Forbidden Fruit have announced their day-by-day breakdown and added 25 new acts to the 2018 lineup including:

  • DJ Seinfeld
  • Hookworms
  • Earl Sweatshirt
  • David Keenan
  • Loah
  • Novelist
  • Floating Points (Live solo)
  • Axel Boman,
  • Agoria (Live)
  • Call Super
  • Jasper James
  • Kornél Kovács
  • Tensnake
  • George Fitzgerald (Live)
  • Stephan Bodzin (Live)
  • Idris Elba
  • Sing Along Social
  • Saoirse
  • SG Lewis
  • Trinity Orchestra
  • Booka Brass
  • Fehdah

The full line-up now looks like this:

Saturday 2nd

  • Justice
  • Richie Hawtin
  • Glass Animals
  • Mike D (Dj Set)
  • Stephan Bodzin Live
  • Idris Elba
  • Novelist
  • Agoria Live
  • Tensnake
  • Axel Boman
  • Ibibio Sound Machine
  • Hookworms
  • Call Super
  • Jasper James
  • Loah
  • Kornél Kovács
  • Trinity Orchestra
  • Ae Mak

Sunday 3rd

  • Bonobo
  • Vince Staples
  • Four Tet
  • Earl Sweatshirt
  • Bicep (Live)
  • Floating Points (Live Solo)
  • Denis Sulta
  • Hunee
  • George Fitzgearld (Live)
  • Ben UFO
  • Orla
  • SG Lewis
  • Saoirse
  • Booka Brass
  • DJ Deece
  • Ross From Friends (Live)
  • Willaris K
  • R.Kitt (Live)


  • The War On Drugs
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Warpaint
  • Thundercat
  • Superorganism
  • Spoon
  • Rhye
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • David Keenan
  • Nialler9
  • Sing Along Social


Tickets are onsale now via TicketmasterSaturday Day (2nd)
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Posted on March 7th, 2018


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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists.

Nialler9 Weekly playlist


Fever Ray – To The Moon And Back

After some teasing of her first new music in 9 years earlier this week, Karin Dreijer formerly of The Knife has returned to her solo Fever Ray project.

Far from the somewhat disturbing visual we saw yesterday teasing the song, ‘To The Moon And Back’ is the closest thing we’ve had to The Knife since they split in 2014. The song has the familiar electro mechanised beat and Knife-esque synth. It also has the line ‘I want to run my fingers up your p**y’ which on Spotify is given an Air Horn mix. The video for the song keeps things weird as the visuals proceeding it with a cryogenically frozen Karin reanimated.


Everything Is Recorded feat. Syd & Sampha – Show Love

Two of the best contemporary voices in R&B, The Internet’s Syd and Sampha get together with XL boss Richard Russell for yet another memorable track.


Smerz – No Harm

The Norwegian duo on XL Recordings made one of my favourite songs of 2016 and here they keep things odd and inviting.


Jens Kuross – Spiraling

Recent New Artist pick returns with a gorgeous brooding piano ballad.


King Krule – Biscuit Town

It’s hard to pick a highlight from The Ooz, Archy Marshall’s new album as King Krule. My current favourite is the album opener which has a beat that sounds like it’s falling down the stairs on repeat as the lyrics slip deeper still – “He left the crime scene without the Motorola / still had dreams of being young Franco Zola.” A fine descent into one of the album’s of the month and possibly year.


Mind Enterprises – Idol

The creator of one of my under-rated albums of 2016 returns with an Italo twisted pop song. There’s also a Prins Thomas Diskomix, always a good sign.


Giraffage & Japanese Breakfast – Maybes

From San Fran producer’s new album Too Real, his collaboration with Michelle Zauner aka Japanese Breakfast is an immediate warm cup of sonics, like a gentle EDM track that works. The album dropped today on Ninja Tune’s sublabel Counter Records.


DJ Seinfeld – Time Spent Away From You

Previews of Mr lo-fi house himself’s forthcoming album on November 3rd have raised expectations for an already buzzed about artist. Tracks like this proves their is substance beyond the style and movement tag applied to the Swedish producer.


Badbadnotgood – I Don’t Know (feat. Sam T. Herring)

A bonus collaboration between the nu-jazz Canadians and Future Islands singer after their fruitful get-together on the IV album last year on ‘Time Moves Slow’. Future Islands may as well be Future Irelands as they arrive to play Donnybrook next year. This track has a beautiful 70s soul quality to it.


Floating Points – Ratio

Anything Sam Shepherd does is worthy of a listen and as it’s Friday, why not indulge in the 18 minute version of this live favourite as opposed to the 3 minute one.

3 New Music flavours:

All song added in the past week: Nialler9 Weekly.

The larger three-month New Music Playlist.

New Irish Music Playlist

Check out the regularly updated Spotify playlists.

Posted on October 20th, 2017

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Last week, Metropolis announced a day-by-day breakdown for the festival taking place in the RDS on November 3rd to 5th and this week they’ve added some choice acts including Clams Casino, Novelist, Floating Points (DJ Set), Shura, Klangkarussell & Groove Armada (DJ set).


  • Groove Armada (DJ Set)
  • Clams Casino
  • Novelist
  • Mall Grab


  • Floating Points (3hr DJ Set)
  • Klangkarussell
  • Shura


DJ Shadow will play the opening night on Thursday December 3rd in the Shelbourne Hall. Tickets for that can be bought separately at €39.50 inc. booking fee, through Ticketmaster and usual outlets.

More from Metropolis.

Posted on August 24th, 2016


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The Invisible’s latest album Patience is the band’s best work yet, an avant synth-pop collection of songs with appearances from Jessie Ware, Anna Calvi, Rosie Lowe and Connan Mockasin.

A followup 12″ release featuring a Floating Points remix is coming out on September 2nd on Ninja Tune but is available digitally now. Sam Shepard’s remix has added some wistful string magic to the song’s bow and elongates it into a near 10-minute track. B-side ‘First Time’ was also written with Floating Points by the band.

‘Life’s Dancers’ 12″

A. Life’s Dancers (Floating Points Remix)
B1. Life’s Dancers
B2. First Time

Posted on August 10th, 2016

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Body&Soul have revealed first acts for the Summer Solstice music, arts and culture festival in Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath from June 17 – 19th:

The lineup is, so far:

A great mix of old and new, indie, electronic and alternative, as well as some new interesting bookings not of the norm.


Body&Soul operates a 5 Tier Ticket system for Weekend Camping Tickets. Tiers 1, 2 and 3 have now sold out. A limited number of Tier 4 tickets are still available – once sold out, Tier 5 tickets will go on sale. Tickets can be paid for in instalments – 50% payable on booking, 50% taken on April 1st.

General and *Family Weekend Tickets:
Tier 4 €149.50 incl booking fee
Tier 5 €169.50 incl booking fee

Combined Weekend & Bus (return from Dublin) Tickets:
Tier 4 €178.50 incl booking fee
Tier 5 €198.50 incl booking fee

General Campervan and Family Campervan Tickets are available at €60.

*A Body&Soul Family Weekend Ticket permits entry to 1 adult and 2 children aged 12 or under.

Only Body&Soul Family Weekend Ticket holders are permitted access to the dedicated family campsite.

A limited number of Body&Soul Sunday Tickets, priced at €65 will go on sale in June.

All via Ticketmaster.


Posted on February 24th, 2016


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Bloc returns from 11 to 13 March 2016 in Butlins Resort Minehead near Bristol with an impressive lineup including:

Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes / Four Tet / Jeff Mills / Floating Points / Carl Craig – Modular Pursuits / Ben Klock / Nina Kraviz / Omar-S / Evian Christ / Holly Herndon / Motor City Drum Ensemble / Rødhåd / Trade ft. Surgeon & Blawan / Steve Davis ( the snooker player is a keen selector) / Tama Sumo b2b Lakuti / Andrew Weatherall b2b Optimo / Steffi / Ben UFO / Magic Mountain High ft. Move D, Juju & Jordash / Bicep / Daniel Avery / Helena Hauff / Ugandan Methods ft. Regis & Ancient Methods / Midland / Jimmy Edgar / Fast Eddie / Lone / Objekt / Daniel Miller / Demdike Stare / Powell / ItaloJohnson / James Ruskin / Laurel Halo / Lakker / Dasha Rush / Fatima Yamaha / Rrose / Dom & Roland / Sandrien / Kahn / d:Bridge / Shanti Celeste / Ø [Phase] / Aurora Halal / Jane Fitz / DJ Skirt / JoeFarr / Steevio & Suzybee

Early bird tickets are sold out but 
chalets are available from £179 + fees. More info.

Posted on November 11th, 2015


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My favourite songs of the past month. Get the majority of them as a continuous playlists below on Spotify and Soundcloud.

The songs

  1. Tame Impala – Let It Happen’ (Soulwax remix)
  2. Empress Of – How Do You Do It? – pictured
  3. Pleasure Beach – ‘Go’
  4. Soft Lit – I Can’t Help It
  5. Kodiak Blue – ‘Zapusk’
  6. Girl Band – ‘Pears For Lunch’
  7. Chvrches – ‘Clearest Blue’
  8. Kelela – ‘Rewind’
  9. Talos – ‘In Time’
  10. Maud In Cahoots – ‘Cure For The Crazy’
  11. Martyn – Falling For You
  12. Saint Sister – ‘Madrid’
  13. Pure Bathing Culture – ‘Palest Pearl’
  14. Anderson – ‘Things We Have In Common’
  15. Owiny Sigoma Band – ‘I Made You /You Made Me’
  16. Wounded Healer – ‘Panic About Love’
  17. Floating Points – ‘Silhouettes (I,II & III)
  18. Julia Holter – Sea Calls Me Home
  19. New Portals – ‘Groove Boy’
  20. Wet – ‘Weak’
  21. Disclosure feat. The Weeknd – ‘Nocturnal’
  22. Darkstar – ‘Stoke The Fire’
  23. Wyvern Lingo – ‘Subside’
  24. Rejjie Snow – Blkkst Skin feat. Rae Morris (Prod. Kaytranada)
  25. Med, Blu & Madlib feat. MF Doom – ‘Knock Knock’
  26. Roots Manuva – ‘Don’t Breathe Out’
  27. The Academic – ‘Northern Boy’
  28. Neon Indian – ‘Slumlord’
  29. EMBRZ – ‘Lights’ ft. pennybirdrabbit
  30. ZHU & AlunaGeorge –  ‘Automatic’

Listen on Spotify

Posted on October 1st, 2015


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The new music playlist is also available on Spotify and Apple Music. Updated weekly.

New music chart

  1. Percussions – ‘Digital Arpeggios
  2. Roots Manuva – ‘One Thing’
  3. Jamie xx – ‘Loud Places’ (John Talabot remix)
  4. Sharer – ‘Body Tonight’
  5. Transviolet – ‘Bloodstream’
  6. Petite Noir – ‘MDR’
  7. Beach House – ‘Space Song’
  8. Floating Points – ‘Silhouette Parts I-III’
  9. Autre Ne Veut – World War Pt. 2 (Age of Transparency Vol. II The Avatar Sessions)
  10. Zomby & Wiley – ‘Step 2001’
  11. Boots – ‘Aquaria’ feat. Deradoorian
  12. Contour – ‘Rearrange & Realign’
  13. Hortlax Cobra – I’m Still Here (feat. Ane Brun)
  14. Julia Holter – ‘Sea Calls Me Home’

Soundcloud version

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


Posted on August 31st, 2015

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Friday picks | Saturday picks | Sunday picks | Stage Times | Spotify playlist


1. Nicolas Jaar

The Undergrowth Stage: 8:45pm – 10:45pm

As part of Darkside, the young Chilean American experimental musician Nico Jar ramped up the spectacle but kept the music on the experimental side. His solo works shares that project’s ambient electronic style and Jaar gives the sense he’s always searching for more in himself. His latest release is Nymphs II, which shows where he’s at now – it’s heady experimental electronic compositions for feet and heads.

2. Tei Shi

Somewhere Else Stage: 8pm – 8:45pm

Probably the one true American buzz band of the festival, Tei Shi is the name chosen by Argentinian-born NYC-based Glass Animals collaborator Valerie Teicher whose music moves between siren synth pop and gentle harmonic pop.

Friday picks | Saturday picks | Sunday picks | Stage Times | Spotify playlist

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Posted on May 27th, 2015


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Forbidden Fruit announced acts for a live stage for the festival in The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin on the Bank Holiday weekend of riday 29th to Sunday 31st May

The Live Live (Workshop stage) is from a new collective Live Live and will feature
Fatima & The Eglo Band (great album from last year)
Floating Points
Sleep Thieves
Whilk and Misky
Rusangano Family
Mc Melodee
Trinity Orchestra presents Gorillaz
Heroes In Hiding

Weekend tickets are €119+. Friday – €39.50. Saturday – €49.50. Sunday – €49.50.

Previous announcements
Forbidden Fruit 2015: Wu Tang Clan, Fatboy Slim, Run The Jewels, Booka Shade, Joey Bada$$

Forbidden Fruit added Nicolas Jaar, Maya Janes Coles, Tensnake, Hot Since 82 & more

Jamie xx, Mount Kimbie, Kelela, Richie Hawtin, Groove Armada & more added to Forbidden Fruit

Posted on March 27th, 2015


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My favourite songs of the month. Get the majority of them as a continuous playlist on Spotify | Youtube | Soundcloud

The chart

  1. Julio Bashmore – ‘Rhythm of Auld’
  2. Made In Heights – ‘Panther’
  3. Oh Wonder – ‘Dazzle’
  4. House Of Spirits – ‘Holding On’
  5. New Jackson – ‘Having A Coke With You’
  6. Run The Jewels – ‘Early’ Feat. Boots
  7. Jape – ‘The Heart’s Desire’ (Peaking Lights remix)
  8. Boot & Tax – ‘Fusci’
  9. K.Stewart – ‘Close Enough’
  10. Billie Black – ‘I Don’t Need Another  Lover’
  11. Sylas – ‘Shore’
  12. Romare – ‘Roots’
  13. Loah – ‘Cortége’
  14. iamamiwhoami – ‘Chasing Kites’
  15. Portable – ‘Surrender’
  16. Kiasmos – ‘Looped’
  17. Hudson Mohawke – ‘Chimes’ Remix
  18. Floating Points – ‘Nuit Sonores’
  19. George Maple – ‘Vacant Space’
  20. Niia – ‘Body’
  21. Jessica Pratt – ‘Back, Baby’
  22. Hugh – ‘One Of Those Days’
  23. God Knows + MynameisjOhn Feat. MuRli – ‘Grand Job’
  24. Speelburg – ‘Kline’
  25. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – ‘Sunday Candy’
  26. Deers – ‘Between Cans’
  27. Wu-Tang Clan – ‘Ruckus In B Minor’
  28. Meltybrains? –  ‘IV’
  29. Giraffage – ‘Tell Me’
  30. Lxury – ‘Pick You Up’




Posted on December 2nd, 2014


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

1. House Of Spirits – ‘Holding On’

New disco with a strong classic euphoric vibe.

I listen in to Beats In Space, Tim Sweeney’s influential NYC radio show regularly enough but managed to miss this gem until I discovered it via a Dummy article by the man himself looking over his last 15 years at the helm of the show. This was his 2014 highlight and you can hear why: classic disco sounds with modern nu-disco twisted, a bacchanalian celebration of what disco facilitates best: dancing, a cleanse and uplifting grooves. It is out on the Beats In Space label.

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Posted on December 1st, 2014

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Good evening Ireland, and that’s an order. Jameson have teamed up with Nialler9 in the pursuit of a great night out. So if you have no plans, read on…

Highlights: Little Dragon, Woman’s Hour, Eglo Records Night, Lily & Madeleine, Blue Moon Lost Wednesday, Kygo, Flight Facilities, Detroit Swindle, Vitalic, Fingerman..

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Ticket giveaways:

How to enter ticket comp – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number 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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Tuesday November 25

  • Little Dragon, Nao @ Vicar Street (€22.50)
    [Electro pop] Swedish band’s latest album Nabuma Rubberband is great.
  • Bryter Layter & Other Nick Drake Classics @ The Grand Social (€7/€10)
    [Tribute] Dave Mc Guinness and friends + Special Guests perform
    Bryter Layter & other Nick Drake classics on the 40th Anniversary of his death.
  • The Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (9pm, €6)
    [Acoustic club] Roisin O, dRea, Grey Goose, Miriam Donoghue

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Heading out this weekend? With Jameson you’ll be ready for whatever the weekend has in store.

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Posted on November 25th, 2014

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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. Last night’s show featuring 22 brand new tracks in indie, electronic, rap, R&B and dance.

Listen: Hour One

Listen: Hour Two

Hour One

  1. alt-J – ‘Hunger of the Pine’
  2. Lone – ‘Airglow Fires’
  3. EMBRZ – ‘Slow Down’
  4. Carriages – ‘Roots’
  5. Zola Jesus – ‘Dangerous Days’
  6. God Knows + mynameisjOhn – ‘Throw The Spear’
  7. Kali – ‘Neon’
  8. Lethal Dialect and Jacknife J – ‘Headstrong’ feat. Jess Kav
  9. FKA Twigs – ‘Two Weeks’
  10. Jessie Ware – ‘Tough Love’
  11. Orlando Volcano – ‘Chimi’
  12. Ménage à Trois – ‘Bobby’s Prism’

Hour Two

  1. Rustie – ‘Raptor’
  2. Modeselektor – ‘I’m not into Twerk, I’m into KrafTwerk’
  3. Jamie xx – ‘All Under One Roof Raving’
  4. Ambassadeurs – ‘Hide and Seek’
  5. Busdriver – ‘Ego Death’ (feat. Aesop Rock & Danny Brown)
  6. Bishop Nehru – ‘You Stressin’
  7. Sega Bodega – ‘Jansen’
  8. Catching Flies – ‘Stay Forever’ (Live Version)
  9. Floating Points – ‘King Bromeliad’
  10. Woman’s Hour – ‘Conversations’ (Fort Romeau Remix)

Posted on June 27th, 2014


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As the de facto singer on Alexander Nut’s Eglo Records label, Fatima has become the soulful voice of a lot of the label’s output whether it’s on a collab with Funkineven as ‘Phoneline’ or along with producer Floating Points and his ensemble.

The Swedish/London-based singer, whose singing credentials are well established by now, has worked with Dam Funk and Onra and Dorian Concept too so expecting a new-electronic soul record for her long playing debut wouldn’t be unrealistic.

Yellow Memories isn’t exactly that. It leans closer to a beautiful modern soul record than an electronic-lead release but there enough of those kinds of collaborators that give it some of that flavour.

Floating Points provides five of the album’s main productions and rather than offer wholesale beats or off-cuts, the tracks are custom-fitting live rich new-soul arrangements. Opener ‘Do Better’ reveals itself with a gorgeous ’70s NY horn and flute flourish; classic blue-eyed soul orchestration, courtesy of Floating Points ensemble and is a suitable fit for Fatima’s Jill Scott-esque lilt.

Later, ‘Biggest Joke Of All’ has a classic jazz/soul signature sound while things get more late-night for album closer cuts ‘Talk’ and ‘Gave Me My Name’ – a song about Fatima’s estranged father.

The album is a mix of that old-school style and nods to modern U.S. hip-hop Dilla beats as heard on the Oh No produced ‘Technology’ (Oh No is Madlib’s brother), the squelch-funk of ‘Circle’ authored by Computer Jay/Shafiq Husayn and the Kendrick Lamar collaborator Scoop DeVille-assisted ‘Ridin Round (Sky High)’.

Those songs serve the long-player well by offering other angles but it’s perhaps London-based Flako who gets closest to a perfect synergy to Fatima’s honeyed voice (with the exception of the ’70s rolling opener ‘Do Better’). The one two of ‘Family’ and ‘La Neta’ at the centre of the record manages to sound both classic and modern: thanks to some innovative rhythmic touches – ‘Family’ goes into double time handclap sections that lift both the singer and the song; ‘La Neta’ has some synth-soul R&B to its composition driven by a simple bassline that sets off a nice instrumental run.

It’s Fatima Bramme Sey that is topline star of the show though. Her debut album was overdue but the result is one of the best soul records of the year from a singer with range, emotion and access to some of electronic and hip-hop’s best producers.

Listen to the album: Spotify | Bandcamp

Fatima – Yellow Memories tracklisting

1. Do Better – Prod. Floating Points
2. Technology – Prod. Oh No
3. Circle – Prod. Computer Jay ft.
4. Sun, Star, Solar
5. Ridin Round (Sky High) – Prod. Scoop DeVille
6. Family – Prod. Flako
7. La neta – Prod. Flako
8. Biggest Joke Of All – Prod. Floating Points
9. Underwater – Prod. Floating Points
10. Rest In Peace
11. Talk – Prod. Floating Points
12. Gave Me My Name – Prod. Floating Points

Posted on May 28th, 2014


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