Podcast

Nialler9 Podcast: Fontaines D.C.’s A Hero’s Death – The critic round table review

On this week’s episode, Niall and Andrea are joined by old pal Luke Sharkey to discuss A Hero’s Death, the second album from Fontaines D.C.

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.

Nialler9 Podcast: Taylor Swift and The National’s Aaron Dessner make folklore – a review

You can’t make a Tomlette without breaking a few Gregs.

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

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.

Nialler9 Podcast: Silverbacks wry and whimsical rock debut & the Irish Times Top 50 Irish albums

Episode 98 of the Nialler9 podcast and thanks to Patreon Members we have upgraded our equipment.

Podcast: 10 recommended albums from 2020 so far

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.

Podcast: Haim’s Women In Music Pt. III in review + How Other Voices brought Courage to the world

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.

Podcast: The dignified doubt of Phoebe Bridgers

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.

Nialler9 Podcast: Run The Jewels are the soundtrack to the trash fire of the world

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.

Nialler9 Podcast: Black Irish creatives speak up on racism & inequality in Ireland

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.

Nialler9 Podcast: Cliff Notes On A Conditional Form & The Mary Wallopers talk livestreams

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.

Nialler9 Podcast: Charli XCX & Perfume Genius reviewed & our Patreon supporters share their lockdown loves

Episode 91 and we are reviewing two albums and asking our Patreons what one song or album is easing your lockdown experience?

Nialler9 Podcast: Electric Picnic down, Austra heals & Irish brylcreemed balladeers will box the head off ye

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.

Nialler9 Podcast: Computer Love – celebrating the music of Kraftwerk

Plus new music from the Fontaines D.C, the song of the summer battle heats up, Normal People discussed and Florian Schneider celebrated.

Worst summer ever & Fiona Apple sets herself free (Nialler9 Podcast)

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.

“Drums please, Fab”: The Strokes’ new album in review (Nialler9 Podcast)

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.

#COVIDartscrisis with THISISPOPBABY & National Campaign for the Arts (Nialler9 Podcast)

Discussing the Irish government’s response to the arts community and uproar that followed in the wake of announcements.

The immediacy of Empress Of & the TikTok cynicism of Drake (Nialler9 Podcast)

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.

Dua Lipa’s escapist pop bangers & your questions answered (Nialler9 Podcast)

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?

Reasons To Be Cheerful: What’s Consuming You Special (Nialler9 Podcast)

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.

Coronavirus, Choice Music Prize, Lethal Dialect & Mount Alaska’s composer picks (Nialler9 Podcast)

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.