One of my favourite Irish bands of the last five years, the disco synth-pop band Ships, Simon Cullen (Music For 18 Machines, Lasertom) and Sorcha McGrath (Wounded Healer) have been carefully toiling away on their debut album for a number of years and now it’s all ready to drop on May 1st. I’ve heard it…. Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

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The NYC dance punk funk band of deadlies !!! (Chk Chk Chk) have a new album coming out on Warp Records on MAy 19th called Shake The Shudder. Recorded at the band’s home studio in Brooklyn, produced by longtime collaborator Patrick Ford and mixed by dance luminaries Phil Moffa, Joakim and Matt Wiggins, the album… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 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. Drake – More Life Drake’s new “playlist” dropped on Sunday and while those semantics suggest streaming services are going to have a bigger impact on… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

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Upcoming Cork singer-songwriter Stephanie Rainey’s new single ‘100 Like Me’, addresses the visibility of mental health as a topic in daily life. While it’s certainly improving and sufferers are opening up more and more, it’s not an simple task. Rainey’s song asks “there must be a 100 like me, I’m not the only one hiding?,”… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

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Daithí is back with a new tune rom his upcoming Holiday Home EP, a release which has given us the grade A electronic pop banger ‘Falling For You’ with Sinead White. The EP was recorded in houses and holiday homes in islands like Achill and Valentia and the last track had some bells and sea… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

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Elaine Mai follows up her recent ‘Enniscrone’ single with a new song that is a remix of a song first premiered here. Liza Flume’s ‘Sheets’ is a sparse song that the now London-based Aussie released in late 2015. That minimal song is used as a foundation for Mai’s remix, and via a video by Bob… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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Marlene Enright is a Cork singer and songwriter who, when not playing with The Hard Ground, has established her own place in Irish music over a series of singles that have traded in classic songwriting, folk, indie, roots and Americana. Enright’s solo album Placemats And Second Cuts is a rich release that combines all of… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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