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…

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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 18

  • Chet Faker @ The Academy (SOLD OUT)
    [Beard pop] Aussie R&B electronics.

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Wednesday November 19


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Sunday November 23

  • Smithfield Market Fair @ The Generator (Free,  All-day)
    [Market]Comedy, live bands, DJs and stalls.
  • SODA: Shane Mannion @The Bernard Shaw (Free)
    [All day hangout] 6hr Set from the Poho Bodytonic man.
  • Chevron Lives @ The Sugar Club (€12)
    [celebration] A night in honour of Phil Chevron.
  • Pyg Sundays @ Pygmalion (€5, 9pm)
    [DJs] Ray Mang and Colin Perkins
  • Forza Italo with Chrissy, DJ Benetti @ The Odessa Club (€5/€7, 7pm)
    [Italo/electro/industrial]  Planet Mu,’s Chrissy Murderbot, Coca Dis Italo DJ and more

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Posted on November 18th, 2014

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After her return with two killer tracks ‘Let Me Down Gently’ and ‘Uptight Downtown’, La Roux has announced her first show in Ireland in a while with a gig in the Academy in Dublin on Thursday November 20th this year.

Tickets are €21 plus fee on sale tomorrow at 9am but I have the first pair of tickets to giveaway to the show and will give them away today before the tickets go on sale.

All you have to do is join the competition by the widget below.

Win tickets to La Roux

Posted on June 3rd, 2014



Elly Jackson came back to music as La Roux with ‘Let Me Down Gently’, a track from her first album in five years (without partner Ben Langmaid who she no longer speaks to). Here we have the single proper from the album Trouble In Paradise.

‘Uptight Downtown’ has a Talking Heads-style guitar chug to it, or a Bowie ‘Let’s Dance’ vibe to its shimmer. It’s certainly a more obvious radio pop song in its light-hearted brevity than ‘Let Me Down Gently’. The album is released on July 4th.

Video for ‘Let Me Down Gently’:

Posted on May 28th, 2014


Tracks of the Week playlist

1. La Roux – ‘Let Me Down Gently’

After five years, Elly Jackson returns with some synth-pop atmospherics that references her old sound but moves it on. It looks like producer partner Ben Langsmaid is not involved in new album Trouble In Paradise, though that’s still unconfirmed.

2. Sleep Thieves – ‘You Want The Night’

Night-time dusky electro from the Thieves’ forthcoming second album.


The growing confidence of Chris Hanna and Gemma Dunleavy, the Irish electronic pairing is evident on this new track.

4. Leikeli47 – ‘F*ck the Summer Up’

Brooklyn rapper expresses her interest in messing up the season. It’s our new mantra. Thanks Jess for the tip.

5. Princess Nokia’s ‘Cybiko’

A highlight from Wavvy Spice’s new album Metallic Butterfly as heard on Vice.

6. Elastic Sleep – ‘Leave You’

Shoegazing throwback gorgeousness from the Cork five-piece. They play Bello Bar tomorrow.

7. Le Galaxie – ‘Humanise’ (The Japanese Popstars Remix)

A Chemical Brothers-style 8-minute big remix of a song we haven’t heard yet, Le Galaxie’s new single.

8. Lana Del Rey – ‘West Coast’ (Four Tet Remix)

“Del Rey, who on the original sounds in control and sultry, sounds frustrated and full of longing thanks to Hebden’s emphasis on percussive tautness.”

9. BadbadNotGood – ‘Can’t Leave The Night’

A highlight from the Canadian modern hip-hop-influenced third album. They play Galway, Cork and Dublin next week.

10. Werkha – ‘Sidesteppin’ (feat. Bryony Jarman-Pinto)

A Manchester producer who recently supported Chet Faker and who has featured on Giles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers. This is from his latest EP Beacons. Thanks to Peter for the tip on this one.

Posted on May 16th, 2014


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It’s been FIVE YEARS since La Roux released her Bulletproof debut album. ‘In For The Kill’ and particularly its Skream remix dominated the summer (at least my summer) and La Roux’s eighties synth-pop was a few years ahead of the trend, and much more on-point in terms of production in sounds of that era.

So a return to new music when your music so closely conjured up the spirit of another era, a long time later, is a tricky one to navigate. But La Roux, on new song ‘Let Me Down Gently’ manages to leave her past behind without leaving the past behind.

It’s an effortlessly cool pop song, drawing on synth sound and production of the eighties era (with a bit of in-vogue sax) and slow-build towards a funky-bass crescendo. It’s Elly Jackson’s vocals that stand out ultimately, an indication that the singer will able to adapt and change her sound for a new time.

“I hope it doesn’t seem like I’m young, foolish and green. Let me in for a minute, you’re not my life – but I want you in it.”

La Roux’s second album Trouble In Paradise is out in July on Cherrytree/Interscope Records. Chilly Gonzales features on two tracks of the nine below and Jackson played and provided vocals on most of it as well as co-produced it with Ian Sherwin.

Trouble In Paradise” tracklist:

1. Uptight Downtown
2. Kiss and Not Tell
3. Cruel Sexuality
4. Paradise Is You
5. Sexotheque
6. Tropical Chancer
7. Silent Partner
8. Let Me Down Gently
9. The Feeling

Posted on May 13th, 2014


Diplo & Switch put this mixtape together for La Roux while working on new material in Jamaica.

Free download from Mad Decent or more reliably zShare.

1. Bulletproof (Nacey Remix ft. Matt Hemerlein)
2. Colourless Artibella
3. I’m Not Your Lemonade + Heroes ‘N‘ Villains Remix ft. Gucci Mane
4. Independent Kill ft. Candi Redd
5. Keep It Fascinating
6. Magic (Falling Soldiers Dub)
7. In 4 The Kill Pon De Skream
8. Houstatlantavegas Pains ft Drake
9. Tigerlily (DYWHAP Blend) ft. Rusko
10. Can’t Stop Now (Armor Love Remix)
11. Quicksand (Mad Decent 2010 Rerub) ft. Amanda Blank
12. Cover My Eyes (Costra Nostra Edit)
13. I Said It (Major Lazer Dubplate) ft. Opal
14. Hold Yuh (Double Dubplate) ft. Gyptian

Posted on May 26th, 2010

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anniemac A list of events taking place over the next seven days in Dublin.

Tuesday 10th Nov
Damien Jurado @ Whelan’s (€20)
Wednesday 11th Nov
Marina and the Diamonds @ The Academy, Dublin (€14.80)
Shred Yr Face tour: Cave Singers, Woods, Espers @ Crawdaddy, Dublin (€18)
Mark Eitzel @ The Village (€20)
Yellowman, Worries International @ The Button Factory (€16)
Thursday 12th Nov
The Once A Month Club: Henrietta Game, Planet Parade, Dirty 9s @ Academy 2 (€5)
The !K Club with Safetyboy, Gon, Ryan Kavanagh & !Kaboogie DJs @ Thomas House (FREE, 8.30pm)
La Roux @ The Academy, Dublin (€17.50)
Annie Mac, Benga, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool @ The Academy (late show, €25.50)
Soundcheck @ Spy (Free before 11pm, €5 after
Jinx Lennon, Christy Moore, Captain Moonlight @ The Sugar Club (€12) (more…)

Posted on November 9th, 2009


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rainmachine Remember those times when you picked up a music magazine or a weekly music paper and read a playlist of what that publication’s writers were playing in the office that week? There was power in those playlist charts.

Here is my nod to that staple. No great fanfare, just ten of the best song around right now I’ve been playing lots of.

  1. Neon Indian – Deadbeat Summer
  2. The Drums – Let’s Go Surfing
  3. Rain Machine (Kyp of TV On The Radio) – Give Blood
  4. The Big PinkDominos
  5. Florence and the Machine – Drumming Song (Boy 8-Bit remix)

  6. (more…)

Posted on August 18th, 2009


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friendly fires Tomorrow (Tuesday) sees the announcement of the shortlist for the 2009 Mercury Music Prize and the BBC Music Blog have asked various blogs (myself included) to give their thoughts on a possible shortlist. The Mercury Prize is awarded to albums of any genre, with the only key entry condition being that they had a UK/Ireland release between July 15 2008 and July 13 2009 (full rules here). Where possible, I’ve linked the album name to the Spotify page so you can listen yourself. So let’s start building my list: (more…)

Posted on July 20th, 2009


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judeestill Remember those archaic days when you picked up a magazine or newspaper and saw a playlist of what people were into that week. There is power in those subjective charts. No great fanfare or descriptions just ten of the best song around right now you should know or you might already know.

  1. Ellie GouldingStarry Eyed (Jakwob remix)
  2. Little GirlsTambourineTambourine EP (Paper Bag Records)
  3. Major LazerPon De FloorGun’s Don’t Kill People Lazers Do (Downtown)
  4. Skream & BengaTrapped in a Dark Bubble12″ (Techtonic)
  5. Daniel Rossen (of Grizzly Bear) WaterfallCrayon Angel – A Tribute to Judee Sill (American Dust)

See the full chart >>

Posted on June 30th, 2009


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I’ve heard some lukewarm reaction to this song around the place but if this is pop music, then welcome the fuck back pop. I do think the video distracts slightly from the awesomeness of the song. Stuck on repeat.

There’s a cool Zinc remix of the tune floating around at the moment too. Don’t think it’s approved to post but there’s an external stream after the jump. (more…)

Posted on May 12th, 2009



Hey folks – Aoife here again. As I type, it’s late Sunday night/early Monday morning and Niall is running around the flat packing for SXSW. Bless him, he’s been RSVPing to parties all weekend. My heart bleeds for him, it really does.

After a bit of a delay, our March podcast is ready. Hope you enjoy it.

Podcast #24 -Tracklisting

  1. Marina and The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road
  2. Flying Lotus – Tea Leaf Dancer (Low Limit Remix)
  3. Elliot Lipp – 10-Beam Rider (Peace Love Weed 3D)
  4. thecocknbullkid – I’m Not Sorry
  5. La Roux – In For The Kill (Skream Remix)
  6. Dj Signify – Low Tide featuring Aesop Rock (Of Cities)
  7. Mount Kimbie – Maybes (Maybes EP)
  8. Faunts – Feel.Love.Thinking.Of. (Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.)
  9. Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Air France remix)
  10. Tunng – Take (Good Arrows)
  11. Vampire Weekend The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance (Miike Snow remix)

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Nialler9 Podcast #24

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Posted on March 16th, 2009


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