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Summer weather can’t be relied on, one day it can be scorching, one day torrential. I’m a big believer in surrounding yourself with things to encourage your mood and music to soundtrack the season. Just because the weather isn’t playing ball doesn’t mean your tunes can’t lift you. Which is where Marius Lauber’s escapist debut… Read more »

Posted on August 19th, 2016

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The release of Boys Don’t Cry, Frank Ocean’s upcoming album has been much promised and delayed in the last year that many are near giving up any hope of news; particularly after the last release date seemed a sure shot. Well, last night, Frank Ocean gave us something, something different. Endless is an Apple Music-only… Read more »

Posted on August 19th, 2016

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David Holmes is the latest person tapped for a Late Night Tales compilation. The Belfast composer, producer and DJ will release his entry on October 21st and it’ll feature some new and rare music including collaborations with BP Fallon and Jon Hopkins, a “reading” of 10cc’s ‘I’m Not In Love’ by Holmes­-produced Song Sung. In… Read more »

Posted on August 18th, 2016

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Optimo Espacio was a Sunday night club in Glasgow that was the stuff of legend. The Sub Club-held night ran for 13 years and was run by DJs JD Twitch and Jonnie Wilkes who as well as having live acts like Grace Jones, Four Tet, LCD Soundsystem, ESG and more play, was notable for its eclectic… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2016

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Hard Working Class Heroes, the new Irish music showcase & industry convention has announced the 100 bands who were chosen from 700 to play the festival by a judging panel of national and international music people. The festival takes place from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th October in Dublin venues The Workman’s Club, Wigwam, The… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2016

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It might be long sold out but Electric Picnic is fast approaching and as new swimming areas, DJ lineups and heritage acts are announced, many of you are seeking last minute tickets. Well here’s another chance. I have another pair of weekend tickets with VIP access to CASA Bacardi to give away this week. Casa… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2016

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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This week’s additions include new songs from all the below along with Glass Animals, Skott, Chance The Rapper, Ardyn, Father John Misty and Hvmmingbyrd. Check out the Songs of the week Soundcloud playlist. 1. Bon Iver – ‘(OVER S∞∞N)’ [Bob Moose Extended Cab Version] A wanderer returns…. Read more »

Posted on August 16th, 2016

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The Black Madonna’s RA tour documentary is a must-watch

I met Marea Stamper when she was the booker in Smart Bar in Chicago when I was there to do a piece for Aer Lingus’ Cara Magazine. Her DJ and producer career as The Black Madonna was starting to take off and now she’s playing all around the world. This above Resident Advisor documentary follows… Read more »

Posted on August 16th, 2016

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Email to be in the draw for free entry: Saturday/Sunday: Invisibl Skratch Picklz: DJ Qbert, D Styles and DJ Shortkut @ The Sugar Club How to enter free entry comps – Email tickets@nullnialler9.com with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number (for late contact) in the body… Read more »

Posted on August 16th, 2016

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