WOB! are a live drum’n’bass electronic band from Dublin (who want to make you ‘Move’) who for their latest track have hooked up with upcoming R&B singer Erica Cody (as featured here) on ‘Higher’, a song that heralds the start of summer. Check out the extra summery video for the song by Crooked Gentlemen.

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

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Daithí’s new EP Holiday Home features 5 tracks of electronic pop constructed with elements drawn from the real world. Recorded sounds of the west of Ireland, the songs of motion and colour were made in the far flung parts of the country. Hooking up with Sinead White on two tracks and Elaine Mai on another,… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2017

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Sorca McGrath and Simon Cullen have been making music as Ships for the last five years. As both a creative duo and real-life partners, they have imbued their synth-disco music with genuine exploration of human feeling. The ‘Ships’ in the title also represents some suffixes using the title – ‘relationships’, ‘friendships’, ‘scholarships’. There’s connection at… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2017

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The Limerick/Cork pairing of Lakerama, Graeme S (Hsuan Records) and Senita (also of Shookrah) have regrouped for some new music to followup their 2015 debut EP. The new EP Contactless comes out Friday and the duo once again explore matching influences from house, garage, juke and footwork dance genres with Senita’s soul-filled vocals. The EP… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2017

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Without Name is a new horror film coming to cinemas on Element Pictures on May 5th directed by Dubliner Lorcan Finnegan. The film looks creepy AF. This is the first full-length film from Finnegan who is known for his Dublin street Instagram portraits and work on commercials and short films. For the soundtrack to Without… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2017

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Dublin soul rockers The Hot Sprockets have returned with a new single called ‘Right Spots’, the first from an upcoming album. Hear it below as a first listen. The band are increasing their activity in time for summer with a headline show at Opium Rooms on Saturday May 13th. The gig will also feature a… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2017

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The Dublin singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy is currently excelling at this music thing. Building on last yer’s debut EP Hollowed Out Sea and January’s once-off single ‘Relent’, Reddy has released a new EP which gets a first listen through Nialler9 today. Attach To Memory features four tracks (and one edit) of recent songs recorded in a… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2017

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As I wrote recently, my hometown of Newbridge, Kildare has clearly punched above its regional weight in the music stakes in recent times. Now, taking its name from the phone area code, 045 Recordings is a group of the new generation of artists from the town who are presenting music together. The first release is… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2017

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Jordan McCuaig is a Belfast producer and DJ who co-runs The Night Institute club and releases music on his Nocturne label. For his second release Nocturne 002 on May 5th, he has three original tracks of his own and two edits of of ‘No Love Lust’ from Tuff City Kids (Gerd Janson and Lauer) on… Read more »

Posted on April 20th, 2017

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New Irish four-piece band Birds Of Olympus fronted by John ‘Spud’ Murphy (formerly of Hybrasil) only havea debut song out so far but they’ve already made the jump to find bigger audiences at SXSW and this week at Canadian Music Week. ‘Vine Of The Soul’ is a fine slice of psychedelic-leaning indie-pop and now has… Read more »

Posted on April 20th, 2017

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Elaine Mai follows up her nostalgic summer haze track from last year – ‘Enniscrone’ with ‘The Colour Of The Night’, the lead track off the EP off the same name. The track is a song about personal grief shaded through an elegiac electronic production that offers light in the dark through strings and voice. Elaine… Read more »

Posted on April 20th, 2017

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The Cork band Shookrah take their sweet music influences from soul, jazz, R&B and electronic music. Recent single ‘Gerascophia’ mixed those sounds with power (watch below) and the six-piece live band’s follow up single ‘On Our Way’ is a platonic love song in a similar sonic vein. ‘Our Own Way is a song in acknowledgement… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2017

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Mix & Fairbanks are two young Kildare producers and DJs Rob Smyth and Gary O’Reilly who in a short time have been nailing electronic disco productions in a live setting, via DJ edits, remixes and mixes. Well, wait til you hear their first original track… Along with other Newbridge, Kildare crew, they feature on the… Read more »

Posted on April 18th, 2017

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Why just this day last week, I featured a sturdy track from Autre Monde, aband formed from a lot of Dublin-based Popical Island-related bands. Featuring Paddy Hanna on vocals, Mark Chester on guitar (Ginnels), Padraig Cooney on bass (Skelocrats, Tieranniesaur) and Eoghan O’Brien on drums (No Monster Club), their new band is inspired by “an… Read more »

Posted on April 18th, 2017

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Karen Sheridan’s Slow Skies project has returned with ‘Shut Your Eyes’, their first new song since ‘Winter Night’. The song is a gentle and intimate song which is accompanied by a video by Kevin and Páraic McGloughlin. The song is on Nialler9’s Irish Music Playlist on Spotify.

Posted on April 18th, 2017

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