Irish Music

Ghostking is Dead is haunted by the housing crisis on ‘Palm Tree’

“‘Palm Tree”s skittering, trap-inflected bedroom pop is oddly cathartic, as the song veers from visions of climate change to the spectre of emigration”

Orla Gartland gets ‘Heavy’ on beautiful new single

Her Freckle Season EP is out February 21.

Ones to watch at Whelan’s Ones To Watch 2020

Some choice picks from Whelan’s forthcoming new Irish music showcase.

Hazey Haze’s new album Is Mise celebrates Limerick city’s fertile music scene

There’s long been a grá on a national basis for Limerick City’s DIY music culture,…

Alex Gough isn’t taking 2020 for a ‘Fool’

The Waterford artist is wasting no time.

CYNEMA offers some ‘Radio Love’ & late night headline Dublin show

Nialler9 presents a late night live show from CYNEMA at Lost Lane on February 21st.

Somebody’s Child cultivates a wholesome energy on new single ‘Love That Sound’ (premiere)

The Dublin indie artist kicks off the new year with an infectious energy.

Here’s the shortlist for the Choice Music Prize this year

The final shortlist of albums eligible to receive the album prize is out.

10 new Irish songs you should hear this week

Tunes from Gráinne Fahy, Numbertheory, Fozsa, Lydia Ford & more.

The Lost Brothers team up M Ward & Howe Gelb on ‘After The Fire’

New album After The Fire After The Rain was recorded in New York.

The 50 best Irish songs of 2019

With a Spotify playlist of our favourite Irish tracks.

Le Galaxie say goodbye: a short history of Ireland’s premier partystarters of the last 10 years

Irish electronic dance band Le Galaxie announced yesterday that they were done for good. “Hello…

Nialler9’s Top 30 Irish albums of 2019

Our favourite Irish albums of the year.

Magazines, mental health, and Basshunter: God Alone redefine Irish metal for the post-genre age

In the sound-hopping, always-on, premium-subscription language of music fandom in 2019, it’s perhaps for the…

The Unscene Bazaar release eclectic compilation showcasing talent from Limerick and beyond

The seventh edition of the Unscene Bazaar is on in the Wickham Tap on December 15.

The Mary Wallopers get festive on Cod Liver Oil & the Orange Juice (premiere)

It’s been a hell of a year for the boys of TPM/The Mary Wallopers. Between…

Watch Æ Mak perform ‘We Have It Right here’ a cappella in front of Mount Esja in Reykjavík

A Field Recording captured at Iceland Airwaves.

The 50 best new Irish acts of 2019

Here are Nialler9’s 50 favourite new acts from A-Z who impacted Irish music and left a lasting impression on us this year.

Local Boy longs for Bright Days on new single (premiere)

The Dublin slacker’s second EP is set for release on December 13.

Watch Anna Mieke & band perform outdoors in the Dublin docklands

Irish musician Anna Mieke and video director Myles O’Reilly (Arbutus Yarns) have teamed up on…