This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. AE Mak- Glow AE Mak have become known for their energetic live performances that incorporate visuals and dance, mediums that enhance their bright style of music. ‘Glow’ is influenced by the emotions that surround arguing with those… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2018

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Dublin electro-pop trio Dreaming of Jupiter made up of Zoe Gough, David Levins and Sam Oye made their debut with ‘Light of My Life’ back in 2016. Their new track ‘Let Me Down’ is a promising introduction to their forthcoming EP, an atmospheric and soulful groove that features elements of RnB, Funk and electro-pop with… Read more »

Posted on February 6th, 2018

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Former members of Belfast alt-rock band More Than Conquerors Daniel Morgan Ball and Kris Platt made their debut as Blue Americans last year with the lustrous electro-pop track ‘Bull On Venice Beach’. The Paris/Belfast duo are back with another melodic feast ‘Apparition’ which is out on their independent record label, Oil Tape Records. The track… Read more »

Posted on February 5th, 2018

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Come On Live Long who were recently nominated for a Choice Music Prize award for their album In The Still are sharing a remix of their track Sum Of Its Parts. The remix is by Rían Trench (ex Solar Bears, Trenchurian, Leo Drezden) who performs with the band and worked with them on their latest… Read more »

Posted on February 2nd, 2018

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The Gloaming will be releasing an album of live recordings taken from two years of their residencies at the National Concert Hall on March 2nd on Real World Records on CD, double LP and digitally. Anyone who has witnessed the band live can attest to their transcendent playing and it’s even more palpable in the… Read more »

Posted on February 2nd, 2018

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Limerick-born and Cork-based, Elaine Malone has spent the better part of the last two years tirelessly plying her psych/folk-laden trade around the city’s venues, becoming something of a fixture on gig billings around the city. This weekend, she’s the opening act of this year’s Quarter Block Party festival, and to mark the occasion, has released… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2018

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Johnny Climax – Mood Dublin-based artist Jonny Climax takes influences from traditional and contemporary hip-hop and R’n’B. This track sounds like a class hip-hop anthem, one that triggers powerful nostalgic ’90s vibes. 2. O Emperor- Make It… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2018

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Limerick’s post-punk four-piece Slow Riot’s new double A-side ‘Voyeur/Burn in the City’ is out tomorrow February 2nd via Straight Lines Are Fine. ‘Burn in the City’ is a catchy hypnotic journey with a sentimental tone and droning melody. The artwork in the video is by Darragh Dempsey, inspired by Francis Bacon’s ‘Study after Velazquez’s Portrait… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2018

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Ballymena artist Lilla Vargen (the name means Little Wolf in Swedish) really came into her own last year with the songs ‘Hold On’ and a cover of Majical Cloudz’ ‘Downtown’. For her first song of 2018, ‘Believe Me’ addresses a messed-up relationship that happened at the wrong time in her life but had a lasting… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2018

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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 Releases Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Nils Frahm – All Melody A sprawling beauty of an album from composer and musician Nils Frahm. All Melody was recorded in his studio in… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2018

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Orange Tree Edits has released the fourth instalment in the Dublin label’s edit series and the two tracks on this one come from label boss Jimmy Rouge. ‘Dorian’ is a slight departure from the Afro edit sound that the series has embraced with a more exotic, possibly Asian disco flavour at play. ‘Clock’ meanwhile, is… Read more »

Posted on January 29th, 2018

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After a steady 2017 that saw a return to regular gigging, and an IndieCork music award for his set with Mankyy at the Cork premiere of documentary ‘The Truth About Irish Hip-Hop’, Cork rapper Spekulativ Fiktion has unveiled his new extended-player ‘Effigies’ this afternoon, released via Limerick hip-hop mainstay Unscene Music. The release follows this… Read more »

Posted on January 26th, 2018

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At the Shane McGowan 60th Birthday concert at the Nationaal Concert Hall this month, amidst a bewildering conveyor belt of high-profile artists who came out to sing, one of the highlights were Dublin folk-tradsters Lankum who did an acapella version of The Pogues’ ‘The Old Main Drag’. The band have now recorded a video with… Read more »

Posted on January 26th, 2018

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Kojaque’s ‘WifiCode’ marked an artist who was growing increasingly comfortable being a publicly visible artist after a few years of hiding in the Youtube and Soundcloud shadows. It was also his most direct tune. For his latest project on affiliated label Soft Boy Records, Deli Daydreams, Kojaque takes it back to the laid-back sound of… Read more »

Posted on January 26th, 2018

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Cork singer-songwriter Brian Deady has released a series of great singles drawing from Americana, gospel, blues and soul with tracks like ‘Say When’ and his album Non-Fiction. ‘Eloise’ is another marquee stomper from the man who has been growing into his own role with confidence. “Eloise is about following your heart, about pursuing your dreams… Read more »

Posted on January 26th, 2018

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