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.
‘Broken Ladders’ is the second single from Cork hailing Meghan Murray who first caught our attention with ‘Space‘ a few months ago. Her second single is silky and smooth and all the things you want from a good pop song, not to mention the flawless vocal runs. We like this a lot.
Hopelessly Devoted To You
Moylan‘s third single comes in the form of a delicious cover of the Grease classic ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’. It’s electronic bop, teeming with zesty vibes to see us into the summer months. She explained that “I wanted to experiment with a new genre… I love electronic music and I love to dance, but I just haven’t gotten there with my song writing yet”. It sounds like she’s on the right route.
On The Low
Tomike is a new 21-year old artist from Dublin set to release her debut EP later this year. ‘On The Low’ is the first single to see release from it and if the rest sounds anything like this, we’re in for a treat: think Jorja Smith meets Mahalia with smooth 808s and rich vocal tones.
The Shaker Hymn
The Hearts Of Some (feat. Marlene Enright)
The Shaker Hymn released their new EP yesterday and while all of the songs could garner a place on this list, ‘The Hearts Of Some’ featuring Marlene Enright feels really special. It’s a gentle song that you can lose yourself completely in, rich in textures and lyrical imagery and Marlene provides haunting vocal harmonies.
Gavin Davinci x Post Punk Podge
Best song title of the year so far? ‘Notion Sickness’ is the fruits of a collaboration between Post Punk Podge and Gavin Davinci that packs a whole hot of influences into its 2.45 minutes. Trapped high-hats and wailing synth melodies can’t distract from the anger and indignation towards the powers that be that runs through it, “some say he was paid off, now he’s a rich boy, but the shame lives on, the money can’t change that”.
Fears is the moniker of Constance Keane, the electronic producer from Belfast that we’ve been fans for a long time. Her new single ‘Fabric’ came out last week and it serves as a reminder of why she caught our attention in the first place with organic, unobtrusive electronic instrumentation and a slow build. The track was self-produced by herself and it was mastered by Huntley Miller (Bon Iver, Polica, Lizzo),
Nawate is the alias of Caleb Kunle, one of the members of Blackfish Collective. His new single ‘Track II’ is taken from his upcoming EP Quest For Breath and it gives a good indication of what’s to come: slow beats, swelling synths and nostalgia laced lyrics.
Ganiyu TLG & Klaudyna Gasowska
Ganiyu TLG is a hip-hop artist from Athy and member of MASSAI313 hip-hop society that caught our attention before with his collaboration with Plant Food. ‘Around Here’ is his new single and it follows in similar high calibre with quick rhymes, metallic percussion lines and a growling bass. Get on this.