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 new songs from emerging artists that deserve to be heard by you.
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Soft On Crime
You’ve Already Made Up Your Mind
Featuring former members Tierranniesaur, Dinah Brand and Jubilee Allstars, Soft On Crime’s ‘You’ve Already Made Up Your Mind’ is a fine slice of retro-leaning lo-fi psyche-pop that sounds like it was discovered on an old 45, which is appropriate as the song is on a 7″ record.
A new Irish electronic pop artist Fya Fox demonstrates some memorable pop smarts on this debut track.
Bruce Butler Trio
The members of this group list just two, James Bruce and Steven Butler, as the members so maybe the name is joke, but what is clear is that ‘Summer Child’ is a mix of atmospheric production and immediate vocals, is a fine mix. Brice and Butler would normally be into the heavier stuff on their other projects now, and you can hear a rock influence in the singing style.
Chris Morrin is a name from Irish music’s past some may recognise around these parts for his previous project Robotnik. Chris is now one third of the Berlin-based band Landers alongside Paul Breiting and Max von der Goltz. ‘Just Thinking’ is an intimate song that rolls over delicately before it buries itself into your subconscious. An EP is on Bandcamp.
I Want It All
Peter Hunt is the producer behind Pistol, a funky house project that has recently released ‘I Want It All’. The song’s big kickdrum rhythm is complimented by a worked vocal sample, house piano chords and some production dynamic nous that holds your attention.
Low Gee x Yesunia
In My Feelings
‘In My Feelings’ is the striking debut afropop single from a duo consisting of producer Low Gee and vocalist Yesunia Appiakorang (sister of Senita Appiakorang, formerly of Shookrah). Expect more from each artists as 2021 hits.
Everything’s coming up Willhouse, who is a Carlow producer who co-founded Poxy Records, alongside Pop Wallace, who we featured on last week’s pod. ‘Geisha’ is a gentle Japanese-inspired beat production that caught my ears from the inbox this week.
Willhouse’s upcoming project Lo-Life will feature a mix of instrumentals and tracks featuring Irish artists over lo-fi inspired beats.
We Want You
London-based Donegal producer Regards Stephen is a producer influenced by Richie Hawtin, Skream and Four Tet and ‘We Want You’ is more on the big room Hawtin techno-side of dance music, that easily makes you yearn for some dark rooms and strobe lights.
Drown Me Slow
Pairing electronic production with crooning vocals, Christian Cohle’s latest track is tense and polychromatic release that comes before a full-length next year. It’s reminiscent of Francis And The Lights in its tone. See more.