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Optimo Espacio was a Sunday night club in Glasgow that was the stuff of legend. The Sub Club-held night ran for 13 years and was run by DJs JD Twitch and Jonnie Wilkes who as well as having live acts like Grace Jones, Four Tet, LCD Soundsystem, ESG and more play, was notable for its eclectic… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2016

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You know the story of Fatima Yahama’s ‘What’s A Girl To Do’ by now, but last November, the Dutch producer released a very good album in Imaginary Lines which had up-to-date dancefloor jams like ‘Love Invaders’, ‘Sooty Shearwater, King Of Migration’ and ‘Borderless II’ to name three highlights on it. The video explores the identity… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2016

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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This week’s additions include new songs from all the below along with Glass Animals, Skott, Chance The Rapper, Ardyn, Father John Misty and Hvmmingbyrd. Check out the Songs of the week Soundcloud playlist. 1. Bon Iver – ‘(OVER S∞∞N)’ [Bob Moose Extended Cab Version] A wanderer returns…. Read more »

Posted on August 16th, 2016

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The Black Madonna’s RA tour documentary is a must-watch

I met Marea Stamper when she was the booker in Smart Bar in Chicago when I was there to do a piece for Aer Lingus’ Cara Magazine. Her DJ and producer career as The Black Madonna was starting to take off and now she’s playing all around the world. This above Resident Advisor documentary follows… Read more »

Posted on August 16th, 2016

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Before At Swim arrives on Friday’s release day, Lisa Hannigan has revealed another track from the Aaron Dessner-produced album. ‘Ora’ is a piano-lead ballad was inspired by imagery of water. “‘I was adrift and caught in the ropes/ Under a pinhole sky, blowing off course.” begin the lyrics. “‘Aaron sent me the music, just the… Read more »

Posted on August 15th, 2016

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The Galway-born Dublin-based singer songwriter Maija Sofia has released some fine gossamer lo-fi songs in the last year. Sofia released an EP, called The Sugar Sea in late 2015 and she’s got a new video for the opening track ‘Stains’, which she says “deals with the universal feelings of inadequacy and insecurity that come with… Read more »

Posted on August 15th, 2016

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Bon Iver played their new album in full in his hometown of Eaux Claire at Justin Vernon’s own Eaux Claires music festival last night. The album 22, A Million comes out on September 30th on Jagjaguwar and sounds a lot more experimental than his previous work, based on the below extended versions of the album… Read more »

Posted on August 13th, 2016

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Mix & Fairbanks have been knocking it out of the park in Ireland lately, from their DJ sets all over (they played our Lumo night last month and are in the Sugar Club tonight) to their DJ sets (check their Linndrum special). They’re still young in the game but they have the smarts and skills… Read more »

Posted on August 12th, 2016

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