There was a lot of snorts and retorts from the old guard in dance music noticed names like Ross From Friends, DJ Seinfeld and DJ Boring appeared on the scene with a sound that was co-opted and coagulated as “lo-fi house”. Essentially, house music roughed up and anything but pristine and clean, the sound was… Read more »

Posted on November 3rd, 2017

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Releases Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Julien Baker – Turn Off The Lights 21 year-old songwriter signed to Matador Records who was my new artist of the week for the Irish… Read more »

Posted on October 27th, 2017

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Fever Ray’s first album in 8 years is now released on Rabid Records. Trailed by ‘From The Moon And Back’ last week, Plunge is an album that falls somewhere betwen the ambience of Karin Dreijer’s first Fever Ray album and The Knife’s heady percussive electro. Plunge was largely recorded in Karin Dreijer’s Stockholm studio in… Read more »

Posted on October 27th, 2017

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Having been around a few years now as an active project, Conan Wynne and Anna Doran’s joint music project Contour is now releasing a full-length. The pair’s musical dynamics are typically textured electronic music released over EPs and once-off tracks, with Wynne’s varied production drawing influence from disparate genres from jazz, funk, drum and bass… Read more »

Posted on October 26th, 2017

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Releases Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. King Krule – The Ooz Archy Marshall’s guttural vowel-swallowing voice has been the biggest draw across nearly all his work a King Krule, Zoo Kid,… Read more »

Posted on October 18th, 2017

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Slow Place Like Home, the project of Keith Mannion has morphed from bedroom electronic project to a full live band in recent years and new album When I See You…Ice Cream! is affirmation of his new inclusive ethos. The second SPLH album was still recored in Mannion’s bedroom but features vocals from Whipping Boy’s Fearghal… Read more »

Posted on October 16th, 2017

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Eoin Dolan is a Galway musician who channels the Beach Boys’ sunny warmth like no other in the country. As I’ve said before, it’s more Salthill than Santa Monica but his latest release, the full-length Ubique certainly echoes the late-era Beach Boys music on an an album that has a pleasing psychedelic haze. Joined by… Read more »

Posted on October 10th, 2017

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Releases Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Daphni – Joli Mai Any new music from Dan Snaith is always welcome around here and a new Daphni album largely culled from his recent… Read more »

Posted on October 9th, 2017

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Releases Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. The National – Sleep Well Beast Two weeks since it’s release, Sleep Well Beast is developing into The National’s most interesting and rewarding album yet,… Read more »

Posted on September 25th, 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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The Dublin-based musician and producer Djamel Medjy aka neonfrench, has appeared with a full album called half-caste of electronic explorations. With a background in mixing and production, Medjy spent some time in Berlin dealing with depression and bipolar disorder. His music is a release to him (along with running and martial arts) and back in… Read more »

Posted on July 28th, 2017

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After months of marketing transmissions from the Everything Now corp employees, the fifth Arcade Fire album is here finally and the music speaks for itself. I’ve loved everything they’ve released from it to date especially the rousing title track and the Talking Heads meets Blondie of ‘Signs Of Life‘ and like those varied bag of… Read more »

Posted on July 28th, 2017

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Albums Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Album of the week: Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy Odd Future feels like a long time ago after listening to Flower Boy. The boy… Read more »

Posted on July 25th, 2017

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Albums Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Mura Masa – Mura Masa Collaborator laden debut albums are hard to create cohesively but Mura Masa’s production characterised by box-of-tricks percussion, playful steel drum… Read more »

Posted on July 18th, 2017

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Albums Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. HAIM – Something To Tell You Haim’s debut album exceeded expectations for a new act. The Haim Sisters’ mix Fleetwood Mac-style soft rock, ’60s girl-group… Read more »

Posted on July 7th, 2017

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