Prince’s original studio demo of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ is here

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The second anniversary of Prince’s death approaches this Saturday and the Prince Estate and Warner Bros. Records have shared the original studio recording of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ to mark the occasion. In a video for the track recorded in 1984, six years before Sinéad O’Connor’s version was popularised as a classic in 1990, you… Read more »

Podcast #007: Prince memories, Arcade Fire in Dublin, Cardi B & more

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It’s the second anniversary of Prince’s untimely death so we talk to three big Prince fans, Ruairi Lynch (Bantum), Kelly-Anne Byrne (Today FM) and Tim O’Donovan (Buffalo Woman) about their love of the the Purple One as the second anniversary of his death approaches this Saturday, We’ll be marking the occasion at Lumo on Saturday… Read more »

Villagers, Yasiin Bey, Hercules And Love Affair, The Go! Team, David August, J Colleran & more for All Together Now

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The new festival on the summer scene, All Together Now which takes place from August 3rd to 5th at Curraghmore Estate, County Waterford has added a load of new artists in addition to its first list of acts announced in February which included Fleet Foxes, Underworld, Nils Frahm, Chaka Khan and more. Today’s adds are:… Read more »

Forbidden Fruit announce Bulmers Live Stage of all Irish artists

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Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festiva; have announced an all-Irish Bulmers Live Stage with 20 Irish acts playing across the three days at the festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham , with many Nialler9 favourites including: Ae Mak Ailbhe Reddy Booka Brass David Keenan Day_S Dj Deece Erica Cody Fehdah Flynn Fontaines Dc Katie Laffan King Bones… Read more »

Superorganism for Dublin headline show

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Superorganism have been announced for an indoor show at The Academy on Thursday October 18th. The band are playing Forbidden Fruit festival in June but this is their first non-festival headline show. Tickets priced €18.50 inclusive of booking fee go on sale at 10am this Friday, 13th April via Ticketmaster. Check out our interview with… Read more »

Here’s the timetable and map for It Takes A Village Festival in Trabolgan

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It Takes A Village Festival is a new festival that happens in Trabolgan Holiday Village in East Cork this weekend from Friday 13th – Sunday 15th April and as well as the likes of Young Fathers, Andrew Weatherall, Talos, Saint Sister, Lankum and more playing down there, there’s also self-catering accommodation, pool parties, an arcade,… Read more »

Arctic Monkeys for 3Arena Dublin date

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They’re back. Last week, Arctic Monkeys finally revealed that their new album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino will be released on Friday the 11th of May and today, Arctic Monkeys today have announced some gigs in arenas in the UK and Ireland. A Dublin date has been announced on September 24th with tickets priced from… Read more »

20 of the best albums of 2018 released so far

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With the first quarter of the year down, here’s an overview of the albums that have resonated most with me in 2018 so far. 20. Palmbomen II – Memories of Cindy Smudged daydream neo-noir electronica A compilation of four EPs from the LA-based Dutch artist Palmbomen II with a concept around a eulogy to a… Read more »

Leon Bridges for Dublin show

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Leon Bridges will touch down in the Olympia Theatre in Dublin later this year on November 7th. The Texan soul man is set to release his second album Good Thing in May, and if all we get from it long-term is the track ‘Bad Bad News’ then I’ll be happy. The show is part of… Read more »