Recommended Albums & Releases

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Girl Band
Holding Hands With Jamie

The Dublin band have made the highly-strung album of the year.


Empress Of

Lorely Rodriguez's personal yet brisk electronic pop debut.



Album of the week from the Dubliner.



Neil O'Connor adds new textures to his fifth album release.



Space, reverb and songs that sound like they were recorded in a cavern.

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The Jimmy Cake

Extended explorations into synth, noise, kraut, rock and ambience for the band's first album in seven years.


Albums of the month - May

17 recent releases on Spotify/Apple Music including Lianne La Havas, Mac Demarco & Tame Impala.

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Breifne Holohan
Eastern Passages

The Drogheda-based composer's minimal compositions calm the brain.


Tame Impala

Kevin Parker creates a wistful pysch-synth pop cosmos.


The Expert
Dynamic Drive

An instrumental solo album from the MJEX producer is here.


Four Tet

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


Donnie Trumpet And The Social Experiment

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

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Nialler9 TXFM radio show playlist & listen back

Two hours of music with UMO, Disclosure, Donnacha Costello, Raury and more

My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played last night: Listen: Hour One | Hour Two  Part one Unknown Mortal Orchestra  – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone LA Priest – Oino Gwenno – Calon Peiriant Disclosure – Nocturnal (feat. The Weeknd) Bicep – Just Pleasure Beach –… Read more »

Features & Premieres

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18 new bands to see at Hard Working Class Heroes 2015

Recommendations to see from the Irish new music festival this weekend in Dublin.

This year’s Hard Working Class Heroes lineup of new bands is a tough one. Primarily because there are so many new bands to see for the first time and secondly, because the quality of those unseen is greater than in previous years. This year, the tracks on the Breaking Tunes profiles are well-produced and suggest… Read more »


First listen: The Academic – ‘Northern Boy’

The Mullingar band give us a love pep talk.

Mullingar band The Academic have been on my radar since December 2013 and the release of ‘Bear Claws’ . Things took off for the four lads with the release of ‘Different’ earlier this year which was picked up by radio nationwide and in the UK too, meaning there are many more ears trained on what’s coming next. ‘Northern… Read more »


Otherkin – ‘Feel It’

The Dublin band's new single from a new EP on Rubyworks.

Dublin band Otherkin landed themselves a lot of interest, particularly in the UK, with their track ‘Ay Ay’, a punchy Britrock debut single. Now comes news of a new EP called The 201 for Dublin label Rubyworks which drops on October 9th. ‘Ay Ay’ features on the release along with three other songs including the… Read more »