Isaac Mcguinness or Bobby Basil is a Dublin-based hip-hop artist who has been establishing a name as a solo artist for the past two years following his departure from Dah Jevu. His latest release is ‘I Don’t Get Enough’ which starts off with an eerie and glitchy tone that breaks through into a clear and… Read more »

Posted on June 20th, 2018

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Dublin-based five-piece band Spies made up of Michael Broderick, Neil Dexter, Conor Cusack, Hugh O’Dwyer and Jeffrey Courtney re-emerged after a two-year break with ‘Young Dad’ earlier this year, a track that presented a new electronically experimental sound for the band. During their break period, Spies spent their time writing and recording new music, progressing… Read more »

Posted on June 20th, 2018

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London-based group Whenyoung made up of Limerick musicians Aoife Power (vocals/ bass), Niall Burns (guitar) and Andrew Flood (drums), made their debut with ‘Actor’ last year and have been shinning their sleek indie-pop aesthetic since with follow-on singles such as ‘Pretty Pure’ and ‘The Collector’. Their latest release ‘Heaven On Earth’ continues an upbeat and… 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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Roisin Donald, more commonly known by her moniker Roe, has been making waves in the Irish music scene as of late. Since we pegged her one of the artists to watch out for in 2018 earlier in the year, she has gone from strength to strength, meriting slots at The Great Escape, Primavera and Indiependence… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2018

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Upcoming Nialler9 DJ gigs: Friday June 15 – Hang Dai Chinese, Dublin (Free) Friday June 22 – Lumo Club @ Absolut Stage, Body & Soul (2AM) Saturday June 30 – Lumo Club #33 with Wyvern Lingo DJ set @ Tengu Saturday July 21 @ Lumo Club @ Tengu Saturday July 28 – Le Boom and… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2018

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Maeve is a Berlin-based label with Irish artists and producers at its core including the likes of Mano Le Tough, The Drifter, Lil Dave and more. For Heavy Rotations Vol 1, the label has collected tracks that are from the label roster and its associated acts. The 11-track comp is released on triple vinyl and… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2018

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After a short hiatus, Dublin duo We Cut Corners return with new single ‘The Specialist’, the lead single from We Cut Corners’ upcoming album Impostors which will see release in October 2018. The song is a departure from the lyric-focused and organic soundscapes that were prevalent on the band’s previous Choice Music Prize-nominated albums The Cadences Of Others and Think Nothing…. Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2018

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Dublin-based electronic producer and songwriter Gemma Dunleavy has taken a brief respite from her recent flurry of releases and features as well as a Boiler Room appearance to bring us I Was Never Young But I’m Not Old Yet,  an audio-visual art piece. Landing somewhere between beat poetry and ambient, musically speaking, the overtly political phrasing… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2018

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Releases Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Jorja Smith Lost & Found 21-year-old R&B artist Jorja Smiths’s debut release Lost & Found is a stunning collection of material which covers the artist’s… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2018

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Talos have today released a video for their new single ‘Kansas’. The superb track will feature on the forthcoming deluxe edition of the group’s debut album Wild Alee, due out on the 15th of June. The video is directed by Brendan Carty, whose previous work with artists like Hozier and Talos has gathered much critical and… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2018

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Solkatt Nocturne Leo Pearson and Peter Lawlor debuted their Solkatt project earlier this year after collaborating on the Red Bull Soundome. Their third single ‘Nocturne’ is a shimmering dark-edged synth-lead electronic track with a dynamic pulse. 2…. Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2018

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Conor O’Brien has announced the fourth Villagers album is called The Art Of Pretending To Swim and will be released by Domino on Friday 21st September. It’ll be the followup to 2015’s Darling Arithmetic and return to the more fully-arranged band style on previous records. It was all written, recorded, mixed, produced and mainly, performed… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2018

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Releases Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Pusha T – Daytona  Pusha T had taken a leave of absence from music over the past few years, opting instead to focus on his… Read more »

Posted on June 7th, 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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