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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A superb mix of Irish-heavy music from promising young Dublin producer Monto. Been hearing good things about this guy and his tunes on Soundcloud are just getting better and better lately. This mix has a lot of his bootleg mixes and original tunes as well as tracks from Sertone, Moths, Lemonada, Dlyrious, Lecs Luther, Maverick… Read more »

Posted on November 29th, 2011

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Funeral Suits are a band who are really finding their own sound at the moment. They were very impressive at the SXSW show I caught last month. The band have been recording with Stephen Street over the last couple of years and ‘Colour Fade’ is my favourite track from them so far. It has a… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2011

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Formerly Goodtime John, now just Goodtime, John Cowhie returns for a third outing with forthcoming album The Colours Of Darkness with this re-introduction ‘One Shot’. This one’s got a Kittser vibe to it for sure. Download: One Shot by G O O D T I M E

Posted on April 1st, 2011

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Squarehead release their 11-track debut album on Richter Collective later this year but before that ‘Midnight Enchilada’ will be released as a single on Friday 18th March in Ireland (20th Digital & 21st in UK) on limited edition vinyl. The B-side is the previously downloadable ‘Baseball Ghost’. Check out the tunes: Squarehead – Midnight Enchilada… Read more »

Posted on February 22nd, 2011

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Robyn Bromfiend’s debut album as Catscars, which is called Construction is released on March 4th through White Plague Records. Construction is a collection of ambient and experimental, synth-pop with new wave touches and shadowy melodies. Robyn is a member of Patrick Kelleher’s Cold Dead Hands and Children Under Hoof which is a pointer of what… Read more »

Posted on February 22nd, 2011

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