This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. Nialler9 Weekly playlist 1. Purity Ring – Asido Can you believe it’s been five years since the Canadian duo released their debut album? To mark the occasion, Purity Ring dropped this new song with Mike Oldfield bells and… Read more »

Posted on July 27th, 2017

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Sleep Thieves returned with the noir soiree track ‘Is This Ready’ and now there’s a Spiceburger-directed video for the track out in the world. The video is set in a dystopian world taking inspiration from movies like The Lives of Others, where art, music and creativity are carefully monitored and sometimes forbidden. The songs lyrical… Read more »

Posted on July 27th, 2017

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Last September, Hvmmingbyrd released their first EP as a duo with Deborah Byrne and Suzette Das embracing a more thoroughly pop sound. ‘Gozo’ is their first fresh track since then and the song has a dreamy pop quality to it that is also new to the Hvmmingbyrd name. It was inspired by the a “euphoric… Read more »

Posted on July 26th, 2017

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Headstuff’s No Encore podcast has a series with Kieran McGuinness of the band Delorentos that revisits a year in Irish music since 1980 and asks a panel of guests to weigh up the most notable albums of that year. It can be a fascinating delve into the history of Irish music particularly as a lot… Read more »

Posted on July 26th, 2017

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I’ve covered Orange Tree’s first two releases here earlier this year but the success of the just-released third 12″ in the series from the Dublin label is worth noting because a) it’s currently top of the Juno chart in all genres and b) it has two grade A dancefloor bangers that people are really responding… Read more »

Posted on July 25th, 2017

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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 Albums Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Album of the week: Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy Odd Future feels like a long time ago after listening to Flower Boy. The boy… Read more »

Posted on July 25th, 2017

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Last month, the US Top Dawg Entertainment-signed singer SZA finally released her debut album CTRL after a number of years languishing in the background of the industry. The SZA story looked like it was going to be one of those lost causes, a huge talent swallowed by the machinations of the industry A&R game. Not… Read more »

Posted on July 25th, 2017

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Adrian Crowley will release his eighth album Dark Eyed Messenger his fourth for Scottish label Chemikal Underground on October 6th this year. ‘The Wish’ is the lead-track from the album, which over 11 songs finds Crowley ditching his guitar at the suggestion of producer Thomas Barlett (The Gloaming). It was recorded with Barlett in his… Read more »

Posted on July 24th, 2017

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Loose Joints is a podcast hosted by Nialler9 and Sally Cinnamon where we talk to a guest and play music they like new and old. True to the name, the podcast features a loose collection of tunes, tied together by very little logic, just like our chats. On Friday night, we were joined by pop… Read more »

Posted on July 24th, 2017

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Talos‘ Wild Alee album is one of the best Irish releases of the year. Eoin French’s debut is filled with beautifully-scaped anthem-leaning songs flourished largely with guitar, synths and drums.Bringing it all together is the supple falsetto of the man himself, a brittle, powerful voice that can move between engulfing glacial shades and warm tones…. Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2017

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Following events in London, NYC and Austin, Other Voices travelled to Berlin last week for its first German excursion as part of Tech Open Air interdisciplinary festival. The evening took place in Kreuzberg’s renowned Riverside Studios, just a stone’s throw away from the longest remaining section of the Berlin Wall. The studio is the working… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2017

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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 Albums Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Mura Masa – Mura Masa Collaborator laden debut albums are hard to create cohesively but Mura Masa’s production characterised by box-of-tricks percussion, playful steel drum… Read more »

Posted on July 18th, 2017

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With Wicklow rock band Enemies no longer since last year, Eoin Whitfield has turned his attention to his former side project, now main project EHCO. What started out as MAU is now EHCO and there are plans for a 6-piece live band to bring the music to life. ‘Raise It Up’ is EHCO’s first original… Read more »

Posted on July 12th, 2017

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