Recommended Albums & Releases

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Aphex Twin
Syro

Richard D James reasserts his electronic mastery.

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Alt-J
This Is All Yours

One of the most sumptuous records you’ll hear this year.

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Hozier
Hozier

Darkness lies beneath that powerful new voice.

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Sinkane
Mean Love

A balmy global album #3 from the indie-related New York/Sudanese musician.

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Diamond Dagger
Estate Crudele

Damien Lynch is back with another collection of fine retro electro.

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The Bug
Angels & Devils

Dancehall atmospherics and agitation in two parts.

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The Derevolutions
2014

Surf / indie / pop / rap / psychedelic / garage / bright

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Joe Goddard
Endless Love EP

The Hot Chip man's solo material keeps growing in club music stature.

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FKA Twigs
LP1

The seven stages of FKA twigs: An intimate and uneasy portrait of a real human.

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Sleep Thieves
You Want The Night

Review: The Dublin band's second album is a band rejuvenated by new possibilities.

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Romola

Listen to the Donegal artist's dream synth shoegaze pop debut.

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Jeremih
N.O.M.A. mixtape

A mixtape of material that won't appear on next month's album.

Features & Premieres

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18 new bands to see at Hard Working Class Heroes

Recommendations to see from the Irish music festival this weekend in Dublin.

From Thursday to Saturday this week, seven venues will be occupied by 104 Irish bands playing the Hard Working Class Heroes festival playing to music fans, interested parties, industry delegates, bands, friends and all sorts. There are free daytime gigs, a convention in the Liberties speed sessions, panels, tech companies, talks and much much more…. Read more »

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Minimum Maximum @ Block-T in photos

Le Galaxie, God Knows + Mynameisjohn & Planet Parade played the Nialler9 gig.

Minimum Maximum in Block-T on Friday night was one of the best Nialler9 gigs yet. The no advance warning on the lineup made for a special occasion and our limited capacity was sold out by 9pm as the first band took to the stage. That band, Planet Parade, played their first gig in four years… Read more »

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Win tickets to the Pulse By Absolut Le Galaxie launch

On October 9th, Le Galaxie will launch the video for their new song ‘Carmen’ featuring May Kay of Fight Like Apes in The Academy in Dublin. The unique video, which was a collaboration with Pulse By Absolut is six months in the making and will feature some effects-enhanced fans among the band as explained in… Read more »

Latest Podcast

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Nialler9 Podcast #45: I Want You

Psychemagik, Gary Low, Isaiah Rashad, Kaytranada, Tinashe, Lorde, Twigs...

Special shoutout to the ever-brilliant Stephen Maurice Graham for his illustration. This one, he says, is down to that Psychemagik track and the film Dazed and Confused. Please enjoy 15 tracks in under an hour. A bit less talking, a bit more mixing on this one than usual. Track list Mo Kolours – ‘Mike Black’ Gary… Read more »