Onra follows up the third release in his Chinoseries, with a return to his roots of “future funk,” as heard on the 2010 album Long Distance. That album’s late ’80s shimmering synths and New Jack Swing and & ’80s R&B influences return on Nobody Has To Know , his newest album which gets a release… Read more »

Posted on January 15th, 2018

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21 year-old independent artist and BIMM Dublin student Rob Toal-Lennon or RTL’s new EP Much Love is a body of work built up over the past five years that depicts five definitive moments in his life. “This is an accumulation of five years of planning, writing & recording. A transition of sound/taste over five years…. Read more »

Posted on January 15th, 2018

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Dubin-based composer and producer Des Garvey or This Fresh Hell has teamed up with singer-songwriter Niamh McGoldrick for his debut single ‘Intact’ out now on Little L Records. The track is an atmospheric journey full of synths, cymbals, sax and percussion with mesmerising lyrics and echoing vocals from Niamh McGoldrick taking you into a dark… Read more »

Posted on January 12th, 2018

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Irish sisters Sophie and Laura O’Keeffe AKA Kudos‘ debut album Perfect is set to be released on the Beefy Music Label on May 11th. The album was written and recorded on St. Helena Island in South Africa where they have been living since 2014. The debut track off the album ‘Pass Another Glass’ is atmospheric… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2018

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Nomadic harmony folk duo The Lost Brothers have released a video for their new track ‘Halfway Towards A Healing’ directed by Gavin Wood for the album out 26th January. “We wrote the song ‘Halfway Towards A Healing’ at the foot of Slieve Foye in Carlingford- spent a few days walking the lough and that song… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2018

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Dublin-based independent producer and DJ Dónal Sharpson or DoubleScreen released his Wasta Wasta EP in May of last year. His new track ‘Sheikah’ off the EP bears a Bonobo-esque sound, an upbeat feel good mix of brass, playful synths, afro drum beats and catchy riffs that will set you in a happy trance. This one… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2018

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District Magazine launched a collaboration album with all proceeds going to Pieta House. The album, released on District Recordings label is a compilation of unreleased material from 20 Irish hip-hop artists including JYellowL, This Side Up, Wastefellow, Neomadic, Rebel Phoenix, Mathman and many more. The album is available for purchase on District Magazine’s Bandcamp for… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2018

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Three years on from the release of their debut LP, Dublin retro garage-rockers The Number Ones are back with a new four-track EP. Lead track ‘Lie To Me’ is an upbeat, catchy and playful track to set the tone for their comeback and the four tracks on the EP are brimming with retro rock goodness…. Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2018

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The Dublin Guitar Quartet have released a live video for ‘Aheym’ which was composed by Bryce Dessner (The National) and originally composed for the Kronos Quartet in 2009. The video was directed by Laura Sheeran in the ballroom at Charleville Castle in Tullamore Co Offaly. This is the first of a series of videos to… Read more »

Posted on January 10th, 2018

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Will Toledo’s rising indie rock act Car Seat Headrest has announced a European tour which includes a date in The Olympia Theatre on May 16th. Tickets for the gig go on sale this Friday, January 12th priced at €23+ from Ticketmaster.ie. They have also left us with this new track ‘Nervous Young Inhumans’ off front… Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2018

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The most essential tracks of the last week handpicked by the Nialler9 team. 1. David Byrne – Everybody’s Coming To My House As suggested last week, David Byrne will release his first solo album since 2004 on March 9th and it’s called American Utopia. He has made albums with Eno, St. Vincent and Karl Hyde,… Read more »

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A. Smyth has been producing and releasing music for over 10 years, most notably with his last band Vann Music. The pressures that surrounded these experiences of success and the impact this had on his career inspired him to write ‘Into The Darkness’ – “sacrificing the past and present in order to carve out some… Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2018

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Today marks the day that would have been David Bowie’s 71st birthday and of course, it’s also the week that he passed away suddenly two years ago. It’s also the Dublin Bowie Festival here in Dublin until the 10th, the anniversary of his death. ‘Let’s Dance’ is one of Bowie’s most enduring songs of his… Read more »

Posted on January 8th, 2018

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Time to look into the internet crystal ball and see who may (and who may not) release an album for our ears in 2018. Will Robyn finally release another album? Before we answer that, here’s some we know are on the way… Tune-Yards Release date: January 19th Tune-Yards have announced that their fourth album I… Read more »

Posted on January 5th, 2018

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It’s quite something to consider the body of work of Wirral-born/Cork-based troubadour Laurie Shaw. Having been doing the rounds locally for several years, the singer-songwriter’s body of work is frighteningly extensive for a man of 23, with several albums already to his considerable credit. Having already aired some of his music on UK label Sunstone… Read more »

Posted on January 4th, 2018

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