Caribou posted two track previews on his Facebook in the past day that suggest (the logo at the end gives it away) there’s a new Daphni release to follow up the Fabriclive release and it’ll feature the Fabriclive track ‘Medellen’ in some form (perhaps extended). More as it comes.

Posted on September 27th, 2017

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​Harry​ ​Bookless​ ​and​ ​Aaron​ ​Page​’s Carriages project takes field recordings and weaves them into songs that sound organic, quaint and transformative at the same time. The Carriages project is the perfect start for independent promoter Homebeat’s new label arm as they are at the cross section of HB boss Emmet Condon’s musical interests and they… Read more »

Posted on September 27th, 2017

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American Dream buzzing highlight was played live on Later With Jools Holland last night. It’s the perfect video to watch if you are getting ready to go to one of three LCD Soundsystem Olympia gigs with Shit Robot on support (or the didn’t get an LCD ticket events) which start tonight, tonight, tonight (and continue… Read more »

Posted on September 27th, 2017

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Lilla Vargen is an Northern Irish artist who appeared with some interesting demos a couple of years ago and who played at Hard Working Class Heroes in 2015, but who has taken the time to develop her songwriting and music over the last while. She plays HWCH once more this Friday at the Tara Building… Read more »

Posted on September 26th, 2017

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One of the highlights from David Kitt’s recent New Jackson’s recent output is ‘Electric Blue’, his Bowie homage style track that came out on Fort Romeau’s label before his debut. At the recent Other Voices Berlin event, Kitt performed the song live for the cameras. Watch above. Watch Talos perform ‘In Time’ from Other Voices… Read more »

Posted on September 26th, 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 Releases Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. The National – Sleep Well Beast Two weeks since it’s release, Sleep Well Beast is developing into The National’s most interesting and rewarding album yet,… Read more »

Posted on September 25th, 2017

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Fontaines burst on the Dublin music scene with a colloquially-driven debut single ‘Liberty Bell’. The band are at it again with this hi-octane raucous new single ‘Hurricane Laughter’, the lead single on a split with ‘Winter In The Sun’ that will see the band perform in Ireland and the UK in October and at this… Read more »

Posted on September 25th, 2017

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Wyvern Lingo’s ‘I Love You Sadie’ is the Wicklow trio’s best track thus far, a slinky slice of R&B pop that digs into earworm territory and works harmonies into a buoyant song about celebrating the masculine in the feminine and vice versa. Now Kildare mixmaster extraordinaires Mix & Fairbanks have taken the song’s vocals and… Read more »

Posted on September 21st, 2017

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I introduced 1000 Beasts (and the meta music video), Cian Sweeney’s all-encompassing project that will feature guest vocalists on each track. Sweeney is a freelance musician, pianist and producer who has recently worked with Jenny Greene & The RTE Concert Orchestra and Phil Coulter, has now revealed track two – ‘Got This Feeling (remix)’ featuring… Read more »

Posted on September 21st, 2017

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This past weekend, I finally saw Sorcha Richardson play live for the first time after 5 years of writing about her on Nialler9. Why the long wait? Well, Sorcha might be from Dublin but she resides in Brooklyn and that means Irish shows are rare. So it was great to have Sorcha and her band… Read more »

Posted on September 20th, 2017

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Electronic A/V musician Sal Stapleton kicked off her Bad Bones project with a series of singles in 2016 that showcased an eerie electronic pop style with dark tones and hypnotic rhythms. Equally interesting was Stapleton’s visual aesthetic that accompanied each track – a monochrome-filtered collection of imagery that reinforced the track’s twisted vocal-featuring vibes. For… Read more »

Posted on September 20th, 2017

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Dubliner Dermot Kennedy made a big big impression with his single from earlier this year ‘Glory’, a song which matched singer-songwriter sensibilities with glossy production. On new single ‘Moments Passed’, which debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 show last night, Kennedy works a similar trick, pouring his heart over an acoustic guitar, burning embers of ambient… Read more »

Posted on September 20th, 2017

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Neil O’Connor AKA Somadrone returns to with his sixth album Wellpark Avenue in November after his collaborative work on the soundtrack for the Irish horror film Without Name with Gavin O’Brien and Music For 18 Machines and last album Oracle. For the first single from the album, O’Connor is joined by Margie Lewis on ‘The… Read more »

Posted on September 14th, 2017

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After all the goodbyes and last hurrahs, LCD Soundsystem’s seven-year itch is over. And so the unlikely frontman, the jaded rock star, the studio nerd who was never supposed to be part of the narrative returns to take his place in the limelight. If there’s a short-hand for how American Dream is different to the… Read more »

Posted on September 1st, 2017

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Amy Rose Esdale AKA May Rosa is a new Belfast artist dealing in electronic pop tones who was living in London and performing in cabaret and fringe theatre shows last year. After enrolling in a production night class, Esdale moved home to Belfast to pursue the music and write with producer Ryan McGroarty. Her debut… Read more »

Posted on September 1st, 2017

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