All My Friends is a new live music showcase gig from Nialler9 which had its debut earlier this month with Sylk, 1000 Beasts and Molly Sterling.

All My Friends is a brand new live music and club night featuring new and emerging bands & an indie-disco DJ after.

Facebook event

Our second event happens on Wednesday March 21st and features:

Surprise headliner!

A special live set from one of Nialler9’s favourite rising new Irish artists who will be revealed on the day only. YOU won’t be disappointed.

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Rising Derry musician Róisín Donald who makes “grumpy electro pop.”

1000 Beasts


Multi-instrumentalist and producer Cian Sweeney who’s smashing it with his guest vocal-lead project as heard on It’s OK featuring Janet Grogan.

DJ set from Aimie Le Boom

Aimie Mallon from Le Boom returns after her inaugural DJ set at All My Friends. Expect some Camelphat, Caribou, disco and house tracks in there.

Facebook event.

Door price
€6 from Eventbrite
€10 on door. €6 for students with ID

Drinks promos

Posted on March 12th, 2018

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It’s time to look to the future.

January is all about renewal and looking forward so with that in mind here are 18 acts from around the globe who we reckon will be on your playlist rotation this year. Some you may know, but our criteria is based on picking acts you won’t see in other lists or new acts we already love and support.

Listen to the Spotify playlist

Last year’s list.


1.

Superorganism

Eight-piece electro pop group

Signed to Domino Records, Superorganism is made up of eight musicians from London, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, seven of which now calling London home in the same house. Their electro-pop sound is making waves around the world with the latest track ‘Everyone Wants to Be Famous’ already clocking up over three hundred thousand views on YouTube since it’s release three weeks ago. Their debut album is out on March 2nd and you can catch them at Forbidden Fruit festival this year.


2.

Tribal Dance

Dublin math-rock revival

Dublin-based band Tribal Dance is made up of Adam Smyth, Stephen Dowling and Leo Clarke, formed with the explicit desire to play live shows. Their first and only release so far, ‘Flongo’, sent out waves of excitement, relying on intricate guitar notes, garage-rock vocals and interlocked percussion. Math-rock has returned to the Irish music scene.


3.

Billie Eilish

Pop music with an adolocent attitude

Californian born 16-year-old Billie Eilish’s debut track ‘Ocean Eyes’ was written and produced with her brother Finneas O’Connell when she was only 13. It was originally posted on Soundcloud with the intent to show it to her dance teacher and class, within two weeks the track hit 1 million views. Her debut EP don’t smile at me came out on Interscope Records last year and embodies her moody teenager aesthetic. Ruth Cronin called her style ‘petulant pop’.


4.

IDER

Harmonic electro-pop duo

London-based duo Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville or IDER signed to Glassnote Records last year. With singles such as ‘Nevermind’ and ‘Learn To Let Go’ they have encapsulated a sweet electro-pop sound for themselves with majestic harmonies. They made their Irish gig debut at Electric Picnic last year. You can catch them at Rich Mix, London next month.


5.

Parcels

Australian synth-poppers

Australian five-piece synth-pop group Parcels were discovered by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter at a gig in Paris, he then went on to co-produce their debut single ‘Overnight’ which has reached over 15 million streams on Spotify. They play an impressive 25 sold out shows around the world this year. They were due to play Body and Soul last but due to technical difficulties Ireland are still waiting on a gig.

6.

Pink Kink

Neon-pop five-piece

Liverpool-based five-piece band Pink Kink spent last year touring with Pussy Riot. They released two infectious wordy neon-pop singles last year ‘Bubblebutt’ and ‘Munchie Magic’.


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Posted on January 22nd, 2018

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Last year, Cian Sweeney debuted his 1000 Beasts electronic project with two songs last year ‘Wonderland’ and ‘Got This Feeling’ which established his M.O, as a producer who would be working with different singers over releases.

For his first 2018 release, ‘Lord (It’s OK)’, Sweeney has teamed up with former X-Factor contestant Janet Grogan for a single out February 23rd, which the PR says is a “broken-hearted love ballad reminiscent of Bon Iver, Francis and the Lights, and Cashmere Cat.”

I’m hearings strains of Hud Mo and more pop-leaning electronic music in it too.

Watch the video directed by Lochlainn McKenna, shot in Birmingham and starring Beth Antonia and Ray Bethley.

1000 Beasts Live dates

Fri. 23 Feb The Stormy Teacup, Limerick
Tue. 27 Feb The Workmans Club, Dublin as part of WeBloom

Posted on January 15th, 2018

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I introduced 1000 Beasts (and the meta music video), Cian Sweeney’s all-encompassing project that will feature guest vocalists on each track.

Sweeney is a freelance musician, pianist and producer who has recently worked with Jenny Greene & The RTE Concert Orchestra and Phil Coulter, has now revealed track two – ‘Got This Feeling (remix)’ featuring vocals from Ryan O’ Shaughnessy, who featured on Britain’s Got Talent.

The song was originally on Ryan’s album but the reworked version here adds some electronic R&B chillout vibe to the track, a bit like Bonobo’s softer side.

1000 Beasts plays Hard Working Class Heroes on Friday 29th alongside Le Boom, Daithí and Bad Bones who dropped a track yesterday.

This song is also on the Nialler9 new Irish music Spotify playlist

Posted on September 21st, 2017

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1000 Beasts is a new project by Cian Sweeney, who is a freelance musician, pianist and producer who has recently worked with Jenny Greene & The RTE Concert Orchestra and Phil Coulter.

1000 Beasts is less a classical project and more of an intriguing electro-pop one with the idea being that each song in the series will feature a different vocalist.

Future singers include Ryan O’ Shaughnessy, Janet Grogan, Travis Is A Tourist and Larks but kicking things off on ‘Wonderland’, a Disclosure-style dance cut is Briony.

Accompanying the song is a very clever cheap twist on the lyric/narrative meta video, which you’ll have to press play on to get the full picture.

100 Beasts on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Posted on June 28th, 2017

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