Second album finds Deaf Joe in sonically testing territory.

Waterford musician and songwriter Deaf Joe’s debut Burrowings showcased an abstracted folk sound. For the followup, From The Heights Of A Dream, out now on Delphi, Deaf Joe moves further into abstraction. Across 35-minutes and 9 tracks, the songs are exploratory with many leaving the impression of an artist trying out new ideas with almost-neoclassical… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2014




The collaboration has resulted in a 7" and a zine available now.

FKA Twigs and inc., two recent new artist favourites around here have collaborated on a 7″ single/zine release out today (iTunes). The zine was authored by Twigs and the music, simply called ‘FKA x inc.’ is a collaborative effort and the two are well suited. It’s out on Young Turks and can be ordered here.

Posted on February 25th, 2014


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The Dublin producer returns with a three-track EP of sample-based atmospheric electronica.

One of the most characteristically unique electronic producers to emerge from Dublin’s burgeoning scene in the last few years was Faws. Over two EPs in 2012, the music released under the name by Frankie Grimes was predominantly minimal late-night laid back electronica with jazz, soul and R&B influences. There were a lot more people making… Read more »

Posted on February 11th, 2014



Polish-born singer releases a new 7" of atmospheric orchestral tracks.

If it’s dark ambience with a feminine touch, then Ewa Gigon’s newest release is recommended particularly for fans of Chelsea Wolfe and Laura Sheeran. Ewa Gigon is a Polish-born singer who’s played on Dublin’s independent music scene for the last ten years, cropping up on places like the Ballroom of Romance (R.I.P.). or Seomra Spraoi…. Read more »

Posted on January 15th, 2014



An instrumental album of atmospherics through guitar and piano from the Monaghan man.

Expressive instrumental guitar melodies, fingerplucked treated string notes, ambient waves of noise, piano chords lumbering into minimal arrangements and terse dispositions. Those are the kinds of things to expect from Island, the debut album from illustrator Barry Quinn. The Monaghan man’s music is less about creating a beautiful noise (though there is much of that… Read more »

Posted on November 18th, 2013



Finger-picked guitar and ambient noise lead the way.

Barry Quinn is a Monaghan man, an illustrator and a musician under the name Emakousma who will release his debut album Island on Ian Maleney’s Fallow Field record label. The music of Emakousma isn’t too far away from the likes of Chequerboard, finger-plucked guitars, atmospheric tones and piano are incorporated on the ten tracks of… Read more »

Posted on October 23rd, 2013




Claire Nicole and Peadar Kearney make gentle soothing sounds.

Lyttet is a new project from Kildare musicians Claire Nicole and Peadar Kearney which took root in January of this year. Claire was formerly of the band The Isohels and Peadar has made some brief forays into music under the his own name recently. Peadar moved to Toulouse in 2011 and Claire to Montréal earlier… Read more »

Posted on October 10th, 2013



A brooding, menacing dolorous instrumental and free download.

3epkano are the go to Irish band if you are looking for a group to soundtrack a silent or avant-garde film these days. That’s because the band’s instrumental music is perfectly suited to the space between the noise as well as providing the noise to the picture. Their music is inherently cinematic. The seven-piece have… Read more »

Posted on September 24th, 2013



John Lambert announces his first album in five years.

John Lambert returns to his fruitful Chequerboard project with a new third album, The Unfolding next month. His last album Penny Black, released back in 2008 was a Nialler9 favourite. The Unfolding comes out on Lazybird Records on September 27th and John will mark the release with two gigs on the 27th and 28th in… Read more »

Posted on August 26th, 2013