Music journalist, host of the No Encore podcast and end-of-year listicle fan. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. The Horrors – ‘Something To Remember Me By’ I still don’t know why The Horrors aren’t the biggest band in the UK and Ireland. Their journey has been fascinating to watch and enriching… Read more »

Posted on December 11th, 2017

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Niall D’Arcy aka Dj Deece is one of the most in-demand DJs in Ireland. Before the end of the year, Catch him in Navan, Galway and District 8 in Dublin for New Year’s Eve. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. Burnin Beat feat. Olive Masinga – Searchin’ Bit of a cheat… Read more »

Posted on December 11th, 2017

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Kenny Hanlon is a DJ and the boss of Apartment Records. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. Nu Era – Space Above Us I came across a video earlier this year of Benny Klock playing a classic DJ Skull track at some outdoor party where I swear the front row of… Read more »

Posted on December 11th, 2017

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Kelly-Anne Byrne is a regular DJ at festivals throughout Ireland. She’s known for her love of disco and soul, which manifests on the airwaves with her nationwide show on Saturday and Sunday night on Today FM called The Beat Goes On. Kelly-Anne plays the NYE Ball at The Sugar Club. See all the guest selections… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Mayo singer-songwriter Maria Kelly most recently released ‘Hollow’ along with an EP earlier this year. She plays a homecoming show in Westport on December 22nd. 1. Jome – Hollow Jome is a newly launched project, half of which is made up of an old favourite artist of mine, Imaginary Future. His solo music is very… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Following on from the release of ‘Canaries’ earlier this year Dublin four-piece band Let’s Set Sail have released a five track EP on Homebeat Presents. ‘The Nothingness Of Now’ is a delightful mix of ambient folk and upbeat electronic sounds with honest vocals from Warren McCarthy that stick true to his Dublin roots. The open… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Galway electronic pop artist Laoise Ní Nualláin grew up playing violin and piano before teaching herself the guitar at the age of 11. She then started writing music at age 15. Her debut EP Halfway, of understated electronic-assisted pop, was released this year and was a regular feature on Nialler9. 1. Banks – Underdog One of… Read more »

Posted on December 6th, 2017

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Irish Sierra Leonean singer Sallay Matu Garnett or Loah takes you on a journey of self-discovery with her new track ‘Nothing’. “Being a woman in the world has often been a fraught and tense experience. Battles with self-worth, feeling like my body is not my own and a sense of worthlessness outside of relationships culminated… Read more »

Posted on December 6th, 2017

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Kevin McGloughlin and London producer Max Cooper have collaborated on a project titled Resynthesis. The video was directed by Kevin McGlouglin and explores themes of time and space, employing photography and realtime footage showing scenes around Dublin. “My aspiration in this piece was to create a journey for the viewer, a passage through space and… Read more »

Posted on December 4th, 2017

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A Co-Present Christmas is a compilation of Christmas songs put together by Dwayne Woods who hosts the Irish music radio show The Co-Present on Dublin Digital Radio. The 15-track compilation will donate all proceeds to Pieta House ,  and features songs from Villagers (White Christmas), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Have Yourself A Merry Christmas), Ailbhe Reddy (Stay… Read more »

Posted on December 1st, 2017

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The video for the new HamsandwicH track ‘Bodies’ is a forewarning to anyone who thinks they should get a robotic companion for their home. At least don’t get one that has only one function. The video for the song starring Andréa Farrell and Chris Newman Directed and filmed by Crooked Gentlemen (Jeff Doyle and Shaun… Read more »

Posted on December 1st, 2017

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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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Billie Eilish looks like the kind of school student that teachers have nightmares about. Images of a pouting, petulant-looking adolescent wearing layers of oversized trousers, hoodies and fur coats. In the true fashion of a truculent teenager, Eilish refuses to smile in pictures because she feels that it makes her seem “powerless and small”. The… Read more »

Posted on November 27th, 2017

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The newest episode of the Nialler9 Podcast features 14 songs in a dancefloor-vein that I’m loving at the moment, recorded radio-style in one go. Simple as that. Many of the tracks already featured on the site in some way. Subscribe in iTunes or Android. Stitcher. RSS Feed. Download: Nialler9 At Night Podcast #4:At Night Tracklist… Read more »

Posted on November 26th, 2017

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Ballet Átha Cliath is a short dance performance film by Howard Jones, shot over the course of a day last August in Dublin featuring ballet choreographed by Irish ballerina Zoë Ashe-Browne and an original score composed by Cloud Castle Lake. It was launched recently at an event in The Sugar Club but it is now… Read more »

Posted on November 24th, 2017

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