Recommended Albums & Releases

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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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The Mighty Stef
Year Of The Horse

A quality rock'n'roll record conceived in LA.

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Carrie & Lowell

A difficult album about grief and estrangement wrapped up in beauty.

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The Go! Team
The Scene Between

Plus win a signed copy of the album on vinyl.

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Listen back to last night’s Nialler9 TXFM show

Songs from Future Islands, Tennis, Jungle, Braids, Eaves, Shit Robot, Chemical Brothers and more.

My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour. Part One Julio Bashmore  – Holding On (feat. Sam Dew) Future Islands  – The Chase Hot Chip  – Burning Up Towkio  – Reflection (prod. Kaytranada) Jungle  – The Heat (Creange Remix) Jape  –… Read more »

Features & Premieres

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Sinéad White – ‘Better’

The Kildare singer-songwriter debuts the first song from her first album.

A rising talent on the Irish music scene, Kildare singer-songwriter Sinéad White will release her debut Finally on May 30th. Her melodic bright style is in full effect on the eminently pleasing ‘Better’, the first song from it, about giving yourself a chance in relationships. The simple guitar picked song is adorned with the lightest… Read more »

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Advice from a major label boss to young bands

From Mark Crossingham, the MD of Universal Music Ireland.

For the last two months, I’ve been doing a weekly column for the Irish Times (along with one about new Irish music) where I talk to people who make a living working in the Irish music business. So far, I’ve talked to an artist manager, festival manager, independent label owner, venue manager, DJ, lighting designer… Read more »

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Listen to Not Squares’ new album Bolts

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

Having started as a rambunctious band playing fast and hard dance-punk, the Belfast trio Not Squares are now firmly making the former with the sensibility of the latter, if their new second album Bolts is any indication. A hypnotic groove that wouldn’t be out of place at a Factory Floor show kicks things off on… Read more »