A quiet week as the Cork music scene slowly gets over the post-holiday hangover and back to business. Monday January 9th Deep Sky Objects @ Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm, free) Cork/Kerry alt-rock three-piece get a quick gig in before heading away to put down their next record. THURSDAY JANUARY 12TH: Cork Sacred Harp Singers @… Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2017

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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This is only a selection of new music – dig into more. Check out the Songs of the week Soundcloud & Spotify playlists. 1. Black Madonna – ‘He is the Voice I Hear’ For the first top new song to hear this year, this is going to… Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2017

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For R&B fans, Alexandria’s newest LP, Cut Of Cloth, which just dropped on Awful Records this weekend, is a fine chilled collection of pared-back aquatic-leaning synth R&B to get your mind into. The Atlanta singer and songwriter’s 15-track release was posted on Soundcloud in full and Alexandria’s voice pleasingly falls somewhere between Kelela and Solange… Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2017

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Future Sounds is a new indoor festival weekend taking place at the INEC Killarney on February 3rd next month. Playing the venue that night will be: All Tvvins Le Galaxie King Kong Company Little Hours John Gibbons Dashka The night is brought to you by the INEC and Spin South West. Tickets €28 available on… Read more »

Posted on January 6th, 2017

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El-P and Killer Mike’s partnership continues at full clip with the release of their third album. When they first joined together as producer and rapper on Killer Mike’s RAP Music album and the subsequent RTJ mixtape, the thrill and novelty of two very different rappers from two different sides of the U.S. was a big… Read more »

Posted on January 5th, 2017

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Now we’ve kicked 2016 to the curb, it’s time to look forward. January is all about freshness, so here are 20 acts from around the globe who I reckon you’ll be hearing much more of this year. Some will be familiar to you but I expect to make an even bigger splash and some, I… Read more »

Posted on January 5th, 2017

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DJ Skarface took beats from DJ Shadow’s discography and paired them with acapellas from Run The Jewels’ first album and it is gift. It’s a mashup that makes sense as the trio collaborated last year. RTJ3 dropped over the Christmas period too. Tracklisting Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels DJ Shadow – Napalm Brain/Scatter… Read more »

Posted on January 5th, 2017

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On January 1st, Brian Eno released his latest excursion into ambient music – Reflection. The 54-minute album continues a long line of work in which the composer has been toiling since 1975’s Discreet Music, having single-handedly popularised the idea of ‘ambient music’. While the term has been co-opted by many other artists, none of them… Read more »

Posted on January 4th, 2017

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Anthony Byrne, the owner of Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre which operates as a pop-up nightclub District 8 run by a consortium of promoters (including Subject, Archetype, Bedlam & Hidden Agenda) may close if his plans to demolish the building to build a 298-unit “aparthotel” goes through, as Newstalk reports. Plans were submitted before Christmas for a… Read more »

Posted on January 3rd, 2017

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