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Harley Stretten aka Flume must have been a weird mood when he made this 10-minute remix of the Arcade Fire’s ‘Afterlife’. Butler and Chassange’s vocals are transformed into yelp of despair with some backward-vocal effects set to a relatively sparse synth melody and pared-back beats. Combined with that artwork, it’s an odd clash of styles, that if… Read more »

Posted on August 12th, 2014

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Norwegian space-disco DJ Todd Terje played at Dublin club Space Camp in January 2007 at Rogue on Dame Street. Stephen Manning, now of Hidden Agenda, who was involved in the club and supported on the night, has posted a recording of that set from seven years ago. Have a listen or download to the set… Read more »

Posted on August 12th, 2014

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Vermont’s Sam Amidon is one of the few American folk singers who equally at home delving into rich archive of folk music whether the song is of Appalachian origin or first sung in Derry. Lily-O, like his last album Bright Sunny South, will feature some reimagined folk songs including ‘Walkin’ Boss’, one of the first… Read more »

Posted on August 11th, 2014

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Coming on like a male-fronted cover version of Daughter, ‘Give Me Something’ is a gentle folk song from the Yorkshire duo Seafret. It swells into its chorus from finger-picked guitar and subtle threadbare instrumentation, with the singer Jack Sedman (joined by Harry Draper on guitar) pining for a way forward. It’s the lead track from… Read more »

Posted on August 11th, 2014

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Norwegian producer Lindstrøm has teamed up on a disco stomper with Aussie/Swedish sisters Say Lou Lou called ‘Games For Girls’. It’s nice to hear Say Lou Lou ditch their somewhat jaded sound for a more upbeat dance workout. This one features on the duo’s debut which isn’t out til February. This tune isn’t out til… Read more »

Posted on August 11th, 2014

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Kindness teased a new album with an MJ-referencing clip on Friday and today, Adam Bainbridge has announced details of his second Kindness album entitled Otherness, trailed itself by a new song called ‘World Restart’. The song is a laid-back sparse ’80s Afrofunk groove with vocals by Ade and the brilliant Kelela. The brass is played… Read more »

Posted on August 11th, 2014

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Tracks of the Week playlist 1. The Casanova Wave – ‘New Sensation’ (feat. Biggles Flys Again) Waterford’s Brian McCartan produces a more nuanced pop gem along with the help of Conor Deasy, eschewing his disposition for pure optimism for something more nutritious and rewarding. 2. Lil Silva – ‘Don’t You Love’ featuring Banks On the EP,… Read more »

Posted on August 8th, 2014

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I’ve introduced the talents of Go Wolf here before and they’re back with a new single ‘Talk To You’ on their new American label Ooh La La Records. It’s another example of the band’s breezy indie synth-pop style. The single is out on August 12th. The single is out on August 12th.

Posted on August 8th, 2014

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A more indie-heavy selection of tunes than usual this time around. Special thanks to anyone who tuned in live and tweeted and texted in! The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on… Read more »

Posted on August 8th, 2014

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