For episode 3 in the Nialler9 rebooted podcast series, I present a live recording of my DJ set in two parts, recorded live at Lumo Club’s Second Birthday. If you like what you hear, come on down to Lumo this Friday? Download: Nialler9 At Night Podcast #3: Lumo Club’s Second Birthday Live Subscribe in iTunes… Read more »

Posted on November 8th, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Kestine ft Outsider YP – Heartache Coming from a religious background, Cork based rapper Kestine has brought a gospel music appreciation into his own style of rap. Here he teams up with Outsider YP on their new… Read more »

Posted on November 8th, 2017

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Kenny Hanlon’s dance label Apartment Records have returned after a two year break with their tenth release. This time around, the music comes from American dance music producer Chase Smith who previously worked on WT Records, R Zone and Argot. Apartment Records are known for touching on various electronic music styles (this 2013 release is… Read more »

Posted on November 8th, 2017

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Five piece psychedelic/noise rock band from Leeds Hookworms released their new track ‘Negative Space’ off their third album Microshift set to be released in February on Domino Records. This track certainly suggests a more upbeat/dance sound for the new album to come compared to the previous two that stuck to the bands psychedelic-punk origins. ‘Negative… Read more »

Posted on November 7th, 2017

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“How lucky is Cork to have that dude? Hip-hop MVP of the country for years now. Obviously he does so much sterling grunt work setting up gigs and keeping things ticking over like the underground trooper he is, but his artistry is so damn high-level. DJ-wise, on a modern hip-hop tip, there’s not many out… Read more »

Posted on November 7th, 2017

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Atmofolk duo Morgan Macintyre and Gemma Doherty, Saint Sister released their new single ‘Causing Trouble’ back in May of this year. Check out the live video of the track from their headline show in the National Concert Hall which took place on June 7th. The video was shot by Bob Gallagher who has shot previous… Read more »

Posted on November 7th, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. Nialler9 Weekly playlist 1. Golden Teacher – Sauciehall Withdrawal Scottish band Golden Teacher have a Chk Chk Chk vibe going on with them and their just-released debut album No Luscious Life is a fun release of electronic funk… Read more »

Posted on November 6th, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Lilla Vargen – Downtown Northern Irish artist Lilla Vargen has this past few months, burst into life with her live performances and a debut single. It has been a most welcome activity as the song and shows… Read more »

Posted on November 3rd, 2017

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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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To follow up their debut self-titled album, Bicep dropped a new EP of three tracks today lead by album highlight and previously released ‘Glue’ but also featuring an acid synth-roller called ‘DLR’ and the motorik bass of ‘Metro’ which is a new favourite. Glue EP by Bicep There’s also an official video for ‘Glue’ released… Read more »

Posted on November 2nd, 2017

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Last year, IMLÉ were one of the Irish language bands that were doing something different. Featuring three vocalists of different shades: singer Fergal Moloney, punk poet-style Marcus Mac Conghail’s and rapper MC Muipéad, their self-titled debut album from last year meditative folk, pop and rap styles in our native tongue to impressive effect. A vinyl… Read more »

Posted on November 1st, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. Nialler9 Weekly playlist 1. Tune-yards – Look At Your Hands Now officially a duo of Merril Garbus and Nate Brenner, tune-yards will release a fourth record called I can feel you creep into my private life on January… Read more »

Posted on November 1st, 2017

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BBC’s Later with Jools Holland aired its last live episode of the season and it featured appearances from Amadou & Miriam, Superorganism, Aimee Mann, Dua Lipa and Noel Gallagher. Superorganism (my new artists of the week) & Amadou & Miriam were my standout performances of the night. Watch the rest below:

Posted on November 1st, 2017

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With a run of singles that established the band’s primary influences as those from ’80s rock and post-punk, Autre Monde’s debut EP, which is released Friday on Popical Island, digs deeper on those sounds and brings in new tricks and treats. The four all-new songs on the EP have a “murkier” way about them, suitably… Read more »

Posted on October 31st, 2017

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Three and a half years later, the Nialler9 Podcast has been revived from the dead and appropriately, the second episode arrives at Halloween time so the theme is synthesizers in all their spooky John Carpenter-inspired glory, unsettling rhythms and Samhain disco. Download: Nialler9 At Night Podcast #2: Halloween Synths Subscribe in iTunes or Android. Stitcher…. Read more »

Posted on October 28th, 2017

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