Highlights

Nialler9 Podcast: Run The Jewels are the soundtrack to the trash fire of the world

Episode 94 of the Nialler9 podcast and we’re mostly about RTJ4 along with discussion about Black Lives Matter, representation and perception of Black Irish voices, and the End Direct Provision movement. New songs from Leon Bridges, MuRli, Roosevelt and His Holiness The Dalai Lama and a frank recommend for the Beethoven movie. Yep, the one about the St. Bernard dog.

Pillow Queens announce debut album In Waiting and new song ‘Handsome Wife’

The PQs are back. Announcing their long-awaited (around these parts) debut album, Pillow Queens have…

14 new Irish songs you should hear this week

New music from Fehdah, Our Krypton Son, BARQ, Skinner, Brigid Mae Power, Evans Junior, Jordan Adetunji.

Fontaines D.C. share the Whipping Boy-esque album opening track ‘I Don’t Belong’

After news of A Hero’s Death, album number two from the Fontaines D.C. to come…

Listen to the Black Artists Who Are Absolutely Running the Irish Music Scene playlist

Kelly Doherty aka the Cork electronic artist Gadget and the Cloud and recent Nialler9 writer…

Watch the Nialler9 DJ set from Cabal’s Behind Closed Doors live streamed event now

A few weeks ago, I participated in Limerick promoter Cabal’s impressive three-city live stream DJ…

The best online live streams happening this week

Highlights: Empress Of, Lisa O’Neill, Waxahatchee, Perfume Genius, Kelly-Anne Byrne.

The 25 best songs of the month

The best of May 2020.

Nialler9 Podcast: Black Irish creatives speak up on racism & inequality in Ireland

Instead of our regular podcast, you will hear, in this order – the voices from the protesters on Monday along with words of Black Irish musicians and creatives Erica Cody, Loah, Denise Chaila and Amanda Ade.

A 24/7 wellbeing support programme for the Irish Music Industry has launched

Minding Creative Minds (MCM) is a new initiative for members of the Irish music industry.…

Dublin Black Lives Matter Solidarity protester & rapper JYellowL releases statement

One of the people who encouraged and mobilised people to attend the Dublin Black Lives…

Primavera Sound adds Massive Attack, Bicep, Doja Cat, Mavis Staples, Jeff Mills and more

After last week’s big 2021 lineup reveal, Primavera Sound have now added 37 new acts…

The best online live streams happening this week

Highlights: Rico Nasty, Questlove, Paul Noonan, The Nialler9 Quiz & more

Nialler9 Podcast: Cliff Notes On A Conditional Form & The Mary Wallopers talk livestreams

Episode 92: Niall and Andrea are locked into the 22-track 80-minute behemoth that is the 1975’s fourth album Notes On A Conditional Form and we chat to The Mary Wallopers aka TPM about the home pub live streamed gigs.

9 new Irish songs you should hear this week

New music from Paddy Hanna, Blooms. Marcus Woods & more.

Premiere: Denise Chaila spells it out for you on ‘Chaila’

Nothing leaves its mark without a large force. Denise Chaila has been cultivating that energy, confidence and power, and it’s starting to become very visible.

Primavera Sound re-announce lineup for 2021 with new names Tame Impala, FKA twigs, Gorillaz, Jorja Smith, Jamie xx and Charli XCX

After optimistically rescheduling this year’s Primavera Sound in Barcelona and then cancelling it outright until…

Drive-In Concerts with Gavin James planned for Limerick, Cork, Waterford and Kilkenny

COVID-19 safety concerns means we can’t have nice things like proper live concerts right now,…

These are the 10 best new tracks this week

Featuring tracks from Park Hye Jin, SENU, Perfume Genius, Hanni El Khatib. Julianna Barwick and more.