There’s breaking news about pubs and clubs restrictions which unfold as we record the episode, discussions about bad journalism, reasons to be cheerful and 4 new songs to sink your teeth into.
You can’t make a Tomlette without breaking a few Gregs.
Episode 99 and ahead of Songs From An Empty Room event, we’re talking how the Irish live music needs to get loud to represent itself, we review Jarv Is, Jarvis Cocker’s new band’s album and songs from Devendra Barnhart, The Avalanches, Illuminati Hotties and Berwyn.
Episode 98 of the Nialler9 podcast and thanks to Patreon Members we have upgraded our equipment.
Episode 97. Niall and Andrea pick five albums each we recommend we didn’t cover on the podcast so far this year for listeners to check out. We also discuss some of those favourites towards the end along with more talk of Succession and The Last of Us Part 2.
It’s Episode 96 and we talk to Other Voices’ booker Aoife Woodlock about how the Courage live series came about, we review Haim’s looser, more eclectic Women In Music Pt. III, we discuss the Gender Disparity Report on Irish radio plus songs from Beyonce, SAULT, Soccer Mommy and CMAT.
Episode 95 and we review Phoebe Bridgers’ Punisher, tell Andrea the news while she’s been on a social media break and discuss songs from Idles, Pillow Queens, Jafaris and NewDad.
Episode 94 of the Nialler9 podcast and we’re mostly about RTJ4 along with discussion about Black Lives Matter, representation and perception of Black Irish voices, and the End Direct Provision movement. New songs from Leon Bridges, MuRli, Roosevelt and His Holiness The Dalai Lama and a frank recommend for the Beethoven movie. Yep, the one about the St. Bernard dog.
Instead of our regular podcast, you will hear, in this order – the voices from the protesters on Monday along with words of Black Irish musicians and creatives Erica Cody, Loah, Denise Chaila and Amanda Ade.
Episode 92: Niall and Andrea are locked into the 22-track 80-minute behemoth that is the 1975’s fourth album Notes On A Conditional Form and we chat to The Mary Wallopers aka TPM about the home pub live streamed gigs.
Episode 91 and we are reviewing two albums and asking our Patreons what one song or album is easing your lockdown experience?
Episode 90 of the podcast and Niall asks Andrea to clarify her tweet about men’s hair during lockdown.
Up for discussion this week? A new album from Austra – HiRUDiN along with tracks from Hayley Williams, Participant, Jessie Ware and Arca.
Plus new music from the Fontaines D.C, the song of the summer battle heats up, Normal People discussed and Florian Schneider celebrated.
We dissect Fiona Apple’s much-lauded and appraised fifth album Fetch The Bolt Cutters. It’s a dizzying , constantly zig-zagging and delightfully free of convention and very likely, one of the albums of the year. Plus, tracks of the week from CMAT, Patricia Lalor, Jamie xx and it’s officially the worst summer ever.
On Episode 86, we review first album in seven years from The Strokes – The New Abnormal along with songs from The Streets, Tame Impala, Charli XCX and we check in what’s going on or not going on to be more precise with upcoming festivals and emergency funds for artists after last week’s special.
Discussing the Irish government’s response to the arts community and uproar that followed in the wake of announcements.
On Episode 85, we review the third album from Honduran-American artist Loreley Rodriguez aka Empress Of, discuss new music from The Strokes, Laura Marling and that dose of a TikTok wannabe Drake.
Our favourite biscuits, favourite radio shows, what will happen when gigs and festivals return? Is it a good or bad time to release music? Which Father John Misty song would you live in?
In lieu of our regular programming, we decided to focus on the things that are making us feel a little better in these uncertain times.
COVID-19 cancels all gigs in Ireland, Andrea discusses being a Choice Prize judge, the Electric Picnic lineup is stale and male, Lethal Dialect’s LD50 III in review and Mount Alaska pick their top 5 composer songs.