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Lisa O’Neill’s new album Pothole In The Sky (stream), her third finds the Cavan singer-songwriter is filled with evocative Irish folk music. ‘Gormlaith’s Grieving’ is a song inspired by Brian Boru’s wife Gormlaith, who was apparently responsible for the Battle Of Clontarf due to her ability to incite jealousy in men. “I’m bad luck Brian,… Read more »

Posted on May 18th, 2016

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Our next Lumo Club is happening this Saturday in Tengu. Last month was mega and here are the photos to prove it. Last week, we were also confirmed for Body&Soul’s Absolut stage too. We also announced that we are hosting Jungle for a DJ set in Wigwam with Lumo for Forbidden Fruit night on Saturday… Read more »

Posted on May 17th, 2016

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The London-based Cork artist Lyra debut with an impressively polished ambient pop song called ‘Rabbit In The Headlights’ last month that simultaneously recalled Kate Bush, Enya, FKA Twigs and Swedish pop. Last night, Lyra played her debut gig at Communion Music’s night in London and she dropped ‘Emerald’, her second track just before it. That song was largely… Read more »

Posted on May 17th, 2016

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Glass Animals debuted their new single ‘Life Itself’ last night on Annie Mac’s BBC show. ‘Life Itself’ is taken from the band’s upcoming record How To Be a Human Being, the followup to one of my records of 2014 Zaba. The band say Zaba was its ownm weird fantasy land and this record is all… Read more »

Posted on May 17th, 2016

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Sampha likes to take his time huh? In the five years he’s been making music in the public, first with SBTRKT and later on his own, there’s been a slow release of tunes. His last solo material was ‘Too Much’/’Happens’ in 2013 but in the meantime, he’s featured on songs from Kanye West, Drake and… Read more »

Posted on May 17th, 2016

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Anderson released Patterns, a beguiling debut album last September, with influences from late 60s pop and early 70s singer-songwriting. Prior to the release, Anderson teamed up with Colm Russell on the ‘History’ video and a video in which they went door to door in his neighbourhood to drum up support for his music directly. Russell… Read more »

Posted on May 17th, 2016

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The Waterford musician and producer Peter Vogelaar released an eclectic album called The Science Of Summer which features guests Deaf Joe, Katie Kim, Cat Dowling, Ken Lally, Susan O’Neill & Aisling Browne. “I wanted to make an electronica/folktronica album, loosely conceptual, that captured the energy and atmosphere of a summers day. The real obstacle was… Read more »

Posted on May 16th, 2016

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The Kildare duo Michael Hopkins & Andrew Lloyd aka Planet Parade have announced their debut album Mercury will be released in September. The band have been quietly recording the LP since releasing their summer single ‘Blue Sky’ last year. That followed ‘You’ll Be Sorry’ and ‘Cardiac’ which came after a four-year hiatus. ‘Face To Face’… Read more »

Posted on May 16th, 2016

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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This week’s additions include new songs from Super Furry Animals, Skepta, Weval, De La Soul, James Blake and Jamie xx. 1. Radiohead ‘Daydreaming’ A serene new album highlight. With much of A Moon Shaped Pool referencing the hurt and pain from Yorke’s disintegrated relationship of 23 years,… Read more »

Posted on May 16th, 2016

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