Podcasts & Premieres

Listen to The 202s new single ‘Up In Thin Air’

The Irish band return with a new EP & Jape remix; hear the lead track.

Six years after the release of their debut album which drew favourable reviews and comparisons to Stereolab and Broadcast from yours truly, the 202s returned last year with ‘Oh My My’. This month, the trio return with a new four-track EP next week which will feature a Jape remix and will be available from Bandcamp…. Read more »

Loose Joints Podcast #5: Best of 2016 with MayKay

The former Fight Like Apes singer & Other Voices TV presenter joins us for a review of the year.

Just in time for Christmas, the Loose Joints Podcast is back with a look at the best of 2016. The podcast features Nialler9 and Sally Cinnamon talking to a guest about the music they love: old and new.

Loose Joints Podcast #4: Aisling Rogerson (The Fumbally)

The Fumbally owner talks to us about the music she loves.

After a month’s hiatus hampered by illness and cancellations, Loose Joints is back. The new hosted by Nialler9 and Sally Cinnamon talking to people about the music they love: old and new. On this episode, Aisling Rogerson, cofounder behind what I’d consider the best café in Dublin joins us. The Fumbally started a few years… Read more »

Recommended Albums & Releases

The xx
I See You

Album of the week: The third album from the xx is a band in pivot and growth.

Cut Of Cloth.

Out now on Awful Records, home of Abra.

Run The Jewels

Go Harder Part 3.

Brian Eno

The composer and thinker continues to push things forward.

David Kitt

The songwriter's 8th album is available on Bandcamp for one week only before a label release in September.

My favourite Irish albums of the year.

My top 100 tracks of the year with Spotify & Youtube lists.


Wicklow band say goodbye on a high.

Pavel Dovgal
The Aura

Fans of Bonobo & Brainfeeder will dig the Russian electronic producer's new album.

Magic Pockets
Volcano of The Bleeding Skies

An authentic recall to '80s cinematic horror soundtracks.

A Tribe Called Quest
We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

The rap group's final album sees them go out on a high.

Lee Fields & The Expressions
Special Night

The veteran soul man's warmth is needed more than ever in a week like this.