A lot of Irish and Northern Irish music comes Nialler9’s way and there’s little time to feature everything we think is worthy of a thumbs up or more ears. Every week, we collate the new songs from emerging artists that deserve to be heard by you.
You Are Here
Horoshokino’s new song ‘Comrades’ is also very much worth a listen.
Toke O Drift
igot(igot) (feat. Julia Louise Knifefist)
Drawing on garage, breaks and drum and bass, Dublin producer Toké O Drift’s debut album Sploooosh which is being released this Friday on Bad Soup Records is a different proposition from the pack.
‘igot(igot)’ is one of the tracks from the album, a raucous ravey track with Julia Louise Knifefist on vocals. The album features Sick Nanley, Blue Niall, Pharaii Dambisa, Nitefish and DHBH.
Fuzzy bedroom shoegaze is the vibe from new artist Cruel Sister who is Faith Nico and ‘My Forever’ is written, produced and mixed by the artist herself.
From Come On Live Long to Dirty Dreamer, the voice and instrument tone of Louise Gaffney has been an immediately recognisable presence. For her solo project which begins with a 5-track EP to come called Not Even Here, the debut song ‘Until’ keeps that individuality intact.
‘With Until I tried to deconstruct the elements of what makes a ‘song’, fray it around the edges a little to achieve something unique. I wanted to keep things more loose and open to interpretation, focus on the melodies and how a catchy synth melody or using rough field recordings can be just as evocative as what the vocal is doing. Part soundscape, part song.’
viens avec moi
Shiftwork are an alt-folk trio from Dublin, Dundalk and the French Alps who have been dotted around festival lineups in times past who have played with Attention Bébé, Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, Chris Barry’s Boys, Rachael Lavelle, Riona Sally Hartman, Joniii and Dowry.
A debut album, burn the nightshade oil, is forthcoming and ‘viens avec moi’ is a signal of their sound -a loping harmonising song of haunting choral and folk repute, ‘Inspired by medieval French chansons and a walk taken on a hot summer day.”
Tebi Rex x ROE
Hanging With Trees
Men Like Me
Sally Ó Dúnlaing returns to her solo project with a soft electronic pop song.