Little Green Cars are set to play a headline show in Vicar Street this December 6th. The gig will succeed the release of their anticipated new album, due out in October. Tickets are priced at €25 and go on sale Friday 21st here.


Dublin singer-songwriter Glen Hansard will return to Vicar Street for two nights this December 19th and 20th. Tickets are €35+ and are now on sale here.


Irish folkster Damien Dempsey has announced an impressive four day run in Vicar Street this December from 21st-23rd with an added date on the 12th. Tickets start at €32.50 and are on sale now here.


Minnesota indie-rockers Low have announced an Irish date in Vicar Street on October 17th as part of their Double Negative world tour. Support on the night will come from Dublin’s Katie Kim. Tickets are on sale now here.


Parisian producer ONRA is set to play a show at Tengu this October 20th. The 37-year old is widely hailed as one of the most exciting beat-makers of the past few years. Tickets are €10+ and are available now here.


Rising R&B artist Mahalia is set to return to Dublin for a headline show in The Grand Social this October 19th as part of her European tour. Dublin act Erica-Cody, with whom Mahalia has previously toured, will open for her on the night. Tickets are priced at €16+ and are on sale now here.


Birmingham soul artist Jacob Banks will play a Dublin date in The Academy this December 8th as part of the European leg of his Village tour. Banks’ music is an unusual fusion of textured beats and synths, juxtaposed by African inspired grooves. Tickets are €22.90 and are on sale now here.


LAOISE is no stranger to our recommendations list, and this week she announced her biggest headline show yet in The Grand Social on November 24th. Tickets are priced at €12.50 and are on sale now here. P.S. Her new single ‘Again’ is out tomorrow.

Posted on September 20th, 2018

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Premiering here on the site today is a fantastic new EP from singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Kitt.

Entitled Like Lightning, Kitt took the opportunity to make the vinyl pressing of his single by the same name and used it to release a new body of work.

For those not in the know, ‘Like Lightning’ is the lead single from Kitt’s Yous LP, released earlier in the year. Released through All City Records, the LP found Kitt making a spiritual return to his singer-songwriter roots. The EP also follows the Still Don’t Know EP, and gives Kitt the opportunity to release some well-written B-sides like the old days.

The Like Lightning EP is a collection of six tracks, including three very distinctive instrumentals. The EP’s namesake and ‘Lessa Lit A Candle For Me’ have that classic Kitt sound, combining elements of folk with minimalist electronic production.

The three instrumentals each present a different aspect of the artist’s songcraft. ‘Between Thresholds’ leans heavily into modular synthesis and spacey production. ’54 Seconds Under Glasgow’ is a haunting ambient piece. A highlight is ‘Betws Y Coed’, a folk-influenced instrumental with strong trad overtones.

Also featured is a wonderful take on the Beatles ‘Yer Blues’, here entitled ‘Your Blues’.

Trust one of Ireland’s most hardworking musicians to turn a single release into its own solid body of work.



Pre-order ‘Like Lightning’ from All City Records, Crow Street, Temple Bar, or from David Kitt’s Bandcamp.

David Kitt plays the Sugar Club on the 18th of October. Tickets at €16 are on sale now here.

Posted on September 13th, 2018

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Dreamy indie act Wild Nothing announces a gig in the Button Factory on February 16th. The tour is promoting the release of the artist’s latest LP Indigo. Tickets at €20 go on sale here on Wednesday the 12th.


Idiosyncratic Irish folkster Paddy Hanna is set to play upstairs at Whelan’s on October 6th. Tickets at €13 go on sale Thursday the 13th here.


Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Kitt will perform at the Sugar Club on the 18th of October.The performance is said to include a three piece band with Margie Jean Lewis on violin. Tickets at €16 are on sale now on the Sugar Club’s website.


Dynamic L.A. producer and composer Julia Holter will showcase material from her upcoming Aviary LP in the Button Factory on the 8th of December. Tickets at €24 go on sale Friday the 14th on the Ticketmaster site.


Montreal-based neo-psych band Suuns announce a gig in the Grand Social on October 18th. The band are also playing Cyprus Avenue, Cork (Tues 16th Oct) and Roisin Dubh, Galway (Wed 17th Oct) Tickets for Dublin at €18 are on sale now here. To be in with a chance of winning tickets to one of those gigs, head on over to the Nialler9 competition page and be sure to include which date you are entering for.


Dublin-based heavy rock duo Vulpynes announce a gig upstairs in Whelan’s on November 2nd. Tickets at €12 go on sale Friday the 14th on the Ticketmaster site.

Also announced this week

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Posted on September 11th, 2018

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Other Voices returns to Electric Picnic and the artists heading their way to perform for the cameras and crowds include Gwenno, David Kitt, Soak, Halo Maud and more.

Huw Stephens (BBC 1) and May Kay will host the lineup, some of which will feature on TV shows broadcast at a later date. The lineup is a good mix of Irish and international artists drawn mostly from the folk, rock and singer-songwriter vein.

  • David Kitt
  • SOAK
  • David Keenan
  • Gwenno
  • Seamus Fogarty
  • Stella Donnelly
  • The Lost Brothers
  • Kormac: Equivalent Exchange
  • whenyoung
  • Columbia Mills
  • Booka Brass
  • The Murder Capital
  • Dowry
  • Halo Maud

Posted on August 2nd, 2018

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This past weekend, David Kitt took to Facebook to share the news that he is reluctantly moving from Dublin and Ireland because he can no longer afford to live here.

The post says:

“I don’t want to go. It feels like one of the best periods of creativity I’ve lived through in this city. Having given most of my adult life working my ass off in a profession where those with the power repeatedly fail their own and book festival lineups that make us look like a regional city of the UK, rather than a country brimming with original talent that deserves more help and platform and proper reward. But that’s only 1% of the story. More importantly and worryingly Fine Gael are failing this city and its people massively and Dublin’s heart and soul is being ripped out and sold to the highest bidder. The house i live in just got sold as part of a portfolio to a consortium of European investors. It will be sold or rented no doubt to someone working for Amazon on a base salary of 70k while the people who make this city what it is are forced out to the suburbs or to a city they can afford a reasonable quality of life and where their level of income doesn’t make them feel like a complete failure. The bottom line is all the real money is being repatriated, the growth is not sustainable or real. Have we not learned anything from the last boom and bust cycle? It’s worse than the Celtic Tiger though and the price is too high in terms of people and culture, it’s sickening but nobody seems to be able to do anything about it. It will end in tears.”

Kitt’s words and decision are something that is palpably felt by nearly everyone working in the arts, creativity or working in a lower-to-mid income bracket. That one of the country’s most-revered songwriters and prolific artists as both his own name New Jackson feels he is “forced” to leave the place he loves is sad, but also all too familiar.

Referring to Dublin only with regards to the issues, the large rents show no sign of slowing down, the foreign investors are holding sway. It’s hard to save money for a house for some stability, therefore there’s an endless cycle that makes people who are working hard for a living, myself included, feel stressed and broken and let down by the country and the government. Unable to save, unable to afford a mortgage but generally tied to Dublin as it’s where all the work is in a chosen field. Cork and Galway aren’t much better rent-wise for example. Not everyone wants to spend 2/3+ hours commuting every day either. That’s before your mental health and well-being is considered.

It’s a sentiment echoed by many other artists and creatives who are talking about or have already made the decision in regards to their living situation in recent years. Maybe they moved to Leitrim, maybe they moved to Berlin. The Today FM radio broadcaster Kelly-Anne Byrne recently moved to Glasgow to live as the price of rent in Dublin was too exorbitant and she has been able to make it work by travelling home for his show and DJ sets every weekend. She’s among countless others who see no choice to stay. It’s been happening for years. Too long.

The Irish have always emigrated but that isn’t an acceptable solution. We leave because we don’t see any solutions being applied or the problem being addressed.

Dublin city in particular, feels, like a city aimed towards tourists with the people living here now secondary in terms of culture and amenities. Why try to build community when a hotel will do? Venues like Hangar and District 8 are closed or closing; reducing the night-time culture options and impacting the foundations of Irish music and culture’s reputation that the government loves to talk about in a worldwide context? But what are they doing to support it actively? Is there no strategy from DCC or wider-thinking at play here? Why do we not value our the culture being made here? Are we to sustain the tourist industry to the detriment of our own development? Are we destined to rely on the stagnant Paddy tropes for our reputation? Are we happy to let the lip service continue while the many contributors to culture and economy struggle?

These are questions worth asking. This isn’t a new problem. The rise in homelessness and an increasing housing crisis are not being addressed. The squeeze is being felt by everyone, not just artists. Obviously. It doesn’t and shouldn’t have to be that way. David Kitt isn’t the only person affected. Many people have had enough. What can we do about it?

Posted on July 30th, 2018

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All Together Now is the newest festival on the August Bank Holiday weekend block and it already has one of the best lineups of the summer with the likes of Fleet Foxes, Underworld, Nils Frahm, Chaka Khan, Villagers, Yasiin Bey, Hercules And Love Affair, and more at the Curraghmore Estate in Waterford, which by all accounts on the visit last week is one to behold.

Now, the festival has revealed a further 15 acts, along with a site map and a video trailer for the August 3rd to 5th weekend.

  • Mashrou’ Leila
  • Haai
  • David Kitt
  • Sing Along Social
  • Persons Of Interest
  • Dj Deece
  • Mount Alaska
  • Fehdah
  • R.Kitt
  • Basciville
  • West Cork Ukulele Orchestra
  • New York Brass Band
  • Crinkle Cuts
  • Bring Your Own Brass
  • The Jenova CollectivE

Bios below.

The festival will host is 16 stages of music, theatre, comedy, spoken word, food, workshops and theatre.

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Food

Food Writer Joe McNamee (Irish Examiner, Sunday Business Post) who also acts as ringmaster for the weekend, hosting two action-packed days, crammed with events in its own dedicated space on the festival grounds. With a lineup of star names from the Irish food world, amongst them all congregating for a suitably irreverent 48 hours of food-filled fun including a Chef’s Obstacle Course, The Kenwood Kwiz – A Food Quiz and Children’s Cookery Competition.

The Waterford Way Farmer’s Market / A Taste Of Waterford’s Finest Foods
Déisí Foods / Paul Flynn’s Gospel Brunch
Vanessa Clarke’s Theatre Of Food / Richard Corrigan

Drinks, talks and tastings

Food For Life By Kevin Thornton
An hour long 3 course unique dining experience. Kevin will cook for a small number of diners in a secret garden at ATN.

Kids area

The Festival has partnered with kids event producer, Mel Wilds to produce the world of Kids Together. Mel is founder and director of Continental Drifts, a multi award-winning event, entertainment and music company. She has managed and programmed hundreds of events such as Lollibop Children’s Festival in London and Glastonbury Festival.

TICKETS

Tier One and Tier Two tickets are now sold out.
Limited Tier Four Tickets are now available from €179.50 + booking fee

NEW ACT BIOS

MASHROU’ LEILA is a five-strong indie band based in Beirut. Born out of a late night / early morning jam session at the American University of Beirut, these incredible Lebanese musicians. They have released 3 critically acclaimed records, one of which debuted in the top 20 Billboard World Charts.

Australian born HAAI’s absorbing & slow-release style makes for sets that deal in long lasting pleasures rather than instant hits of gratification, part of the reason she was installed as resident at London club Phonox. As well as 2017 marking her first solo releases under the HAAi moniker, it’s a year that has seen her touring career take off.

We’ll also welcome the amazing DAVID KITT. Fresh from releasing Yous, his first solo record for nine years as “the most free I’ve felt making a record since my debut Small Moments”. David Kitt’s sense of freedom is bound up in themes of renewal, movement, and a constant reshaping of his musical preoccupations. The last number of years have seen him touring and recording as a member of Tindersticks, producing other musicians’ work, exploring techno, disco, and house under his New Jackson moniker, remixing everyone from Shit Robot to The XX, and producing intriguing, eclectic DJ sets and radio shows. Yous is one of Kitt’s best, and most personal musical statements, to date and we cannot wait until his live show with us!

The SING ALONG SOCIAL is a zero-commitment choir designed for people who can’t sing. Created by singing enthusiast Aoife McElwain, the Sing Along Social has been facilitating caterwauling craic at parties, weddings and festivals in Ireland, the U.K. and beyond since 2015., Aoife will bring in the expert assistance of Chief Craic Mechanic Anna Jacobto ensure peak levels of craic are reached and maintained

We’ll be delighted to welcome Jamaican band PERSONS OF INTEREST – a group of fabulous musicians, entertainers and producers who’ll be bringing their patented brand of party music to Curraghmore.

DJ DEECE has been banging out memorable shows on what seems like a weekly basis! His Deece Series party has seen him welcome Jackmaster, Baba Stiltz, Jack J and Denis Sulta to Dublin. On top of this, Deece recently joined Jackmaster as part of his Mastermix tour and Bicep on their Irish tour!

Former members of the band Halfset, Stephen Shannon and Cillian McDonnell now produce music under the moniker MOUNT ALASKA. The Dublin duo are seasoned stalwarts of the Irish music scene. Their combined efforts result in experimental electronic tracks with a mix of machines and synthesizers.

FEHDAH is an eight piece future afro soul band led by Emma Garnett. The music combines Emma’s African roots with her and her band’s irresistible hip hop and funk forays to create a sound that’s simultaneously forward looking and referential to the past. Largely influenced by the Wassoulou music of West Africa and Neo – Soul of North America, Emma’s polyphonically driven music brings a soupy mix of rhythm and harmony from two sides of the globe.

Producer and DJ, R KITT has released 2 critically acclaimed records in the last year. His live sets are filled with synths and drum machines, resulting in high octane, thumping, melodic and euphoric performances. Bring comfy shoes, don’t hesitate to get sweaty and get ready to dance.

BASCIVILLE are Wexford brothers Cillian and Lorcan Byrne, who fuse their own unique blend of rhythm and blues with jazz, folk and orchestral harmonies – cementing their reputation as a must see live act

The WEST CORK UKULELE ORCHESTRA is comprised of 9 disparate musical talents brought together for one purpose: to rock the planet, ukulele-style! Leapfrogging over barriers of genre, time and taste, The WCUO plunder the last 60 years of musical awesomeness to put on a rip-roaring show full of lush harmonies and death-defying ukulele-playin

NEW YORK BRASS BAND are North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired Brass Band. Hailing from the ancient streets of York the band are at the forefront of a funky brass revolution that is sweeping the UK. Inspired by Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Hot 8, Youngblood and Brassroots, NYBB pack a powerful punch of relentless drums, rumbling tuba and wailing horns… nothing kicks a party into gear like the sound of a smokin’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz Band

Fresh with a capital PH, CRINKLE CUTS deliver you a blasting of tantric funk, smooth reggae and new-wave latin ska woven together in a bombastic psychedelic tapestry of good vibes for an eccentric, exotic and eargasmic live performance.

BRING YOUR OWN BRASS! Here comes the sucker punch! These sweaty brassophiles are taking over and you better watch out. Expect the naughtiest noughties mashups, spine-tingling hip-hop licks, some tasty latin and tropical flavours, and a generous portion of original bass for your face.

THE JENOVA COLLECTIVE are a 7 piece British dance band with an intense electrifying show. Fusing the worlds of dance music and live performance these guys have been tearing up international clubs, venues and festivals since they formed in 2014. Their electric combination of vintage samples, gypsy-jazz guitar, funky bass, screeching sax, dirty synths & live drums all fronted by an enigmatic front woman is distinctly unique and throws down an irresistible party at every occasion.

Posted on July 3rd, 2018

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As the return of Dublin city’s finest music festival Bulmers Forbidden Fruit returns to IMMA in Dublin 8, Nialler9 is previewing the forthcoming attractions in a series of posts recommending acts such as10 must-see Irish acts and 10 must-see acts plus offering playlists to see at the festival.

Here’s a look at the Bank Holiday Monday lineup of the festival which tends to provide a much more relaxed atmosphere for a more experienced crowd than the rest of the weekend.

Original Stage

The War On Drugs

21:15, Original Stage


The Pennsylvania indie-rock band lead by Adam Granduciel close the festival on Monday. Their fourth album A Deeper Understanding released in 2017 cemented the band’s Springsteen and Tom Petty-esque sound and live, its sweeping stadium rock music is one that echoes the charm of those greats. It’s an old-fashioned style but one, that has its graces.

Grizzly Bear

19:45, Original Stage


Grizzly Bear kicked off their world tour in Dublin last year and now they make a kind return to help us kick off our festival season in the City. Their highly anticipated fifth studio album Painted Ruins came out last August which added a more synth based sound to their soothing indie-rock aesthetic.

Spoon

18:45, Original Stage


Lead by Britt Daniel, indie art-pop group Spoon released their latest album Hot Thoughts last year which added a touch more funk to the bands consistent indie-pop aesthetic.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

16:45, Original Stage


Having built a reputation as a fine lo-fi psych-rock band,  the New Zealand/Portland-based band Unknown Mortal Orchestra, lead by Ruban Nielsen, have changed things up. The band released their fourth studio album Sex & Food earlier this year and it added strands of heavy-rock, yacht-rock and their oddball-funk trademark sound. It’ll be interesting to see how much of that they can bring to the stage at Forbidden Fruit.

David Kitt

16:00, Original Stage


David Kitt has been releasing music under his electronic project name New Jackson of late. His first release as David Kitt in over eight years Yous dropped earlier this year which was recorded at his Dublin home with a blend of electronics, samples and live instrumentation in collaboration with various other musicians. The live setting performance setting of this album is sure to provide a varied ambiance.

Undergrowth Stage

Warpaint

20:30, Undergrowth Stage


Californian four-piece rock band Warpaint are signed to Rough Trade and released their last album Heads Up in 2016. The album features a rhythmic ambiance and their live sets create a soothing and trance-like environment. The band have a large Irish following and they sold out the National Concert Hall last year.

Thundercat

18:30, Undergrowth Stage


Stephen Lee Bruner’s latest album Drunk which came out last year features collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Michael McDonald, Wiz Khalifa and Pharrell. Thundercat has become the go-to guy for the likes of Kendrick to bring in live bass and he has a fervent live following himself in young jazz circles. He is a standout multi-instrumentalist/ singer-songwriter whose live performances deliver a soulful-jazzy array of funk, soul and jazz.

Rhye

17:00, Undergrowth Stage


With hit singles, such as ‘The Fall’ Canadian singer Mike Milosh is an artist who has a reputation for touching on the heart-strings with his upbeat, jazzy romantic-pop music. This year he continued the flow with the release of his second album Blood with singles such as ‘Taste’. Live this act, accompanied by a live band provide an emotive upbeat ambiance to rein in on.

Superorganism

15:30, Undergrowth Stage


Eight-piece super group Superorganism mark their Irish gig debut at Bulmers Forbidden Fruit. With catchy pop-art tracks such as ‘Everybody Wants To Be Famous’ and ‘Something For Your M.I.N.D.’ this performance promises to be fun filled.

Bulmers Live

Nialler9

21:30, Bulmers Live Stage

Our very own Nialler9 will be bringing a close to the Irish proceedings of the festival. For a glimpse into what to expect from this set delve into some Nialler9 DJ mixes.

Sing Along Social

20:30, Bulmers Live Stage

Sing Along Social gives you the opportunity to sing to your favourite classic songs alongside your favourite friends and strangers soon to be acquaintances. This is a ‘singing party and commitment-free choir’ that promises nothing less than a fun time.

David Keenan

19:40, Bulmers Live Stage


Irish singer-songwriter David Keenan made his debut in made his debut back in 2015 and has been imparting his folk-take style of musicianship throughout Ireland ever since. His songwriting ability is one of transportive qualities, painting descriptive pictures and taking you on the journey back there with him.

Fontaines D.C

18:10, Bulmers Live Stage


These boys bring an infectious energy to their live performances delivering their fresh take on punk-rock in a colloquial-driven narrative. What better city to engage with this in than Dublin, the D.C does stand for Dublin City. Their latest double A-side ‘Chequeless Reckless’/’Boys In The Better Land’ dropped in February of this year.

Lilla Vargen

17:00, Bulmers Live Stage


Northern Irish singer-songwriter Lilla Vargen is an artist that projects soothing and soulful qualities. With stand out tracks such as ‘Downtown’ and ‘I Believe Me’ clocking up millions of hits on Spotify being proof that she is captivating attention with her music. Your soul-soothing opportunity awaits.

Ailbhe Reddy

16:00, Bulmers Live Stage


Dublin singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy has been developing her sound for over two years now. This year she released tracks such as ‘The Tube’ which introduced a more experimental sound and ‘Threads’ where she teamed up with Maria Kelly. This artist delivers a rousing indie-folk sound effortlessly and consistently throughout her live sets.

Molly Sterling

15:15, Bulmers Live Stage


Tipperary native Molly Sterling is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter who has been trekking her own creative path for a number of years and is now finding a place of resonance. Her latest single ‘Plain Static’ is a piano lead ballad based wholly in reality and its flaws that has intimacy in its construction. Her live performances enhance the powerful qualities of her voice, whilst accompanied by a live band for further effect.

check out this Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Monday Spotify Playlist.

Posted on May 30th, 2018

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Follow the Nialler9 new album Spotify playlist featuring two songs each from each recommended recent album.


1.

David Byrne – American Utopia

Ex-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne’s first solo album release in 14 years sees him collaborating with artists such as Brian Eno, Sampha, Blood Orange, Oneohtrix Point Never, Jack Penate and a bunch of other male contributors, a factor that resulted in some backlash for the Scottish-American musician that he addressed directly and apologetically.

American Utopia shouldn’t be overshadowed by those fact. The album is excellent, filled with has certain sound elements that project his musical roots with Talking Heads yet it also proves that David Byrne is a long-standing solo artist with distinction who is still able to make relevant and engaging art-pop in 2018. Further proof is in his stand out performance of ‘Everybody’s Coming To My House’ on Colbert.


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David Kitt – Yous

David Kitt has been releasing music under his electronic project name New Jackson of late, this is his first release as David Kitt in over eight years. Yous is an understated record, a singer-songwriter record in the vein of his early work. He is accompanied mostly by guitar and the violin and voice of Margie Lewis with some underpinnings of synths and drum machines. It was recorded at his Dublin home with a blend of electronics, samples and live instrumentation (with some additional production by Karl Odlum). Other contributors include Dunk ‘Sunken Foal’ Murphy, Michelle Stoddart (The Magic Numbers) and Robbie Kitt.

A cover of Fever Ray’s ‘Keep The Streets Empty For Me’ is included as are acoustic versions of his ‘Make It Mine’ and ‘There Will Always Be This Love’ which are both from his electronic project New Jackson. First listen standouts include ‘Cling Film’, ‘Like Lightning’ and ‘Still Don’t Know’.


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Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar

Scottish trio Young Fathers’ Cocoa Sugar via Ninja Tune is the alt-rap group’s third studio album. The previewed sound on the album from the first single releases of ‘In My View’ and ‘Lord’ suggested an increased softness and directness that wasn’t present on their first two records. That slight change in direction is present throughout the new album gives it a fresh soulful sound with feel-good gospel constructions to relish in.


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Caroline Rose – Loner

Caroline Rose made her debut with I Will Not Be Afraid in 2014. Now four years later the self-described “queer feminist” presents the release of new album Loner, a dark-edged album of manic and millennial modern pop, drawing on indie-rock, surf music, synth hooks and bright production, which Rose herself was responsible for.


5.

George Fitzgerald – All That Must Be

This is the second full-length LP from English electronic producer George Fitzgerald. All That Must Be which is out on Domino Record features collaborations with Bonobo, Hudson Scott, Tracey Thorn and Lil Silva. Tracks like ‘Nobody But You’ delves deep into a nostalgic territory of summer nights spent in South London, embodies a transcendent sound. The album documents the 10-year period Fitzgerald spent living in Berlin right through to his departure back to London to become a father. Each track has its own unique layered ambiance but hey are constructed with a common thread of building synthesizer electronica.


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Paddy Hanna – Frankly, I Mutate

Paddy Hanna presents album number two with Frankly, I Mutate which was produced by Girl Band’s Daniel Fox. It represents a polished, reformed and mastered sound from the Dublin singer-songwriter. The album brings its own unique element of quirk that is harmoniously backed up with string arrangements by Éna Brennan aka Dowry. Paddy establishes himself as an artist with distinction and reverence with this one.


Posted on March 12th, 2018

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While David Kitt’s New Jackson album has been nominated for a Choice Music Prize, the songwriter has plans to release his long-awaited solo album Yous next week March 9th on All City Records (after it was originally released to fans for one week only in Jan 2017), following on from the 10″ release of an EP.

‘There Will Always Be This Love’ is a song that New Jackson fans may know as it featured on a Permanent Vacation LP compilation in a more electronic vein. It features on Yous, as a more meditative traditional song with Margie Lewis again involved.

“‘There Will Always Be This Love’ started out as a New Jackson song, but I thought it was one of those proper choruses that you don’t write every day and I always had it mind for inclusion on Yous. I tried it in Cleere’s in Kilkenny at the Blues and Roots festival a couple of years ago, with Margie Lewis on violin and vocals, and it was one of those special gig moments that convinced me to record it. We’ve already been asked to sing it at one wedding.”

Yous is available to pre-order on Bandcamp: https://davidkitt.bandcamp.com/

David Kitt tour dates

March 2018:
9th Kilkenny, Cleere’s Theatre
10th Cork City, AMP venue
11th Clonakilty, West Cork, De Barras
23rd Galway, Róisín Dubh
31st Limerick, Dolans, Upstairs

April 2018:
6th Dublin, Button Factory
8th Dundalk, Spirit Store
18th London, UK, Borderline
19th Manchester, UK, Eagle Inn

Posted on February 28th, 2018

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David Kitt is releasing a four-track EP titled Still Don’t Know through All City Records on 10″ vinyl and digital tomorrow. Nialler9 has the first listen of the EP.

The EP precedes the physical release of his eighth studio album ‘Yous’ on the same label on March 9th. The album was released at the start of 2017 for one week only so fans who were quick on the draw may have heard it already.

Says David:

“It’s been a long time since my last album so there’s a lot of stuff on the hard drive at this stage, a lot of instrumental work and songs that maybe wouldn’t necessarily fit in an album context. The e.p.s with the single releases give me a chance to explore some of that stuff and get it out into the world. I like to look at every release as a chance to create something that stands up on its own as a body of work and this e.p. for ‘Still Don’t Know’ has that quality to it, in its own small way. Some of my favourite music by Badly Drawn Boy was on the 10-inch singles he released with the Bewilderbeast album and I hope for fans of my music these singles will have a similar appeal. This is that late night headphone business.”

Have a premiere listen here:

The four track EP is available for purchase via Bandcamp.

Kitt plays a number of Irish and UK dates this year, full list here.

The video for ‘Still Don’t Know’ was also released this week, watch below:

Posted on January 18th, 2018

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Update: Young Hearts Run Free’s Christmas annual Yule show has been moved from Dublin Food Co-op in Newmarket Square in Dublin 8 to The Gloucester Street Recreational and Sports Centre at 21 Gloucester St South (off Townsend street). A suporting wall in the Co-Op has fallen and all events there have been cancelled until it’s fixed.

Young Hearts Run Free’s annual Yule gig is back for it’s ninth Christmas event in Dublin Food Co-op in Newmarket Square in Dublin 8 and like previous years, the lineup will feature live music, performers, chat, poetry, comedy and more.

Yule takes place on Saturday December 9th :Featuring:

And a very special guest to be announced.

Tickets for the BYOB gig are priced at €15+ and available from Eventbrite. All proceeds go to the Simon Community.

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Castlepalooza have announced the first bands and comedy acts for this year’s festival in Charleville Castle, Tullamore from August 4th to 6th this year (the festival moves back to its original dates this year).

Announced today are:

  • Wild Beasts
  • Girl Band
  • Waze & Oddysey
  • I Have A Tribe
  • Shit Robot
  • David Kitt
  • Lumo Club
  • Heroes In Hiding
  • King Bones

Also announced is the first names for the Laughter Lounge

  • PJ Gallagher
  • Deirdre O’Kane
  • Kevin McGahern
  • Colm O’Regan

More to be announced including the Sunday headliner. Lumo Club will play on the Sunday night.

Day tickets from €59 and weekend tickets from €119.

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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David Kitt released his first album in in his own name in in eight years on New Year’s Day . His seventh album The Nightsaver came out in 2009.

Yous is an understated record, a singer-songwriter record in the vein of his early work. He is accompanied mostly by guitar and the violin and voice of Margie Lewis with some underpinnings of electronics. It was recorded at home with a blend of electronics, samples and live instrumentation (with some additional production by Karl Odlum). Other contributors include Dunk ‘Sunken Foal’ Murphy, Michelle Stoddart (The Magic Numbers) and Robbie Kitt.

A cover of Fever Ray’s ‘Keep The Streets Empty For Me’ is included as is an acoustic version of his ‘Make It Mine’ song from his electronic project New Jackson. First listen standouts include ‘Cling Film’, ‘Like Lightning’ and ‘Still Don’t Know’.

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Yous was mastered at Abbey Road and will be released on Bandcamp for one week only, as it will get a proper label-release in September on one of Kittser’s favourite labels. Read an interview with David in the Irish Times with Tony Clayton-Lea.

Posted on January 2nd, 2017

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  • Slick Rick the Ruler @ The Sugar Club (€32.50)
    with live band. A member of Doug E. Fresh’s Get Fresh Crew/ old school hip-hop.
  • Hinds @ The Academy (€17.50)
    Charmingly sloppy indie-rock band from Madrid.
  • Kate Tempest @ Whelan’s (SOLD OUT)
    UK rapper and spoken word artist. 
  • Glen Hansard and Friends @ Vicar Street (€35)
    Glen and friends as it says. Second show this week.
  • Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (€6, 9pm)
    Acoustic club: secret guests this week.

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  • CUAR & Danny Diamond @ Royal Society of Antiquities, 63 Merrion Square (€15, 4:30pm)
    Cuar is an ensemble led by Neil Ó Loclainn that explores composition and improvisation within the framework of irish traditional music.
  • Beardyman presents: MC Leen & Rob Lewis (Cello) @ The Sugar Club (€20)
    UK beatboxer and live band make up audience songs.

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Posted on November 29th, 2016

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Tuesday November 22

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  • Jess Glynne @ 3Arena (€40+)
    UK dance/pop
  • Wayne Shorter quartet @ National Concert Hall (€35+)
    Respected Jazz performer with band.
  • Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (€6, 9pm)
    Acoustic club: Heroes In Hiding, Farah Elle, Luke Wade, David Costello

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Monday November 28

  • We-Bloom @ The Workman’s Club (Free)
    new music showcase: Soulé / Melina Malone / Erica Cody
  • Glen Hansard @ Whelan’s (€35)
    Full band show.

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Posted on November 22nd, 2016

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