bestofend

We’ve reached the half-way point of the year while at one time making a half-year list was pure clickbait, today there’s so much music out there, I find I need to digest and list them sometimes to make sense of my year so far. As with last year, here are my top 25 albums of… Read more »

Posted on June 27th, 2014

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Tracks of the Week playlist 1. Alt-J – ‘Hunger Of The Pine’ A slow-moving weighted return for the Mercury Prize-winning band who manage to defy expectations by legitimately sampling Miley Cyrus on their new single from second album This Is All Yours. This coarses through the veins the more you listen to it. 2. Jamie xx… Read more »

Posted on June 27th, 2014

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txfm

The Nialler9 TXFM show` airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen on FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site. Last night’s show featuring 22 brand new tracks in indie, electronic, rap, R&B and dance. Listen: Hour One Listen: Hour Two Hour One… Read more »

Posted on June 27th, 2014

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rickjames

If you’re going to make it in pop, you better have a good hairdresser. Just ask Brian May, Gene Simmons, Aretha Franklin, Busta Rhymes and Stevie Nicks. Here are ten of my favourite hair icons in music. Check out the Irish Independent’s Insider Magazine today for this week’s list of Summer Jams. Listen to the… Read more »

Posted on June 26th, 2014

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txfm

The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen on FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site. Here is last night’s show, a best of 2014.5. Listen: Hour One Listen: Hour Two Hour One Ships –  ‘Space Inside’ Little Dragon  – ‘Paris’… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2014

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This weekend sees the fifth year of Body & Soul’s own festival that started as an enclosed area at Electric Picnic. Every year, reports from Ballinlough Castle in Westmeath have been positive and mostly, sunny. I’ll be there Saturday, at 2pm for the State of Music talk FYI with these sound folks. Here are the… Read more »

Posted on June 19th, 2014

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The stylish English/Irish singer Róisín Murphy, has returned with her first new solo material in quite a while. The Mi Senti EP is a six-track collection of classic Italian pop songs of the ’60s and ’70s, featuring five covers and one original. With Murphy, you come to expect the unexpected. Here are ten highlights from an… Read more »

Posted on June 18th, 2014

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Tracks of the Week playlist 1. Adebisi Shank – ‘Big Unit’ “It’s the sound of the Berlin Wall falling down. It’s the sound of hashtag winning.” And so, Adebisi Shank returns with more bonkers frazzled epic electro rock that sounds like a particularly jaunty parade march in the year 3032. Their third album This Is The… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2014

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txfm

The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen on FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site. Here is last night’s show. Pictured: Klo. Listen: Hour One Adebisi Shank – ‘Big Unit’ Daithí Feat. Senita -‘ Golden Blush’ Sophie – ‘Nothing… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2014

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