Lykke Li has formed a new band with Miike Snow with help from Peter Bjorn and Jeff Bhasker called Liv, which if first track ‘Wings Of Love’ is anything to go by is, pastoral psychedelic folk pop.

The project was started by Snow’s Andrew Wyatt and Li who have been friends since touring a number of years ago.

Li, real name, Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson. directed the band’s first video, NSFW and below.There is a LIV album on the way.

Posted on October 12th, 2016

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played on the most recent show.

Listen: Part One | Part Two.

Part one

Miike Snow – Genghis Khan
Album of the week: Anderson .Paak – Am I Wrong (feat. ScHoolboy Q)
Christine and the Queens – Tilted
Saint Sister – Madrid
Katie Laffan – I Don’t Mind
Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai)
Katharine Philippa – Bieber
202s – Oh My My
White – Living Fiction
Bleeding Heart Pigeons – O Happy Happy Happy
Album of the week: Anderson .Paak – Put Me Thru
Cian Nugent – Lost Your Way

Part two

Daithi – Love on Top feat. Sinead White
XO – Divine Disaster (feat. James Chatburn) V1
Jessy Lanza – It means I love you
Massive Attack – Take It There (feat. Tricky & 3D)
Nzca/lines – Chemical Is Obvious
DBFC – Get it All
Fatima Yamaha – Sooty Shearwater, King Of Migration
Four Tet & Designer – Mothers
Album of the week: Anderson .Paak – Heart Don’t Stand a Chance
KAYTRANADA – Leave Me Alone (feat. Shay Lia)
DJDS – You Don’t Have to Be Alone
Bicep & HammerDahlia

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 January 29th, 2016


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Villains need adversaries, the good guys, to do battle with, in order to give their lives meaning. Light and dark. Yin And yang.

This great new Miike Snow video by Ninian Doff explores that defining relationship by taking it further to showing just how much the villain needs his hero.

Miike Snow’s iii album is out in March. Their previous single ‘Heart Is Full’ received a Run The Jewels remix.

Posted on January 17th, 2016


With between 50-100 promo emails coming through each day, it can be hard to give due coverage to everything I’d like to feature. Here are some songs I’ve been sent which deserve more of your time and mine.

  1. A 19 year-old dude from Indiana named Joseph Denny who makes music under the name of Spirit Spine. He’s got many a blogger watching him already. He took his name from a ’70s documentary about people with severed spinal cords who still feel they can walk. His music is like an amalgamation of Dan Deacon, Panda Bear and Washed Out; playful samples and chambered arrangements that belie his Garageband production methods.

    He’s got a single Crashers (Highs And Lows) out in two weeks on Makemine Records, a 7″ label who has previously released Gold Panda, The Books and Plastic Little . You can get it from Rough Trade. An album Jungle Bridges has been released Stateside and ‘Flashes’ from that is below.

    MP3: Spirit Spine – Crashers Highs and Lows

    MP3: Spirit Spine – No Psychic

    MP3: Spirit Spine – Flashes

  2. (more…)

Posted on February 2nd, 2010


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fuck-buttons-tarot-sport Remember those times when you picked up a music magazine and read a playlist of what the writers were playing in the office that week? Here is my nod to that publication staple. No great fanfare, just ten of the best song around right now I’ve been playing lots of.

Fuck Buttons new’ album Tarot Sport is out now and it’s amazing. If Street Horrrsing was a lethargic rush of euphoria, Tarot Sport is a kick in the balls at a rave at 6am, Full of sounds that would be at home on Aphex Twin’s Druqs. It reminds me more of Holy Fuck in parts too. The 10 minute full version of ‘Surf Solar’ is something else.

Also this week: two of the chart-featuring artists will be playing here soon. Miike Snow is joining Marina and the Diamonds and Digitalism for that Heineken Green Spheres gig in Carlow (more info here) and Ou Est Le Swimming Pool will be joining Annie Mac and Benga on November 12th in The Academy (tickets here).

Nialler9 Weekly Chart

  1. Fuck ButtonsRough SteezTarot Sport
  2. Ellie Goulding – Under the SheetsBuy 7″
  3. Ou Est Le Swimming Pool – Dance The Way I FeeliTunes
  4. Miike SnowBurial (DJ Mehdi remix)
  5. JoggerNapping CaptainThis Great Pressure
  6. (more…)

Posted on October 14th, 2009


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miikesnow I really do hope this song is massive. Then, the world will finally be ready to recognise Phil Collins as a supreme artist who influenced alt-culture and did more for music than merely sing and drum at the same time. A Collins renaissance could make it cool to dress like that bald dude from Lost. Also, it’s the recession and times are tough like the ’80s so we need some exuberant small men to show us how to have a good time.

The dude from Miike Snow knows this impending rebirth is coming and so has tailored his vocals in an ode to the great Philly. ‘Animal’ is somewhere between Vampire Weekend (who they remixed) and Phil Collins and it sounds good. Throw in a dash of Latin rhythm, a blog-friendly remix and you’re onto a winner.

Miike Snow – Animal

Miike Snow – Animal (Crookers remix)

Posted on April 30th, 2009


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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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