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See this page for a Soundcloud playlist of all the tracks. 1. Yumi Zouma – Alena New Zealand synth trio have been supporting Lorde and Chet Faker this year but ‘Alena’, their new single is their first real moment in the spotlight. ’80s electro piano, spacious production and siren singing combine in beguiling fashion. Out… Read more »

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  • Posted on October 10th, 2014

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    Last night, Pulse By Absolut put on the first public showing of the new Le Galaxie video in The Academy with a set from the guys, a DJ battle between myself and Ghostboy, a set from Faune, UV art and cocktails and food. Today, we have the ‘Carmen’ video in full to watch as the… Read more »

    Posted on October 10th, 2014

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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, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour. Click the buttons to launch the TXFM site autoplaying links. HOUR ONE AlunaGeorge… Read more »

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    Mr Twin Sister’s (or Twin Sister as they were then known) debut album In Heaven was released in 2011 on Domino after two fine EPs of dream pop music. Featuring a more expansive version of themselves that took in synth pop, new-wave, indie-pop, disco and funk. Three years later, the band have returned to the… Read more »

    Posted on October 9th, 2014

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    Before June, no one had heard of Ryn Weaver. But suddenly, the American singer was all over the blogs with her song ‘Octahate’ and subsequently her Promises EP. It’s easy to hear why. Her music has a big attitude to it with current production techniques and the easy detection of the kind of honest drum-beating… Read more »

    Posted on October 8th, 2014

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    The IFI in Temple Bar are having a music month in October which means they’ll be showing three films of interest to music fans. 1. Bjӧrk: Biophilia Live First up is Bjӧrk: Biophilia Live, a live film which captures Björk’s ambitious Biophilia live show will get its Irish debut on Friday October 17th and run for… Read more »

    Posted on October 7th, 2014

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    Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket giveaways: Friday: Sean Nicholas Savage, Dear Desert @ Whelan’s Friday: Time is Illmatic – Special Preview Screening @ The Sugar Club (€10) Saturday: Grand Social 4th Birthday: Hot Sprockets, Fox Jaw  @ The Grand Social (€10) Sunday: Sage Francis @ The Sugar… Read more »

    Posted on October 7th, 2014

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    Watch the uber-talented Katharine Phillippa perform at TEDx Stormont

    Last year, Katharine Philippa released an EP of idiosyncratic chamber pop brilliance, but she doesn’t perform live that often. She has a gig coming up in Belfast as part of Creative Belfast’s Output gigs next week (Nialler9 is cohosting a show too) but to get a sense of what an individual talent Katharine is, watch… Read more »

    Posted on October 7th, 2014

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    Hozier’s debut album (read my review) is the fastest selling album in Ireland this year and things are looking good for the album’s release in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and New Zealand with an appearance on Saturday Night Live to come this week. In the meantime, Hozier has announced a proper Irish tour for… Read more »

    Posted on October 6th, 2014

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