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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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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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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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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Last November, Cork DJ and producer Colm K released a downtempo EP. For 2017’s equivalent release on All City Records, the Heights EP offers a wider range of upbeat sounds informed by his love of love of soul, house and jazz along with dancefloor cuts. The four tracker kicks off with grooved thump of ‘Seeing’,… Read more »

Posted on November 24th, 2017

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Nialler9.com is 13 years old this month. This site has always been about new music but I wanted to mark 13 years in the business of music writing and recommendations by picking a song from each year the site has been active since 2005. The song choices aren’t definitive in representing that year as a… Read more »

Posted on November 23rd, 2017

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HamsandwicH will release their first single in two years tomorrow, their first since their third album Stories From The Surface. The Meath band’s single ‘Bodies’ has been receiving lots of Irish radio play and is the sound of a band with a renewed energy – mining synth-pop, playful percussion and the band’s classic pop chops…. Read more »

Posted on November 23rd, 2017

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Dublin native Bodies or David Anthony McGeown gives us his new track ‘Numb’ off his debut EP, SOAK which will be released on November 27th via Minor Fall Records. The track is a collaboration with Overhead, the Albatross members David Prendergast and Ben Garrett that builds up slowly with a mix of alternative-rock and ambient… Read more »

Posted on November 23rd, 2017

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Dublin band Wounds are back making music again after a two year hiatus. The band’s debut album Die Young was released in 2014 and their return is marked by a widening of their punk-rock sound and the brothers Aidan and James Coogan have brought with them a refreshed lineup of Dermot Murphy on drums and… Read more »

Posted on November 23rd, 2017

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Monaghan three-piece electronic indie group Sun.Set.Ships release ‘Marydoyouwanna’, a song that was originally written in 2013 by guitarist Ciaran Curley. The song is an an upbeat electronic track. The song starts off a unrepresentative trad tones, before depicting a nostalgic and upbeat picture with thunder-sounds for added effect and electronic percussion throughout. They play with… Read more »

Posted on November 23rd, 2017

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Hawk‘s new track ‘Can’t Explain’ tackles themes of ignorance and how the privileges of power can silence voices that need to be heard. The band who re-located to Berlin last year have taken on a more harder hitting sound with this track introducing heavier grunge and rock elements to their style. The video for ‘Can’t… Read more »

Posted on November 23rd, 2017

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Previously featured Dublin five-piece indie-rock band Silverbacks remind me of an upbeat and noise-driven version of Parquet Courts with a touch of Pavement. ‘Just For A Better View’ released on their on PK Miami Records explores themes of “gentrification, classism and the importance of telling man’s best friend how you really feel.” The track is… Read more »

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

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After a jampacked summer of playing festivals Wastefellow is back with his new two-track EP Enfold You, the first release in a year and a half from the native Dublin producer. Those of you familiar with Diolmhain Ingram Roche’s work and live performances will know that he brings a very colourful and digitally-enhanced representation to… Read more »

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Yaeji – Raingurl A bass-heavy banging club track from New York City and Seoul-based producer Kathy Yaeji Lee off her new EP2, which kicks off with bilingual Korean and English vocals. 2. Khruangbin – Maria Tambié Texas… Read more »

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

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