Last September, Hvmmingbyrd released their first EP as a duo with Deborah Byrne and Suzette Das embracing a more thoroughly pop sound. ‘Gozo’ is their first fresh track since then and the song has a dreamy pop quality to it that is also new to the Hvmmingbyrd name. It was inspired by the a “euphoric… Read more »

Posted on July 26th, 2017

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Since the release of her must-have debut album Empress Of has collaborated with Blood Orange and Pional and released a once-off single that instantly became a personal favourite ‘Woman Is A Word.’ I had written earlier in the year that we were hopeful for a new album this year and new song ‘Go To Hell’… Read more »

Posted on July 12th, 2017

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1000 Beasts is a new project by Cian Sweeney, who is a freelance musician, pianist and producer who has recently worked with Jenny Greene & The RTE Concert Orchestra and Phil Coulter. 1000 Beasts is less a classical project and more of an intriguing electro-pop one with the idea being that each song in the… Read more »

Posted on June 28th, 2017

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Wyvern Lingo have released the first single of their forthcoming debut album. ‘I Love You Sadie’ is a soulful R&B pop song with a very modern sentiment “about loving the feminine qualities of a man, and encouraging him not to worry about fitting into the male stereotype and just to be himself”. Caoimhe Barry, Karen… Read more »

Posted on June 28th, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Dublin artist Soulé follows up her impactful first two singles ‘Love No More’ and ‘Good Life’ today, with ‘Troublemaker’. The Diffusion Lab-produced track has a Mura Masa-style electronic pop feel and comes with artwork with Soulé wielding a baseball bat. No messing. It’s out now on Streaming services. The song was added to the Nialler9… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2017

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Check out this new Dublin-based singer-songwriter ZALI who dropped her debut single ‘Can’t Stop’ last week. The song is a sophisticated R&B pop tune from a new talent with production by Hong Kong producer L’Homie. It was recorded in London with vocal production and engineering by renowned Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Isra Lohata (Wizzy Wow)…. Read more »

Posted on April 5th, 2017

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The Dublin-based art pop duo of Aoife McCann and Ellie McMahon aka Æ MAK have demonstrated an interest in exploring performance, visual and dance to augment their bright music style. For their new single ‘I Walk’, Æ MAK sound at their most creative on a song about “self-belief and determination,” and the duo worked with… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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Dermot Kennedy is a young folk singer-songwriter who has been making some industry noise in the last year. Live, he has supported the likes of Glen Hansard and James Vincent McMorrow and Spotify streams of last year’s ‘After Rain’, a woodsy romantic folk pop number is now well over 19 million streams. Thus far, his… Read more »

Posted on March 31st, 2017

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Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West, aka Oh Wonder have trailed their second record with a new single called ‘Ultralife’. The song is a more pop and layered take on the band’s super melodic sound and it moves away from the minimalism that defined their early work. It was like their debut, entirely written, recorded… Read more »

Posted on March 31st, 2017

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