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Tei Shi – ‘Justify’

From Valerie Teicher’s Friday album release Crawl Space is a minimally-lit bass and vocal track that swings with R&B and electronic verve AND sounds like Prince.

As Teicher says “Justify is a kind of protest song against the way in which we are categorized or judged by others based off of very superficial or one dimensional standards. It came from a place of rebellion against the insecurities and pressures that come into play when you put yourself in a position to be defined by another. For me the song is a challenge against that musically and emotionally.”


Aldous Harding feat. Perfume Genius – ‘Imagining My Man’

Like the previously featured ‘Horizon’ from the New Zealand singer-songwriter, ‘Imagining My Man’ from her 4AD debut John Parish-produced Party (Mat 17th) is a subtle and intense torch song and features Perfume Genius’s Mike Hadreas (even subtler). Angel Olsen and Julia Holter would be close references to the sound made here. Aldous Harding is increasingly sounding like a trailblazing artist.


Search Party Animal – ‘Evergreen’

The band formerly known as Bagels, have made a significant move up with their new single under new name Search Party Animal. It’s still very early days but this is a step in a direction that marks them apart.


Wastee – ‘Candy’

Diolmhain Ingram Roche has been making a name for himself as Wastefellow but Wastee is a more club-orientated sound that draws from drum and bass, post-dub and synth electronica. ‘Candy’ is the project’s first single, a wavey squiggly song of deep bass proportions and digital styles. An EP is coming on the LyxLiv label.


All We Are – ‘Burn It All Out’

All We Are’s debut album for Domino brought an Irishman, a Norwegian and a Brazilian together to make slinky harmony-filled guitar pop music. ‘Burn It All Out’ is a departure from that sound, a more intense and layered suggestion that album #2 is going to be quite different despite the sweetness inherent on the song. it features production by Kwes.


Soulwax – ‘Is It Always Binary’

I’m a sucker for dry disco drums and not many people do that better (other than close cohorts DFA) than Soulwax. From DeeWee is their new album all recorded in one-take in their Belgian studio and ‘Is It All Binary’ features the work of two drummers including Iggor Cavalera and features the Soulwax the headspinning synth trademark like their brilliant release Nite Versions.


Cinema feat. Chris Leech – ‘Floating’

Kildare producer Peter Fleming aka Cinema released an under the radar electronic album A Night Train To Budapest last year that was bright, Balearic and luminescent.

‘Floating’ is his first new song since all that activity and it’s a natural departure from the LP. Featuring vocals from Le Boom’s Christy Leech and production by Ruairi Bantum, ‘Floating’ has a focused electronic sound that sounds more contemporary but hasn’t lost that spacious disco chug that makes the music under the Cinema moniker swing.

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Posted on March 29th, 2017

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Argentinian-born NYC-based singer Valerie Teicher aka Tei Shi was an artist with some momentum a few years ago until she appeared to fall off the face of the earth.

But as often happens, she was probably off having the funs somewhere (or having extreme anxiety attacks).

Now, her brand of noir-pop is back front and centre with Crawl Space, a debut album out on Polydor on March 31st an trailed with ‘Keep Running’, a song that’s a brighter and poppier than her earlier work. Nice stuff.

Check out this song, and more in Nialler9’s New Music Spotify playlist.

Posted on January 27th, 2017


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1. Nicolas Jaar

The Undergrowth Stage: 8:45pm – 10:45pm

As part of Darkside, the young Chilean American experimental musician Nico Jar ramped up the spectacle but kept the music on the experimental side. His solo works shares that project’s ambient electronic style and Jaar gives the sense he’s always searching for more in himself. His latest release is Nymphs II, which shows where he’s at now – it’s heady experimental electronic compositions for feet and heads.

2. Tei Shi

Somewhere Else Stage: 8pm – 8:45pm

Probably the one true American buzz band of the festival, Tei Shi is the name chosen by Argentinian-born NYC-based Glass Animals collaborator Valerie Teicher whose music moves between siren synth pop and gentle harmonic pop.

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Posted on May 27th, 2015


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This week was the first of 2015 which a tidal wave of new music washed over me in a big surge. With SXSW out of the way, many artists began to set out their stall for the coming year who hadn’t already.

So we had two great new tracks from Jamie xx, a near-11 minute triptych song from Belfast’s Girls Names inspired by the Group Zero art movement, an impressive track from Matador’s new signing Haelos, new Irish music from Fight Like Apes, Little xs for eyes, Lakker, Roisin Murphy, Spies and Rusangano Family.

SXSW was buzzing for Shamir who dropped his fun track ‘Call it Off’ and Tei Shi capitalised on her appearances there with ‘Go Slow’.

There’s also brand new Hudson Mohawke, Teleman and Florence + The Machine. It was at times, an overwhelming music week. Here’s my way of digesting the best of it – a playlist. That’s not all of it nor does it include albums.

Like your new music on Spotify instead? Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. Updated weekly.

Posted on March 27th, 2015

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Argentinian-born NYC-based singer Valerie Teicher aka Tei-Shi has given us two great intro tracks to her atmospheric electronic pop music in ‘Bassically’ and ‘See Me’ and the former now has a revolutionary music video by Nicolas Pesce to accompany the news of a new EP called Verde which will feature those two tracks and three others. It’s out on April 14th on Mermaid Avenue.

Verde EP Tracklisting
01. Can’t Be Sure
02. Bassically
03. See Me
04. Go Slow
05. Get It

Do also check out this stunning performance Tei-Shi gave for The Wild Honey Pie in a log cabin on a mountain for a select audience.

Posted on February 13th, 2015


The Great Escape, the new music festival in Brighton has announced its first 150 bands its 10th anniversary from the 14th to 16th of May across 30+ venues.

Bands include Alabama Shakes, SOAK, Girl Band, Jack Garratt, Laura Doggett, Real Lies, Tobias Jessie Jr, All Tvvins, Halos, Aquilo, Le Galaxie, Tei-Shi and more.


1987 / 36? / Acollective / Adam French / Admiral Fallow / Ak/Dk / Alabama Shakes / All Tvvins / Alo Wala / Andrea Balency / Andy Shauf / Apes / April Towers / Aquilo / Aurora / Awesome Tapes From Africa / Bad Breeding / Bad//Dreems / Banoffee / Bella Figura / Black Honey / Black Peaks / Boothroyd / Bully / C.A.R. / Cairobi / Charles Howl / Charlie Straw / Chelou / Choir Of Young Believers / Clarence Clarity / Close Talker / Cosmo Sheldrake / Creeper / Creepoid / Dan Bodan / Dark Moon / Demob Happy / Django Django / Dutch Uncles / Elder Island / Ewert And The Two Dragons / Fantasma / Fismoll / Flo Morrissey / Flyying Colours / Forever Pavot / Formation / Fraser A Gorman / Freddie Dickson & The Guard / From Indian Lakes / Gabrielle Papillon / Gengahr / Girl Band / Groenland / H.Hawkline / Hælos / Happyness / Honne / Human Hair / Ibeyi / Ivy & Gold / Jack Garratt / Jagaara / Jasmine Thompson / Jordan Klassen / Jp Cooper / Kagoule / Kevin Devine / Kiko Bun / Klaus Johann Grobe / Lake Malawai / Lapsley / Laura Doggett / Lazytalk / Le Galaxie / Lee Bains Iii & The Glory Fires / Les Big Byrd / Life / Little Mary / Little Simz / Louis Berry / Louis Mttrs / Low Roar / Loyle Carner / Lubomyr Melnyk / Mapei / Meat Wave / Menace Beach / Monica Heldal / Moumoon / Mt Wolf / My Baby / Nick Brewer / Oceaán / Orla Gartland / Osca / Oscar & The Wolf / Passepied / Pierce Brothers / Pins / Popstrangers / Pretty Vicious / Prom / Rag N Bone Man / Rat Boy / Real Lies / Remi / Rolls Bayce / Saint Motel / Saskwatch / Seinabo Sey / Shelter Point / Silences / Single Mothers / Slaves / Soak / Songhoy Blues / Sunset Sons / Sway Clarke Ii / Tei Shi / Thabo & The Real Deal / The Bohicas / The Garden / The Hearts / The Lytics / The Magic Gang / The Merrylees / The Picturebooks / The Riptide Movement / The St Pierre Snake Invasion / The Young Benjamins / This Be The Verse / Thomston / The Thurston Moore Band / Tobias Jesso Jr / Tops / Tor Miller / Turbowolf / Twerps / Twin Wild / Usa Nails / Vérité / Vilde Tuv / Vodun / Vogue Dots / Walking On Cars / Ward Thomas / Yak / Yosi Horikawa / Zun Zun Egui


Tickets are £49.50 without fees got the three-day festival. More details on delegate passes here.

Posted on January 27th, 2015


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Argentinian-born NYC-based singer Valerie Teicher’s last track as Tei Shi was one of my favourites of last month. ‘Bassically’ is a dark pulsing noir-pop song of the highest order.

By contrast, ‘See Me’ takes it slow, luxuriating in a creaking groove with Teicher’s vocal pushing a gentler disposition. The track, fittingly as it sounds like it, was produced as a trio with Dave Bayley of Glass Animals, Gianluca Buccellati and Tei Shi.

For anyone in the NY/Montreal/Toronto, these are Teicher’s upcoming dates:

Tour dates

11/13 – U Street Music Hall – Washington DC w/ GEMs
11/15 – Babys All Right – Brooklyn NY w/ Yumi Zouma
11/17 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto ON w/ Seoul
11/19 – M For Montreal

Posted on November 5th, 2014

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Argentinian-born NYC-based singer Valerie Teicher aka Tei Shi has returned on a whole new level. New track ‘Bassically’ is brilliant, a dark pulsing noir-pop song with stretched vocals. Teicher’s wearing a whole new outfit with the help of producer Luca Buccellati (who recently worked with Hanah) and it sounds great.

She appeared on Glass Animals EP last year and had her own EP out too. This is a step up.

The single is out now on Mermaid Avenue and Double Denim.

Posted on October 14th, 2014

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Glass Animals were one of my favourite bands at SXSW this year. I liked them so much I went to see them twice. They feel like a band on the brink, they already have great songs, they are already great live and they already have something a bit special going on – namely supremely constructed American R&B-influenced indie – Alt-J R&B I quipped. Sorry.

They have their debut ZABA forthcoming on June 6th through Paul Epworth’s Wolf Tone / Caroline International but before that the Gooey EP has two tracks and three remixes. This is the second original track from it, a song featuring vocals from Brooklyn-based singer Tei-Shi that finds the Oxford band pushing the boundaries of what a band from that town is supposed to sound like.

Posted on April 1st, 2014

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