The Mayo pianist and composer Conor Walsh passed away this time last year. The musician passed too soon at a young age, and a year on, it’s still hard to believe such a talent is gone. Still, Conor left music unheard that he was working on when he passed, which will soon see the light… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2017

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Dancing With The Stars is definitely not my buzz at all but delighted to see Cork’s Lyra build on her recent success with placements on Teen Wolf and Striking Out (I was lead music supervisor on that) and Shazam and iTunes chart placements. She appeared on the show to sing ‘Emerald’ backed with some epic… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2017

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Dublin R&B singer AikJ follows up his summery pop jam ‘Suite Life’ from last year with a laidback soulful on ‘Hidden Agenda’. No tricks, the song is a straight-up proposition to the girl in question. Follow Aik on Spotify.

Posted on March 10th, 2017

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Precious, Solbas, Grooves, and Shek are Super Silly, a band you may have seen playing with the likes of Hare Squead,  Soulé, Stay Gold and Farah Elle in the past. They are striking out on their own of late with their debut single ‘No Pressure‘  leaving a distinguished mark of  modern R&B, soul and pop. With… Read more »

Posted on March 10th, 2017

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Sallay Matu Garnett aka Loah has been a regular on the Irish music scene over the last two years despite having yet released an EP or album. That’s because the Irish Sierra Leonean singer is a unique talent, a magnetising performer and any time you see her sing, whether it’s with Bantum last night at… Read more »

Posted on March 10th, 2017

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Jules Shawe used to play in the Die Hard-referencing Belfast band Nakatomi Towers and 2017 has seen her debut her new project Paths. Debut single ‘Neoprene’ was a charming indie-pop song with looped guitars and lo-fi beats and Jules has a visual-lead live show to boot. You can catch Paths live at @ Generator, Smithfield… Read more »

Posted on March 9th, 2017

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I’ve been keeping an eye on Dublin singer-songwriter Katie Laffan ever since her EP of pop funk a couple of years ago. Katie has been taking her time to develop her craft and live show, which you can next hear at St. Patrick’s Festival’s Young Blood at the National Concert Hall (win tickets here) New… Read more »

Posted on March 9th, 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. Lowly – Heba Textured and layered music from a Danish five-piece who mix guitars, electronics with the voice of Nanna Schannong. These songs are imbued… Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2017

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Ruairi Lynch aka Bantum’s Move album is nominated for a Choice Music Prize this week and to mark the occasion, here are two top-quality remixes from Irish artists Mix & Fairbanks and Phare (both from Newbridge, Kildare). M&F’s version of ‘Move’ takes the original’s metallic percussive loop and reworks it as a funky dancefloor stomper…. Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2017

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