The Cork band Shookrah take their sweet music influences from soul, jazz, R&B and electronic music. Recent single ‘Gerascophia’ mixed those sounds with power (watch below) and the six-piece live band’s follow up single ‘On Our Way’ is a platonic love song in a similar sonic vein. ‘Our Own Way is a song in acknowledgement… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 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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A reworked version of ‘Herside Story’ from Dublin trio Hare Squead feature’s on the new album from US rapper Goldlink. At What Cost also features tracks from Kaytranada, Wale, Lil Dude, Jazmine Sullivan and Steve Lacy. Hare Squead have some upcoming dates including Trinity Ball and other d-lightful gigs. Check out the new version of… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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Dublin R&B singer AikJ follows up his summery pop jam ‘Suite Life’ from last year with a laidback soulful on ‘Hidden Agenda’. No tricks, the song is a straight-up proposition to the girl in question. Follow Aik on Spotify.

Posted on March 10th, 2017

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Precious, Solbas, Grooves, and Shek are Super Silly, a band you may have seen playing with the likes of Hare Squead,  Soulé, Stay Gold and Farah Elle in the past. They are striking out on their own of late with their debut single ‘No Pressure‘  leaving a distinguished mark of  modern R&B, soul and pop. With… Read more »

Posted on March 10th, 2017

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Erica Cody is a Dublin singer/songwriter and producer who has been writing songs since she was seven-years-old. Now 20 and studying at BIMM Dublin, Cody is emerging as one of the new generation of soulful R&B singers coming up in the Irish scene, as seen at Hard Working Class Heroes last year. ‘Addicted’ is Cody’s… Read more »

Posted on February 15th, 2017

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As indicated earlier this year, via some re-emerging activity, the Swedish band Little Dragon are due to release a new album this year and have an extensive U.S. tour with Glass Animals and Goldlink lined up along with Coachella. They debuted the chill and billowy song ‘High’ accompanied by an exotic video by Ossian Melin.

Posted on February 15th, 2017

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Ever had one of those potential relationships that were heading towards the friend zone, that you were just DONE with the pretence? Thundercat knows the feeling. When you can he’s looking at the screen waiting for you to hang up? He’s rather be playing Mortal Kombat. And please, stop calling after 2am. ‘Friend Zone’ was… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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In typical cyclical fashion, that ’90s R&B sound we all discovered through Atlantic 252 and later, (if you were lucky to have a satellite dish a home), The Lick with Trevor Nelson is making its way back into the charts. Starting back in 2013 with AlunaGeorge’s cover of Montell Jordan’s ‘This Is How We Do… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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Percy Chamburuka aka Jafaris is a rapper and singer with ambition, and is part of the burgeoning new generation of hip-hop artists in Ireland. Formerly known as Profound, Jafaris is one of the most promising of the lot. He also played a bit part in the feel-good movie of 2016 – Sing Street. He’s just… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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Yesterday, NAO was announced for Dublin’s Forbidden Fruit Festival and today, the singer has dropped a remix companion EP to last year’s debut album For All We Know. Featuring 5 reworks of songs from the album, it includes a dancehall, Autotuned version of ‘In The Morning’ from Mura Masa, A Stormzy feature on the Loxe… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Dublin singer Soulé’s debut single ‘Love No More’ made a big enough impression locally that is was this week nominated for an Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year. And it’s easy to hear why. Soulé is one of the most promising new artists in the soul, R&B and pop sphere in Ireland and… Read more »

Posted on February 3rd, 2017

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Anderson .Paak and his band The Free Nationals performed a Nialler9-2016-favourite ‘Am I Wrong’ (and Malibu standout) on the Ellen show this week for her birthday and he brought his six-year-old son Soul on to bust some moves and it is very adorable. That Bruno Mars support slot can’t come soon enough.

Posted on January 26th, 2017

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On his recent comeback single, Thundercat channelled yacht rock. Now, he has gone straight to the source for the latest song from his just-announced debut album Drunk by enlisting Michael ‘Doobie Brothers’ McDonald and Kenny ‘Footloose’ Loggins for ‘Show You The Way’. Pure Yacht rock. Drunk is out on February 24th on Brainfeeder and also… Read more »

Posted on January 25th, 2017

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