This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. Nialler9 Weekly playlist 1. Fever Ray – To The Moon And Back After some teasing of her first new music in 9 years earlier this week, Karin Dreijer formerly of The Knife has returned to her solo Fever… Read more »

Posted on October 20th, 2017

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The Turning Pirate crew’s annual New Year’s eve gig is a bacchanalia of celebration and collaboration has been running in Vicar Street since 2006. It brings together some of Ireland’s most talented artists and special guests which in the past has meant appearances from the likes of Conor O’Brien (Villagers), Richie Egan, Camille O’Sullivan, Bell… Read more »

Posted on October 20th, 2017

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After some teasing of her first new music in 9 years earlier this week, Karin Dreijer formerly of The Knife has returned to her solo Fever Ray project. Far from the somewhat disturbing visual we saw yesterday teasing the song, ‘To The Moon And Back’ is the closest thing we’ve had to The Knife since… Read more »

Posted on October 20th, 2017

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Future Islands are the next band following The National to be announced for a gig at the Donnybrook stadium, Dublin. It’ll take place next June 17th 2018 with a full lineup of acts accompanying them with gates open at 2pm that day. Tickets priced €63 go on sale Thursday 26th October at 9am through Ticketmaster.ie… Read more »

Posted on October 20th, 2017

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With the nights closing in and Halloween approaching, the Bram Stoker Festival will be soon upon us from the 27th to 30th of October and there’s plenty of music highlights incoming as part of the festival. 1. Turning Vampire Mixtape Vicar Street, October 29th The Turning Pirate crew turn their attention to a fright night… Read more »

Posted on October 19th, 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 Releases Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. King Krule – The Ooz Archy Marshall’s guttural vowel-swallowing voice has been the biggest draw across nearly all his work a King Krule, Zoo Kid,… Read more »

Posted on October 18th, 2017

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Before we dig into the highlights of Cork’s gigging calendar for the weekend, shout-out to Sam and the crew at Connolly’s of Leap, dealing with the wrath of Ex-Hurricane Ophelia and whose events have been postponed owing to same. We’re told they’ll be good to go for October Bank Holiday weekend, great news for those… Read more »

Posted on October 18th, 2017

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Tuesday Oct 17 The Horrors, The Fontaines @ The Tivoli Theatre (€24) English rockers’ new album V has been well-received. (Sandy) Alex G  @ Whelan’s (€16.50) Philadelphia songwriter with 8 albums at age 23, 2 of them on Domino. Ruby Sessions: Mongoose, Tanjier, Mark Flynn, Melvin @ Doyle’s (€7, 9pm) Long running acoustic showcase night. The… Read more »

Posted on October 16th, 2017

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It’s been three and a half years since I discontinued the Nialler9 Podcast. Since then, I had a new music show on TXFM where John Caddell and Peter McPartlin gave me free reign on the FM airwaves once a week to play whatever I wanted. The station closed down this time last year and I’ve… Read more »

Posted on October 13th, 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. Professor Rhythm – Leave Me Alone The always-reliable Awesome Tapes from Africa digs up a 1995 kwaito dance gem from South Africa’s Professor Rhythm. The label has had some great stuff in 2017 including… Read more »

Posted on October 13th, 2017

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Our planned trip to West Cork this weekend has been affected by Storm Ophelia. Connolly’s of Leap has been left without power, water, comms. Roads closed. So we’re going to reschedule this til 2018. Good luck with cleanup Sam and locals. After two brilliant years of monthly nights in Dublin’s Tengu, the club night I… Read more »

Posted on October 12th, 2017

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Wyvern Lingo are having a busy week, not only have they released a new single and video while announcing their next headline show in Dublin, all below, they have also released a new remix of their previous single ‘I Love You Sadie’. The rework adds Afro dancehall pop textures to the song with production by… Read more »

Posted on October 12th, 2017

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Today, the Irish government revealed the budget for 2018 and reaction from the arts and culture community is one of disappointment despite minimal increases in funding. On the surface, the increases look good: €3 million for the Arts Council (€65m to €68m, 5% increase, up 20% since 2014) €1.5 million for the Irish Film Board… Read more »

Posted on October 10th, 2017

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Tuesday Oct 10 Dermot Kennedy @ Button Factory (sold out) His next Dublin gig is headlining the Olympia  Fickle Friends @ Academy 2 (€15) UK indie-pop. Glue. Wednesday Oct 11 Future Proof Season 2: Ye Vagabonds, Sylk, Dowry @ Bello Bar (€10+) Nialler9 & Homebeat handpick 3 new Irish acts in association with O’Haras. Thursday Oct 12… Read more »

Posted on October 10th, 2017

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In a bid to encourage myself to run more regularly (it’s been working), I’ve been focusing more on the soundtrack to my fitness while running so I’ve decided to share it here. Here’s the updated Spotify playlist for the Autumn – the Running Workout Playlist. It’ll be updated regularly enough It’ll feature music that is… Read more »

Posted on October 10th, 2017

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