Go forth to discover and listen to Nialler9’s 50 best tunes of the year.. 50. Deastro – Light powered 49. Kanye West – Heartless 48. Geiom – Reminissin’ (Skream remix) 47. The Vinny Club – Duke (Throw the Damn Towel) 46. Beck – Gamma Ray 45. The Very Best – Dinosaur on the Ark 44…. Read more »

Posted on December 16th, 2008

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I’ve had Animal Collective‘s ninth album Merriweather Post Pavilion in my possession for the last 48 hours for reviewing purposes. It’s easy to see why videos like this appear. AC are one of the most original, singular band entities around, a musical law onto themselves and with MPP they’ve broadened their musical palette considerably. Anyone… Read more »

Posted on December 5th, 2008

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“You can’t judge me on this because it’s a reflection of my heart and soul. It’s like judging a grandmother’s love. Can you judge a grandmother’s love by giving it 2.5 mics, or saying that it only sold a million?”–Kanye West, directly after the first unveiling of Heartbreak & 808s Master Jeff Weiss was at… Read more »

Posted on October 19th, 2008

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Did you enjoy ‘Paris is Burning’ from our most recent Podcast by New Zealand’s Ladyhawke? Hmmm, Yes? Then you may be interested in this 8 minute album megamix. The album is ’80s electro-pop in parts if you’re into that kind of thing. Now, I’m looking forward to listening to Annie’s new album. Ladyhawke – Album… Read more »

Posted on September 9th, 2008

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Richie Egan has bestowed upon us his inspired cover of that seminal 1982 paean ‘Africa’ which he recorded last week. The thing I remember most about Toto are their striking album covers. Toto IV was my favourite cover and that’s the album that ‘Africa’ resides on. As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the… Read more »

Posted on September 8th, 2008

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This is the soundtrack to your weekend. Whether that is driving down to the Picnic or ignoring the crowds and finding fun elsewhere, this is the upbeat podcast to have at your disposal. Aoife presents. nialler9 Podcast #18 – August 2008 (MP3) Podcast #18 -Tracklisting The Human League – Love Action [Dare] Roots Manuva –… Read more »

Posted on August 27th, 2008

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All the way from Fantasy Island and with a strong penchant for unicorns comes Chris and Dexy aka Magic Wands. They used to play punk separately 2000 miles apart but the duo hooked up in Los Angeles and moved to Chris’ hometown of Nashville and now play dreamy pop music. And it’s niiice. ‘Black Magic’… Read more »

Posted on August 13th, 2008

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