Recommended Albums & Releases

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Record Store Gay
Compilation #3

Irish bands cover Visage, Kylie, Aaliyah, Eurythmics, Madonna, Lykke Li, Queen, Belle & Sebastian & more.

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Ratking
So It Goes

A vivid and visceral debut from New York trio.

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Todd Terje
It's Album Time

A valiant attempt at avoiding single-serving long player.

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Future Islands
Singles

A distillation of the melodramatic synth-pop band's core sound for their fourth and best album.

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Deaf Joe
From The Heights Of A Dream

Second album finds Deaf Joe in sonically testing territory.

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Beck
Morning Phase

Beck's twelfth album is a comforting sonic dawn.

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St. Vincent

The Irish premiere of Annie Clark's fourth album is here on Nialler9..

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Angel Olsen
Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Her second album brims with a powerful intimacy despite the increased dynamism.

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CON VOS
Cocoon Bloom EP

Sorcha Richardson and New Jersey duo Fortunate Ones release their first EP as a free download.

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Warpaint
Warpaint

The LA band make a robust and sensuous second album.

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The Gloaming
The Gloaming

Martin Hayes and friends create new ideas with the help of old ones on their spacious breathing debut.

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James Vincent McMorrow
Post Tropical

The Irishman moves past conventions and the folk tag on an ambitious second outing.

Features & Premieres

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Does Record Store Day suck in 2014?

The event needs to focus on local community not expanded commercialism.

There’s a growing dissatisfaction around Record Store Day. The event’s initial soft glow of warm limited vinyl purchase-opportunity has dissipated in recent years as the day has been flooded by ulterior interests. Conceived in 2007, Record Store Day’s intention is to shine a spotlight on the humble independent record shops around the world that are… Read more »

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Premiere: Jenn Grant feat. Buck 65 – ‘Spades’

The Canadian singer is on an Irish tour in April and May.

Jenn Grant is on an Irish tour at the end of the month that sees her take in gigs in Dublin, Dingle, Galway, Wexford, Cork and Belfast. The Nova Scotia singer was previously nominated for a Polaris Prize and has a new EP called Clairvoyant coming out on May 9th which features new songs, reworkings… Read more »

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Record Store Day – what’s happening around Ireland

A roundup of events happening on Saturday April 19th.

I have some thoughts about Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent music shops taking place around the world on Saturday. But before that, here’s a roundup of Irish activity. If there’s anything to add, leave a comment below. Photo from Failte Ireland. First up, a full list of records stores participating in Ireland and the list… Read more »

Upcoming Nialler9 Events

April 19th, Carrick-On-Shannon

Nialler9 DJ set @ Phase One Festival

A Nialler9 DJ set at Phase One Festival plus White Collar Boy's Disco Boat Party that day. Also, a festival talk on the Sunday.

More info.

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 »