There’s some very exciting news from the Saint Sister camp today. The group have shared their brand new single ‘You Never Call’ and announced the release of their debut album Shape Of Silence, due out on October 5th. ‘You Never Call’ is a slow burner. Opening with subdued piano chords and a softly sung vocal… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 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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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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Kitt Philippa who formerly went under the name Katharine Philippa has released new music for the first time in over two years. Previously, the Belfast-based artist stunned me with a cover of four Justin Bieber songs in one. Philippa is very talented and thoughtful singer and musician who performs in an open and honest way,… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 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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Wicklow-born and raised folk artist Anna Mieke releases her new single ‘Arbour’ today. The track also features Brían Mac Gloinn of Ye Vagabonds and Nick Rayner of Farewell J.R. Mieke has been mostly quiet over the last few months, preferring to spend the winter writing and recording new material while living in Cork. ‘Arbour’ marks… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2018

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Dundalk based alternative-rock outfit Third Smoke continue their current vein of excellent form with the video release of ‘Mother Maya’, the second single from their recent EP Maybe In Time. The video, premiering here on the Nialler9 site, looks to build on the momentum the band have built over the last year. The first single… Read more »

Posted on February 23rd, 2018

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Limerick-born and Cork-based, Elaine Malone has spent the better part of the last two years tirelessly plying her psych/folk-laden trade around the city’s venues, becoming something of a fixture on gig billings around the city. This weekend, she’s the opening act of this year’s Quarter Block Party festival, and to mark the occasion, has released… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2018

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