Other Voices aired last night (watch it here) and featured Gregory Porter, Sample Answer, Pixie Geldof and Cry Monster Cry. Among the highlights was Le Galaxie’s performance of ‘Put The Chain On’ live from St. James Church. It’s no mean feat to get the entire audience out of their seats (there are cameras everywhere which… Read more »

Posted on February 24th, 2017

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‘Blood Under The Bridge’ live in Academy, Dublin 5 Feb 2017 Earlier this month, Scottish indie-rock favourites Frightened Rabbit came on a tour of Ireland and performed to enraptured audiences (they are a great live band). FR fans are the kind that like to capture a bit of the gig but really, how often do… Read more »

Posted on February 23rd, 2017

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Hawk’s recent track ‘Take It Away’ was inspired by Julie Hawk’s friend who was followed home one night. The video for the song by James Byrne adds an off-kilter element by filming Julie performing the song topsy turvy. ‘Take It Away’ is from the new EP, She Knows which goes to be released March 17th…. Read more »

Posted on February 20th, 2017

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‘My Ireland’ is a poem by Stephen James Smith (you will know him from ‘Dublin You Are’, at least) commissioned for St. Patrick’s Festival set to visuals by Myles O’Reilly and music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Inni-K, Saint Sister, Loah, Ye Vagabonds. It was all produced, recorded and mixed by Conor O’Brien. It’s a… Read more »

Posted on February 15th, 2017

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A song first premiered here last year, ‘Clutch’ is from the Dublin rock trio Bitch Falcon who are on tour around Ireland. The video, directed by Spice Burger, has a ’90s MTV2 performance-based feel to it and that is intentional say the directors: For this, we always knew we wanted to do something performance based…. Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Record Store Day is on April 22nd. St. Vincent is the new ambassador to the tiny northern Russian island of “Recorstorda” which has nothing to do with that fact. Watch St. Vincent get the wrong end of the stick in this Funny or Die clip announcing her ambassadorship. She’s great.

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Notes On Rave In Dublin is an upcoming documentary by James Redmond screening at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival on February 24th and 26th. It looks at the burgeoning scene of rave taking hold in the early ’90s in Dublin. In the director’s own words: Notes On Rave In Dublin is a roller coaster… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Other Voices‘ second episode last night featured Mumford And Sons, Saint Sister, Rejjie Snow, Margo Price and Roisin O. Above you’ll find Rejjie Snow doing ‘Blkkst Skin’ from the show in Dingle, and below you’ll find Nialler9 favourites Saint Sister performing ‘Tin Man’. Next week features Conor Oberst, Kojey Radical, Lisa Hannigan, Carson Mchone and… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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While it’s nigh-on impossible to repeat the impact of Future Islands performing ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ on Letterman, their performance of new single ‘Ran’ last night reminds us, through sudden movements, growling and odd dancing, that there are a few bands out there like them, and few performers as individual as Sam. T Herring. Future… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Dublin neo-agro-soul band Barq released the song ‘Bear’ last year which singer Jess Kav addresses loss after her mother passed. The pink-hued video for the track by Crooked Gentleman features animation and illustration by James Sheridan.. Barq playing the Dublin Digital Radio’s Strike 4 Repeal gig on March 4th along with Flecks, Naoise Roo, Everything… Read more »

Posted on February 9th, 2017

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Anderson .Paak continues to impress at every turn. Barely a week goes by without the dude representing to the maximum. This week, he performed with Nxworries on a rooftop in Italy, and here, as a promo for the Grammys on Sunday, he takes his butt to church, where he began as a gospel drummer to… Read more »

Posted on February 9th, 2017

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Chance The Rapper’s music video for ‘Same Drugs’ debuted on Facebook live last night and it features Chance in a duet with a giant puppet in the video by Jake Schreier. It’s warmth for the soul. ‘Same Drugs’ is from Coloring Book, which is up for seven Grammys this weekend, first streaming-only album to receive… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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Killer Mike and El-P aka Run The Jewels are the latest artist to appear on NPR public radio’s Tiny Desk concerts. Over 12 minutes, they play RTJ3 tracks ‘Talk To Me’, ‘Legend Has It’ and ‘A Report To The Shareholders’. Even in an office environment, Run The Jewels kill it. Stay tuned to the end… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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The celestial x math-rock of new Dublin four-piece Yonen has found the perfect visual bedfellow in this clip by Ross Ryder, animated with the help of Joey Breslin and produced in Algorithm Studios. ‘Tokyo’ is a jazzy prog / math rock track that undulates over seven minutes which Ryder uses to his advantage to tell… Read more »

Posted on February 6th, 2017

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