Following events in London, NYC and Austin, Other Voices travelled to Berlin last week for its first German excursion as part of Tech Open Air interdisciplinary festival. The evening took place in Kreuzberg’s renowned Riverside Studios, just a stone’s throw away from the longest remaining section of the Berlin Wall. The studio is the working… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 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. Mura Masa – Mura Masa Collaborator laden debut albums are hard to create cohesively but Mura Masa’s production characterised by box-of-tricks percussion, playful steel drum… Read more »

Posted on July 18th, 2017

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With Wicklow rock band Enemies no longer since last year, Eoin Whitfield has turned his attention to his former side project, now main project EHCO. What started out as MAU is now EHCO and there are plans for a 6-piece live band to bring the music to life. ‘Raise It Up’ is EHCO’s first original… Read more »

Posted on July 12th, 2017

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Since the release of her must-have debut album Empress Of has collaborated with Blood Orange and Pional and released a once-off single that instantly became a personal favourite ‘Woman Is A Word.’ I had written earlier in the year that we were hopeful for a new album this year and new song ‘Go To Hell’… Read more »

Posted on July 12th, 2017

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Nika Roza Danilova aka Zola Jesus has announced her return with a new album on her old label Sacred Bones with the album Okovi, which is dark and electronic like her earlier work on that label. Live bandmate Alex DeGroot, producer/musician WIFE, cellist/noise-maker Shannon Kennedy from Pedestrian Deposit, and percussionist Ted Byrnes help out. Danilova… Read more »

Posted on July 11th, 2017

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Sudan Archives is a 23 year-old self-taught violinist, vocalist and producer recently signed to Stones Throw who has an EP coming out on the label this Friday. Her influences include “Sudanese fiddlers, R&B, West African rhythms, and experimental electronic music.” There’s not much info on her other than that but her first two songs speak… Read more »

Posted on July 11th, 2017

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Bitch Falcon are a grunge-leaning rock trio from Dublin. This we know and that they are a class live prospect. Ahead of their Longitude set on Friday, the band’s Lizzie Fitzpatrick has added another string to the band’s bow with a remix of their ‘Wolftooth’ track in remix form as done by Fitzpatrick herself. In… Read more »

Posted on July 10th, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. Nialler9 Weekly playlist 1. Mura Masa – ‘Nuggets’ feat. bonzai After last Friday’s Damon Albarn and Christine & The Queens drops, Mura Masa returns to his old friend, the Irish/London vocalist and makes his best song in a… Read more »

Posted on July 7th, 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. HAIM – Something To Tell You Haim’s debut album exceeded expectations for a new act. The Haim Sisters’ mix Fleetwood Mac-style soft rock, ’60s girl-group… Read more »

Posted on July 7th, 2017

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Mashup of the cast of Sesame Street reenacting “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys. Featuring appearances by Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Super Grover, Bert and Ernie, Telly, Ms. Finch, and more. Video by Mylo the Cat aka Adam Schleichkorn See also: ‘So Whatcha Want’: He’s also mashed up ‘Regulate’ and ‘Crossroads’ Ricky and… Read more »

Posted on July 6th, 2017

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All of these songs either featured in the Irish music section, my regular updated Spotify playlist or my Irish Times Irish music column. 30. Abovedat – ‘Better’ Low-end thriving electronic house-pop single with pitched silky vocal from Cork’s Stevie G and Ian Ring (formerly of Young Wonder). 29. Fionn Regan – The Meeting of the… Read more »

Posted on July 6th, 2017

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A new video for a highlight from David Kitt’s New Jackson album, which is one of my albums of 2017 so far. The video features 500 paintings by Galway artist Finbar 247 which were then animated by art art director Brett O’Mahony to match the track. Needless to say, it was a lengthy process.

Posted on July 6th, 2017

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The latest in Rocstrong’s monthly singles drops is here. ‘Be Cool’ is a breezy track of funk-pop and R&B tones, inspired by Anderson Paak and Lupe Fiasco about the ups and downs of a relationship. Previous singles include ‘Vibes’ and ‘I Gotcha’:

Posted on July 6th, 2017

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Chance The Rapper performs ‘Juke Jam’ from Coloring Book, a specially-written poem and a Stevie Wonder ‘They Won’t Go When I Go’ on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert. Chance The Rapper knew he wanted to try a different approach for his Tiny Desk performance, so he decided to do something he said he hadn’t done in… Read more »

Posted on July 5th, 2017

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