After last year’s inaugural Musictown event, the celebration of music talent and culture in the capital of all genres by Dublin City Council is back for ten days from April 6th to 17th this year.

Highlights include:


Purchase Tickets for the Nialler9 BYOB event on April 16th on EventBrite.

Posted on March 7th, 2016


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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played last night:

Listen: Hour One | Hour Two

 Part one

  1. Empress Of – How Do You Do It
  2. TPM  – All The Boys on The Dole
  3. Girls Names – Chrome Rose
  4. Erykah Badu – Hotline Bling
  5. Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ – Lose Control (Radio Edit)
  6. Kisses – A Groove
  7. Katie Laffan – Ego
  8. Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi  – Shapeless
  9. Saint Sister – Blood Moon
  10. Sorcha Richardson – Petrol Station
  11. Mano Le Tough – Empty Early Years and the Seed
  12. Jamie xx SeeSaw –  (featuring Romy)

  Part two

  1. Conor Walsh –  The Front
  2. Låpsley – Burn
  3. John Grant – You & Him
  4. Sales – Renee
  5. Tame Impala – The Less I Know the Better
  6. Kelela – Rewind
  7. Leon Bridges – Better Man
  8. Owiny Sigoma Band  – I Made You / You Made Me
  9. Raury – Forbidden Knowledge (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)
  10. Iglooghost – Gold Coat feat. Cuushe
  11. Wiley & Zomby – Step 2001
  12. Stormzy –  Shut Up
  13. Warriors Of The Dystotheque – Hashtag
  14. Oh Wonder – Landslide
  15. Mac Demarco – The Way You’d Love Her
  16. Majical Cloudz  – Downtown

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 October 16th, 2015


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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played last night:

Listen: Hour One | Hour Two

 Part one

  1. Roosevelt – Night Moves
  2. Neon Indian –  Annie
  3. Roots Manuva –  Don’t Breathe Out
  4. The Drink – No Memory
  5. ODESZA – Light (feat. Little Dragon)
  6. Owensie – Dramamine
  7. Courtney Barnett – Depreston
  8. Saint Sister –  Madrid
  9. Daughter – Doing the Right Thing
  10. #tbt: Chromeo – Hot Mess Ft Elly Jackson
  11. Hot Chip – Huarache Lights (Soulwax Remix)
  12. Evvol – Your Love

  Part two

  1. Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ – Lose Control
  2. Rejjie Snow –  Blakkstskn feat Rae Morris (prod. Kaytranada)
  3. Run The Jewels – Rubble Kings (Dynamite On The Street)
  4. Seven Davis Jr – Good Vibes feat. Julio Bashmore
  5. Neneh Cherry & The Circuit – Dead Come Alive
  6. Floating Points – Nespole
  7. Murlo – Moodswung
  8. FKA twigs – Hide
  9. Kelela – Rewind
  10. Arca – Soichiro
  11. IYVES – Wilinout
  12. Ficci – lost
  13. New Order – Plastic
  14. Joanna Newsom – Leaving the City

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 October 9th, 2015


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Friday sees the release of Trevor Jackson Presents: Science Fiction Dancehall Classics on On-U Sound records. The compilation features classics, unreleased and rare drum-machine-featuring early 80s’ electronic tracks by producer Adrian Sherwood from the On-U Sound vaults chosen by DJ and A/V artist Trevor Jackson including 20 tracks on 3 LPS (with 7 extra on the CD) from Shara Nelson (Massive Attack), Playgroup, Atmosfear, New Age Steppers, Dub Syndicate among others.

Included is ‘Dead Come Alive’, a previously unreleased Neneh Cherry and The Circuit track from 1983 which typifies the early ’80s drum-machine electronic sound.

Adrian Sherwood on ‘Dead Come Alive’ :

“This is one of the first tunes I did with a drum machine, working with Steve Beresford. I think it was a LinnDrum, which they’d just got in at Berry Street studios in ‘83; they were really expensive at the time.

I met Neneh in 1979 because the band I was working with, Creation Rebel, got invited on this ‘Simply What’s Happening’ tour, which was pretty groundbreaking in the way it mixed up different styles of music. It was Don Cherry, Happy House (Lou Reed’s backing band at the time), The Slits, and Prince Hammer. After that me and Neneh ended up squatting a place together in Battersea in 1980, and we’re still friends to this day.”

Posted on October 1st, 2015

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Bodytonic and Hidden Agenda just threw a spanner in the works for your August bank holiday plans with the reveal of The BeatYard happening in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on August 1st and 2nd.

Music guests include:

Sister Sledge, Lindstrom, Four Tet, Neneh Cherry, Madlib, I Am The Cosmos, Public Service Broadcasting, Barrington Levy, Horse Meat Disco, Midnight Magic, Embrz, RiZA, Craig Charles, DJ Marky, Telephones, Optimo vs. Eamon Harkin (Mister Saturday Night), Sim Simma and more.

There are also a whole lot of food and drink options like 3FE Barista Jam, Big Blue Bus, Teddy’s ice Cream (naturally), Angel Churros, Staple Foods, Suhas Falafel, Brewtonic Beer Hall and Wine-yl Ville.

There’s also Graffiti, The Gamesyard with The Back R.A.G.E and Pinball Parlour; Dub City Sneaks (Dublin’s first sneaker fair), vinyl records, crazy golf and more.

Looks ridiculous.

Early bird tickets are €49+ on sale for the weekend or €29+ per day.

Posted on May 28th, 2015


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After last year’s GIF marathon, we returned to Stradbally this year with the intention of more GIF action. As captured by Killian Broderick and turned into GIFs by me, this is a selection of what went down at Electric Picnic in moving form featuring St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, Outkast, Beck, Sleep Thieves, Portishead, Glass Animals, Girl Band, Clu, Neneh Cherry, Le Galaxie and a lot of festival randomness.

St. Vincent

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Foals crowd


Kelis dances during ‘Trick Me’


How to dance to Mogwai




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Posted on September 4th, 2014


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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


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

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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.

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  • Fitz & The Tantrums @ The Academy (€26)
    [Rock] LA soul-rock six-piece.
  • John Grant, Samaris @ Olympia (SOLD OUT)
    [Good music] The big bear tells stories of heartbreak, hating someone and being yourself. 

Posted on February 24th, 2014


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Neneh Cherry will play a rare Irish show next month with Rocketnumber9 in Twisted Pepper courtesy of Bodytonic on Friday February 28th. It’s an early show and tickets are €18 (€17 for members) from Bodytonic, Ticketmaster &

Cherry’s new album Blank Project was produced by Four Tet, is her first in 16 and is released the same week as this gig.

Posted on January 31st, 2014



Woah. This is something. Four Tet teeming up with Neneh Cherry already happened on a remix of a track from the singer’s The Cherry Thing and I know Four Tet likes his old-school rap so the presence of The Jungle Brothers’ Afrika Baby Bam is explainable too. ‘Nina’ has an old-school vibe too: of ’70s revolutionary black music, of political poet/musicians like Gil Scott Heron, of ’90s rap like Bahamadia. Four Tet provides the African drum engine for this warm and positive song. There are more collabs like this on the way it seems. No release info as yet.

Posted on April 16th, 2013

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Four Tet

While you were enjoying your weekend (like me at Camden Crawl Dublin), you may have missed a couple of Four Tet related things. Firstly, a new 12″ single will be released on Kieran Hebden’s own TEXT label with the exploratory twinkle of A-side ‘Jupiters’ leading the way before B-side ‘Ocoras’ goes for a more hypnotic dancefloor rapture. My personal favourite of the two.


Posted on May 14th, 2012


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