Side A of Popical Island #3 appeared for your streaming pleasure on Monday. 48 hours is just enough time for you to fit in a big digestable listen so Side B is now ready for your indie-pop gluttonous ears and it relies more on distortion pedals, singalong choruses, broken drumsticks, bass and drums being best… Read more »

Posted on July 4th, 2012


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Popical Island

The bockety indie pop collective of Popical Islanders will officially complete their compilation series with #3, released on July 7th with a whopper distinctly two-sided 23-track extravaganza featuring contributions from a host of Popical regulars like Land Lovers, Tieranniesaur, Groom, Jonny Fun and the Hesitations, Yeh Deadlies, Big Monster Love, Ginnels, No Monster Club and… Read more »

Posted on June 5th, 2012


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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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Squarehead and Patrick Kelleher reconvene years later for an episode of the fake behind-the-music documentary series Class Albums to discuss the recording process of their 2011 split 7″ – ‘Just a Tragedy/Attention to Detail’. It was directed by Rupert from Bats. The real single and launch info is after the jump. Choice quote (there are… Read more »

Posted on October 24th, 2011


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A list of recommended events taking place over the next seven days in Dublin. All times are 7.30/8pm unless stated. Feel free to recommend gigs in the comments as this post gets a lot of eyes every week. Highlights: Sam Amidon, The Handsome Furs, Squarehead album launch, Eleven Eleven label showcase Chris Thile, Twisted Pepper… Read more »

Posted on September 13th, 2011


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You know the story by now, a string of super singles, a number one in the Nialler9 Irish song poll of 2010 (which turned them into temporary jerks *kidding*) and a constant string of live dates around the country have made Squarehead one of the better bands in Ireland and now, we’re finally at the… Read more »

Posted on August 15th, 2011


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