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. Arctic Monkeys – Four Out Of Five The Arctic Monkeys’ new album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is essentially a concept album about a luxury resort on… Read more »

Posted on May 15th, 2018

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Derry native three-piece band Touts have released the video for their latest single ‘Asleep’. The track is embedded in an angsty tone with chasing guitar riffs, thrashing drum beats and vigorous vocals that loom throughout. “We don't lead structured lives. Sometimes you just have to laugh at how ridiculous things can get. It's just like… Read more »

Posted on May 14th, 2018

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Of all the things that musicians have to deal with, from record deals to publishing to managers to touring, it’s their own personal welfare that often gets pushed to the periphery. Artists who are pursuing a full-time creative career are willing to go without food, job security, financial stability, normal working hours and stable personal… Read more »

Posted on May 11th, 2018

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On this week’s podcast, Ellen Fitzpatrick and Nialler discuss Kanye’s Poopity Scoop trolling against the backdrop of Donald Glover striving for high black art on ‘This Is America’. We discuss new albums from Leon Bridges and Janelle Monae, along with new tracks of the week from Roisin Murphy and Talos among others. Our interviewees this… Read more »

Posted on May 11th, 2018

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Fusing post-hardcore, jazz and the spoken-word, Belfast crew Robocobra Quartet (a quartet in name only, sometimes) have made for a delightfully, wilfully difficult musical experience over the past few years, headed up by spitting, howling drummer-vocalist Chris Ryan. The critical acclaim that debut album ‘Music for All Occasions‘ was met with put a spotlight on… Read more »

Posted on May 11th, 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. Leon Bridges – Good Thing The Fort Worth Texas soul singer Leon Bridges’ long awaited second album Good Thing has finally hit the airwaves, to… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2018

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Dublin electronic duo Ross Turner and Cian Murphy aka I Am The Cosmos have shared a live video of ‘Understand your Limits’ which was taken at their ‘Nothing But Love’ EP launch in Bello Bar last December. The 360 video was filmed by Tom Lee from Displace Studios. They have also announced a number of… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2018

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Dublin native David Anthony McGeown or Bodies released his debut EP Soak last year. This track is a follow on from ‘Numb’ from the EP featuring Overhead, the Albatross members David Prendergast and Ben Garrett which was released in November last year. Unfortunately, this latest track experienced a setback due to illness. ‘Everything Is Not… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2018

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Super Extra Bonus Party are now, well and truly back. On Saturday, Nialler9 presents the six-piece band’s first headline Dublin gig in seven years. Where the band’s first two albums adopted a mixtape aesthetic in the way they brought electronica, dance, post-rock, hip-hop and indie-pop over the course of their full-lengths. In November, the band… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2018

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It’s now been four year since Jungle released their debut album on XL. The self-titled release was proceeded by top class dance-featuring music videos and a couple of marquee singles in ‘Busy Earnin’ and ‘Time’. There were rumblings of new music and festival dates so we knew it was coming. Even over the course of… Read more »

Posted on May 9th, 2018

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Irish DJ and producer Phare has teamed up with AE Mak to release a remix of their recent single ‘I Walk’. The track combines the already surreal sound design of the original track with a house-infused transcendental instrumental, complete with glittering high-hats and some superb cut up vocal samples. Think Röyksopp meets remix artists like… Read more »

Posted on May 9th, 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. Paul White – Returning London – based pysch-hop producer Paul White has returned with his new album Rejuvenate . ‘Returning’, a track from the album, is an… Read more »

Posted on May 4th, 2018

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Not content with featuring on DJ Koze’s first album in five years out today, Róisín Murphy returned with new music of her own and promise of more to come. ‘All My Dreams/Innocence’ is slated to be the first of four 12″ singles produced by Maurice Fulton and will drop on vinyl on May 18th through… Read more »

Posted on May 4th, 2018

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Today, Dublin-based pop singer Tim Chadwick releases his new single ‘Weakness’. The song is the first sign of new material from Chadwick since his impressive debut EP Early Days in 2017. Partnering up with Sony Music Ireland, Chadwick seems set to continue his push for a big crowd appeal with this new song. ‘Weakness’ is a clever… Read more »

Posted on May 4th, 2018

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A great music video is greater than the sum of its parts. When we took on the challenge of compiling the best Irish music videos of all-time we had to find some criteria for our selection. We settled on three things. 1) Creativity – Does the video do something innovative with the form? Does it… Read more »

Posted on May 3rd, 2018

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