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Julio Bashmore’s album Knockin’ Boots is due on August 7th and the tunes we’ve heard so far are killer enough to make this highly-anticipated from ‘Holding On’ to ‘Rhythm Of Auld’ and ‘A Simple Love’. After his show earlier this year, he will return post-album release on November 13th for a late night gig at the Academy… Read more »

Posted on July 6th, 2015

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The Limerick band Bleeding Heart Pigeons, consisting of Mícheál Keating (vocals/guitar), Cathal Histon (synths, samples and vocals) and Brendan McInerney (drums) have been together as a band for eight years already. Now, only in their twenties, and now signed to London’s AMF Records , they’ve announced a second EP, A Hallucination, to be released on… Read more »

Posted on July 6th, 2015

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My favourite songs of the month. Get the majority of them as a continuous playlists below. The songs Shura – ‘White Light’ Joy Orbison & Boddika – ‘TMTT’ Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment – Wanna Be Cool Leon Bridges – Coming Home The Weeknd – ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ Disclosure – ‘Holding On’ (Gus Pirelli 7″ VIP… Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour. Listen: Hour One Listen: Hour Two Hour one Cruising – ‘Safe Corridor’ Todd Terje – ‘Eurodans’ Shamir – ‘If It Wasn’t True’ Nao – ‘Inhale Exhale’ Superhumanoids – ‘Anxious In Venice’ Ciaran Lavery… Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2015

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After last year’s whopper success of a gig with Booka Brass Band and Somerville at Fitzwilliam Square, in which hundreds of people turned up, Happenings and Nialler9 present a special new Irish music outdoor double bill for the summer of 2015. Ájo Arkestra are a big collective of musicians who know how to get a… Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2015

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Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail’s Sea Legs project birthed beguiling music that takes in Donegal fishing, coastal town living and moving music on their joint recent EP. Lavery himself is playing a Nialler9 show in Fitzwilliam Square this Sunday. In conjunction with their label, Quiet Arch, we are offering the stems of the song ‘The… Read more »

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

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The Mark Noonan-directed film You’re Ugly Too is coming to cinemas on July 24th. Starring Aidan Gillen, the film concerns Will, who is released from prison on compassionate leave to care for his niece Stacey, played by Lauren Kinsella. That’s the trailer below. Dave Geraghty of Bell X1 and Join Me In The Pines provided… Read more »

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

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A criticism I levelled at Jack Garratt’s show at The Great Escape, was one of showboating. The bearded musician was an able multi-tasker playing synth, drums, guitar and singing nearly all at once, which gave his music a scattered and skittery feel. There are no such problems with Garratt’s new single ‘Weathered’, which wisely sticks… Read more »

Posted on July 1st, 2015

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There are two Nialler9 events this Saturday and Sunday by the way. Check into the gig guide every week for what’s on this week. This Saturday night’s Hollow Sounds Kilkenny show has moved to Set Theatre due to ticket sales. The lineup for it will be Jape, Slow Skies & Neon Wolf with a Jape… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2015

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