Ginnels Crowns

Popical Island may have drawn the compilation series to a close after it helped define their bockety indie-pop collective as a vital part of the Irish music landscape but they are continuing on in the best fashion, by releasing great albums from the bands that helped create the propulsion that drives the Popical name. Ginnels… Read more »

Posted on August 7th, 2012


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Mark Chester’s Ginnels project has a DOUBLE album called Crowns lined up for release on Popical Island in August. Get a blast of VHS summer vibes via the video for ‘It’s Not a Summer (Without You)’ by Chester and Bobby Aherne and sample four songs from the record below. CROWNS (sampler) by Ginnels

Posted on June 13th, 2012




Here we are. The end of the sixth year of the Nialler9 poll. Thank you all once again for voting. We had about 100 or so votes that made up the results in songs, new artists, EPs and now, the big one – albums. Our ultimate winner has topped the poll before that doesn’t negate… Read more »

Posted on December 23rd, 2011


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Two years ago, I ran a series of guest posts from people involved in Irish music featuring their top 5 Irish acts at that moment. This time around, I thought I’d shift the focus to international and ask a similar question – “Who are your top 5 new artists of 2011?”. Musicians, bloggers, record shop… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2011


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