Dizzee Rascal has been announced as the first headliner for Sea Sessions in Bundoran, Donegal next year.

The news of the UK Grime MC to be the first artist for the 10th birthday of the festival on June 22nd – 24th 2018, coincides with their early bird ticket sales which are on sale this Friday at 9am.


Tickets are available from all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and Seasessions.com. Priced from €99.90 for 3 days and €124.90 including 4 nights camping. There’s also limited day tickets available from €49.50 and Surfers Bar (VIP) upgrades from €50 extra.

Posted on November 15th, 2017



The Nialler9 radio show airs live every Thursday night from 10pm to Midnight on 105.2FM TXFM. Like this site, it’s a new music show featuring myself presenting my favourite new tunes.

Listen: Part One | Part Two.

Part One

The Avalanches – Frankie Sinatra (Danny Brown & MF DOOM)
Underworld – Two Months Off
Tiga – 3 Rules
Battles – Rolls Bayce (Hudson Mohawke Remix)
Flume feat. Beck – Tiny Cities (Featuring Beck)
Beck – Wow
Dizzee Rascal – Fix Up, Look Sharp
Pusha T – Numbers On the Boards
Bicep – Just
Tame Impala – Let It Happen (Soulwax Remix)
Metronomy – Old Skool (Fatima Yamaha)

Part Two

Young Fathers – LOW
Jungle – Time (Joe Goddard Remix)
White Collar Boy – Tide
Brame & HAMO – Parish Rumors
Phil Collins – I’m Not Moving (Idjut Boys edit)
Skepta – Konnichiwa
Katy B & KAYTRANADA – Honey
Bondax – Giving It All (Joe Goddard Remix)
Maya Jane Coles – Comfort
Kiasmos – Drawn
Clu – Evening Ever

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 June 3rd, 2016


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Forbidden Fruit have added some names to its lineup in Royal Hospital Kilmainham on June Bank Holiday weekend June 3rd- 5th.

First up are additions to the Friday lineup which include:

Dizzee Rascal, Young Fathers, Katy B, Bodhi

On Saturday, Mmoths and Steve Mason have been added.

On Sunday, The Field (live) & Klingade (live)

Friday Tickets €59.50+ on sale this Friday at 9am while other nights are priced similarly and on-sale now.
Weekend tickets priced at €119+ from Ticketmaster.

Posted on April 7th, 2016


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Artwork by Fatti Burke.

This is a personal list of the 20 music videos that stuck with me for various reasons, some explained below, some because they are great examples and some because they lifted the song into a new realm. These are my 20 favourites as opposed to my best.

20. Biggles Flys Again – ‘Chambers’

Video by: Colm Russell

A Wes Anderson-style clip of Dublin looking beautiful soundtracks the 28 stages of a relationship breakdown.

19. Grizzly Bear – ‘Gun-Shy’

Video by: Kris Moyles

You won’t thank me for watching this one – it’s a plain weird video featuring Grizzly Bear band members getting various surgical and medical samples taken in an idyllic place to the soundtrack of their gorgeous song.

18. Earl Sweatshirt – ‘Doris’

Video by: Hiro Murai

A dark menacing beat gets a roving urban foreboding video.

17. Lizzo feat. Sophia Eris – Batches & Cookies

Video by: Ryan Kron Thompson

If a video is a designed to introduce to an artist and give you a short time frame in which to “get” them, Lizzo’s video does that all right here. The Detroit MC is just one of those great videos that gives you a snapshot of the artist’s character and does so in a three and a half minute burst of fun. It also lifts the tune which is what any great video does.

16. Fryars – ‘Cool Like Me’ (Original and Mike Skinner remix)l

Video by: Ian & Cooper / Mike Skinner

Two videos for the same song: the original and the remix. The former is the cinematic one, focusing on a cult of body-popping evangelical bell-ringers while the latter for the Mike Skinner remix and also directed by him, is a play on the title of the song, takes pleasure in putting Fryars’ Benjamin Garrett and Mike Skinner as the photobombing background focus of a host of cooler-than-thou people at London Fashion week.

15. Glasser – ‘Design’

Video by: Jonathan Turner

Cameron Mesirow’s Interiors is an album that is inspired by “architecture, a physical imposition in my life, and the fluid emotional boundaries of relationships.” This clip for ‘Design’ fits that aesthetic and the song’s arpeggiated synths and nuanced production.

14. Bob Dylan – ‘Like A Rolling Stone’

Video by: Vania Heymann

The concept is simple. An interactive TV where every station is lip-synching to the Dylan classic.

Watch/interact: http://video.bobdylan.com/

13. Dizzee Rascal – ‘I Don’t Need A Reason’

Video by: Emile Sornin

Video techniques loop like animated GIFs. Brilliantly effective and suitable for the track’s minimal beat.

12. Hozier – ‘Take Me To Church’

Video by: Feel Good Lost

‘Take Me To Church’ is the most complete song from Hozier’s nascent career, a soulful high-spirited track which seeks redemption in the flesh through metaphors around church worship – “if the heaven’s ever did speak / she’s the last true mouth piece”, “i was born sick but I love it / command me to be well”. Andrew Hozier-Byrne is a perfect vessel for that sentiment: his voice also plays on that dichotomy, a gospel-fused and sensual soul instrument.

It’s a clever ploy, playing the incongruous relationship between sex and religion off each other. Fittingly, Feel Good Lost’s black and white video for the track also addresses that issue: by showing what can happen to a gay couple who, in 2013, these modern times, are not recognised by the church and subsequently by prejudiced peers at a time when homophobia is proposed as a law by the Russian authorities. The video has a powerful synergy to it.

11. Arcade Fire – ‘Afterlife’

Video by: Emily Kai Bock

Kai Bock’s ‘Afterlife’ video has a sumptuous dreamy quality that wraps itself around in the song in a cinematic haze.

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Posted on December 17th, 2013


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The best new music/artist picks of the last week. As published in today’s Day & Night Magazine. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook.


A former member of the Trinity College Orchestra, Andrew Hozier-Byrne’ has stepped into his own spotlight with an impressive free-download Take Me To Church EP, showcasing his soulful gospel-tinged pop music.

all new music picks →

Posted on July 19th, 2013

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This morning on Twitter and on a whim, I asked the question:

What’s your favourite song right now?

The response was brilliant and the tunes were great so I’m gonna collate the replies (limited to 20) here. Of course if you missed the discussion, you can always leave your response in the comments -Thanks to all for replying. Ladies and gentlemen – Your favourite songs right now are:

  1. Dizzee Rascal – That’s Not My Name (Ting Tings cover) [@darraghdoyle]
  2. Various Production – Tricycle [@magooo]
  3. Dirty Projectors – Stillness is the Move [@NotSquaresMusic]
  4. (more…)

Posted on May 11th, 2009


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