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Looking for more new music? Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. Updated weekly. Hit the last page for the Soundcloud playlist. 1. Holy Ghost! Crime Cutz DFA’s synth pop and disco dons returned this week. Previewed last night and released today, ‘Crime Cutz’ is a return to form for the New York duo… Read more »

Posted on February 5th, 2016

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Here’s a fine new track from a new Belfast band. Beauty Sleep are a three-piece made up of Ryan McGroarty (Wonder Villains / A Bad Cavalier), Cheylene Murphy (also of Pleasure Beach) and Aimee Williamson. Debut single ‘The Dark’ has shades of Phoenix, Beach House and occupies the dreamy end of the guitar pop spectrum…. Read more »

Posted on February 4th, 2016

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Following on from the release of his superb Malibu album and his subsequent signing to Aftermath, Anderson Paak is on the way up. Last night he performed with his band on Late Show with Stephen Colbert and he lived up to his rising reputation with a stirring rendition of ‘Silicon Valley’ and ‘The Season /… Read more »

Posted on February 4th, 2016

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Watch The Gloaming peform ‘The Pilgrim’s Song’ live at Real World Studios

The Gloaming are one of the best bands around but live, is where they really ignite. Ahead of the February 26th release of their second album, and following on from the new tune ‘Fáinleog (Wanderer)’. For this video performance captured in December, we get the best of both worlds with the performance in Real World… Read more »

Posted on February 4th, 2016

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Four Tet is the co-writer and co-producer of ‘SeeSaw’, a track from Jamie xx’s debut album In Colour featuring Romy of the xx. Last night he shared an edit of the track, with beefed up beats for the club: “Jamie and I made seesaw in 2013. This is another version I did last year to… Read more »

Posted on February 4th, 2016

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Last year, in April, ‘Goji Berry Sunset’, a song from a seven-track EP called Capricorn, from Armagh singer-songwriter Naomi Hamilton aka Jealous Of The Birds turned heads. Less than a year later, Hamilton’s lo-fi acoustic whistling Moldy Peaches-style tune has been given a polish for her debut album Parma Violets in April, the only track… Read more »

Posted on February 3rd, 2016

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DJDS made a video with iPhones for the tension-building dance cut ‘I Don’t Love You’

The US duo formerly known DJ Dodger Stadium’s new album Stand Up And Speak came out last week and while I’ve yet to give it a full spin, I keep coming back to one of last week’s tracks of the week ‘I Don’t Love You’. For last year’s video for ‘Love Songs’ Jerome LOL and… Read more »

Posted on February 3rd, 2016

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Dance music legend Larry Levan is interwoven into the history of DJing in the 20th century. Via his influential DJ sets at the Paradise Garage in New York from 1977 to 1987 which lead to the formation of the garage house sound (Essential reading: Bill Brewster’s Last Night A DJ Save My Life ), the… Read more »

Posted on February 3rd, 2016

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Derry-based musician Ryan Vail’s output last year was largely taken up with his collaborative project with Ciaran Lavery as Sea Legs. For 2016, Vail is returning to the electronic world that he inhabits as a solo musician. His debut solo album For Every Silence coming in March 25th (to Pledgemusic funders) and April 1st (Quiet… Read more »

Posted on February 3rd, 2016

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