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The gig happens on Monday April 14th.

Australian electro-pop band Cut Copy have a solid live reputation and their last gig in Button Factory was superb. They’ve released a new album since, Free Your Mind, and will be back in town on Monday April 14th. Tickets are €20 but I have a pair of guestlist to giveaway by entering below. You have… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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#NewAmericana: Chvrches' style electro-pop by a New Jersey singer.

If you’re a fan of Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry’s pitched vocals you’ll be thrilled to hear ‘Ghost’ by New Jersey singer Ashley Frangipane aka Halsey, a dark electro-pop track with vocals as bright and big as that band. It sounds like the kind of track that will be swept off its feet by a label if… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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All about this rising 25 year-old singer.

New York-based singer Niia (pronounced “Nye-a” ) came to my attention through the wonderful hazy track ‘Generation Blue’. Her debut single ‘Made For You’ had a video directed by Tony Kaye (American History X and a Johnny Cash video amongst others) which featured lots of sex dolls and she does a wonderful cover of Majical… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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Alt-J R&B? Whatever you call it, it's good.

Glass Animals were one of my favourite bands at SXSW this year. I liked them so much I went to see them twice. They feel like a band on the brink, they already have great songs, they are already great live and they already have something a bit special going on – namely supremely constructed… Read more »

Posted on April 1st, 2014

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Wobby electronic pop produced by Micachu on the Greco-Roman label.

Fans of Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard’s electronic chops and Micachu’s lo-fi wonky-pop will find plenty to like in Tirzah, a new singer from London who featured here last year with ‘I’m Not Dancing’. ‘No Romance’, the title track from Tirzah’s EP, was produced by Micachu and displays the same wobby electronic pop. The two are… Read more »

Posted on April 1st, 2014

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The slick R&B pop band get their debut album release date.

After the news that Woman’s Hour signed to Secret Canadian, today comes the news that the London/Kendal band will release that debut on July 11th. The album is called Conversations and the band have shared the silky smooth title track. The four-piece’s debut will feature previously-released tracks ‘To The End’, ‘Our Love Has No Rhythm’,… Read more »

Posted on April 1st, 2014

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Irish rap beats as used by Young Thug, Bun B and Fat Trel.

Cornerboy Muzik is a rap music producer from Cork who has already produced beats which have been used on tracks featuring new American rappers Young Thug and Fat Trel and his bio also lists Kirko Bangz, Bun B and UK’s Roll Deep, Skepta and Giggs. That’s not something you expect from an Irish beatmaker but… Read more »

Posted on April 1st, 2014

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Highlights: Kurt Vile, Rollerdiscotekken, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, Lil Silva, Clu, The Joinery off-site @ NCH, Girls Names.

If you’re looking for tickets to sold out Dublin gigs try #ticketfairy on Twitter. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket freebies this week: Saturday: Mouse On Mars + Sunken Foal [Live] & Solar Bears [DJ Set] @ Button Factory (€12/€10) How to enter - Email tickets@nialler9.com with the gig above… Read more »

Posted on April 1st, 2014

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