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The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour. Listen: Hour One Listen: Hour Two Hour One Jessie… Read more »

Posted on August 1st, 2014

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The Canadian jazz-hop trio Badbadnotgood played a packed gig on Wednesday night. They were ably supported by God Knows & MynameisJohn, who unusually for a support act in The Sugar Club, had people dancing in front of the stage in the venue. Photos by Colm Moore.

Posted on August 1st, 2014

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Rhob Cunningham is a singer-songwriter who’s been around the Dublin scene for years, having released a band-oriented album under the name Our Little Secrets and played with a host of Irish musicians’ bands and as support act. For his new track ‘The Head Collector’, Cunningham, who moved to Berlin this summer, has come up with… Read more »

Posted on July 31st, 2014

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Fryars, aka London man Benjamin Garrett last featured here, about this time last year for his excellent ‘Cool Like Me’ single. He sometimes plays with Lily Allen and was notable since for letting a journalist go beyond a “backstage” piece to actually play live in the band. He’s had a few songs since then but… Read more »

Posted on July 30th, 2014

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On the lead-track of his new EP for James Blake and Dan Foat’s 1-800 Dinosaur label, Rob McAndrews aka Blake’s live guitarist aka Airhead goes large with a sample from Tasty Treats’ ’90s house track ‘Got To Believe’. Much more extroverted than his For Years debut LP, ‘Believe’ is the highlight of the four-tracks: a… Read more »

Posted on July 30th, 2014

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Guinness Amplify is a new initiative which aims to support new and upcoming Irish bands and acts through a programme of pub gigs (with some large well-known artists), industry workshops, studio time and media coverage. Full details of all of it are here including the judges (they include me). Today, Guinness added Bastille, Disclosure and… Read more »

Posted on July 30th, 2014

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Body & Soul have announced their lineup for the imminent Electric Picnic festival at the end of August and it’s another doozy lineup of acts across three stages. Only €229.50 weekend tickets are left but there is a serious lineup including the full list below. Playlist of additions: Body & Soul man stage tUnE-yArDs Young… Read more »

Posted on July 30th, 2014

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Hailing from Colorado, Hannah Taxman has been through the Berklee School of Music in Boston before arriving in Brooklyn. ‘Out of Touch’ is Taxman’s first song as HANAH (with production from Luca Buccellatti. It’s the closest female equivalent I’ve heard to Bon Iver’s vocal processing, except rather than rely on non-human effects, ‘Out of Touch’… Read more »

Posted on July 29th, 2014

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The future bass pop producer Sophie, who is very much a dude, is releasing a new single ‘Lemonade’ / ‘Hard’ through Numbers on Monday. Like much of his contemporaries A.G. Cook and Hannah Diamond on PC Music, it’s a typically challenging piece of sound that hurdles itself deep into the bounciest/cheeriest noise you can imagine…. Read more »

Posted on July 29th, 2014

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