Recommended Albums & Releases


Shabazz Palaces
Lese Majesty

A cosmic sonic ride to the far side.


I Heart The Monster Hero
Rhythm & Pals

A frantic lo-fi pop-soaked mark on the Irish indie scene.



Louise Cunnane and Darragh Nolan's debut ambient R&B electronic EP is out now.


Orlando Volcano
Nice To Meet You EP

A colourful, nuanced and emotive EP of music from the former Orquesta producer.

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Dublin Guitar Quartet
Performs Philip Glass

Listen to the contemporary classical guitar album of Glass' string quartet arrangements.


Death Grips
Niggas On The Moon

Niggas On The Moon is the first part of a double album.


Glass Animals

An alluring minimal indie R&B album from the Oxford band.


Tomas Barfod
Love Me

A soft and intricate electronic electro-pop album from the Danish Whomadewho man.


God Knows + mynameisjOhn
Rusangano / Family

A brilliant grimey hip-hop collaborative album via Clare, Zimbabwe and Limerick.


Hundred Waters
The Moon Rang Like A Bell

The Florida band's second album is complex, simple and beautiful.


Yellow Memories

Floating Points, Flako, Oh No & more provide production duties for the London/Swedish singer's debut album on Eglo.


Little Dragon
Nabuma Rubberband

A first-listen to the Swedes' excellent fourth album of synth-pop with extra slow jams.

Features & Premieres


Longitude Festival 2014: 15 new bands you should see this weekend

Plus a Longitude timetable, sitemap and a 3-hour Spotify playlist.

Longitude Festival is fast approaching this weekend in Marlay Park and while you already probably know the big draws you’re going to see whether it’s Haim, Disclosure, Ben Howard, Massive Attack, Rudimental, Hozier or Chvrches, like last year, here are my recommendations for five acts per day to see that are lesser known but equally… Read more »


Spotify Playlist – Summer Jams

Here are 10 of my guaranteed “having-a-good-summah” good weather tracks for when the sun is shining.

Check out the Irish Independent’s Insider Magazine today for this week’s Spotify playlist – Thursday’s is a Longitude special. Listen to the Spotify playlist A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Check The Rhime’ The sound of lazy summer days in the sunshine, Q-Tip and Phife Dogg go laidback to a simple beat. On point Phife. Patrice… Read more »


Nialler9′s best albums of 2014 so far…

The top 25 albums of my year so far along with my 10 favourite Irish records of the year.

We’ve reached the half-way point of the year while at one time making a half-year list was pure clickbait, today there’s so much music out there, I find I need to digest and list them sometimes to make sense of my year so far. As with last year, here are my top 25 albums of… 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 »