On this week’s podcast Niall and Ellen talk It Takes A Village Festival, song of the summer chat, new music from Lykke Li, and we chat to one of Ireland’ leading lights in hip-hop and grime sounds, Mango, of Mango X Mathman released the Wheel Up EP in late 2017 and spent the year building… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2018

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Today marks the release of a new track from Irish producer and DJ Kev Sheridan.  The track, entitled ‘Alone In Berlin’ is the first single from Sheridan’s debut EP of the same name. The track is released via Maeve records, an Irish label operating out of Berlin. Sheridan himself is based in Berlin and produces an… Read more »

Posted on April 25th, 2018

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Body&Soul have announced that Arca, The Busy Twist and Whlung will join this year’s lineup for the festival taking place at Ballinlough Castle from June 22nd to June 24th alongside other acts such as Fever Ray, John Hopkins, Reykjavíkurdætur, Shame, Lankum and many many more. They have also added a list of Irish artist including:… Read more »

Posted on April 25th, 2018

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Subplots is made up by Philip Boughton, Daryl Chaney, and newest member Ross Chaney. Their last album as a duo Autumning came out in 2015. Unspeak is the groups first single as a trio, layered in a rich and textured ambience that channels a Radiohead-esque sound. The track also features rare vintage synth sounds from… Read more »

Posted on April 25th, 2018

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. LemonCello – Stuck Upon the Staircase LemonCello is made up by Laura Quirke and Claire Kinsella. This live version of ‘Stuck Upon the Staircase’ from their forthcoming EP of the same title was recorded by director and… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2018

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With Music Cork, a music industry conference and showcase looming on the immediate horizon taking place for the second year this week, music director Alexis Vokos took the time to talk through the festival’s nuances with Nialler9. Vokos made his name in founding the Delphi Music label, currently home to artists such as Deaf Joe… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2018

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Following a sell-out launch gig at Cork’s Poor Relation early last week, and a pair of singles that have built serious momentum on streaming services, Leeside electronic outfit Happyalone’s third single ‘bodybags’ sees them begin to expand their sound. The band’s story is an example of how artists can garner serious traction in the streaming… Read more »

Posted on April 23rd, 2018

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Arvo Party – Liberté Liberté is the new single from electronic producer and former member of Lafaro, Herb Magee or Arvo Party. The track is a thrilling build up of euphoric synth sounds. 2. Fears – h_always… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2018

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The second anniversary of Prince’s death approaches this Saturday and the Prince Estate and Warner Bros. Records have shared the original studio recording of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ to mark the occasion. In a video for the track recorded in 1984, six years before Sinéad O’Connor’s version was popularised as a classic in 1990, you… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2018

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‘Dark Places’ is the second single release by Maria Kelly from her new AA side ‘Dark Places’/‘Small Talk’. Both tracks tackle themes of mental health, depression and social anxiety. The raw and open qualities on ‘Dark Places’ in dealing with mental-health related topics such as isolation and depression creates a space of reflection that resonates,… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2018

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The most essential tracks of the last week handpicked by the Nialler9 team. Subscribe to the weekly Spotify playlist (1.3k subscribers) or the daily playlist (4.9k subscribers). 1. Ross From Friends – John Cage Lo=-fi house producer Ross From Friends’ may sound at first to be taking the absolute experimental new-age piss but repeated plays… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2018

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Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record shops and its stock returns on Saturday April 21st. There are the usual list of exclusive once-off releases that may feature in the shops. Here’s a full list of records stores participating in Ireland and below you’ll find the special events and live music happening in… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2018

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It’s the second anniversary of Prince’s untimely death so we talk to three big Prince fans, Ruairi Lynch (Bantum), Kelly-Anne Byrne (Today FM) and Tim O’Donovan (Buffalo Woman) about their love of the the Purple One as the second anniversary of his death approaches this Saturday, We’ll be marking the occasion at Lumo on Saturday… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2018

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Derry electronic artist Ryan Vail has remixed ‘Boy From The Blue’ which is the latest single from Donegal singer-songwriter Eve Belle. “‘Boy From The Blue’ was inspired by that sense of surreal giddiness that comes with being infatuated with someone new when the lines between physical things and emotions become a bit blurred and there… Read more »

Posted on April 12th, 2018

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