Percy Chamburuka aka Jafaris is a rapper and singer with ambition, and is part of the burgeoning new generation of hip-hop artists in Ireland. Formerly known as Profound, Jafaris is one of the most promising of the lot. He also played a bit part in the feel-good movie of 2016 – Sing Street. He’s just… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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Record Store Day is on April 22nd. St. Vincent is the new ambassador to the tiny northern Russian island of “Recorstorda” which has nothing to do with that fact. Watch St. Vincent get the wrong end of the stick in this Funny or Die clip announcing her ambassadorship. She’s great.

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Notes On Rave In Dublin is an upcoming documentary by James Redmond screening at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival on February 24th and 26th. It looks at the burgeoning scene of rave taking hold in the early ’90s in Dublin. In the director’s own words: Notes On Rave In Dublin is a roller coaster… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Other Voices‘ second episode last night featured Mumford And Sons, Saint Sister, Rejjie Snow, Margo Price and Roisin O. Above you’ll find Rejjie Snow doing ‘Blkkst Skin’ from the show in Dingle, and below you’ll find Nialler9 favourites Saint Sister performing ‘Tin Man’. Next week features Conor Oberst, Kojey Radical, Lisa Hannigan, Carson Mchone and… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist or the Nialler9 New Music Weekly playlist on Spotify. This is only a selection of new music – dig into more. Check out the Songs of the week playlists for more songs from London Grammar, Code Walk, Mac Demarco, M83, Fionn Regan, Future Islands, Chinah and more. Play via… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Limerick alt-rock trio Slow Riot drop a new single on Monday and here is the first play of the track. Drawing on post-punk and alt-rock, Slow Riot’s ‘Pink December’ is a tumult of noise with a Peter Hook-style bassline, dense layers of guitar and drums which add sway to the darkness. Says vocalist Niall Clancy:… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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While it’s nigh-on impossible to repeat the impact of Future Islands performing ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ on Letterman, their performance of new single ‘Ran’ last night reminds us, through sudden movements, growling and odd dancing, that there are a few bands out there like them, and few performers as individual as Sam. T Herring. Future… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Yesterday, NAO was announced for Dublin’s Forbidden Fruit Festival and today, the singer has dropped a remix companion EP to last year’s debut album For All We Know. Featuring 5 reworks of songs from the album, it includes a dancehall, Autotuned version of ‘In The Morning’ from Mura Masa, A Stormzy feature on the Loxe… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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It’s been too long since we heard some new music from Belfast band Pleasure Beach, but no longer do we wait. ‘Burning Up’ is the band’s new single, their first since ‘Magic Mountain’ last April, and the first with a reconfigured lineup. Like their impactful song ‘Go’, ‘Burning Up’ is the sound of a band… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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