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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This week’s additions include new songs from Body Language, Alunageorge, Banks, Roisin Murphy, Trim, Darkstar and Fonkynson. Check out the Songs of the week Soundcloud playlist. 1. Talos – ‘Your Love Is An Island’ The Cork musician drops a lush new song. Cork man Eoin French has… Read more »

Posted on July 14th, 2016

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One of the best things I saw at Iceland Airwaves, and last year in general, was the 16 strong female rap group Reykjavíkurdætur (Daughters of Reykjavik) from Iceland. The girls crowdfunded a debut album with t-shirt extras and all and now, it’s out for all to hear via Spotify. It’s mostly in Icelandic but one… Read more »

Posted on July 14th, 2016

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The nu-disco synth electronic band Plutonic Dust (Veronica Moran, Patrick McAdam, Kevin McKnight, Ciaran O’Shea and John Tyrrell) and have been hovering around the Irish music scene for the last few years. Without a huge buildup, they released their debut album a while back. Grand Delusions shares a similar sonic space by the likes of… Read more »

Posted on July 14th, 2016

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Banks is back with a new album, the followup to the excellent Goddess on September 30th and ‘Fuck With Myself’ is our first taste, a a deeper, darker R&B style than we’re used to from her, imbued with convincing FKA Twigs-style atmosphere. Last year, Banks released ‘Better’ and featured on Chet Faker’s ‘1988’ remix. “This… Read more »

Posted on July 13th, 2016

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Twisting what appears to be a sample of Skepta and JME’s ‘That’s Not Me’, ‘I’ve Always Liked Grime’ by the Australian producer Mall Grab sounds like one of those songs that unites many things: a love of grime, club soundsystem dynamics, lo-fi house, social commentary and a sense of humour in one. That samples keeps… Read more »

Posted on July 12th, 2016

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David Holmes is back with a new project of a different persuasion than what he’s known for, which of course, is Djing, his solo output and composed film scores. Unloved is a new project featuring Holmes on programming and percussion, LA songwriter Jade Vincent on vocals and True Detective TV composer Keefus Cancia on keyboards… Read more »

Posted on July 11th, 2016

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Ciaran Lavery’s Let Bad In is one of the finest Irish albums of the year (more on that later today), and ‘Okkervil River’ is an immediate standout. Let Bad In feels less like a singer-songwriter record and more like an assured and well-arranged version of Lavery’s established craft.  Lavery has also imbued his material with… Read more »

Posted on July 6th, 2016

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Boiler Room’s Dirty Talk : A Journey Into Italo Disco documentary “explores Italo’s seminal influence on early house as it emerged from disco, taking global club culture by storm in the 70s and 80s.” It features very rare interviews with Italo artists of the day: Klein & MBO, Chicago house producer Chip E and La… Read more »

Posted on July 5th, 2016

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