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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Irish production duo who are based in London St Francis Hotel released their double AA side last year ‘You’d Gotta Be Alive’/‘Stay As You Are’ Their latest release ‘Talk’ is an eerie synth driven track with tropical tones and echoing vocals, taken from short documentary Flash directed by two Irish filmmakers. This is the first… Read more »

Posted on April 11th, 2018

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. J Colleran – Bera Irish musician J Colleran who previously went under the name Mmoths announced the release of his debut album Gardenia for June 29th this year. As a follow on from ‘O+SOH’, ‘Bera’ is the… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2018

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Indiependence have added Kate Nash, Hudson Taylor and Wvyren Lingo to the line-up for the Mitchelstown festival from August 3rd to 5th. They have also announced a new stage called Urban Village which will feature Irish hip-hop and urban artists. The lineup for the Urban Village stage looks like this: Mango X Mathman Kojaque Tebi… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 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. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food Ruban Nielson’s UMO are band that always moved between psych-rock, frenetic sonics and oddball funk. Sex and Food… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2018

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Dublin experimental band Meltybrains? have been busy writing and recording music for the last year and a half and plan to release a total of 12 in 2018. Their first release is ‘Horizon’ a track charged with a high energy, representing a slightly heavier sound for the band in comparison to their previous EP Kiss… Read more »

Posted on April 9th, 2018

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Karen Sheridan, performing under the name Slow Skies has a new song ‘Fire’, her first since2017’s ‘Shut Your Eyes’. It’s an expansion upon the dreamy folk sound that Sheridan has been honing since first releasing material in 2011. The addition of a full backing band builds a rich texture underneath the warm quality of Sheridan’s… Read more »

Posted on April 9th, 2018

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