Recommended Albums & Releases

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Four Tet
Morning​/​Evening

Hebden's new two-track LP would serve as a fine post-festival comedown album.

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Donnie Trumpet And The Social Experiment
Surf

Chance The Rapper and an all-star cast make it big and vibrant.

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Albums of the month - May
Recommended

15 releases to check out from May including Shamir, SOAK, Jamie xx, Girlpool & Ebauche.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Multi-Love

The true story of polyamory charges this colourful hi-fi album.

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Jamie xx
In Colour

The solo album draws on the past to make its own multi-chromatic template.

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Shamir
Ratchet

The start of someone great.

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Fight Like Apes
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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Listen to last night’s Nialler9 TXFM show

Your weekly two hour radio mixtape with Irish hip-hop love.

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: Hour One Listen: Hour Two Hour one Cruising – ‘Safe Corridor’ Todd Terje – ‘Eurodans’ Shamir – ‘If It Wasn’t True’ Nao – ‘Inhale Exhale’ Superhumanoids – ‘Anxious In Venice’ Ciaran Lavery… Read more »

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Nialler9 and Quiet Arch presents a remix competition of Sea Legs

Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail’s Sea Legs project birthed beguiling music that takes in Donegal fishing, coastal town living and moving music on their joint recent EP. Lavery himself is playing a Nialler9 show in Fitzwilliam Square this Sunday. In conjunction with their label, Quiet Arch, we are offering the stems of the song ‘The… Read more »

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Body&Soul Festival 2015 in review & photos

Highlights and Colm Moore's snaps from the weekend.

If you were to pick the single best festival in Ireland at the moment, it’s certain to be Body&Soul. As I said last year, it’s the most beautiful festival in Ireland. The weather always helps but also does putting it on during the summer solstice, the brightest weekend of the year. It’s the attention to… Read more »

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Sea Sessions Festival: 12 recommended bands (in association with Vodafone Centre Stage)

A day-by-day breakdown of who to see in Bundoran.

Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival  happens this weekend in Bundoran, rechristened Fundoran for those who make the trip to the edge of The Atlantic to what will probably be a sunny haven of surf, sand and tunes. Here’s my guide for who to catch at the festival and if you want more on Sea… Read more »