Recommended Albums & Releases

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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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Sufjan Stevens
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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Twin Shadow
Eclipse

The 80s throwback indie maestro brings a big pop element to this third album.

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Leo Drezden
Multi-Moment

Prog-rock meets jazz meets celestial electronica on a debut album from new Irish band.

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The King Has Two Horse's Ears

The Kildare musician leaps into contemporary pop-tinted folk.

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Cal Folger Day
Adornament EP

The release is a fine introduction to this American Dublin-based talent.

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Listen back to last night’s Nialler9 TXFM show

As broadcast on 105.2 TXFM last night.

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 Caribou –  ‘Can’t Do Without You’ Tame Impala – ‘Let It Happen’ Young Fathers –  ‘Shame’ Samantha Urbani – ‘1 2 3 4′ Ratatat – ‘Cream on Chrome’ Le Galaxie  – ‘Put… Read more »

Features & Premieres

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Le Galaxie’s top 10 highlights of their music lives so far

Plus hear the title track from Le Club.

Le Galaxie are about to release their beast of a second album next Friday. Le Club is suitably-titled, it’s 14 tracks, over an hour of sinewy dance music made for neon nights and packed floors. Here is the title track, one you’ll recognise from their many recent festival and show-slaying performances in the last two… Read more »

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Record Store Day 2015 – What’s happening around Ireland

A list of events taking place for Record Store Day.

Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record shops and its stock takes place on Saturday around the world. Here’s a full list of records stores participating in Ireland and the list of special releases available worldwide which includes releases from too many to name. Here are the special events taking place on the day. It’ll be updated… Read more »

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Here’s a 50s-inspired Summer Rock & Roll playlist (in association with Zaconey)

15 tracks of my favourite retro rock songs for a sunny day.

I love a dash of 1950’s American retro music, especially if there’s something weird, wonderful and esoteric about it. For this Spotify playlist, I’ve put together 15 tracks of pure throwback guitar and rock’n’roll magic from originals from Chuck Berry, Little Richard to odd cuts like the Vigilantes’ ‘Man In Space’ (which features on this rare… Read more »