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.
Time 2 time
Kilkenny electronic producer, Polytunnel has just released his new EP which has really caught our attention. ‘Time 2 time’ is the stand out track as this soft acid tune breaths life with a subtle kick drum and punchy synths. Polytunnel says ” Time 2 time find your gaze wander out of the windows of your local public transportation system to the stars beyond… ” and we couldn’t agree more.
Katane or Alan Walsh is both a producer and drummer which shows in his newest track ‘Shimmers’. This song is rhythm heavy with tight drum pads while stacatto synth notes provide an alternative beat. Despite the fact Katane is new to the game, this lengthy track is sophisticated as it is catchy.
Love you everyday
These Monaghan lads have had quite an impact on the Irish music scene since they formed in 2017. ‘Love You Every day’ is very well assembled debut single. Considering these boys are only budding musicians this song sounds very professional. Post-party play The Grand Social tomorrow, with tickets going from €5-€8 here.
This is the debut EP for Cork indie-rock band, The Flavours. We chose ‘Perfect’ as the standout song off the three track EP. The vocals from singer Ella Compton has a mesmerising range which is complemented by the 60’s garage guitar riff.
‘Acid Love’ has a psychedelic/disco feel and the unique sound really stood out for us. The heavy synths and the uplifting beat from the 22 year-old producer from Dublin is a perfect match for the elegant voice of Scottish collaborator Angelica. Strabe’s first album Juvenoia is set be released later this year.
The Limerick artist has been producing for around four years now. Naive Ted experiments with electronic sounds and clearly comes from a variety of influences, notably vinyl DJing and scratching records. ‘Baszler’ is no different to this with its distorted electronic keys and howling samples, it makes for a very interesting listen.
I don’t mind leaving
DAVIIS is a collaboration between two Dublin twins Gavin and Keith Davis. Together they fuse indie, folk, and electronic inspirations to create a really fresh sound. ‘I don’t mind leaving’ is beautiful track, that should make it into any of your summer playlists. The delay effect on the guitar provides a warmth behind the cousins’ strong harmonies.
Wicklow MC, Frankie Wolf has released his debut song ‘Waiting’. The song is striking both in terms of lyrics and production. Frankie Wolf pieces together loose and unrelated streams of consciousness to create these lyrics. This is sung against a variety of percussion samples with hip hop inspirations being felt throughout.
David Kitt, Kean Kavanagh & Fehdad
Follow The Sound
David Kitt, Kean Kavanagh & Fehdah collaboration? Yeah, our week just got that bit better. These talented Irish musicians have not disappointed with this project. Fehdah and Kean Kavanagh compliment each other really well, especially when they collide with each other in the chorus. We hope this isn’t the last time these three put their heads together.