Hotly-tipped 22-year-old singer, producer and musician Maggie Rogers has dropped a third song from her debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading. ‘On + Off’ was first premiered last night as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record. After ‘Alaska’ and ‘Dog Years’, it suggests Rogers’ Pharrell-approved ascension will be fruitful, ‘On + Off’ is classy… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2017

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Australian trio PVT returned with the nine minute ‘Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend’ at the end of 2016, an ambient electronic number that addresses the intolerance felt in their country. Their fifth album New Spirit, arrives on February 17th on Felte and they’ve just revealed a new song ‘Another Life’, which follows on a theme… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2017

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TRM are back.  Not only are their live dates around Ireland next month but there’s rumours that there will be new music on the way from The Redneck Manifesto too. The band’s four albums (Friendship, I Am Brazil, Cut Your Heart Off From Your Head, Thirtysixstrings) and two EPs (Seven Stabs, Rmnmn) from the years 2001… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2017

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Last week the 202s gave us a listen to the lead track from their EP Up In The Air, “a slice of harmonica-assisted lilting indie pop music.” Today, the band release that EP which features a retro-electro remix of ‘Who Cares About Sunshine’ by Lights 106 and a remix of the title track by Jape,… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2017

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One of Ireland’s most promising musicians, Cork lady Marlene Enright has released a fine series of singles in the last year and a bit. Next month, Enright will release her debut album Placemats and Second Cuts on March 24th this year. Like previous singles ‘Alchemy’, ‘Underbelly’ and ‘When The Water Is Hot’, ‘123’ draws from… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2017

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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This is only a selection of new music – dig into more. Check out the Songs of the week Soundcloud & Spotify playlists for more songs from Rome Fortune, Austra, Throwing Snow, Pick A Piper, Kyodai, Hawk and more. 1. Syd – ‘All About Me’ The Internet’s… Read more »

Posted on January 13th, 2017

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Today, the volunteers and homeless who were occupying Apollo House vacated the premises to honour the court order to get them to vacate but not without strong words for the state. In a statement, Home Sweet Home said: “It is regrettable that in recent days the state has failed to take this opportunity to publicly… Read more »

Posted on January 12th, 2017

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How you feel about the xx’s third album depends on what attracts you to their music. Is it the minimal space they afforded much of the music they made on their first two records? Is it the awkward teenager vocal bond between Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim? Is it the minimal and considered spatial… Read more »

Posted on January 12th, 2017

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The trend of remixing songs in an ’80s style continues. After this week’s Rihanna/Calvin Harris ’80s ballad, the originator of the idea Tronicbox, who memorably reworked Justin Bieber in a drippy ’80s decade style, has tackled the popular song from a few years back: Gotye & Kimbra’s ‘Somebody I Used To Know’ an ’80s sheen,… Read more »

Posted on January 12th, 2017

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