This week was the first of 2015 which a tidal wave of new music washed over me in a big surge. With SXSW out of the way, many artists began to set out their stall for the coming year who hadn’t already.

So we had two great new tracks from Jamie xx, a near-11 minute triptych song from Belfast’s Girls Names inspired by the Group Zero art movement, an impressive track from Matador’s new signing Haelos, new Irish music from Fight Like Apes, Little xs for eyes, Lakker, Roisin Murphy, Spies and Rusangano Family.

SXSW was buzzing for Shamir who dropped his fun track ‘Call it Off’ and Tei Shi capitalised on her appearances there with ‘Go Slow’.

There’s also brand new Hudson Mohawke, Teleman and Florence + The Machine. It was at times, an overwhelming music week. Here’s my way of digesting the best of it – a playlist. That’s not all of it nor does it include albums.

Like your new music on Spotify instead? Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. Updated weekly.

Posted on March 27th, 2015

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As broadcast last night, as it is every Thursday from 10pm to midnight TXFM. Skip past the news 6 minutes in.

Part One

  1. Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight
  2. Le Galaxie – Le Club
  3. Shamir – Call It Off
  4. Teleman – Strange Combinations
  5. little xs for eyes – Logical Love
  6. Fight Like Apes – Pretty Keen On Centerfolds
  7. Hælos – Earth Not Above
  8. Made In Heights – Panther
  9. Sufjan Stevens – Should Have Known Better
  10. Jamie xx – Loud Places (featuring Romy)
  11. Kendrick Lamar – Alright
  12. Run The Jewels – Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) (Feat. Zack De La Rocha)
  13. Spies – Quincy Morris

Part Two 

  1. Jape – Breath Of Life
  2. Hudson Mohawke – Very First Breath (feat. Irfane)
  3. Jamie xx – Gosh
  4. Orbital – Belfast
  5. Poborsk – Club Informatique
  6. BBII – An Evening At Bunsley Hall
  7. Sauce81 – Natural Thing
  8. Florence + The Machine – St Jude
  9. Banks – This Is What It Feels Like
  10. Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Keep Some Hope
  11. Girls Names – Zero Triptych
  12. Tame Impala – Let It Happen

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on March 27th, 2015


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I’m delighted to tell you that we raised over €4,000 for Marriage Equality​ yesterday at our Vinyl Love event in the Odessa Club. We had hours and hours of 7″s and 12″s all day. There was a great love of a good tune and a great level of support for the cause. Thank you for your donations and soundness. You are all rides. Below are the tracklistings for the 7″ room where we had 25 DJs play 7 x 7″ vinyl all day. Keep talking to people about voting yes in the Referendum on May 22nd and if you’re not sure of your status for voting – Check the register and sort it out.

Thank you Odessa Club, Andrea Keogh​, Stevie Grainger​, Gavin Elsted​, Emmet Condon​, Niamh Ní Shúilleabháin​, Donal Dineen​, Aoife Nic Canna​, Kelly-Anne Byrne​, Stephen Manning​, Louis Scully​, Paul McLoone Show​, Olan All City Records​, Mark Murphy​, Paul McLoone​, Sorca Lou​, Simon Cullen, Sally Alana Foran​, YoungHearts RunFree​’s Siobhan and Peter, g_h_o_s_t_b_o_y​, Caoilian Sherlock​, le cool Dublin​’s Michael McDermott​ and Kate Coleman​, Colm O’Riordan​, Ruan van Vliet​, Ruth Kavanagh​, Simon Conway​, Claire Beck​, HomeBeat​, Aoife Barry​, Una Mullally, Mark E Sherlock​, Baz Hickey​, Niall D’Arcy​, White Collar Boy​ and all 300-350 people who rolled through yesterday, afternoon, evening or night. Special thanks to Ronan Kelly for the artwork.

Next stop for Vinyl Love? Galway, May 7th…

Set lists 7×7″

Spotify playlist

Gavin Adultrock

Sea Pinks – An Exploding View
School Of Seven Bells – Iamundernodisguise
Gold Panda – You
I Am The Cosmos – Take What You Want
Chromeo – Bonafied Lovin
Deerhunter – Nothing Ever Happened
Beastie Boys – No Sleep Til Brooklyn


The Flamingos – I Only Have Eyes For You
Florence And The Machine – You Got The Love (The Xx Remix)
Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together
Kate Bush – Cloudbusting
La Bionda – I Wanna Be Your Lover
Beastie Boys – Sure Shot
Super Furry Animals – The Man Don’t Give A Fuck

Una Mullally

James Vincent Mcmorrow – Red Dust
Kraftwerk – Computer Love
Fight Like Apes – Telephone The Real Ham Jackson
Prince – Little Red Corvette
Men – Off Our Backs
The Immediate – A Ghost In This House.
Sinead O’Connor – Mandinka

Le Cool

Prince – Sign O’ The Times
Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime
Diana Ross – Love Hangover
Imagination – Music And Lights
Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
Baccara – Yes Sir I Can Boogie
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes

Ruth Mother

Madonna – Get Into The Groove
Prince – When Doves Cry
Inner City Big Fun
Grace Jones Pull Up To The Bumper
The J. Geils Band – Centrerfold
Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder – Together In Electric Dreams

Steve Hidden Agenda

10Cc – Good Morning Judge
Chic – You Can Get By
Barrington Levy – Dangerous
Van Mccoy And The Soul City Symphony – The Hustle
Patti Drew – Hard To Handle
The Jam – Start!
Mike Post – Theme From Hill Street Blues
Ireland World Cup 90 song – Put Em Under Pressure

Phil Ghostboy

Jessica Pare – Zou Bisou Bisou
All We Are – Reach
Sister Sledge – Frankie
The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Googie Reno Combo – Smokey Jo’s La La
Johnny Logan – Hold Me Now
Bugs Bunny – I’m Glad I’m Bugs Bunny

Aoife Barry, Sweet Oblivion

Blonde Redhead – Equus
Simple Kid – Truck On
Laid Back – White Horse
Prince – Let’s Go Crazy
Phoenix – Everything Is Everything
Cocteau Twins – Iceblink Luck
Julee Cruise – Falling

Paul McLoone Today FM

The Kinks – You Really Got Me.
T. Rex – Get It On
Kraftwerk – The Model
David Bowie – Fashion
Adam And The Ants – Ant Music
Wham – Everything She Wants Remix
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill

Stevie G

Carly Simon – Why
The Clash – Bankrobber
Barrington Levy – here I come
Sly & the family stone- everybody is a star
Rose Royce – wishing on a star
Aretha Franklin – daydreaming
Etta James – At Last

Louis Discotekken

Millie Jackson – Never Change Lovers In the Middle of the Night
Ini Kamoze – World A Music
Solo Banton – Dancehall Nice Again
Macka B – Never Played a 45
Macka B – We’ve Had Enough
Pupajim – I am a Robot
Bob Marley – Mr Chatterbox

Mark Sherlock, Soul Sessions

Margie Joseph – I Can’t move no Mountain
Dee Edwards – Why can’t there be love
Joe Stance – Hey Girl
Pointer Sisters – Send him back
Sisters Love – Give me your love
Timeless Legend – I was born to love you
Bileo – you can win

Simon Roche / State Magazine

Johnny Logan – What’s Another Year?
Alphaville – Forever Young
Foreigner – I Wanna Know What Love Is
Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting
Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Madonna – Live To Tell
Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U

Sorca and Simon – Ships

UB40 – Don’t Break My Heart
John Forde – Stardance
The Gap Band – – Open Your Mind (Wide)
Chocolate Milk – Hey Lover
Shalamar – There It Is
SOS Band – Take Your Time Do It Right
The Fatback Band – I Found Love

Kelly Anne Byrne TXFM/Today FM

Hot Chocolate – Heaven Is The Back Seat Of My Cadillac
Tavares – It Only Takes A Minute
Christopher Cross – Ride Like The Wind
The O Jays – This Time Baby.
Hall And Oates – I Can’t Go For That.
The Pointer Sisters – Automatic
Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers – Islands In The Stream

Ruan – Popical Island

Abner Jay – I’m Depressed
David Bowie – Young Americans
Dexys Midnight Runners – This Is What She’s Like
Fergus And Geronimo – Harder Than Its Ever Been
Jay Reatard – Painted Shut
So Cow – Greetings
Modern Lovers – Roadrunner

Baz Hickey – Boogie An Domhain

The Wetbacks – Jose Jimenez Pt.1
Donny Hathaway – Love, Love, Love
Sugar Billy – Super Duper Love
Hubert Laws – Family
Charles Sheffield – It’s Your Voodoo Working
Ray Charles – The Train
Johnny Jones And The King Casuals – Purple Haze

Sally Cinnamon

Hairy Diamond – Torture
Freeez – I.O.U
Tom Tom Club – Wordy Rappinghood
Stevie Wonder – Do I Do
Prince – Little Red Corvette
The Smiths – Ask
Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody

Young Hearts Run Free

Tristram Shandy – Mr Blue
Kate Bush – Sat On Your Lap
Randy Newman – Short People
The Supremes – Baby Love
Memphis Slim – Clap Your Hands
Bernard Cribbins – Gossip Calypso.
Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free

Claire Beck TXFM

Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
Cameo – Word Up
Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
Donna Summer – Bad Girls
Anita Ward – Ring My Bell
Ships – You’re Gonna Feel It
Stevie Nicks – Stand Back

Olan All City

The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park
Mugo – Organise (Kenny Dope Remix )
Rare Function – Disco Function
Cut Chemist – Bunkys Pick
Gwen McCrae – Rockin’ Chair
Ohio Players – Don’t Worry Bout A Thing
Ernie And Top Notes – Dap Walk

Mark Murphy – Choice Cuts

Werner Williams – You Got Style
94 East – If You See Me
Rick James – Mary Jane
Ricky Lance – Super Strong
bobby rush / chickenheads
flourescent smogg / all my life

Simon Conway – Con Artist

Al Green & Annie Lennox – Put A Little Love In Your Heart
Aztec Camera – Somewhere In My Heart
Transvision Vamp – I Want Your Love
Style Council – Walls Come Tumbling Down
Betty Boo – Where Are You Baby
Jody Watley – I’m Looking For A New Love
Eurythmics – You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart


Bowie – Lets Dance
Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough
Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al
Toto – Africa
Bowie – Young Americans
The Housemartins – Caravan Of Love
Dionne Warwick – I Say A Little Prayer For You

Dj Hula Hoop

DNA & Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Diner
The Ting Tings – Great DJ
Does It Offend You Yeah – Epic Last Song
The Whip – Trash
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Mgmt – Time To Pretend
Director – Be With You.
Pat Benatar -Love Is A Battlefield

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Posted on March 23rd, 2015



As broadcast last night, as it is every Thursday from 10pm to midnight TXFM.

Part One

  1. Grimes – ‘REALiTi’
  2. Kendrick Lamar – ‘King Kunta’
  3. Rusangano Family – ‘Wasteman’
  4. Snakehips – ‘Forever, Pt. II’ (feat. Kaleem Taylor)
  5. George Maple – ‘Where You End and I Begin’ (feat. Grande Marshall)
  6. Florence And The Machine – ‘You Got The Love’ (The XX Remix)
  7. The Go! Team – ‘The Scene Between’
  8. Haelos – ‘Earth Not Above’
  9. Leo Drezden – ‘Hunting Drums’
  10. The Redneck Manifesto – ‘The Dillon Family Dancers’
  11. Villagers – ‘Hot Scary Summer’
  12. The Postal Service – ‘Such Great Heights’

Part Two 

  1. Kendrick Lamar – ‘These Walls’ (feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat)
  2. Monto – ‘ Worlds Apart’
  3. Tobias Jesso Jr. – ‘How Could You Babe’
  4. Jape – ‘Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon’ (David Wrench mix)
  5. Hudson Mohawke – ‘Forever 1′ (Cashmere Cat Edit)
  6. Fort Romeau – ‘Not A Word’ (with New Jackson)
  7. Dave DK – ‘Halma’
  8. Nosaj Thing – ‘Cold Stares’ (feat. Chance The Rapper & Maceo Haymes)
  9. D’Angelo – ‘Till It’s Done Tutu’
  10. Mr Twin Sister – ‘Rude Boy’
  11. Evvol – ‘No Love’
  12. Yumi Zouma – ‘The Brae’
  13. Ghostpoet – ‘X Marks The Spot’
  14. Florence + The Machine – ‘What Kind of Man’ (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
  • You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section
  • Posted on March 20th, 2015


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    Last year, you all helped me out with creating a modern Irish playlist for St. Patrick’s Day.

    Like, our Paddy’s Day Unlocked event tomorrow in Meeting House Square, the playlist represents the truly current, the young musicians, the modern Irish musicians who are changing the perceptions of our country’s music at home and abroad.

    Whether it’s Hozier, All Tvvins, James Vincent McMorrow, Lakker, Girl Band, SOAK or New Jackson, Irish music is about more than the diddly eye and Bono headlines exported around the world.

    So, stick this playlist on, press shuffle and let it play. There’s over 100 songs and 7 hours of music here:

    Spotify playlist


    Everyone seems impressed by the new Tame Impala song this week, and why not? It was described as “Daft Punk and Metronomy having sex on a Mustang backseat,” so if that doesn’t convince you to listen, then I can’t help you.

    Sticking with the psych-rock buzz, the Thee Oh Sees are back. Speaking of band comparisons, LCD Soundsystem fronted by Bono?.

    Young Wonder knocked it out of the park with ‘Enchanted’, This Greedy Pig got on the label ladder with a new Hystereo release, SignA brought Italy and Ireland closer together, Young Fathers gave us their most TVOTR-sounding track yet, Girlpool conjured up ’90s alt-rock brassness and Tandem Felix delved into indie country.

    Grimes also dropped a video-only once-off track for Asian fans called ‘Realiti’ that’s pretty great.

    We had new music from Villagers, Active Child, Planet Parade and Sufjan. The playlist below is rounded out by some new jams I didn’t get chance to write about from House Of Wolves, Jay Electronica, Mt. Wolf, October Glow, Halos and Joywave.

    More new music? Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. Updated weekly.

    Posted on March 13th, 2015

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    As broadcast last night, as it is every Thursday from 10pm to midnight TXFM.

    Part One

    1. Mark Ronson – ‘Daffodils’
    2. Chromatics – ‘I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around’
    3. Twin Shadow – ‘Old Love / New Love’
    4. Tame Impala – ‘Let It Happen’
    5. Toro y Moi – ‘Buffalo’
    6. Little Green Cars – ‘The John Wayne’
    7. The Academic – ‘Different’
    8. Hare Squead – ‘Bop With It’
    9. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – ‘Sunday Candy’
    10. Discopunks – ‘Tie Me Up’
    11. Tobias Jesso Jr. – ‘Can’t Stop Thinking About You’

    Part Two 

    1. And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘Wasps’
    2. Evvol – ‘Your Love’
    3. Young Wonder – ‘Enchanted’
    4. Girlpool – ‘Jane’
    5. David Holmes – ‘My Mate Paul’
    6. Clarence Clarity – ‘Will To Believe’
    7. Speelburg – ‘Kline’
    8. Oh Wonder – ‘Technicolour Beat’
    9. Grimes – ‘REALiTi’
    10. Ryan Vail and Ciaran Lavery – ‘The Colour Blue’
    11. Villagers – ‘Hot Scary Summer’
    12. Sufjan Stevens – ‘Should Have Known Better’
    13. Courtney Barnett – ‘Depreston’

    You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

    Posted on March 13th, 2015


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    This week, songs that impressed came from Cork’s The Hard Ground, LA R&B singer Kelela in stark mode on ‘A Message’, Toro Y Moi doing what he does best, Chris Clark giving us a pummeling with ‘Silver Sun’ from his new Flame Rave EP and there was “psych afro-rock at 138 BPM” from Melbourne’s Broadway Sounds.

    SertOne teamed up with another Aussie Maribelle on ‘Lost & Found’, the Chromatics gave us another free download single called I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around from their new album Dear Tommy. From the North of Ireland, Ciaran Lavery & Ryan Vail teamed up for ‘The Colour Blue’, the first track from a mini-album.

    Loud Mouth Collective gave us a song from Volume 7 of their series, Kool Thing returned with a new sound and name – Evvol. Mullingar indie-pop band The Academic released their first track in a while called ‘Different’. The brilliant Oh Wonder came back with their seventh track ‘Technicolour Beat’ and news of their first live show in London and Action Bronson’s collab with Chance The Rapper showed us that his major label debut Mr Wonderful could be just that.

    Finally, there’s room for a reissue from a release that kicked off the Awesome Tapes From Africa blog. A bonkers global dance album from Ghanaian singer/producer Ata Kak discovered on cassette gets a release on vinyl, CD, tape and digitally.

    More new music? Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. Updated weekly.

    Posted on March 6th, 2015

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    As broadcast last night, as it is every Thursday from 10pm to midnight TXFM.