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Nialler9 Podcast: A live music industry at crisis point & the cosmic stylings of Jarv Is reviewed

Nialler9 Podcast: A live music industry at crisis point & the cosmic stylings of Jarv Is reviewed


I got 99 problems and the overuse of this pun ain’t one. 

On episode #99 of the podcast, Niall speaks to Shane Dunne of Indiependence, booker with MCD and one of those involved in the EPIC (Event Production Industry Covid Working Group),  ahead of Songs From An Empty Room event this weekend, an event to highlight the production and backline of the live music industry and their importance. We talked about why Ireland’s live music industry badly needs government support for the first time ever in a time of a pandemic where regular gigs are allowed to take place.

Niall and Andrea review new tracks from Devendra Barnhart, The Avalanches, Illuminati Hotties and Berwyn. And the cosmic stylings of Jarv Is (Jarvis Cocker and friends) are reviewed in this week’s album of the week. 

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Songs From An Empty Room Interview with Shane Dunne.

Reasons To Be Cheerful

ABBA returning in 2021 with five new songs and a live show

Beyoncé teases new visual album Black Is King 

Kim Kardashian’s Statement on Kanye West 

Songs of the week

  • The Avalanches — Wherever You Will Go feat. Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry & Clypso
  • Illuminati Hotties — Free Dumb
  • Devendra Barnhart — It’s Not Always Funny 
  • Berwyn – Trap Phone

Album of the week

Jarv Is… — Beyond The Pale

In 2017, Jarvis Cocker was asked by Sigur Rós to perform for their festival in Reykjavik.

At that gig, JARV IS was born, and was roadtested in front of a live audience. With players including London post-punk band Bas Jan members Serafina Steer and Emma Smith, the James Taylor Quartet’s Andrew McKinney, All Seeing I’s Jason Buckle and Three Trapped Tigers’ Adam Betts, Beyond The Pale is an “alive album”.

Any Other Business?


The Plot Against America (HBO miniseries)

No More Jockeys (YouTube quiz feat. Tim Key, Alex Horne & Mark Watson)

Mission Impossible Films

I May Destroy You


See Also

Land of The Giants Podcast  – Season 2 is about Netflix

Moodymann – Taken Away

Silverbacks  – Fad (as reviewed last week)

Closing track:

God Knows – ‘Move The Needle’

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