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Shamir
Ratchet

The start of someone great.

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Fight Like Apes

The third Apes album of synth pop culture magic is here.

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Braids
Deep In The Iris

Memorable music shrouds personal stories of abuse and relationships.

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WAV. Theory

A solid intro to a new talent.

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Le Galaxie
Le Club

The Irish electro band have made an album of joyous bangers.

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Not Squares
Bolts

Beats, bolts and motorways? The Belfast band are back with a new album.

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Ryan Vail & Ciaran Lavery
Sea Legs EP

The Donegal Coast inspires this spirited and serene collaboration.

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White Men Are Black Men Too
Young Fathers

Zealous trio rally against with loud conviction.

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Everywhere Else

A transportive new album take the band's music to beautiful new places.

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Villagers
Darling Arithmetic

The third album from Conor O'Brien dispenses with allegory and gets real.

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Spies
Sea Creature

Listen to the rising Dublin band's new release.

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Listen back to last night’s Nialler9 TXFM show

Picks from The Great Escape and the best in new music right now.

My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour. Listen: Part One Slaves – ‘Cheer Up London’ Real Lies – ‘North Circular’ Jack Garratt – ‘The Love You’re Given’ Le Galaxie – ‘Put The Chain On’ Shamir – ‘On The Regular’ Jamie… Read more »

Features & Premieres

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Forbidden Fruit Festival: 12 artists you should see this weekend

A pick of the acts to see per day plus a playlist & stage times.

Friday picks | Saturday picks | Sunday picks | Stage Times | Spotify playlist Friday 1. Nicolas Jaar The Undergrowth Stage: 8:45pm – 10:45pm As part of Darkside, the young Chilean American experimental musician Nico Jar ramped up the spectacle but kept the music on the experimental side. His solo works shares that project’s ambient… Read more »

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Listening Post: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

The retro rockin' brothers and sisters pick some of their favourite songs.

The siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis return to Ireland this week with their new album Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third produced by The Clash’s Mick Jones, giving them a new set of appreciative ears for their vintage rockabilly, roots and rock’n’roll music. They play The Limelight in Belfast tonight, Roisin Dubh in Galway tomorrow… Read more »

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The 10 best bands I saw at The Great Escape 2015

Coming to festivals near you from the Brighton new music festival.

20,000 people absconded to the pleasing seaside town of Brighton, less than an hour from London this past weekend for the 10th year of The Great Escape Festival, the new music weekender where industry and the public alike are drawn to sets from 400 bands over three days, Brighton is a perfect-sized town for a… Read more »