Podcasts & Premieres

Podcast #005: Electric Picnic, AE MAK, RBMA, Young Fathers

Plus Niall and Ellen talk new music from Young Fathers, Sigrid, Soccer Mommy...

This week’s episode features Aoife McCann and Dan McIntyre from AE MAK talking about being accepted to Festival Republic’s ReBalanced programme – a new initiative that aims to address the gender imbalance in the music industry. Dan meanwhile, discusses his just-announced acceptance to the Red Bull Music Academy later this year in Berlin. Niall and… Read more »

Podcast #004: Jape on creativity and procrastination

Plus albums and tracks of the week, NME closes print and Ships win the Choice Prize.

This week’s episode features Jape’s Richie Egan chatting about procrastination, living in Malmo and creating music for Donal Dineen’s new long form documentary Pathways directed by Steve O’Connor, which you can watch here. It was commissioned as part of St. Patrick’s Festival. Niall and Ellen also talk albums of the week from David Byrne and… Read more »

Irish synth pop artist Host comes to terms with heartbreak in debut single ‘Goodbye’

'Goodbye' takes a hard look at unrequited love.

Laois based solo female artist Host has spent the last year furiously writing and recording music. Operating independently, her debut single ‘Goodbye’ is the first of that material to be released to the public. Taking inspiration from the 80s’ synth wave movement as well as drawing from more contemporary sources, think Hot Chip or Chvrches,… Read more »

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Soft Boy producer and rapper impresses with this short release chronicling the life of a deli-worker.

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This curated soundtrack is more than just a Marvellous marketing tie-in.

Robert John Ardiff
Between The Bed and Room

The album launch takes place this Friday at The Grand Social.

Nils Frahm
All Melody

The lush album is out on Friday.

Cork lo-fi producer learns to stop worrying and love the bomb

Prodigious songwriter and producer starts 2018 with his latest DIY full-length.

Best of 2017

My most-played and most-loved songs I played out DJing this year.

Best of 2017
So far...

Here are Nialler9's best songs of the year & a Spotify playlist to takeaway.

My most-recommended LPs of the year.