There are few bands that can boast a 22-year lifespan, and there are even fewer who can say they have remained faithful to their sound and style throughout it. By their nature, bands and artists tend to fluctuate between genres and styles as they explore new sonic territories in an effort to offer fans and… Read more »

Posted on July 12th, 2018

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Already feeling sentimental about this year’s Body&Soul? You couldn’t be blamed. 2018 saw a weekend full of fantastic music, laughs and eager festival goers descend upon Ballinalough Castle. The weather wasn’t half bad either. Whether you were soaking in the conversation and Stockholm Mules at the Absolut Bar, devouring all of the sustainable eats at… Read more »

Posted on June 27th, 2018

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I’ve called Body&Soul Festival one of the best festivals in Ireland in the past and the allure of the event at Ballinlough Castle is clear. It’s a festival with a considered lineup and offerings in the mediums of food, conversation, installations and site layout. For our festival preview, look out for a ticket competition, our… Read more »

Posted on June 21st, 2018

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‘Sometimes it takes going back to nature to rediscover what the meaning of life is all about’ – Meadows In The Mountains On the Rhodope Mountains in the village of Polkovnik Serafimovo in Bulgaria, a four-hour drive from Sofia airport, Meadows In The Mountains Festival breathes its air of magic in June each year. This… Read more »

Posted on June 20th, 2018

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I’ve called Body&Soul Festival one of the best festivals in Ireland in the past and the allure of the event at Ballinlough Castle is clear. It’s a festival with a considered lineup and offerings in the mediums of food, conversation, installations and site layout. For our festival preview, look out for a ticket competition, our… Read more »

Posted on June 20th, 2018

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Podcasts are more popular than ever at the moment. There are a plethora of music related series out there on Spotify and Soundcloud that cater to every taste and preference, be it music industry, songwriting or producing, and it can be a daunting prospect trying to decide which one is for you. We’ve picked some… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2018

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The “atmosfolk” duo Gemma Doherty and Morgan MacIntyre who make music as Saint Sister have been busy of late working on their debut album which is to be released this October. The album will come as a follow on from four-track EP Madrid which came out in November 2015 via Trout Records, which itself was… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2018

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LCD Soundsystem are bringing their American Dream tour back to Dublin next week on June 5th at Malahide Castle along with Lykke Li and Shit Robot. They played 3 nights in a row in the Olympia last September, a return from a hiatus, that was as special and as uplifting as ever. Below you’ll find… Read more »

Posted on May 30th, 2018

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As the return of Dublin city’s finest music festival Bulmers Forbidden Fruit returns to IMMA in Dublin 8, Nialler9 will be previewing the forthcoming attractions in a series of posts recommending acts and offering playlists to see at the festival. Here is a list of 10 homegrown Irish acts to see at Forbidden Fruit on… Read more »

Posted on May 28th, 2018

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As the return of Dublin city’s finest music festival Bulmers Forbidden Fruit returns to IMMA in Dublin 8, Nialler9 will be previewing the forthcoming attractions in a series of posts recommending acts and offering playlists to see at the festival. For starters, here’s our top 10 acts you must see at Forbidden Fruit on the… Read more »

Posted on May 23rd, 2018

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Alan Fitzpatrick is a DJ and producer who has been making a increasingly big name for himself amongst the ever thriving techno and electronic music scene. His latest EP release The Colours Of A Dream was released last month via his own label We Are The Brave. In the past year, in particular, Alan Fitzpatrick… Read more »

Posted on May 15th, 2018

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Of all the things that musicians have to deal with, from record deals to publishing to managers to touring, it’s their own personal welfare that often gets pushed to the periphery. Artists who are pursuing a full-time creative career are willing to go without food, job security, financial stability, normal working hours and stable personal… Read more »

Posted on May 11th, 2018

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Festival season is just around the corner so here is a handpicked selection of some European festivals of appeal happening this summer that may be less obvious or of a smaller scale than the other major and more well-known festivals taking place. Gottwood Where? Anglesey, Wales When? Thursday June 7 – Sunday June 10 How… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2018

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A great music video is greater than the sum of its parts. When we took on the challenge of compiling the best Irish music videos of all-time we had to find some criteria for our selection. We settled on three things. 1) Creativity – Does the video do something innovative with the form? Does it… Read more »

Posted on May 3rd, 2018

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