Neil O’Connor AKA Somadrone returns to with his sixth album Wellpark Avenue in November after his collaborative work on the soundtrack for the Irish horror film Without Name with Gavin O’Brien and Music For 18 Machines and last album Oracle. For the first single from the album, O’Connor is joined by Margie Lewis on ‘The… Read more »

Posted on September 14th, 2017

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After all the goodbyes and last hurrahs, LCD Soundsystem’s seven-year itch is over. And so the unlikely frontman, the jaded rock star, the studio nerd who was never supposed to be part of the narrative returns to take his place in the limelight. If there’s a short-hand for how American Dream is different to the… Read more »

Posted on September 1st, 2017

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Amy Rose Esdale AKA May Rosa is a new Belfast artist dealing in electronic pop tones who was living in London and performing in cabaret and fringe theatre shows last year. After enrolling in a production night class, Esdale moved home to Belfast to pursue the music and write with producer Ryan McGroarty. Her debut… Read more »

Posted on September 1st, 2017

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With a show coming up on Saturday at Electric Picnic this weekend, Rusangano Family dropped a new track out of the blue which extols the virtues of a good cup of tae. The track is a darker, grimier production than we’re used to from the Limerick / Clare group and references Skepta and DJ Mustard…. Read more »

Posted on August 31st, 2017

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LCD Soundsystem might be putting out their first record since 2010 tomorrow with American Dream but that hasn’t stopped them sharing another track not on the tracklist for the new album. ‘pulse v.1’ is an instrumental 13 minute jam that must have come out of those sessions. The band’s three Dublin shows are sold out.

Posted on August 31st, 2017

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St Vincent dropped an art-popping video for her ‘New York’ song and it’s a bright colour palette-lead video Directed by Alex Da Corte & produced by: All Ages Productions. Da Corte says: “I think Annie’s New York is the New York of my dreams-one that is blurry and fractured, dreamy and flat. It is the… Read more »

Posted on August 31st, 2017

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Upcoming Irish singer, songwriter and producer Erica Cody impressed with her debut single ‘Addicted’ and was featured here a while back as a result. Now the song has a video made by Tim Hood that is as slick as the song. Cody is one of a few performers alongside Mango, Jess Kav and Jafaris performing… Read more »

Posted on August 30th, 2017

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For what is now an annual tradition, I present the Nialler9 Electric Picnic DJ mix put together by myself. Featuring 22 songs and 26 artists all playing at Electric Picnic this weekend, this mix is for your pre-festival work prep, your packing, your journey down, your campsite (not too loud now), your car and your… Read more »

Posted on August 29th, 2017

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With a sound that has been established as a bed of alternative live band R&B or “agrosoul”, BARQ are one of the most unique offerings in terms of new bands to arrive in the last two years. Newest song ‘Optimus Prime’ certainly picks up the chain of “agrosoul” to its logical frenetic sonic conclusion, coming… Read more »

Posted on August 29th, 2017

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Here we go. Two of my favourite Irish acts combine on this remix of Ships‘ ‘None Of It Real’, the most recent version of which featured on the Nialler9 highly-recommended debut album Precession. Kildare duo Mix & Fairbanks have been knocking it out of the park of late on the remix front and last week… Read more »

Posted on August 29th, 2017

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Beck has finally revealed the followup to 2014’s Morning Phase, Colors will be released on October 13th. The new song ‘Dear Life’ is a Beatles-esque 60s stomper and the album will also feature the previously released ‘Dreams’ and ‘Wow’ . Tracklist Colors 7th Heaven I’m So Free Dear Life No Distraction Dreams Wow Up All… Read more »

Posted on August 28th, 2017

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Aoibhín is a new 19-year-old musician and host of an Irish music show on Raidió na Life. For her newest track ‘My Choice’ addresses the struggle of the personal and was inspired by the Repeal the 8th campaign. In Aoibhín’s words: The song mainly reflects being shut out by society, and the main inspiration for… Read more »

Posted on August 23rd, 2017

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Loose Joints is a podcast where we talk to a guest and play music they like new and old. True to the name, the podcast features a loose collection of tunes, tied together by very little logic, just like our chats. Nialler9 and Sally Cinnamon are your hosts. Another Love Story is the perfect gathering…. Read more »

Posted on August 23rd, 2017

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Soft Boy Records came on my radar via a mixtape of beats featuring label founders Kojaque and Kean Kavanagh along with Wastefellow, Brame. Brién and Matt Finnegan. Their latest release introduces a new Dublin-based artist Henry Earnest, who has operated under the name Dr. Duloc and with the banf Ro Gang. ‘Good Day’ is a… Read more »

Posted on August 22nd, 2017

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