Last Thursday,  Homebeat launched their Spring 2018 programme with a sold-out show by Maria Kelly and guests in the Fumbally Stables in Dublin 8. The building, which was originally constructed in the 1750s, and is used by The Fumbally Café team next door for events and workshops has retained some of its original features and the… Read more »

Posted on February 20th, 2018

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February Kendrick Lamar @ The 3Arena Thursday February 7th Renowned American rapper and winner of five Grammy awards this year brings the tour of his fourth album Damn to Dublin. Support on the night comes from James Blake. Franz Ferdinand @ The Olympia Sunday February 11th Glasgow indie-pop three-piece release their fifth studio album Always… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2018

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It’s a cold Wednesday evening in early January, a quiet time typically reserved for staying in and weathering the January blues, But outside The Sugar Club on Dublin’s Leeson Street, there’s a palpable sense of early year excitement as a throng of people that snakes around to St. Stephen’s Green waiting for the venue’s door… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2018

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It’s time to look to the future. January is all about renewal and looking forward so with that in mind here are 18 acts from around the globe who we reckon will be on your playlist rotation this year. Some you may know, but our criteria is based on picking acts you won’t see in… Read more »

Posted on January 22nd, 2018

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The National Concert Hall is not a place you’d square with the debaucherous life and career of Shane MacGowan. But, The Pogues singer was never one to sty inside the lines and the national venue is taken over for one night for a 60th birthday show in his honour. As Damien Dempsey says on stage… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2018

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Time to look into the internet crystal ball and see who may (and who may not) release an album for our ears in 2018. Will Robyn finally release another album? Before we answer that, here’s some we know are on the way… Tune-Yards Release date: January 19th Tune-Yards have announced that their fourth album I… Read more »

Posted on January 5th, 2018

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1. Nialler9’s albums of the year on vinyl Tower Records have two stores in Dublin on Dawson Street and O’Connell Street and remian independent and strong with a varied and deep vinyl selection in particular. They’ve even got two pages on their website featuring my favourite albums of the year. 2. Meet Me in the… Read more »

Posted on December 20th, 2017

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2017 Best of | Best songs | Best albums | Irish albums | Irish songs | Club tracks | Guest selections 40. Talos – Wild Alee Since appearing with ‘Tethered Bones’, an emotional electronic ballad three years ago, Cork man Eoin French aka Talos has been refining and developing that style with every release. Now,… Read more »

Posted on December 18th, 2017

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Prolific Belgian house DJ The Magician, creator of the always must-listen mixes plays District 8 this Thursday 21st of December. 1. Do you have a favourite magic tape you made this year? Well, I rarely listen to the Magic Tapes, but I really enjoyed the selection on the latest one, no. 76. The first 20… Read more »

Posted on December 18th, 2017

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King Krule, the 23-year-old Londoner Archy Marshall who has been releasing music since he was just 16 and first featured on Nialler9 way back in January 2011 finally played his debut Irish gig in the Academy, Dublin to a sold-out venue. The core appeal of the King Krule sound hasn’t changed much since then. Marshall… Read more »

Posted on December 14th, 2017

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2017 Best of | Best songs | Best albums | Irish albums | Irish songs | Club tracks | Guest selections Here are my 25 favourite Irish albums from 2017 whittled down from a shortlist of 40 or so. Number 1 was a surefire since I heard it earlier this year but there were a… Read more »

Posted on December 12th, 2017

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Popular Music, like nigh on everything else, has been dominated with political sentiment in 2017. In a year where issues of race, class and gender were (sometimes painfully) brought to the fore of civic discussion, music has dutifully followed suit. In fact, much of this year’s popular music can be viewed as a reaction to… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Hailing from An Ghráig in west Kerry, Cian Ó Cíobháin is best known for his long-running, renowned radio show An Taobh Tuathail (The Other Side), which has been broadcasting a treasure trove of underground delights on RTE RnaG since 1999. Alongside Cyril Briscoe, he is one of the founders of Galway club night 110th Street,… Read more »

Posted on December 6th, 2017

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First Fortnight is now in its ninth year is a music and arts festival that aims to challenge mental health stigma and to create an open discussion and understanding of mental health. A wide range of events from live music, film, theatre, discussion, sport and arts will take place in 17 counties across Ireland in… Read more »

Posted on November 30th, 2017

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Nialler9.com is 13 years old this month. This site has always been about new music but I wanted to mark 13 years in the business of music writing and recommendations by picking a song from each year the site has been active since 2005. The song choices aren’t definitive in representing that year as a… Read more »

Posted on November 23rd, 2017

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