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Nixer’s song ‘Gentrification’ speaks to the experience of many of the young Irish people who have become disillusioned with their hometown

Nixer’s song ‘Gentrification’ speaks to the experience of many of the young Irish people who have become disillusioned with their hometown

Nixer are a duo whose members make music remotely between Dublin and London, which they were doing before the pandemic so they were set up for making music during lockdown already.

We previously featured Nixer’s music in Irish tracks and on a demo dip podcast and I wasn’t completely convinced by ‘True Romance’ initially but Seán Keenan and Gearóid Peggs’ music has a pleasingly simple quality to it that contrasts spoken word vocals with angular guitar and synth sounds.

‘Gentrification’ is the duo’s best song yet. The title is a still a little bit on the nose but the song speaks to the experience of many of the young Irish people who have moved to London or similar for a new life.

Rip down the Local
Throw up a hotel
Clean these streets of culture
Give the corporations full control
Rip out the heart of the city
Stop the beating of the streets
Have the same old boring conversation
With every acquaintance you meet

This city isn’t breathing
For that reason I’m leaving
I can’t help the way that I’m feeling


With an impressive video by Anna Heisterkamp below and a sound that is individual, Nixer are to be encouraged and ones to keep an eye on.

Check out their Bandcamp page and their links.