we’re psyched to be bringing you another cool collection with tracks from MIA, YACHT, Thinguma*jigsaw, UNKLE, Chequerboard, Pharoahe Monch, Jaylib, Islands and a few more gems including a Go! Team mashup and… Read more »

Posted on June 25th, 2007

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No great fanfare this month, just great tunes. Presented by Aoife Mc, presenter of The Indie Hour on 103.2 Dublin City Anna Livia FM. May’s Podcast stretches across musical history going as far back as 1928! You can subscribe to the Podcast RSS via iTunes or your favourite podcast software by copying this link into… Read more »

Posted on May 21st, 2007

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I want to do a quick post on some music and blogs I’ve seen over the last few weeks that deserve some attention if you haven’t seen them yet. All the Irish bloggers are going NUTS for Fight like Apes and their song “Lend me your Face” and rightly so from what I’ve heard so… Read more »

Posted on May 14th, 2007

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Well its election time in Ireland so I felt it was ripe time that the readers of Nialler9 were introduced to Captain Moonlight. Captain Moonlight (real name, Kevin Spratt) comes ‘Straight Outta Kilkenny’ who is “obsessive about politics and philosophy, literature and music, downing crates of ale and (perhaps, most importantly) Hurling!”. This fused with… Read more »

Posted on May 6th, 2007

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Forget Lovebox, this is more like it. New Additions ERASURE / MIA / MANIC STREET PREACHERS / SPIRITUALIZED-ACOUSTIC MAINLINES / UNKLE / EASY STAR ALL-STARS / FIONN REGAN / SONS AND DAUGHTERS First ever Irish show for UNKLE & MIA! Spiritualized! Awesome! Exclamation Mark! New moniker for Spiritualized means Pierce’s lot will be playing older… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2007

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LOVEBOX DUBLIN Saturday July 21st, Malahide Castle, Dublin Groove Armada Super Furry Animals The Rapture Toots & the Maytals Just Jack Sasha Jape Blackstrobe Live Evil Nine Spirit Catcher Rapture DJ set Kissy Sellout 515 DJs Deadbots Dancepig Hystereo Japanese Popstars Sourcecode The Super Furries are welcome anytime in my book, but I think I’ll… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2007

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We’ve all met people like this. Those who are so obsessed with their own god-like genius that they are blind to the truth that their music is actually self-indulgent noise. ‘May Fame’ is a documentary about Giordaí ua Laoghaire, an electronic avante-garde composer from Cork. Throughout the years, Ua Laoghaire has been a part of… Read more »

Posted on April 25th, 2007

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Another Irish band who I’m looking forward to releasing their debut album are Dry County. I’m a sucker for variety and this 4-piece mix it up enough to keep everything I’ve heard so far from them pretty solid. Listen to the songs on their Myspace for example. “Lost Now” starts with a electronic beat /… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2007

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As well as catching shows from EL-P and Joanna Newsom over the weekend, Thursday and Friday night were occupied with the Super Extra Bonus Party album launches in Newbridge and Dublin. Newbridge had LPX(one-man electronic madness), the debut gig from Wolves (think Mogwai meets Jape) and DJ Robbie Coffey. The Voodoo Lounge on Friday had… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2007

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You betcha. The debut album from Super Extra Bonus Party is being released this week and is without a doubt, one of the most diverse and eclectic Irish albums of recent memory. Before I continue, a caveat: I’m best mates with the band. In fact I live with them, make their artwork and visuals and… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2007

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The Beastie Boys* Bjork* LCD Soundsystem* Iggy And The Stooges Jarvis Cocker* The Jesus And Mary Chain Primal Scream The Undertones Fujiya & Miyagi* Horace Andy Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain* Marlena Shaw* !!! (Chk, Chk, Chk) Electrelane Deerhoof* Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid* The Good, The Bad and The Queen Modest Mouse Sonic Youth*… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2007

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(In which Messiah J, from local hip hop heroes Messiah J and the Expert tells of his experiences at last weeks South by South West festival in Austin, Texas. Thanks MJ!) “I’m so bored with the USA” – Joe Strummer Well , I’m not really! But I am bored IN the USA. I am writing… Read more »

Posted on March 21st, 2007

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