Eoin Dolan is a Galway musician who channels the Beach Boys’ sunny warmth like no other in the country. As I’ve said before, it’s more Salthill than Santa Monica but his latest release, the full-length Ubique certainly echoes the late-era Beach Boys music on an an album that has a pleasing psychedelic haze. Joined by… Read more »

Posted on October 10th, 2017

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The don of Limerick hip-hop has been back at it as of late, and he’s brought company. Over the past few weeks, Naive Ted has continued his journey into noisier, harsher sonic climes with the release of ‘The Minute Particulars’, a fortnightly series of extended-players featuring a wide range of collaborators, including Murli, GodKnows, Morning… Read more »

Posted on October 10th, 2017

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Cloud Castle Lake are a band like few others. If melding intricate arrangements with elements of post-rock, neo-classical orchestral lifts and jazz isn’t enough, Daniel McAuley’s falsetto, is one that is higher than the sun compared to others of its ilk. Truly, a singular band, Cloud Castle Lake’s last output was scoring a ballet called… Read more »

Posted on October 10th, 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. Daphni – Joli Mai Any new music from Dan Snaith is always welcome around here and a new Daphni album largely culled from his recent… Read more »

Posted on October 9th, 2017

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Whenyoung are a new London-based pop punks made up of Irish musicians Aoife Power (Vocals/ Bass), Niall Burns (Guitar), Andrew Flood (Drums). They are all from Limerick and met when sneaking into Costello’s Tavern early on. Their story goes: After bonding over cheap vodka and the sound of The Velvet Underground, they began playing music… Read more »

Posted on October 9th, 2017

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Martin Hayes is an Irish music legend that can there be no doubt. In recent years, his work with his superfellows in The Gloaming has crystallised that fact even further. Watching Hayes play his fiddle live, he’s a master of communication, of nudging other players, of encouraging others along, winking and tapping along guiding the… Read more »

Posted on October 5th, 2017

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For a video of their latest single ‘Bear Claws’, Mullingar’s The Academic came up with an idea that OK Go would have been proud to do. Using Facebook Live, the band figured they could use the slight delay/ lag in actually going live to create loops in which to build the song into a looped… Read more »

Posted on October 4th, 2017

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The video for Soulwax’s ‘Is This Binary?’ features 3 drummers (and a temporary 4th), a lot of modular synths and a giant head as seen on their one-take album Transient Program For Drums & Machinery. The video was recorded live in London’s 3 Mill Studios by Bullion Productions at the end of August. It’s a… Read more »

Posted on October 3rd, 2017

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St. Vincent has released a music video directed by Willo Perron for ‘Los Ageless’. “How can anybody have you and lose you — and not lose your mind, too?”, she sings as a fuzzed and buzzed rock beat shatters around her. The video keeps up the colourful artpop style of the ‘New York’ video. St…. Read more »

Posted on October 3rd, 2017

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Haim have followed up their superb dance-lead video for ‘Want You Back’ with another dance-lead track for ‘Little Of Your Love’ swapping the streets for Oil Can Harry’s bar and a choreographed ensemble cast directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It’s recommended watching for people who like fun. Anderson also made the studio-based short film ‘Valentine’… Read more »

Posted on October 2nd, 2017

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Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn aka Ye Vagabonds are Carlow brothers who have found a place for themselves in the music scene in Ireland through the help of more-established musicians like Glen Hansard, Villagers, Roy Harper, Lisa Hannigan and videographer Myles O’Reilly. Their resonant folk style has been picking up fans ever since 2014 and… Read more »

Posted on October 2nd, 2017

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Talos’ Wild Alee album is among the best Irish albums released this year thanks to Eoin French’s falsetto-leading slow-moving anthemic songs. ‘Voices’ is to be the final single from the album, and it’s also the release’s final celebratory song. Derry electronic artist Ryan Vail (who himself has a new track below) has remixed the song… Read more »

Posted on September 28th, 2017

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Ships‘ album Precession is one of the finest records of the year song-wise along with the most sonically detailed. It’s been on constant play since it came out earlier in the year and Sorca McGrath and Simon Cullen’s gigs have been regular features since. For the Simon-featuring vocal cut ‘I Can Never’, the Dublin band… Read more »

Posted on September 28th, 2017

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London-raised, Belfast-based, Zimbabwean artist Leo Miyagee introduces himself on ‘IDGAF’ with a brief history of his career and motivations so far – “he’s a chav at heart,” he’s been living in Belfast for 7 maybe 8 years, he supported Chipmunk and has been looking beyond his own city lately. ‘IDGAF’ is from the Trust God,… Read more »

Posted on September 28th, 2017

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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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