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Posted on May 21st, 2018


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Eight new acts have been announced for this year’s BBC Biggest Weekend in Belfast which takes place from May 25th to 26th.

Acts added include:

  • Orbital
  • Young Fathers
  • The Breeders
  • Ash
  • First Aid Kit
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Little Dragon
  • Goldie

They will be joined by Beck, Courtney Barnett, Manic Street Preachers and Public Service Broadcasting.

Four-weekend shows in four UK and NI cities of Perth (Scotland), Swansea (Wales), Coventry (England) and Belfast (Northern Ireland) from May 25 – 28th this year under The Biggest Weekend.

Tickets for Belfast go on sale on Monday February 12th at 10am and are available from Ticketmaster.

Posted on February 7th, 2018


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With Glastonbury taking a year off this year, the BBC has concocted four weekend shows in four UK and NI cities of Perth (Scotland), Swansea (Wales), Coventry (England) and Belfast (Northern Ireland) from May 25 – 28th this year under The Biggest Weekend.

Different artists will perform in different cities in the same weekend including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Snow Patrol, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Nigel Kennedy among them to represent BBC various radio stations.

Belfast gets the BBC Six Music lineup which will feature Beck, Courtney Barnett, Manic Street Preachers and Public Service Broadcasting on Friday 25th May at Titanic Slipways.

Tickets cost £18 per person (+£4.50 booking fee) for a day ticket to for one event location and Belfast is on sale at 10am on February 12th.

It’s hardly a Glasto replacement is it but it will provide some degree of replacement content for the network.

All lineups

Swansea, Wales

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran @ Singleton Park ( BBC Radio One)

Coventry, England

Snow Patrol, Billy Ocean, Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band, Nigel Kennedy, The BBC Concert Orchestra @ War Memorial Park (BBC Radio 2/3)

Perth, Scotland

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Nigel Kennedy Friday 25th May at Scone Palace (BBC Radio 2/3)

Belfast. NI

Beck, Courtney Barnett, Manic Street Preachers and Public Service Broadcasting on Friday 25th May at Titanic Slipways.(BBC Six Music)

Posted on January 30th, 2018


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Beck and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will play 3Arena next May 23rd on the same bill.

Tickets are on sale Monday priced from €58.50 + fees from

Beck’s 13th album Colors was released in October and features the standout ‘ Up All Night’ with a brilliant video by production team Canada below. Meanwhile, Yeah Yeah Yeahs got back into the live arena this year after renewed interest in their music after the release of the book Meet Me In The Bathroom.

Posted on December 13th, 2017

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Beck has finally revealed the followup to 2014’s Morning Phase, Colors will be released on October 13th.

The new song ‘Dear Life’ is a Beatles-esque 60s stomper and the album will also feature the previously released ‘Dreams’ and ‘Wow’ .


  1. Colors
  2. 7th Heaven
  3. I’m So Free
  4. Dear Life
  5. No Distraction
  6. Dreams
  7. Wow
  8. Up All Night
  9. Square One
  10. Fix Me

Colors was produced by Greg Kurstin and Beck, with the exception of “Wow” produced by Beck and Cole M.G.N., and “Fix Me” produced by Beck. The album was mixed by Serban Ghenea, except “Dreams” and “Up All Night,” which were mixed by Greg Kurstin and Beck.

Posted on August 28th, 2017


It’s a surprise in 2016 to see artists of any kind, established or otherwise actually make a really good music video (or make a music video at all really) and Beck has done just that.

Channeling the whimsy of his peak for the buzz, the video he co-directed with Grady Hall features random imagery of kids dancing, slow motion jumps, zebra crossing zen, weird animations, rose eyes and Beck Hansen himself. It showcases different types of Instagram-friendly artists as linked here. The brief given to them was a “music video art gallery.”

Beck’s new album is supposedly coming on October 21. It’ll be his thirteenth album.

Posted on September 14th, 2016



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How to enter ticket comps – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number (for late contact) in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw closes at 6pm the day before the gig or Friday 1pm latest for weekend gigs.

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Wednesday June 17

  • Beck, Johnny Greenwood @ Royal Hospital Kilmainham (€57.50)
    [indie/rock] New song from Beck  / The Radiohead man is joined by an Orchestra.
  • Nils Frahm @ National Concert Hall (SOLD OUT)
    [Neoclassical] Berlin based composer and pianist
  • A Night For Ray @ The Sugar Club (€25)
    [Leukaemia fundraiser] Ham Sandwich, Booka Brass, Mongoose, Foil, Arms and Hog plus Kevin McGahern and a special Bosco appearance

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Posted on June 16th, 2015

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Here are the top tracks of the last week:

  1. Shura – ‘White Light’
  2. Nao – ‘Golden’
  3. The Galleria – ‘Calling Card’
  4. Delorean – ‘Crystal’
  5. Hudson Mohawke – ‘Indian Steps’ (feat. Antony)
  6. Slow Riot – ‘City Of Culture’
  7. Lyttet – ‘Saint Etienne’ (Adultrock remix)
  8. Rudi Zygaldo – ‘Sympathies Scrapbook’
  9. Daphni – ‘Usha’
  10. Beck – ‘Dreams’
  11. The Weeknd – ‘Can’t Feel My Face’

Like your new music on Spotify instead? Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. Updated weekly.

Posted on June 15th, 2015

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The Chemical Brothers have news of their first album in five years out on July 17th (they play Longitude two days later). Their eighth album in total, Born In The Echoes features 11 tracks of “lean, propulsive machine driven music,” taking in “juddering robotic funk” to “unhinged futurist Freakbeat”, “icy spectral psych” and “rhapsodic analog synthetics.”

Sounds a lot like a classic Chems album. Guests include Q-Tip, Beck, Cate Le Bon, Ali Love and St. Vincent.

‘Sometimes I Feel So Deserted’ kicks off the whole thing and harks back to Exit Planet Dust-era electronic synth style.

The song is on Spotify.

Track listing:

  1. Sometimes I Feel So Deserted
  2. Go (featuring Q-Tip)
  3. Under Neon Lights (featuring St. Vincent)
  4. EML Ritual (featuring Ali Love)
  5. I’ll See You There
  6. Just Bang
  7. Reflexion
  8. Taste of Honey
  9. Born In The Echoes (featuring Cate Le Bon)
  10. Radiate
  11. Wide Open (featuring Beck)

Posted on April 24th, 2015


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After the announcement of his gig at the Marquee in Cork for Tuesday June 16th, Beck has today been announced for the Royal Hospital Kilmainham for Wednesday June 17th, this time with guests Jonny Greenwood and the London Contemporary Orchestra.

The Radiohead guitarist and composer will play music from his soundtrack scores as well as new music, while Beck’s set is expected to feature music from his entire career like last year’s Electric Picnic performance.

Tickets €57.50 + on Sale this Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster.

You can read an interview with Jonny Greenwood on the site and watch his Boiler Room performance with the LCO:

Posted on March 2nd, 2015

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Two shows were announced for The Marquee in Cork today.

Recent Grammy winner Beck is playing the Marquee on Tuesday June 16th. Tickets are €57.15+ on sale Friday March 6th at 9am from Ticketmaster. Presumably Beck is bringing his big band for that price.

Ellie Goulding is also playing on Wednesday June 24th. Tickets are €44.05+ on sale Thursday March 5th at 9am from Ticketmaster.

The lineup for the Marquee all looks like this:

Riverdance 11 – 14 June tickets: €39, €44, €55
Beck 16 June tickets: €57.15
Billy Idol 17 June tickets: €55
The Vamps 18 June tickets: €44.05
The Coronas 19 & 20 June tickets: €35.50
Nathan Carter 21 June tickets: €27.90
ZZ Top 22 June tickets: €55
John Legend 23 June tickets: €54.65
Ellie Goulding 24 June tickets: €44.05
Kodaline 25 June tickets: €39.05
Lionel Richie 27 June tickets: €70.45, €81
The Waterboys 28 June tickets: €44
Dara O’Briain 3 July tickets: €33.50
Christy Moore 4 July tickets: €35, €40, €45
Van Morrison 9 July tickets: €65.45 & €76
The Frames 11 July tickets: €35
Status Quo 12 July tickets: €54.65
Damien Rice 13 July tickets: €45

Posted on February 27th, 2015


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After last year’s GIF marathon, we returned to Stradbally this year with the intention of more GIF action. As captured by Killian Broderick and turned into GIFs by me, this is a selection of what went down at Electric Picnic in moving form featuring St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, Outkast, Beck, Sleep Thieves, Portishead, Glass Animals, Girl Band, Clu, Neneh Cherry, Le Galaxie and a lot of festival randomness.

St. Vincent

St Vincent St Vincent

Foals crowd


Kelis dances during ‘Trick Me’


How to dance to Mogwai




Nile Rodgers & Chic

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Posted on September 4th, 2014


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All of the Electric Picnic stage times are now here. Do download my EP mix or my recommendations to see.

All of the main times are in the Clashfinder now.

Body & Soul
Global Green

Main Stage


10.45pm – 12.00am Pet Shop Boys
9.00pm – 10.15pm Foals
7.15pm – 8.15pm Blondie
6.00pm – 6.45pm The Strypes
5.00pm – 5.30pm Tvvins


12.30am – 1.45am: Chic
10.35pm – 11.50pm: Portishead
8.45pm – 9.55pm: Paolo Nutini
7.00pm – 8.05pm: Bombay Bicycle Club
5.30pm – 6.25pm: Hozier
3.45pm – 4.45pm: Wild Beasts
2pm – 3pm: The Stranglers
12.30pm-1.30pm: Trinity Orchestra


10.15pm-12am: Outkast
8.30pm-9.45pm: Beck
7pm-8pm: Lily Allen
5.25pm-6.25pm: Simple Minds
3.50pm-4.50pm: Sinead O’Connor
2.20pm-3.20pm: The Wailers
1pm-2pm: Dublin Gospel Choir

Electric Arena


10pm – 12pm: James Murphy


12.30pm – 1.45am: SBTRKT
11.00pm – 12pm: James Vincent McMorrow
9.30pm – 10.30pm: London Grammar
8.00pm – 9.00pm: Metronomy
6.30pm – 7.15pm: Clean Bandit
4.45pm – 5.30pm: We Cut Corners
3.15pm – 4pm: Raglans
1.45pm – 2.30pm: Daniel James


10.30pm – 12am: Mogwai
8.30pm – 9.45pm: Hercules & Love Affair
7pm – 8pm: St Vincent
5.30pm – 6.30pm: The 1975
4.15pm – 5pm: Laura Mvula
3pm – 3.45pm: Ham Sandwich
1.45pm – 2.30pm: Nick Mulvey
12.30pm – 1.15pm: TBC

Red Bull Music Academy Stage


2am-4am: Sunil Sharpe
1am-2am: Dark Sky
11.35pm-12.35am: Clu
10pm-11.35pm: Republik DJs


2am-4am Joy Orbison
1am-2am: Dorian Concept
12am-1am: Colm K
11pm-12am: Handsome Paddy
10pm-11pm: Kobina


2am-4am: Boddika
12am-2am: Rift
11pm-12am: Boya
10pm-11pm: Open Mind

Rankin’s Wood Stage


11.10pm-12.30pm: Le Galaxie
10pm-11pm: Omar Souleyman
8pm-9.30pm: Annie Mac
6.45pm-730pm: Walking On Cars
5.30pm-6pm: Cathy Davey
4.15pm-5pm: Twin Shadow
2pm-2.45pm: Vann Music
1.30pm-2.15pm: Booka Brass Band


11pm-12pm: The Minutes
9.30pm-10.30pm: Kelis
8pm-9pm: Flume
6.45pm-7.30pm: Jungle
5.30pm-6.15pm: Neneh Cherry
4.15pm-5pm: Stephen Malkmus
3pm-3.45pm: Jenny Lewis
1.45pm-2.30pm: Acrobat

Little Big Tent


01.30am-3am: Bicep
12.15am-01.15am: Krystal Klear Kaytranada
9.45-pm-10.30pm: SOHN
8.30pm-9.15pm: FKA twigs
7.15pm-8pm: John Wizards
6pm-6.45pm: Phox
4.45pm-5.30pm: Sleep Thieves
3.30pm-4.15pm: Spies
2.30pm-3pm: The Academic
1.30pm-2pm: Buffalo Sunn


11pm-12am: Shit Robot
9.45pm-10.45pm: Rustie
8.30pm-9.30pm: Duke Dumont
7.15pm-8.15pm: Sampha (DJ)
6pm-6.45pm: Vaults
4.45pm-5.30pm: Glass Animals
3.30pm-4.15pm: Moko
2.30pm-3pm:Seinabo Sey
1.15pm-2pm: Nightbox

Cosby Stage


11pm-12am: BP Fallon
9.30pm-10.30pm: The Blades
8pm-9pm: White Denim
6.45pm-7.30pm: Temples
6.45pm-7.30pm: The Orwells
3.45pm-4.30pm: Benjamin Booker
2.15-3pm: Sheppard
1pm-1.45pm: Wyvern Lingo


11pm-12pm: Slowdive
9.30pm-10.30pm: The Horrors
8.15pm-9pm: Asgeir
7pm-7.45pm: Wolf Alice
5.45pm-6.30pm: Drenge
4.30pm-5.15pm: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
3.15pm-4pm: The Districts
2.15-2.45pm: Vancouver Sleep Clinic
1.15pm-1.45pm: The Whereabouts
12.15pm-12.45pm: Matt McGinn

Casa Bacardi


10pm: Dimitri From Paris
8pm: Bill Scurry
6pm: Disconauts
4pm: Leigh Farrell


10.30pm: Greg Wilson
8.30pm: Ejeca
6:30pm: Jonas Rathsman
5pm: Ghostboy
3pm: Get Down Edits
1pm: Discotekken
12pm: Monophat


10pm: The 2 Bears
8pm: Pleasurekraft
6.30pm: Nancy Whang
4.30pm: Mother
3pm: Decent Perks
1.30pm: Kelly Anne Byrne
12pm: Eddie K

Posted on August 28th, 2014


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Beck appears in Bergman black and white for a new video for one of the standout songs from his recent album Morning Phase. The video is by Sophie Muller and features a nod to Beck past, ‘Loser’ era.

The Song Reader album, a release featuring interpretations of Beck’s sheet music (coming out in a joint venture between Capitol Records and the glasses website Warby Parker -?) from Jarvis Cocker, Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, Fun., Jack Black and Beck too, is out now. I couldn’t get into it myself.

Still, one superb album a year is enough.

Beck was on Colbert Report last night – US only.

Beck plays Electric Picnic too.

Posted on July 29th, 2014


The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen on FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site. Here is last night’s show, a best of 2014.5.

Listen: Hour One

Listen: Hour Two

Hour One

  1. Ships –  ‘Space Inside’
  2. Little Dragon  – ‘Paris’
  3. Future Islands –  ‘Sun In The Morning
  4. Angel Olsen –  ‘Forgiven/Forgotten’
  5. Girl Band – ‘Lawman’
  6. St. Vincent  – ‘Prince Johnny’
  7. Beck  – ‘Blue Moon’
  8. James Vincent McMorrow –  ‘Cavalier’
  9. Tvvins –  ‘You Better’
  10. Warpaint  – ‘Hi’
  11. Talos –  ‘Tethered Bones’

Hour Two

  1. Jungle –  ‘Busy Earnin’
  2. Todd Terje  – ‘Delorean Dynamite’
  3. Shamir –  ‘If It Wasn’t True’
  4. MØ –  ‘Waste Of Time’
  5. Kelis  – ‘Runnin’ (Machinedrum Remix Radio Edit)
  6. Glass Animals –  ‘Gooey’
  7. Hundred Waters –  ‘Cavity’
  8. Jamie xx  – ‘Girl’
  9. RATKING  -‘ Canal’
  10. Banks  – ‘This Is What It Feels Like’
  11. SZA –  ‘Childs Play’ (feat. Chance the Rapper)
  12. The Gloaming  – ‘Sailor’s Bonnet’

Posted on June 23rd, 2014


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