The Kerry musician and singer, Ruth is an new artist growing in stature with every song released. With sophisticated pop that recalls Bond themes on ‘Queen Of The Con’, Ruth’s newest song ‘Off My Mind’, produced by Michael Heffernan and mastered by Steffen Müller, amps up the drama and production on a song that is… Read more »

Posted on May 4th, 2017

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The Northern Irish singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside will release Ephrata his album conceived and inspired by Columbia and its music tomorrow (Friday). ‘Blood Drive’ has an undeniable José Gonzalez feel to it and Derry producer Ryan Vail augments that the track with texture and ambience with his take. Now in this video for the remix, shot… Read more »

Posted on May 4th, 2017

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Long-standing Dutch electronic producer David Douglas pops up on these parts every now and again with new music. His latest album Spectators of the Universe arrived in March on Atomnation and continues is forays into electronic synth, funk bass and deep disco rhythms. ‘C’est La Vie’ is an album cut with a vintage arpeggio feel…. Read more »

Posted on May 3rd, 2017

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This Afro disco dancefloor track comes from a surprising source – the blind Malian couple known as Amadou & Mariam. The pair always had a capacity for soaring transformative melodies so it’s nice to hear them bring that with extra heat on their first track in five years ‘Bofou Safou’. The title takes its name… Read more »

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

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Awesome Tapes From Africa’s newest release has a disco pop persuasion and comes from 1988 via the artist Alec Khaoli aka Umoja. His four-track release 707 comes out May 19th on the label. It was initially released in 1988. Starting in 1982, Umoja recorded a succession of hugely successful recordings that reached a crescendo with… Read more »

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

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Toni Etherson and Mia Fitz ak Siights came together during songwriting sessions for other artists. As it happens, they decided to keep their pop-spun mix of electronic, funk and disco music for themselves and they shared ‘Dance’ late last year. With the weather turning good, ‘Siights have shared their debut single proper on Nialler9 as… Read more »

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

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Kojaque is a Dublin rapper who has been making music for several years via Youtube videos and Soundcloud posts. His style is downbeat, jazzy and suited to late-night lounging. Last week, he followed up his involvement in the Soft Boy mixtape and his Sunday Roast mixtape with ‘Wifi Code’ a song that feels like a… Read more »

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

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WOB! are a live drum’n’bass electronic band from Dublin (who want to make you ‘Move’) who for their latest track have hooked up with upcoming R&B singer Erica Cody (as featured here) on ‘Higher’, a song that heralds the start of summer. Check out the extra summery video for the song by Crooked Gentlemen.

Posted on May 2nd, 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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Daithí’s new EP Holiday Home features 5 tracks of electronic pop constructed with elements drawn from the real world. Recorded sounds of the west of Ireland, the songs of motion and colour were made in the far flung parts of the country. Hooking up with Sinead White on two tracks and Elaine Mai on another,… 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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Almost a year later than promised, Haim are back with news of their second album Something To Tell You on July 7th through Polydor. Introducing the second album, is a Paul Thomas Anderson-directed live studio video with the the Haim sisters Este, Danielle and Alana. The album was recorded with Ariel Rechtshaid and worked with… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2017

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Loose Joints is a podcast where we talk to a guest and play music they like new and old. True to the name, the podcast features a loose collection of tunes, tied together by very little logic, just like our chats. Nialler9 and Sally Cinnamon are your hosts. This month’s guests is Greg Spring, of… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2017

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The Limerick/Cork pairing of Lakerama, Graeme S (Hsuan Records) and Senita (also of Shookrah) have regrouped for some new music to followup their 2015 debut EP. The new EP Contactless comes out Friday and the duo once again explore matching influences from house, garage, juke and footwork dance genres with Senita’s soul-filled vocals. The EP… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2017

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‘9 (After Coachella)’ is a fizzy electronic pop song with whirring sounds and big bass stabs and frenetic co-production from Sophie. The song was written by the Norwegian producer last year after Coachella when he lost a girl in the crowd he was into. The video delves into the singer Karen aka MØ and Magnus… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2017

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