With 25-dates coming up in Ireland and the UK, their largest tour in this part of the world in 25 years, Kraftwerk will release a special 3-D version of their albums on May 26th.

We know they’ve been doing 3D shows as they did at Longitude a couple of years back but what makes these releases 3D in this context?

Kraftwerk 3-D The Catalogue is a 3-D audio/video documentary of the Kraftwerk 3-D multi-media art performances in the leading museums of the world. It features 8 classic Kraftwerk albums in chronological order: Autobahn (1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981), Techno Pop (1986), The Mix (1991) & Tour De France (2003) – filmed and recorded between 2012 and 2016 on the band’s 3-D World Tour. The locations include MoMA (New York), The Tate Modern Turbine Hall (London), Akasaka Blitz (Tokyo), Opera House (Sydney), Norske Opera (Oslo), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris) and Neue National Galerie (Berlin). These 3-D multi-media performances have been met with universal acclaim from both music critics and art/culture curators, rightfully recognised as complete works of audio-visual art.

Kraftwerk live now is Ralf Hütter, Henning Schmitz, Fritz Hilpert, Falk Grieffenhagen.

The new releases uss “high definition 3-D with Dolby Atmos surround sound and presented to the technological and audio standards one would associate and indeed come to expect from the pioneering Germans led by founder Ralf Hütter. For the very first time, every Kraftwerk fan can now experience a “Gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art” in the comfort of their own home.”

Kraftwerk 3-D The Catalogue is released across a number of formats including: Blu-Ray, DVD, Vinyl, CD and Download. Special editions include a 236 page hardback art book of imagery from the tour and ther releases are deluxe vinyl box sets.


Fri 02 June 17 Dublin, Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Sat 03 June 17 Dublin, Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Sun 04 June 17 Belfast, Waterfront Hall
Tue 06 June 17 Oxford, New Theatre
Wed 07 June 17 Brighton, Centre
Fri 09 June 17 Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Sat 10 June 17 Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Sun 11 June 17 Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
Tue 13 June 17 Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Wed 14 June 17 Gateshead, The Sage
Thu 15 June 17 Sheffield, City Hall
Sat 17 June 17 Bristol, Colston Hall
Sun 18 June 17 Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Mon 19 June 17 Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Wed 21 June 17 London, Royal Albert Hall
Thu 22 June 17 London, Royal Albert Hall
Fri 23 June 17 London, Royal Albert Hall

My first post on Nialler9 was about Kraftwerk.

Posted on April 21st, 2017


A Reddit user has uncovered a potential tracklisting for new The xx album through Shazam. The band are on Annie Mac’s radio show on BBC Radio One tonight.

Martin Shkreli Premieres Unreleased Wu-Tang Clan Music After Trump Win

How Music Works this week: Back to the Temple: Johnny Moy on the golden years of Irish club culture

Kraftwerk Buenos Aires show reportedly cancelled due to city ban on events with “synthesizers or samplers”

The A Tribe Called Quest tracklist for new album We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service is here. André 3000, Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, Busta Rhymes, and Consequence are among the guests. The group are on SNL this weekend which is hosted by Dave Chapelle.

Dublin music blogger Shrem’s been counting down his 100 favourite disco tracks of all-time.

Run The Jewels released a new song ‘2100’ featuring Boots in the aftermath of Trump’s victory to be President noting:

For our friends. For our family. For everyone who is hurting or scared right now. Here is a song we wrote months ago. We weren’t planning on releasing it yet but… well it feels right, now. It’s about fear and its about love and its about wanting more for all of us. It’s called 2100. We hope it finds you well.

Killer Mike was a very vocal Bernie Sanders supporter and last week, he urged people not to vote unless certain demands were met which he then clarified. In an interview yesterday Mike said: “I think poor people got angry, and I think there just happen to be, by this country, more poor angry white people.”

Hud Mo released more music from his Ded Sec – Watch Dogs 2 video game soundtrack:

Posted on November 10th, 2016

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The Kraftwerk documentary Pop Art screened on BBC4 in the last few days and while it’s not the definitive story of the band itself (it doesn’t really cover a lot of things about cycling, personnel changes or technology to name a few things), it does look at the influence of the German electronic masters on music and the modern world with contributions from Derrick May, Paul Morley, Can founder Holger Czukay, Kraftwerk remixer Francois K and also includes footage from the band’s 3D shows in the Tate Modern in 2013.

Fun fact: Kraftwerk were the first band I wrote about here back in 2005!

Posted on February 3rd, 2015


If you’re looking for tickets to sold out Dublin gigs try #ticketfairy on Twitter.

Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon

Ticket freebies this week:

How to enter – 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.

Tuesday March 4th

  • The Head and The Heart @ Whelan’s (SOLD OUT)
    [Folk] Seattle Band. Support Paul Thomas Sanders.
  • Picturehouse @ The Sugar Club (€12.50)
    [Pop] Elder ‘Sunburst’ Irish band back releasing records.
  • Rufus Wainwright @ Vicar Street (€44.05)
    [Songwriter] Best of show.

Wednesday March 5th

Thursday March 6th

Friday March 7th

Saturday March 8th

Sunday March 9th

  • MURO Mini-Fest  @ The Generator, Smithfield (Free, Noon – Midnight)
    [DJs]Market, swap shop, workshops, live music (Jetsetter, Twin Headed Wolf), short films.
  • 12 Sundays: Space Dimension Controller @ The Bernard Shaw (Free, 8pm)
    [DJ] The interplanetary Belfast superfreak
  • Beyoncé @ The O2 (€82 – €100 with fees)
    [Pop] The Mrs. Carter World Tour. She might be Queen Bee but those tickets are expensive. Plays 8th, 9th, 11th.

Monday March 10th

Posted on March 4th, 2014


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Longitude Festival’s lineup is pretty close in taste to the music featured regularly on this blog so with that in mind, here’s five of my must-see recommendations per day for the Marlay Park festival. There’s also a Spotify playlist of Longitude artists at the end of the post along with the site map and time table.

See you at my Longitude DJ set at 3:30pm on Sunday at the Red Bull Music Academy stage and later on that night at the Afterparty in The Academy. Check out the stage times for the weekend.

All bands & a Spotify playlist →

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Posted on July 17th, 2013

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MCD today have announced the lineup to their new July festival in Marlay Park on the outskirts of Dublin from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st  of July. The crossover festival to the UK Latitude festival the debut lineup features:

Kraftwerk (3D set), Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Foals, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Villagers, Hot Chip, Modest Mouse, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Jake Bugg, SBTRKT DJ set, Paul Kalkbrenner, Mark Lanegan, Local Natives, Django Django, Jessie Ware, Alunageorge, Flume, The Cast Of Cheers, Trentemøller, Kodaline, Mmoths, Tom Odell, Young Wonder, MØ, Mikhael Paskalev, S O H N, Petite Noir, Half Moon Run, Vondelpark and Stealing Sheep.

Phoenix are playing Friday, Vampire Weekend on Saturday and Kraftwerk are headlining Sunday. Super excited about Kraftwerk!


Early Bird weekend tickets (Fri, Sat, Sun) are priced €129.50 plus fees. Early Bird day tickets are priced €44.50 plus fee. Tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster and outlets from 9am on Monday 4th March. Early bird offer expires on April 7th.

Weekend tickets €149.50 / Day tickets €54.50 plus fees after April 7th. April 8th will see a further announcement.

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Posted on February 27th, 2013


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DJ Food continues his pretty ADDHD excursions in tribute to electronic pioneers Kraftwerk. Six Seven volumes of Kraftwerk related covers and inspirations in seven volumes are up on Soundcloud. It’s a lot to get through but with covers from The Divine Comedy, Trouble Funk, Senor Coconut, Rammstein, Souxsie & the Banshees interlaced with interview audio all appearing in Volume 1 alone, this might just be the perfect summer sunshine listening.

Kraftwerk Kover Kollection Vol.1

Listen to all six volumes of Kraftwerk covers…→

Posted on March 27th, 2012



For my 2000th post, I bring news that Nialler9 has been inducted into a 25-strong global blog collective called Strangers in Stereo. The site serves as the main hub with syndicated post per week per blog, original editorial and the nowplaying weekly feature.

The collective launched in March with a SXSW showcase. A kind intro post to Nialler9 is here. Looking forward to getting involved.

Say hello to all the members who include Cream Team, The Blue Walrus, Sheena Beaston, We All Want Someone To Shout For, Tastes Like Caramel, The Culture of Me, First Up!, The Music Ninja, One Thirty BPM, Yours Truly and Pretty Much Amazing amongst others.

Check out SiS and add them on Twitter

Here’s a timely song from the band featured in my first ever post, Kraftwerk.

Kraftwerk – Tour de France Etape 2

Posted on July 19th, 2010



This is an amazing and trippy 11 minute music video short film (in two parts) made by Roger Mainwood for Kraftwerk’s ‘Autobahn’ in 1979.

An interview with the maker here.

I remember wanting to specifically not have conventional cars in the film. I wanted a sense of a repetitive journey, and alienation, which I took to be what the music was about,…………hence the solitary futuristic figure, protected by large goggles, moving through and trying to connect with the journey he is taking. The automobile “monsters” are deliberately threatening ( I have never been a big fan of cars or motorways ! ) and when our “hero” tries to make human contact (with different coloured clones of himself) he can never do it. In the end he realises he is making the repetitive and circular journey alone but strides forward purposefully at the end as he did in the beginning .

Part two after the jump.

Posted on March 4th, 2009



So the move from Lugalla, Wicklow to the more central location of Royal Hospital Grounds in Kilmainham mattered little on the day as the music was taking place in a large tent. It would have been nice to be surrounded by mountains but I’ll gladly trade the setting for the sunny weather we got yesterday. The actual site was a little small and like a cramped Electric Picnic which lasted for a long afternoon and evening complete with flags and a small massage area. One bar for 5000 people? Hmmmm.

The Jimmy Cake and Soulwax were both good but it was all about Kraftwerk who were fun, fun, fun but in a tightly controlled and very German way. 2 hours of music non-stop. The setup is impressive. Five projectors were utilised to show their unique visuals which is a huge selling point for me. Imagine the same show without them? Occasionally you still wonder what exactly the four of them are doing on that stage (their line-up was without Florian on this occasion, instead replaced by a Kling Klang studio technician) and I’d love to know exactly but they’re still totally iconic and relevant. Before their mechanical versions were brought out for ‘The Robots’ there was a humourous minute where the curtain wouldn’t close over. Epic curtain fail. Similiar setlist to Minimum Maximum with some other tunes thrown into a different order. I loved it. Oh yeh, where did DJ Mehdi play? I missed him somehow.

Show Intro

The Robots

Posted on September 14th, 2008


For the last four or five months, I’ve been listening to some great music, but in terms of live performance, Kraftwerk’s Minimum Maximum is the best live album i’ve ever heard (although it may not actually be live). The enormity and intensity of the sound is something you would expect from a band consistently hailed in the music press and media as the ‘electronic godfathers’. While this maybe be true, it is also a fucking cool album to get lost in, and after experiencing them live myself at Electric Picnic, i can attest to that.
Kraftwerk are releasing a 2-disc live DVD of Minimum Maximum on the 5th of December in case you’re interested.

Here is the full video concert:

Posted on November 11th, 2005