In The Still, the second album from Irish four-piece Come On Live Long feels like a refresh and a recalibration of the step up of their first. In The Still, mixed by the band’s Ken McCabe and produced together was recorded while the band members all lived in different places, which augmented the recording and… Read more »

Posted on May 16th, 2017

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Brighton singer and producer Alyss dropped a minimal percussive hypnotic rhythm track ‘TSIER’ a while back and she’s just followed it up with the Alchemy EP. The highlight of the EP, is the lead track ‘Pyramid’, produced by Alyss & Raf Riley (Avelino) is a headswerving slice of electronic pop that is a more sonically… Read more »

Posted on May 16th, 2017

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From 1997 to 2006, Keigo Oyamada’s three albums as Cornelius, Fantasma, Point and Sensuous revelled in the possibilities of technology-assisted musical playfulness. Whether it was the giddy digi-rock of ‘Count’, the looping notes of ‘Wataridori’ or the aquatic rhythm of ‘Drop’, the sense of possibility and sonic exploration was key to his appeal. In the… Read more »

Posted on May 16th, 2017

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The Nialler9 weekly Spotify playlist is updated every week with new music selections (and the odd timely classic). It’s designed to be a shorterm more digestable version of the The larger rolling three-month New Music Playlist,, the Irish specific playlist , my DJ chart list and the monthly best of. This week’s playlist contains new… Read more »

Posted on May 15th, 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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The National have announced that their new album Sleep Well Beast will be released on September 8th on 4AD and following that a world tour kicks off in Cork at the Sounds From A Safe Harbour Festival with a Cork Opera House on September 16th and then goes to Dublin’s Vicar Street for September 17th… Read more »

Posted on May 11th, 2017

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Armagh band Silences last caught my attention with the dynamic song ‘There’s A Wolf’ last March and ‘Before Ten’, earlier this year. Since then, the band started by the singer-songwriter Conchúr White has solidified into a five-piece unit with Christopher Harbinson, Breándan White, Jonathan Downing and Michael Keyes. ‘Red Dress’, their latest single moves their… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2017

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Kilnamana are new Berlin-based consisting of Enda and Miguel. The band are named after the town of Kilnamanagh near Tallaght where Enda went to primary school and where Miguel learned Spanish. The duo have a full debut album called Paradise Suicide this Friday but they’ve announced themselves with a video for the last song on… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2017

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I’m a big fan of 12″ extended remixes – the kind that were prevalent in the eighties and that most of the great pop songs of the era have. Think of extended versions made for the dancefloor of Madonna’s ‘Into The Groove’, Inner City’s ‘Good Life’ or Womack & Womack ‘Teardrops’. Kildare duo Mix &… Read more »

Posted on May 9th, 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. Hundred Waters – Particle’ The Florida band Hundred Waters debuted the first song from their third record which they are currently finishing up as a trio. ‘Particle’ is typical of the band to meld… Read more »

Posted on May 8th, 2017

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David Kitt’s New Jackson project drops his album From Night To Night officially this Friday on All City and he’s shared another taster from the album “a ten-minute plus modular and SP 1200 workout and sci fi hyperballad with a spiritual nod to DJ Shadow’s mid-90s masterpiece. Hear ‘Anya’s Piano’ also from the record. Preorder:… Read more »

Posted on May 8th, 2017

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LCD Soundsystem release two new songs on Friday, their first since announcing their comeback. On Saturday Night, the band played both ‘Call The Police’ and ‘American Dream’. Both songs have grown on me immensely since writing about them on Friday. These two performances are great to watch because the band are clearly enjoying themselves. Even… Read more »

Posted on May 8th, 2017

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Is there any way two new songs, even in abrupt fashion, could live up to expectation? James Murphy’s LCD Soundsystem are the soundtrack to memories shared, a sly wink to the passage of time, of relationships in and out of focus as the world bounds on. Last year’s reunion shows rekindled those memories in gloriously… Read more »

Posted on May 5th, 2017

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Come On Live Long are set to release their second album In The Still on May 19th and ahead of that date, they’ve announced a Whelan’s gig on June 17th and shared the title track and a video for the song by Albert Hooi with dancing by Robyn Byrne. This one was written out west… Read more »

Posted on May 5th, 2017

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The Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch aka MCA passed away five years ago today. His spirit, his talent, his energy, his thoughtfulness and his compassion lives on in his deeds and his words on record. One of the most surprising songs in the Beastie discography, and also one of the sweetest is ‘I Don’t Know’, the… Read more »

Posted on May 4th, 2017

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