Billie Eilish looks like the kind of school student that teachers have nightmares about. Images of a pouting, petulant-looking adolescent wearing layers of oversized trousers, hoodies and fur coats. In the true fashion of a truculent teenager, Eilish refuses to smile in pictures because she feels that it makes her seem “powerless and small”. The… Read more »

Posted on November 27th, 2017

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Since appearing as a duo under the Le Boom name last summer, Christy Leech and Aimie Mallon have quickly become one of the most sought-after new acts in Irish music. Their electronic house-pop is a rush, it starts dance parties. Between Leech’s falsetto and Mallon’s manic percussive energy, there’s an infectious buzz in their music…. Read more »

Posted on November 16th, 2017

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Last year, IMLÉ were one of the Irish language bands that were doing something different. Featuring three vocalists of different shades: singer Fergal Moloney, punk poet-style Marcus Mac Conghail’s and rapper MC Muipéad, their self-titled debut album from last year meditative folk, pop and rap styles in our native tongue to impressive effect. A vinyl… Read more »

Posted on November 1st, 2017

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Amy Rose Esdale AKA May Rosa is a new Belfast artist dealing in electronic pop tones who was living in London and performing in cabaret and fringe theatre shows last year. After enrolling in a production night class, Esdale moved home to Belfast to pursue the music and write with producer Ryan McGroarty. Her debut… Read more »

Posted on September 1st, 2017

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Last September, Hvmmingbyrd released their first EP as a duo with Deborah Byrne and Suzette Das embracing a more thoroughly pop sound. ‘Gozo’ is their first fresh track since then and the song has a dreamy pop quality to it that is also new to the Hvmmingbyrd name. It was inspired by the a “euphoric… Read more »

Posted on July 26th, 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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1000 Beasts is a new project by Cian Sweeney, who is a freelance musician, pianist and producer who has recently worked with Jenny Greene & The RTE Concert Orchestra and Phil Coulter. 1000 Beasts is less a classical project and more of an intriguing electro-pop one with the idea being that each song in the… Read more »

Posted on June 28th, 2017

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Wyvern Lingo have released the first single of their forthcoming debut album. ‘I Love You Sadie’ is a soulful R&B pop song with a very modern sentiment “about loving the feminine qualities of a man, and encouraging him not to worry about fitting into the male stereotype and just to be himself”. Caoimhe Barry, Karen… Read more »

Posted on June 28th, 2017

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Brighton singer and producer Alyss dropped a minimal percussive hypnotic rhythm track ‘TSIER’ a while back and she’s just followed it up with the Alchemy EP. The highlight of the EP, is the lead track ‘Pyramid’, produced by Alyss & Raf Riley (Avelino) is a headswerving slice of electronic pop that is a more sonically… Read more »

Posted on May 16th, 2017

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The Kerry musician and singer, Ruth is an new artist growing in stature with every song released. With sophisticated pop that recalls Bond themes on ‘Queen Of The Con’, Ruth’s newest song ‘Off My Mind’, produced by Michael Heffernan and mastered by Steffen Müller, amps up the drama and production on a song that is… Read more »

Posted on May 4th, 2017

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Toni Etherson and Mia Fitz ak Siights came together during songwriting sessions for other artists. As it happens, they decided to keep their pop-spun mix of electronic, funk and disco music for themselves and they shared ‘Dance’ late last year. With the weather turning good, ‘Siights have shared their debut single proper on Nialler9 as… Read more »

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

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WOB! are a live drum’n’bass electronic band from Dublin (who want to make you ‘Move’) who for their latest track have hooked up with upcoming R&B singer Erica Cody (as featured here) on ‘Higher’, a song that heralds the start of summer. Check out the extra summery video for the song by Crooked Gentlemen.

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

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Daithí’s new EP Holiday Home features 5 tracks of electronic pop constructed with elements drawn from the real world. Recorded sounds of the west of Ireland, the songs of motion and colour were made in the far flung parts of the country. Hooking up with Sinead White on two tracks and Elaine Mai on another,… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2017

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Almost a year later than promised, Haim are back with news of their second album Something To Tell You on July 7th through Polydor. Introducing the second album, is a Paul Thomas Anderson-directed live studio video with the the Haim sisters Este, Danielle and Alana. The album was recorded with Ariel Rechtshaid and worked with… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2017

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Dublin artist Soulé follows up her impactful first two singles ‘Love No More’ and ‘Good Life’ today, with ‘Troublemaker’. The Diffusion Lab-produced track has a Mura Masa-style electronic pop feel and comes with artwork with Soulé wielding a baseball bat. No messing. It’s out now on Streaming services. The song was added to the Nialler9… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2017

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