The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour.

Last night’s show was an Electric Picnic special show.


Listen: Hour One

  1. Jungle  – ‘Busy Earnin’
  2. Flume –  ‘Holdin On’
  3. Sohn –  ‘Artifice’
  4. Foals –  ‘My Number’
  5. St. Vincent –  ‘Digital Witness’
  6. SBTRKT  – ‘New Dorp. New York’ (feat. Ezra Koenig)
  7. Outkast with Erykah Badu  – ‘Humble Mumble’ (with Erykah Badu)
  8. Kelis  – ‘Millionaire’ ft. Andre 3000
  9. Twin Shadow  – ‘Old Love / New Love’
  10. Glass Animals  – ‘Black Mambo’
  11. Portishead – ‘All Mine’
  12. The Academic –  ‘Bear Claws’
  13. Woman’s Hour – ‘Conversations’
  14. London Grammar  – ‘Metal & Dust’


Listen: Hour Two

  1. Beck –  ‘Mixed Bizness’
  2. Le Galaxie  – ‘Humanise’
  3. Tune-Yards  – ‘Bizness’
  4. Kate Boy – ‘Self Control’
  5. Kaytranada –  ‘Leave Me Alone’ (feat. Shay Lia)
  6. Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘Luna’
  7. Metronomy –  ‘Love Letters’
  8. John Wizards –  ‘Lusaka By Night’
  9. White Denim  – ‘Pretty Green’
  10. Young Fathers –  ‘Get Up’
  11. FKA twigs –  ‘Numbers’
  12. Neneh Cherry –  ‘Buffalo Stance’
  13. Chic – ‘Good Times’
  14. TR One  – ‘Bombay’

Posted on August 29th, 2014


Artists: , , , , , , ,

More Electric Picnic coverage including stage times and more info.

1. Glass Animals

Sunday, Body & Soul main stage, 10:30pm

One of my favourite new bands of the year. I first encountered the Oxford band at SXSW and they were an impressive live act. Since then, their ZABA album has established them as purveyors of quality ambient indie R&B.

More reading: Album review: ZABA.

2. FKA Twigs

Hypnotic and hyper-visual electronic R&B music made by Londoner Tahliah Barnett, a dancer and young ambitious artist. Her debut album LP1 is an intimate, lustful and personal portrait and live, she picks up a microphone like few others.

More reading: Album of the week post.

3. Jungle


Nostalgically-charged sunshine soul from two English dudes. ‘Busy Earnin’ is one of the songs of the year, obviously.

4. I Have A Tribe


Sunday, Body & Soul main stage, 7:15pm

A member of other bands including Slow Skies, Patrick O’Laoghaire’s debut solo EP showcases an artist at home between balladeering and experimental sounds who has the song always in mind.

5. Kaytranada



One of the most prolific and promising electronic producers around, his remixes for AlunaGeorge, Disclosure and Janet Jackson are certified funky floorfillers and his original material shows off a finger-snapping, head-nodding R&B and hip-hop influence. He’s recently signed to XL too.

More reading: Download a ZIP file of Kaytranada originals, remixes and edits.

Pages: 1 2 3

Posted on August 26th, 2014


Artists: , , , , , , , , , ,

Electric Picnic has announced their first names for 2014 and it is impressive. Hitting Stradbally this year from Friday 29th – Sunday 31st August 2014 is Outkast! for starters plus:

Portishead, Outkast, Beck, Foals, Pet Shop Boys, Paolo Nutini, Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers, Lily Allen, St. Vincent, Simple Minds, London Grammar, Metronomy, Slowdive, Laura Mvula, Annie Mac,Flume, The Stranglers, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Blades, The Wailers, Omar Souleyman, White Denim, Temples, Sohn, Jungle, Fka Twigs, Bicep, Kaytranada, John Wizards


Tickets on sale today (Wednesday 19th March) at 7pm and discounts are available to previous festival goers:

Between March 19th – April 18th
€154.50 if you can prove you’ve been to 3 or more Picnics
€174.50 if you can prove you’ve been to the Picnic once/twice before
€194.50 if you haven’t been before
Family Weekend Camping ticket as above (2 kids U12 permitted per adult FOC)
Sunday Day Tickets; €90 (No camping permitted)

April 19th – July 4th midnight
€194.50 weekend tickets

After July 4th midnight
€229.50 weekend tickets [price remains the same as 2013]

Here’s a video by Little Beast of last year:


Posted on March 19th, 2014


Artists: , , , , ,

Just in time for the end of the year, the 44th Nialler9 podcast features great tracks that didn’t make my top 50 albums or top 100 songs list that deserved a bit more love. 14 tracks and 70 minutes in total with me babbling in between. Enjoy.

Podcast #44 Track list

  1. !!! – ‘Slyd’ – Thriller (Warp)
  2. Roosevelt – ‘Montreal’ – EP (Greco-Roman)
  3. Con Vos – ‘Central Park’  – Cocoon Bloom EP
  4. James Holden – ‘Renata’ – The Inheritors (Border Community)
  5. Wave Racer – ‘Rock U Tonite’
  6. Jessy Lanza – ‘Keep Moving’ – Pull My Hair Back (Hyperdub)
  7. Glasser – ‘Keam’s Theme’ – Interiors (Matador)
  8. DJ Koze – ‘My Plans’ feat. Matthew Dear – Amygdala (Pampa)
  9. Lapalux – ‘Guuurl’ – Nostalchic (Brainfeeder)
  10. Forest Swords – ‘Thor’s Stone’ – Engravings (Tri Angle)
  11. Chance The Rapper – ‘Cocoa Butter Kisses’ – Acid Rap mixtape
  12. John Wizards – ‘Lukasa By NightJohn Wizards (Planet Mu)
  13. Wampire – ‘The Hearse’ – Curiosity – (Polyvinyl)
  14. MONEY – ‘So Long (God Is Dead’) – The Shadow of Heaven (Bella Union)

MP3: Nialler9 Podcast #44


Posted on December 24th, 2013

Artists: , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Ellery James Roberts

The former WU LYF singer’s howl is as raspy as ever on ‘Kerou’s Lament’, his first solo track which samples Lil B and brings a life-affirming vibe with those big orchestral sounds.

“to the powers of old/
to the powers that be/
you have fucked up this world/
but you wont fuck with me”

All new artists/music →

Posted on July 8th, 2013

Artists: , , , , ,