Pitchfork Music Festival Paris have added Chvrches, The Voidz, DJ Koze, Stephen Malkmus and Dream Wife to the lineup for the eighth edition of the music festival which takes place at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris from November 1st to 3rd.

The lineup so far now looks like this:

  • Bon Iver
  • Mac Demarco
  • Blood Orange
  • Fever Ray
  • The Voidz
  • DJ Koze
  • Stephen Malkmus
  • Dream Wife

Three-day ticket priced at €100 are available now via digitick.com now.

Posted on April 26th, 2018


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Ceol Ar An Imeall will be back on TV screens from Thursday April 7th for its seventh season on TG4.

The Irish-language-based music television show is one of the few remaining shows aimed at a youth audience interested in new and alternative music.

This season new presenters Cian Ó Ciobhain and Eithne Shortall have taken over from Una Mullally. Cian is a respected DJ and broadcaster of An Taobh Tuathail on RnG and Eithne is an arts journalist with the Sunday Times and an experienced TV contributor.

On the show this season will be feature performances from 23 Irish bands including Bitch Falcon, Ham Sandwich, Wyvern Lingo, Oh Boland, Sam Amidon, The Academic, Buffalo Woman, Fierce Mild, The Staves and Ryley Walker.

Interviewees include Mark Ronson, St. Vincent, Everything, Everything; Hot Chip Chvrches and Jose Gonzalez.

The series kicks off this Thursday April 7 on TG4 with performances from Ham Sandwich and Wyvern Lingo.

A preview:

Bígí linn Déardaoin agus sraith úr nua "Ceol ar an Imeall" ag tosnú. Beidh ceol againn ó Ham Sandwich agus Wyvern Lingo…

Posted by Clár Imeall on Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Some previous performances / interviews from the series:

Posted on April 6th, 2016


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Well, the first acts announced for Longitude 2016 in Marlay Park from 15 – 17 July.

Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer & The National are each of the day’s headliners.

Also playing are Jamie xx, Father John Misty, Chvrches, Roisin Murphy, Action Bronson, MØ, Courtney Barnett, ASAP Ferg, Tyler, The Creator; Rejjie Snow, All Tvvins, Otherkin, Pleasure Beach and Saint Sister.


Tickets will go on sale next Friday 29th January at 9am at €159.50 + fee and day tickets cost €64.50 + fee. Three customers can get their hands on Longitude tickets before anyone else, presale tickets go on sale at www.three.ie/plus 48 hours before general release. Tickets will be available from Ticketmaster.

Posted on January 22nd, 2016


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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played last night:

Listen: Hour One | Hour Two

 Part one

  1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra  – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
  2. LA Priest – Oino
  3. Gwenno – Calon Peiriant
  4. Disclosure – Nocturnal (feat. The Weeknd)
  5. Bicep – Just
  6. Pleasure Beach – Go
  7. #albumoftheweek: Girl Band –  In Plastic
  8. Wyvern Lingo –  Subside
  9. Talos – In Time
  10. Saint Sister –  Madrid
  11. #tbt: RSAG – Stick To Your Line
  12. Empress Of – Make Up
  13. !!! –  Bam City

  Part two

  1. Girls Names –  Reticence
  2. Fierce Mild –  Small Talk
  3. Chvrches – Clearest Blue
  4. Raury  – Devil’s Whisper
  5. Roots Manuva  – Don’t Breathe Out
  6. Rejjie Snow – blakkst-skn feat Rejjie Snow (prod. Kaytranda)
  7. Blue Daisy  – Darker Than Blue
  8. Kodiak Blue –  Zapusk
  9. Martyn  – Falling For You
  10. Julia Holter –  Sea Calls Me Home
  11. Majical Cloudz – Silver Car Crash
  12. Wounded Healer  – Check Your Patterns
  13. Donnacha Costello – Leaving Berlin
  14. Tame Impala – Let It Happen (Soulwax remix)

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on October 2nd, 2015


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These 10 tracks represent my favourite 10 tracks of the last fortnight but there’s plenty more besides. The new music playlist is available on Spotify and Apple Music. Updated weekly.

New music chart

  1. Emmanuelle – ‘Free HiFi’ 2ManyDJs rip
  2. Maud In Cahoots – ‘Cure For The Crazy’
  3. Soft Lit – I Can’t Help It
  4. Empress Of  – ‘Need Myself’
  5. Kodiak Blue – ‘Zapusk’
  6. Chvrches – ‘Clearest Blue’
  7. New Portals -‘Groove Boy’
  8. ZHU & AlunaGeorge –  ‘Automatic’
  9. Saint Sister – ‘Madrid’
  10. The Academic – ‘Northern Boy’

Extended new music playlist:

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

Spotify playlist


Posted on September 25th, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played last night:

Listen: Hour One | Hour Two

 Part one

  1. Girl Band – Pears For Lunch
  2. Beach House –  Sparks
  3. CHVRCHES – Clearest Blue
  4. Soft Lit – I Cant Help It
  5. Shamir –  I Know It’s a Good Thing
  6. #albumoftheweek: Empress Of –  How Do You Do It
  7. #albumoftheweek: Empress Of –  Need Myself
  8. Emmanuelle –  Free Hifi 2Many Djs Edit
  9. TIGA  – Bugatti (feat. Pusha T)
  10. #gig: Katharine Philippa –  A Case Of You // I Can’t Make You Love Me [cover]
  11. Pleasure Beach Go
  12. Maud In Cahoots  – Cure For The Crazy
  13. #tbt: Fleetwood Mac – Big Love

  Part two

  1. Kelela – Rewind
  2. MED BLU MADLIB feat. MF DOOM – Knock Knock
  3. Shit Robot – Where It’s At (feat. Reggie Watts)
  4. Pional  – Invisible / Amenaza
  5. Bicep & Hammer  – Dahlia
  6. Wounded Healer –  Panic About Love
  7. Låpsley – Hurt Me
  8. YACHT – I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler
  9. Unknown Mortal Orchestra –  Like Acid Rain
  10. Wet – Weak
  11. Darkstar – Stoke The Fire
  12. Martyn –  Falling For You

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on September 25th, 2015


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Four Tet has turned his remix brain to Chvrches‘ recent single from second album Every Open Eye,, out on September 25th.

Hebden’s 7-minute remix of the track has some of his signature unfurling melodic and effects to it. The first three minutes is spent building the track before the vocals are heard for the first time in refrain form.

Buy on iTunes.

Posted on August 26th, 2015

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Chvrches‘ Lauren Mayberry has been one of the most vocal female musicians talking about misogyny in music of late.

As a former journalist herself, Mayberry is well able to respond to anonymous male aggression online as she did for an op-ed in the Guardian in 2013.

This is good because this stuff is important and such behaviour is unacceptable. Mayberry’s decision to publicise such gross correspondence also publicly shames those who do it as well as highlights just how crass and lewd men can be to a female in a band.

Last night, she shared another, quite-disgusting disrepectful not-safe-for-life message from a “fan”.

She accompanied the screenshot with more inspiring words of her own.

“My band is lucky enough to have some of the most awesome, supportive and respectful fans in the world and we are so excited to be in the studio making an album to share with them. Yet, on a daily basis, we still receive communications like this. These people never learn that violence against women is unacceptable. But they also never learn that women will not be shamed and silenced and made to disappear. I am not going anywhere. So bring it on, motherfuckers. Let’s see who blinks first.”

That’s how you respond to misogyny.

Posted on April 23rd, 2015



See this page for a Soundcloud playlist of all the tracks.

1. New Jackson – ‘Having A Coke With You’


A Frank O’Hara-sampling 10 minute beaut on Permanent Vacation.

David Kitt’s New Jackson is following up his recent Made It Mine EP on Permanent Vacation with another on the label. Having A Coke With You is a three-track release with two tracks ‘Alone OK Alone’ and ‘Player Piano’ sticking close to the established New Jackson sound of synth-lead electronic house music.

The title track is a different beast. Across ten minutes it sways from wistful keys, horns and bass to a shuffling string and piano electronic panorama. It’s even more fun than going to San Sebastian as the song’s sampled speech suggests, taken from the Frank O’Hara poem from which the title is drawn.

New Jackson plays the Major Problems showcase in Opium Rooms with Terriers, February & Mars, Get Down Edits and Barry Redsettaz on Saturday. You can win tickets to it in this week’s gig guide.

The EP is released next week on 12″ and digital.

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Posted on November 10th, 2014

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After previews of new songs from Lorde and The Chemical Brothers with Miguel from the newest Lorde-curated Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack, curated by Lorde herself, Chvrches are the latest band to debut a new song from the compilation which is out on November 14th in Ireland.

The track, which was debuted live as ‘Richard Pryor’ previously is a singalong upbeat  track in the Chvrches-style with a particularly fatalistic chorus.


  1. Meltdown – Stromae ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & Haim
  2. Dead Air – CHVRCHES
  3. Scream My Name – Tove Lo
  4. Kingdom – Charli XCX ft. Simon Le Bon
  5. All My Love – Major Lazer ft. Ariana Grande
  6. Lost Souls – Raury
  7. Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde
  8. The Leap – Tinashe
  9. Plan The Escape (Son Lux Cover) – Bat For Lashes
  10. Original Beast – Grace Jones
  11. Flicker (Kanye West Rework) – Lorde
  12. Animal – XOV
  13. This Is Not A Game – The Chemical Brothers ft. Miguel
  14. Ladder Song – Lorde

Pre-order the soundtrack HERE

Posted on November 4th, 2014


Here’s a really lovely acoustic cover of Chvrches’ ‘The Mother We Share’ from SOAK in Bridie Monds Watson’s inimitable own style. Her Blud EP is out now on Chvrches’ label Goodbye Records. Free download.

Blud EP

Posted on April 4th, 2014

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A nice part of joining Chvrches’ record label Goodbye Records is that the band at the helm will be more likely to remix your song. Which is what has happened with Derry singer SOAK and her new song ‘Blud’ which is coming out on the label. The original’s pleasant and light instrumentation is transformed by the Scottish band into a swirling electro refit.

SOAK is supporting Chvrches on their current tour, starting in Dublin next week.

Posted on February 28th, 2014

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Special shoutout to the ever-brilliant Stephen Maurice Graham for his illustration. This one, he says, is down to that Psychemagik track and the film Dazed and Confused. Please enjoy 15 tracks in under an hour. A bit less talking, a bit more mixing on this one than usual.

Track list

  1. Mo Kolours – ‘Mike Black’
  2. Gary Low – ‘I Want You’
  3. Psychemagik – ‘What A Funky Night’ (edit)
  4. Chvrches – ‘Lies’ (Lxury remix)
  5. Kaytranada – ‘At All’
  6. Saint Pepsi – ‘Mr. Wonderful’
  7. Isaiah Rashad – ‘Soliloquy’
  8. A$AP Mob – ‘Trillmatic’ feat. A$AP Nast and Method Man
  9. Tinashe – ‘Black Water’
  10. Fatima Al Qadiri – ‘Knight-Fare’ (Post-War dub)
  11. Mssingno – ‘XE2’
  12. Lorde – ‘Ribs’ (Ryan Hemsworth Let’s Have A Sleepover remix)
  13. Burial – ‘Rival Dealer’ (excerpt)
  14. Twigs – ‘Hide’
  15. Lapsley – ‘Station’

Direct MP3 Download: Nialler9 Podcast #45


Posted on February 4th, 2014

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By now, readers of this site or any other site will have a rudimentary knowledge of the young Derry singer-songwriter SOAK who has played Other Voices and generally made people much older than her 17 years feel like a bit of a kid again. The big news in the past week was that SOAK signed to Chvrches’ new label Goodbye Records.

The challenge now is for Bridie Monds-Watson to take those nascent acoustic songs and translate them to something that can work on much bigger stages than she’s generally used to.

So we have the first attempt, ‘Blud’, SOAK’s first properly recorded song (by Villagers’ Tommy McLaughlin, a fine producer also) is embellished with some touches of drums and other light instrumentation. Watson’s voice remains the central appeal though.

The song is out on March 17th.

SOAK is on tour with Chvrches. Here are those dates and a few more with George Ezra.

Tour dates

17 February NME Awards Show @ London, Scala w/ SOAK
19 February Dublin, Sugar Club w/ George Ezra
20 February Belfast, McHughes w/ George Ezra
2 March Birmingham, Hare & Hounds w/ George Ezra
3 March Bristol, Fleece w/ George Ezra
4 March London, Dingwalls w/ George Ezra
05 March Dublin, Academy w/ CHVRCHES
07 March Newcastle, Academy w/ CHVRCHES
08 March Glasgow, Barrowland w/ CHVRCHES
09 March Leeds, Metropolitan University w/ CHVRCHES
10 March Birmingham, Institute w/ CHVRCHES
12 March Cambridge, Junction w/ CHVRCHES
13 March Cardiff, University Great Hall w/ CHVRCHES
14 March London, Forum w/ CHVRCHES
15 March London, Forum w/ CHVRCHES

Posted on January 29th, 2014

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