At a time of great turmoil, every thing else can feel insignificant. Spending all your time listening and digesting music feels trivial. Writing about it even more so. But music, like all artforms, is a gateway to another place, to other people, to understanding, reflecting and solidarity. It’s also an outlet for anger and frustration which… Read more »

Posted on January 31st, 2017

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Win Free entry to: Saturday Feb 4: Fangclub @ Whelan’s (€13) Saturday Feb 4: Sense with Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) Prince Tribute @ Button Factory (€18.50, 11pm) To enter: Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name in the body of the message. Full info on each… Read more »

Posted on January 31st, 2017

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MONDAY JANUARY 30TH: CIT’s second semester begins today for some courses. No music for anyone. TUESDAY JANUARY 31ST: Cara Kursh @ The Brú (9.30pm, free) Singer-songwriter and Friary Open Mic curator plays her own original material, with Kino live music honcho Cormac Daly chipping in on a few covers. WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1ST: Music College Jam… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2017

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Soulwax continue their run of releasing mega records by others (or themselves listed as others) with their latest on the Dee Wee label. Bolis Popul seems to be a legit person, an alias of a member of Hong Kong Dong. Bolis Pupul was one of the first names initially released on the label last year… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2017

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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist or the Nialler9 New Music Weekly playlist on Spotify. This is only a selection of new music – dig into more. Check out the Songs of the week Soundcloud & Spotify playlists for more songs from Young Fathers, Tei Shi, Father John Misty, Joe Goddard and more. 1. Anohni… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2017

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While David Kitt has a new solo album on the way, which he previewed on January 1st to fans, he is also very much active in the field of electronic music as New Jackson. His work as NJ has always been informed by his experience, his record-collecting, his love of synths and electronic music as… Read more »

Posted on January 29th, 2017

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Life Festival is returning to Belvedere House from May 26th to May 28th and the organisers have been drip feeding their lineup on their socials over the last few weeks. Here’s who they’ve announced so far. Dixon Duke Dumont Nina Kraviz Maya Jane Coles Eat Everything Recondite Solardo DJ EZ Tickets for weekend are €159 +… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2017

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Galway artist Laoise is set to build on her Nirvana cover and the release of the brooding slow-moving electro-pop ‘You’ with the release of her debut EP Halfway shortly. Til then, please enjoy a live version of ‘You’ recorded with her live band at South Studios and shot by Éamonn McManus. The song now has… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2017

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A few years back (2013 to be precise) the Icelandic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ásgeir melted some ice-cold hearts with his debut album, a translated-into-English version of an Icelandic hit (10% of the population owned his album Dyrd i daudathogn and he holds the title of the fastest selling Icelandic debut of all-time). That album and its standout… Read more »

Posted on January 26th, 2017

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