A lot music from Ireland and Northern Ireland comes Nialler9’s way and every week, we listen through it all and select the tracks from emerging artists (and some established acts) that deserve to be heard by you.
Cabra rap O.G Lethal Dialect released a great album Songs Of A Dead Dreamer (as he so often does) and I want to highlight ‘DOOM’ , a short and menacing cut from the record, that indeed sounds like the Supervillain himself could rap over with ease. LD is on of our best.
Girl With A Dagger
Meet Genesis Fawn, not your average 20-year-old musician. A multi-disciplinary artist and musician in fact.
A debut EP dropped on Friday, called Girl With A Dagger, and the sludgy industrial howl of the title track is indicative of what’s waiting on the release.
According to the artist, “the EP seeks to metaphysically retell the experiences of a young girl who has gone through extreme bodily trauma at the hands of her significant other and the external world. The EP and accompanying music video [above] follows her internal perspectives of vast loneliness and alienation in a dreamlike state as she tries to make sense of her circumstances and regain her autonomy. the title being a playful indication of the powerfulness Fawn herself possesses by reclaiming autonomy of her own Transgender body.”
Galway rap artist Celaviedamai is back with a new poppy rap banger with Alan McKee on assist.
Some fine anthemic modern indie frommodernlove. It’s the latest release on their deal with English label Akira Records. That guitar hook is what gets ya.
“‘Us’ is actually the first tune we ever wrote together. It’s such a raw song in every sense of the word: the energy, the lyrics, the production. It’s the blueprint for how we write music as a band. Once we wrote that song something clicked with us. There’s something weirdly romantic about it even though it’s a break-up tune, it’s hopeful and uplifting. That push and pull is something that has come to define our teens and early twenties, and we just love the idea of a raucous crowd singing along even though it’s a sad song.”
‘Tatakae’ is a new track from the Dundalk drill trio DBA Clique. Immediately hooking you in with the sung verse from Credence, ‘Tatakae’ is offering something unique on the Irish rap scene.
Irish electro-pop duo Blondmodel have announced their debut albumDoom, Gloom and Cheap Perfume is out on February 18th 2022.
‘Living Lucid’ is the latest taste from said-album, a floaty tune that strives for reconciliation.
They have also announced a debut headline show in the Sound House in Dublin on February 25th.
Far Caspian is aFermanagh indie musician Joel Johnston, based inLeeds who recently was announced for All Together Now 2022.
The artist just released a debut album in October called Ways To Get Out, and ‘Pretend’ featuring BOYO is a fine taster of the bedroom pop style to expect on the 16-track album, which dropped on vinyl on Friday.
There’s a laidback addled quality to ‘Tobacco!’, a collaborative effort between rapper Curtisy and producerTXPE_EATER (pronounced “tape eater”). Knxledge is a reference point for this track, and I feel that.
No one is making big electro pop Years & Years style bangers in an Irish context quite like ELM and further proof if required, is evident on new song ‘Only Dancer’.