Dublin duo Aoife McCann and Ellie McMahon’s Æ MAK burst onto the Dublin music scene with the colourful ‘I Can Feel It In My Bones’. The song’s exuberant pop harmony and rhythm stand out as much for their sound (influenced as they are by Merrill Garbus’ Tune-Yards and jazz singer Anita O’Day) as their theatrical… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2016

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Among a stacked week of Leeside music events are the music programme for Cork Film Festival, a plethora of big house nights, and the first anniversary celebrations of local hip-hop heroes Cuttin’ Heads Collective. WEDNESDAY 16TH NOVEMBER The Cork Fleischmann Orchestra @ City Hall (8pm, €18/€25/€30) Led by solo violinist Tasmin Little, the namesake orchestra… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2016

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It’s been a clusterfuck of a week by any standards, even a year which has given us so much terrible news in music alone. 2016 continued dumping on our spirits this week with a Trump presidency in the US and the death of Leonard Cohen this morning. A respite is needed. With all the turmoil… Read more »

Posted on November 11th, 2016

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Earlier this week, the xx’s new album details leaked out via Shazam. Well, surprise, we didn’t have to wait much longer. The band have just released their new song ‘On Hold’, a song which features a sample of Hall & Oates’ ‘I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)’. It’s the sound of a more… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2016

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If your thoughts are turning to Dingle for Other Voices at the start of December, then you better be quick. Most accommodation is full in the town for the filming of the show and the many extra activities including talks and the non-church TV acts are starting to be revealed, making us look forward to… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2016

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This review is sponsored by Visa to celebrate Metropolis’ first year of being a fully enabled #contactless festival. It’s a wonder no-one did it sooner. Ireland’s insatiable appetite for festivals doesn’t just stop because the sun goes away. Metropolis Festival offers an indoor occasion for the festival calendar at the start of November, right when… Read more »

Posted on November 8th, 2016

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Email to be in the draw for free entry: Saturday: Pantha Du Prince, Lumo DJs @ District 8 (€15, 11pm) How to enter free entry comps – Email [email protected] 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 of the message. Full… Read more »

Posted on November 8th, 2016

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2ManyDJs are very much back making and facilitating great dancefloor music. With their new label DeeWee releasing tracks that are on point (Emmanuelle, Asa Moto, Phillipi & Rodrigo), their copresent with James Murphy at Despacio showcasing a different style of club, their Waffles edits, the Belgica soundtrack and their new Beats1 radio show, there’s a… Read more »

Posted on November 8th, 2016

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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This week’s additions include new music from Dark0, The Chemical Brothers, Ciaran Lavery, Ekkah, Alyss and more. Follow the playlist here. This is only a selection of new music – dig into more. Check out the Songs of the week Soundcloud & Spotify playlists. 1. Daithí –… Read more »

Posted on November 7th, 2016

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