This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. AE Mak- Glow AE Mak have become known for their energetic live performances that incorporate visuals and dance, mediums that enhance their bright style of music. ‘Glow’ is influenced by the emotions that surround arguing with those… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2018

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Johnny Climax – Mood Dublin-based artist Jonny Climax takes influences from traditional and contemporary hip-hop and R’n’B. This track sounds like a class hip-hop anthem, one that triggers powerful nostalgic ’90s vibes. 2. O Emperor- Make It… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2018

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Majia Sofia – Flowers Galway singer-songwriter Majia Sofia’s new track bears a more joyous and poppy tone to her previous releases, despite dealing with issues such as trauma and violence. This is also the first track that… Read more »

Posted on January 25th, 2018

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The most essential tracks of the last week handpicked by the Nialler9 team. 1. Young Fathers – In My View Young Fathers seem immune anyone outside their clique, operating as a gang who were more interested in offering genuine healing through music that crosses rap, gospel and lo-fi sonics. ‘In My View’ is another idiosyncratic… Read more »

Posted on January 23rd, 2018

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The most essential tracks of the last week handpicked by the Nialler9 team. 1. David Byrne – Everybody’s Coming To My House As suggested last week, David Byrne will release his first solo album since 2004 on March 9th and it’s called American Utopia. He has made albums with Eno, St. Vincent and Karl Hyde,… Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2018

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Wyvern Lingo – Snow II This track from the Wicklow trio has melodic and vocal similarities to that of Hiatus Kaiyote, with a soothing mix of bass synths and soft drum beats, written in response to the… Read more »

Posted on November 29th, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Yaeji – Raingurl A bass-heavy banging club track from New York City and Seoul-based producer Kathy Yaeji Lee off her new EP2, which kicks off with bilingual Korean and English vocals. 2. Khruangbin – Maria Tambié Texas… Read more »

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Bitch Falcon- Of Heart Bitch Falcon give us their new track ‘Of Heart’, a Nialler9 favourite. Fans will recognise this one as a stand out from live shows giving a slow dirge of rock that creeps across… Read more »

Posted on November 15th, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Kestine ft Outsider YP – Heartache Coming from a religious background, Cork based rapper Kestine has brought a gospel music appreciation into his own style of rap. Here he teams up with Outsider YP on their new… Read more »

Posted on November 8th, 2017

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In association with As is my annual tradition, the Nialler9 Readers’ Poll in association with Tower Records is back for its ninth year. Once again, I’m looking to find out what Irish albums and songs didn’t leave your stereo, phone, playlists and beyond. I also want to know what gigs, remixes, club nights and more… Read more »

Posted on December 11th, 2014

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For the seventh year, it’s over to you to decide the Nialler9 Readers’ Poll for Irish albums, songs and more of the year. Below, you will find my own comprehensive list of Irish albums, songs, EPs, remixes and new artists who make the grade and below that I’m looking for your own choices. To sweeten… Read more »

Posted on December 13th, 2012

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Update: A few people have taken issue with my opinions below. Let me just stress this, I wrote this from my own view of why I felt trad was reinvigorated. I didn’t intend to make grand statements about trad music as a whole, I’m not a trad ‘expert’. The article title was intended to refer… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2012

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I’ve had my say, now we’re kicking off your say in the first results of the readers’ poll with your top Irish EPs and new artists of 2011.Both those lists follow along with links and embeds to where you can hear why they got the votes they did.

Posted on December 22nd, 2011

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Image above courtesy of Nouveaunoise’s artwork. The annual Nialler9 readers’ poll is back. For the sixth time, I’m looking for your top 5 Irish albums and songs of the year. Lat year’s best album was awarded to Villagers’ Becoming A Jackal and best song went to Squarehead’s ‘Fake Blood’. You’ll find a comprehensive list of… Read more »

Posted on December 15th, 2011

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