London-based pop punks made up of Limerick musicians Aoife Power (vocals/ bass), Niall Burns (guitar), Andrew Flood (drums) Whenyoung made their debut with ‘Actor’ late last year which was followed by the release of ‘Pretty Pure’ last month. This latest release is a live video recording of a cover The Cranberries ‘Dreams’ recorded by their… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2018

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Belfast three-piece Girls Names have announced details on their fourth LP Stains on Silence which will be released on June 15th via Tough Love Records as a follow on from their 2015 album Arms Around a Vision. Following the departure of drummer Gib Cassidy in 2016 the band took a break, returning to full-time jobs… Read more »

Posted on March 26th, 2018

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Xo Mo is the electronic project of Mullingar natives Jordan on vocals and Elliot on production, who according to an interview with Golden Plec was given valuable help and software from producer Mike Dean who has worked with major artists such as Kanye West, Beyonce and Jay Z. ‘Sweat’ is their debut single, a high… Read more »

Posted on March 26th, 2018

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Dublin-based noise-pop five-piece Thumper made up of Oisin, Alan, Gabriel, Stevie and Brendan have steadily been making a mark for themselves through their loud, quick-tempo tracks and high energy live performances. Their latest release ‘AFL’ is a sharp noise-rock gem with a contagious attitude. “The song is about ageing rapidly but gaining no wisdom; Feeling… Read more »

Posted on March 26th, 2018

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Two Door Cinema Club have re-released their debut EP that they first self-released when the band were still in school at the age of 16 in 2018. 50 CDs of The Four Words To Stand EP was distributed in the bars and record shops of Belfast by the trio. Today marks the 10th anniversary of… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2018

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This week’s episode features Aoife McCann and Dan McIntyre from AE MAK talking about being accepted to Festival Republic’s ReBalanced programme – a new initiative that aims to address the gender imbalance in the music industry. Dan meanwhile, discusses his just-announced acceptance to the Red Bull Music Academy later this year in Berlin. Niall and… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2018

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Barq – Earthquakes Barq continue to build their reputation as the finest soul group in the country with their new double-single release. ‘Earthquakes’, taken from that double single, is an explosive track. Lead Singer Jess Kav’s voice… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2018

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An up-to-date selection of music documentaries on Netflix (UK and Ireland) to delve into. 1. David Bowie: Five Years’ This 2013 BBC documentary looks at a five-specific years that were crucial to Bowie’s legacy. It begins in 1971 with his breakthrough, then onto 1975 with his Young Americans record, onto 1977 when he made Low… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2018

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Danish punk-rock band Iceage have announced a string of European tour dates for this year which includes a gig at The Workman’s Club, Dublin on September 7th. This will be the bands first Irish date since they last played Workman’s in April 2015. They also just dropped their latest single ‘Take It All’, a tastefully… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2018

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After his recent success with winning the Choice Music Prize as Ships with his partner Sorca McGrath, Simon Cullen has turned his attention back to his solo project Lasertom, of previously-described elongated gilded space-disco. A three-track EP called Super Saor is due out next week on March 28th and you can bow near the title… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2018

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Chicago born and bred DJ/producer Honey Dijon has been announced for show in The Button Factory on April 21st. The disco-house DJ was recently appointed a brand ambassador for Smirnoff’s Equalising Music campaign, a three-year initiative which aims to increase the number of female headliners at major shows and festivals, among other goals. The event… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2018

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Irish folk group Come On Live Long have put out a video for ‘Little Hedgehogs’, a track taken from In The Still, their most recent album. The video is directed and shot by acclaimed music documentarian Myles O’Reilly. The video was shot on Dublin’s Dollymount Strand around sundown. Director O’Reilly employs the use of folding mirrors… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2018

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Electronic duo PBR Streetgang, comprised of English DJ/producers Bonar Bradberry and Tom Thorpe, have just released a video for their single ‘Everything Changes’ featuring Mattie Safer from the Rapture on vocals. The video, directed by Bob Gallagher and shot in Dublin, is a shocking reversal of disorderly youth stereotypes. The group are fresh off the… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 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. Fenne Lilly – On Hold 20-year-old Bristol-based Fenne Lily is releasing her debut album On Hold on April 6th. The title track as a follow on from… Read more »

Posted on March 21st, 2018

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It’s been a saga going on years at this point, which is fitting as this is a band which was formed 88 trillion years ago according to their bio. Speed Of Snakes are Vin McCreith (Adebisi Shank) and Rupert Morris (BATS) first appeared publicly as the band five years back and every now and again… Read more »

Posted on March 21st, 2018

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