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Nialler9 Podcast: Who will win the Choice Music Prize?

Nialler9 Podcast: Who will win the Choice Music Prize?


On this two-hour episode, Niall and Andrea are joined by writer and journalist Una Mullally to discuss the 10 nominated albums in this year’s Choice Music Prize Irish album of the year category.

10 nominated albums are in the process to be pored over by 11 judges, and they are…

CMAT – If My Wife New I’d Be Dead
A self confessed global pop star from Ireland Ciara Mary Alice’s Thompsons country pop debut album.

Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia
The third album and the third nomination for the London-based Dubliners Fontaines DC? Will it be 3rd time lucky? 

Aoife Nessa Frances – Protector
The second album from Dublin  foggy psych-folk artist on Partisan Records.

Just Mustard – Heart Under
Dundalk five-piece alt-rock band on Partisan Records, who have three albums on this year’s list.

Dermot Kennedy – Sonder
Second album from Ireland’s biggest songwriting pop export of the last 5 years? Possibly

The Mary Wallopers – The Mary Wallopers
Dundalk’s finest purveyors of craic, divilment, and drinking songs.

Anna Mieke – Theatre
Wicklow singer-songwriter’s second album of alt-folk

Pillow Queens – Leave the Light On
A second album of  anthemic indie-rock of “queer dream blues,” on a Canadian label Royal Mountain.

Sorcha Richardson – Smiling Like an Idiot
A collection of guitar/synth indie-pop music, the second album on Faction Records 

THUMPER  – Delusions of Grandeur
It’s the debut from the six-piece double drumming, triple guitars rock band.

While the winner album prize announced at the live event on Thursday March 9th at Vicar Street will receive €10,000 prize fund, our prize is arguably more coveted right? We give each album the once over in a deep dive and then pick the albums we want to win and the one we think is going to win this year.

It’s episode 202 of the Nialler9 Podcast…

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