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Podcast: An introduction to Italo Disco

Niall and Andrea take you deep into how US disco morphed into Italo, how Moroder and Hi-NRG fits in, the characteristics of Italo disco, the glitz, the glamour and the keytars. Plus, we talk about the Nialler9 Podcast theme song..

The Visual Artists of Irish Music #1: Aaron Fahy

The Visual Artists of Irish Music series In Association with regular. Visual Art, talks to…

For Those I Love – A deep dive into the samples featured on the record

When Dubliner David Balfe first released For Those I Love, the album dedicated to his…

Podcast: How To Win a Grammy

Support Nialler9 on Patreon It’s Grammys week and Niall and Andrea are asking the big…

Billie Eilish at Electric Picnic. Photo credit: Charles Reagan
€50 million of measures announced to support the Irish live industry in 2021

The Irish government’s Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin has…

Jimbo Jones’ debut album is a direct response to Dublin’s developer-lead housing landscape & decaying culture

The Heat Death of My Hometown is largely an electronic instrumental album that serves as a base for a journey through the city, memories of the past, or turning points into the future.

Podcast: The legacy of Daft Punk

Support Nialler9 on Patreon On the week, when it emerged that Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and…

5 Daft Punk live sets & DJ mixes that encapsulate the Homework era

After 28 years, The Robots have taken their leave, the an interstellar journey has reached…

Longer pub & nightclub hours coming in licensing reforms by Irish government

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has indicated that a reform of alcohol licensing laws is…

The Cork fisherman who inspired Andrew Weatherall’s tattoo and mantra has been found

A year ago today, the DJ, producer, raconteur and inspiration to countless dancers, musicians and…

Podcast: #FreeBritney: The Framing Britney Spears Documentary

In the last few years, you’ve probably seen the #freebritney hashtag or heard the word…

22 new albums to look forward to in 2021

Are we getting new albums from Adele, Rosalía, SZA, Kendrick, Billie Eilish & more this year?

Nialler9’s Top 100 songs of 2020

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Nialler9’s Top 50 Irish songs of 2020

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Nialler9’s Top 40 albums of 2020

See all best of 2020 coverage. If you want to get access to the best…

Nialler9’s Top 25 Irish albums of 2020

In a year where artists could not perform, could not make a living, could not…

The 40 best new Irish bands of 2020

Welcome to the third annual Nialler9 new artists list! It is of course, to state…

No Irish female artist had a number 10 chart hit in the last 2 years, the newest Gender Disparity Report finds

Following on from the first Gender Disparity report ,which found that most Irish national radio…

A chat with Nealo – All The Leaves Are Falling & the pursuit of honesty

Dublin rapper Nealo sits down with Luke Sharkey to discuss the creative ethos which birthed his excellent debut album All The Leaves Are Falling.

Here’s our Spotify playlist of spooky tunes for Halloween / Samhain

This year’s Samhain playlist is oozing with spooky tones, unnerving ambience, dark melodies, foreboding vocals,…