Recommended Albums & Releases

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Dorian Concept

A contender for electronic album of the year.

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Lethal Dialect
1988

The Dubliner's third album takes Irish rap to fresh places.

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Kindness
Otherness

Adam Bainbridge dials down the dance and escalates the emotion on album #2.

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Mr Twin Sister
Mr Twin Sister

The Long Islanders hit the reset button and find their dark disco side.

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Caribou
Our Love

Affirmative heart-on-sleeve dancefloor psychedelia.

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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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Listen to this week’s Nialler9 TXFM show

Here's what was played on Thursday night.

The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour. Click the buttons to launch the TXFM site autoplaying links. HOUR ONE Young… Read more »

Features & Premieres

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Spotify playlist: Halloween rock

Here are 10 spooky rock songs for the Samhain,

As featured in the Irish Independent’s Insider magazine, with bonus tracks on Spotify. Listen on Spotify Them I’m Your Witch Doctor A psychedelic fever dream from 1965. Oingo Boingo Dead Man’s Party “Walkin’ with a dead man over my shoulder / Don’t run away it’s only me.” *Closes door* The Edgar Winter Group Frankenstein It… Read more »

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12 Great Horror Soundtracks as picked by John Kowalski of Solar Bears

From Under The Skin to Berberian Sound Studio to Rosemary's Baby to The Shining.

1. Under The Skin by Mica Levi Track: ‘Love’ This is the strongest score I’ve heard in years. Extremely impressive given it is her first foray into film composing. 2. The Wicker Man by Paul Giovanni and Magnet Track: ‘Lullaby’ Flawless film, flawless soundtrack. 3. The Shining by Wendy Carlos Track: ‘Rocky Mountains’ As far… Read more »

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Listen to the new Booka Brass Band track – ‘Nute’

The band play Button Factory with special guests tonight.

In recent months, Booka Brass Band have become the party band of choice thanks to rousing performances at Electric Picnic, our recent Happenings gig and last week’s first of two Button Factory gigs where they brought out Paul Noonan from BellX1 as a guest. Tonight, they’re doing it all again with special guest appearances from… Read more »