A lot of Irish music comes Nialler9’s way and there’s little time to feature everything we think is worthy of a thumbs up or more ears. Every week, we collate the songs that pass our writers that deserve to be heard by you. For more extensive Irish coverage, follow our Spotify playlist or hit up the Irish section.
DJ M-1 Ft. Baby Aztro
Dublin DJ and producer DJ M-1 teams up with an international selection of MCs on new mixtape Habit Of A Lifetime. It’s a superb project, ‘KRS’ is a funk-infused highlight selection.
Listen To Yourself
A highlight release from Irish/English electronic duo Delac now. The pair have just released their debut EP Blue Skies, a compelling collection of electro-indie tunes. ‘Blue Skies’ is our top pick.
Zapho x Ryan O’Shaughnessy
A down-tempo bass-driven neo-soul jam from Zapho and Irish singer-songwriter Ryan O’Shaughnessy. ‘100 Ways’ is the latest collaborative flex from Zapho, who has been compiling quite the portfolio of released and unreleased collaborations. Stay tuned.
Another fine neo-soul tune from Dublin group Toshín in ‘Knock Knock’, there’s a real The Royal Scam-era theatricality about some of the vocal deliveries on this one. The song details the progression through a tough period in ones’ mental health. Their debut EP Get Your Life drops this month.
We Have To Move On
The best material we’ve heard from Dublin indie group Inhaler as of yet. ‘We Have To Move On’ is the much need jump in quality from the indie four-piece, following on from the soft ‘Ice Cream Sundae’. Obviously not everyone shares my opinion on this though, that track has more than a million streams on Spotify.
Need To Go
Sharp, electronically orientated R&B music from Tomike on new single ‘Need To Go’. The song, which boasts a distinctly UK-esque drum beat throughout, is sung from the perspective of an outsider, stuck on the fringes of society looking to fit in.
Waterford MC 7th Obi comes through with another strong single in ‘Holly Road’. The track boasts a message a self-empowerment, with the mantra of “better by myself” littered throughout the refrain.
The beat is perhaps brighter, less brooding than we’re used to from the MC, with glistening key chords and a saxophone melody thrown in for good measure too.
Irish indie-folk band Rowan do the simple things effectively on charming new single ‘Everytime’. Gotta love the trumpet solo.
Rinse & Repeat
Singer, songwriter, producer and jack of all trades EMR gets busy penning charming synth-pop on new single ‘Rinse & Repeat’. The song details the bad habits and behaviours which all too easily consume our time during our early 20s. I vibe that.
Love Me Better
Gorgeous, sun-soaked R&B from London-based Irish artist Carrie Baxter on new single ‘Love Me Better’. Vocal delivery is next level on this one .
Dublin-based producer FL Breezy captures five minutes of progressive, sometimes acid-Esque electronica on new single ‘Pooka’ complete with a stunning picture of the Poolbeg Chimneys for cover art.
“Let the records show that I’ve been off the smokes & I’ve been sticking to my resolutions”.
Dead In The Eyes
Impressive debut single from new Irish indie project Vacant Idols. Lots of nice, spacey reverb giving the mix a real sense of warmth and depth.
Moon Paw Print
U Know We Don’t Have A Jacuzzi
Don’t need to say anything about this gem.
Me Auld Flower
The High Mountains Of Veracruz
Lift from Galway native folk artist Me Auld Flower’s debut LP The Vaults of Consciousness. Well worth your time.
Smooth With It
Waterford MC Pat Lagoon returns with an electro-funk charged new single in ‘Smooth With It’. The track feels and sounds like another bump up in high fidelity for the artist. Sharp, well-defined basslines run cooly against a clear, smooth vocal delivery.