Last February, Carlow-based producer, musician and DJ James Strain aka Auxiliary Phoenix debuted ‘Night Light’ featuring vocals from Cannibal Ox’s Vast Air. Now, the project has an EP out on March 2nd which will house that song and four others which feature collaborations with Gentle Jones, Illab and Knowah. Strain describes the EP as “future… Read more »

Posted on February 15th, 2018

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Carlow techno and house duo Eddie Reynolds and Dean Feeney or TR One are releasing a three track 12″ out on Friday February 16th via the Bodytonic label. The first track ‘Out of Tune Love (With You)’ is an upbeat house groove that teases strong summer vibes.

Posted on February 15th, 2018

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Laura McGarrigle or Gaze Is Ghost is back with her latest release from her album to be released in April this year. The Northern Ireland singer-songwriter has been developing her sound since the release of ‘Revolvere’ back in 2014. The track is a stirring mix of emotions with a gripping piano introduction and lyrical inspiration… Read more »

Posted on February 15th, 2018

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Melodic folk-pop singer-songwriter Eithne Ní Chatháin or Inni-K is back with her new single ‘Edges’ which is from her new album to be released later this year. Accompanied by Brian Walsh on drums and Cormac O’Brien on double bass the track is rich in a soulful ambience that echoes her layered vocal abilities with a… Read more »

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No Disco tribute music video night is back for its second installment with Nine Niches taking place at MVP, Clanbrassil street on Thursday February 22nd. No Disco is a former television show on RTÉ that was presented by Donal Dineen, Uaneen Fitzsimons (RIP) and Leagues O’Toole. The night will consist of nine niche genres in… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2018

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Mayo-native singer-songwriter Maria Kelly has teamed up with Dublin-native Ailbhe Reddy on new track ‘Threads’ which is out on February 16th via Veta Records. After touring together last year both artists realised that they have very similar influences and style of music. The track was co-written by Maria and Ailbhe from unfinished material they both… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2018

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Curated artist soundtracks are a relatively new concept in the world of OST with Lorde the most notable high-profile artist to “curate” the third Hunger Games soundtrack. That release served as a nice tie-in in music marketing for a mainstream movie. For Marvel’s Black Panther soundtrack though, the Marvel studio and the film’s director Ryan… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2018

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Irish pro-choice collective Room for Rebellion will host a triple event in Dublin, Belfast London on March 23rd with all proceeds going to the fight for abortion rights in Ireland. Line up features: The Yard London with Solid Blake (Apeiron Crew), Aurora (Spectral, Radar Radio), Object Blue (Tobago Tracks) tickets priced at £6+ available from… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2018

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The most essential tracks of the last week handpicked by the Nialler9 team. Subscribe to the weekly Spotify playlist (1.2k subscribers) or the daily playlist (4.9k subscribers). 1. Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz and Saudi – ‘X’ “Are you on ten yet?,” Kendrick asks on this Black Panther soundtrack highlight, goading and amping up… Read more »

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Roisin Donald has just turned drinking age but her list of musical accomplishments are already quite illustrious. A slot on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury stands out alongside appearances at showcase festivals like The Great Escape, Other Voices, M For Montreal and Hard Working Class Heroes. Her recent stuffed set on the Other Voices… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2018

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Jack Colleran first appeared as Mmoths as a teenage producer of emotionally-charged downbeat electronica and quickly established himself as a purveyor of textured and layered pop electronica. The Mmoths project culminated in a long-player called Luneworks that was already a departure from the early releases so with time and development, it has made sense that… Read more »

Posted on February 12th, 2018

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Kildare duo Gary O’Reilly and Rob Smyth or Mix and Fairbanks share the first track off their debut EP Bavarian Nights which is set for release on March 2nd on 045 Recordings. As a follow up from their last single release ‘Girls’, latest track ‘Sullom Voe’ is of a slower tempo with electrifying synths and… Read more »

Posted on February 8th, 2018

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Dublin singer-songwriter Katie Laffan has been developing her own unique funk-pop sound for just over two years now since the release of her debut EP ‘Dead As Disco’. New track ‘Aversion’ sees Katie take on a more experimental production with poppy synths, melodically pleasing beats and mesmerising vocals. Her new EP Spacer is out this… Read more »

Posted on February 8th, 2018

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21-year-old singer, songwriter and producer from Dublin Erica Cody made her musical debut last year with ‘Addicted’. Her latest release ‘Good Intentions’ is the first release from her five-track EP Leoness which is set for release later this year and deals with issues such as finding herself in music, love and being asked ‘Where are… Read more »

Posted on February 8th, 2018

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