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.
Shoot For Sexy
London/Irish group Indian Queens offer a compelling foray into post-punk territory on new single ‘Shoot For Sexy’. Absolutely love the lead vocal on this cut, performed with a piercing timbre and dipped in gorgeous stereo reverb.
Dublin electro-indie group Loraine Club’s third single ‘Disco Biscuits’ finds the band delving further into disco grooves, topped off with earworm falsetto vocal refrains. There’s a clever balance between looped aspects of the arrangement and performed elements, giving ‘Disco Biscuits’ a live feel, while remaining distinctly electronic.
On The Estate
Anyone paying attention to Dublin MC JyellowL’s discography has long since learned that the artist can jump on nigh on any beat and provide bars. ‘On The Estate’ feels rooted in the UK drill scene, with its offbeat percs and 808 bass lines, provided courtesy of longtime producer/collaborator Chris Kabs. One of the best in the country for sure.
When I Look At You
Donegal native Rosie Carney returns with new single ‘When I Look At You’.
‘When I Look At You’ is the artist’s first single of 2020. This cut, while maintaining the same cinematic folk feel from the best of Carney’s previous material, feels fuller, more detailed and more meticulously arranged. A step up from an already excellent Irish artist.
Yes lord. Reggaeton touched pop-trap from Irish producer and MC Plantain Papi on ‘Good Time’. The perfect pick me up for the day that’s in it.
Moon Paw Print
Always (Letting Go)
Not the first time the now Glasgow based producer has been on this list and I’d be surprised if it was his last.
Grubby x Cheesemore x Greg Tisdall
Between You And Me
This came out in January but we’ve been doing a bit of looking back with all this time in self-isolation. ‘Between You And Me’ is a cross-continental lo-fi jam from three young Dubliners, among them being bedroom pop artist Greg Tisdall. Lots of downtempo hip-hop autotune motifs here mixed with a familiar lo-fi indie sound.