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Nialler9 talks new music, new albums with interviews and chat.

    Fontaines D.C.'s A Hero's Death - The critic round table review

    Fontaines D.C.'s A Hero's Death - The critic round table review

    It’s Episode 101 and life ain’t always empty I guess, though it can feel like it with the current news cycle.







    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.







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    Discussed:







    News:







    More bad news for live music & clubbing as COVID-19 restrictions extended to September







    Heather Humphreys meets representatives of the live entertainment sector







    Fontaines D.C. vs The Coronas – The Blur vs Oasis of our-time, obviously.















    Reasons To Be Cheerful







    A measured reaction to a hack of an article about the Night-time Economy Taskforce.







    David Byrne’s new radio show







    Luke plays golf now















    Album of the week







    Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death







    Just over a year since their much-lauded debut Dogrel, Fontaines D.C., return with a second album of murkier stripes. It’s darker, moodier, less character-driven, more impressionistic, less literal and less story-led but is it is as good as the five-star reviews it’s getting?















    Songs of the week







    * Billie Eilish – My Future* Roisin Murphy – Something More* Rival Consoles – Articulation* Lomelda – Wonder















    Any Other Business?







    Watching:







    Hamilton







    Star Wars – The Rise Of Skywalker







    Baby Driver







    Lord Of The Rings – The Two Towers







    Listening:







    Khruangbin – Mordechai















    Closing track:







    Uly – Keepin’ It Simple















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    Taylor Swift and The National's Aaron Dessner make folklore - a review

    Taylor Swift and The National's Aaron Dessner make folklore - a review

    Episode 100 – You can’t make a Tomlette without breaking a few Gregs.







    I restarted the Nialler9 Podcast back in February 2018 after stopping the first guise in 2014 in a time before podcasts were really a thing, and it is really is my favourite way to get into nuanced and interesting discussion about music and to chat to people with the full context of their voices, a thing made especially easy when you have someone as knowledgeable as Andrea Cleary as one half of the enterprise. Thanks Dre.







    Today’s episode is number One Hundred and myself and Andrea are reviewing Taylor Swift’s Aaron Dessner-produced album folklore, the followup to Lover which we reviewed on Episode 59.







    We discuss the absolute state of the government’s dealings with the music industry, the state of the Chainsmokers’ socially-distant gig and talk about tracks from Fia Moon, Ailbhe Reddy, SOAK and Saint Sister’s Gemma Doherty and Angel Olsen.







    And, as the subheading suggests, we discuss Succession again.







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    Discussed:







    News:







    Reducing the €350 Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment will decimate the arts & entertainment industry







    Songs From An Empty Room raises €400,000+ for Irish live music professionals, but organisers call for amendments to PUP & Wage Subsidy Scheme







    Why we need to keep shouting about the Irish live music industry post-Songs From An Empty Room event







    Chainsmokers gig in The Hamptons investigated for breaking social distancing regulations















    Reasons To Be Cheerful







    Succession actors get Emmy noms







    Andrea has a strong reaction to Cousin Greg’s Corona song.















    Album of the week







    Taylor Swift – folklore







    Swift’s eighth studio album made remotely during lockdown, largely with producer Aaron Dessner of The National. Is it her folk album? Her cottagecore chamber pop album? We put on a comfy sweater and head to the monochrome woods for a walk with the album on our headphones.















    Songs of the week







    * Fia Moon – xx * Angel Olsen – Whole New Mess* Ailbhe Reddy – Between Your Teeth* SOAK, Saint Sister’s Gemma Doherty – I’m Alive















    Any Other Business?







    Watching:







    The Plot Against America (HBO miniseries)

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

    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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    Discussed:



    News:

    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?

    Watching:



    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



    Listening:



    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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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Silverbacks wry and whimsical rock debut & the Irish Times Top 50 Irish albums

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

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







    On this week’s episode, we are reviewing the debut album from Irish five-piece Silverbacks, casting our eye over the Irish Times Top 50 Irish albums of all time, news just in about pubs reopening being pushed back to August 10th and what that means for gigs, plus songs of the week from Sufjan, Wyvern Lingo, Rejjie Snow with MF Doom and Elaine Mai.







    Supporting us on Patreon is the biggest and best feedback we could hope from you.











    Discussed:







    News:







    Pubs and gatherings plans pushed back to August 10th.







    Irish Times Top 50 Irish albums of all time,















    Reasons To Be Cheerful







    * Kanye is NOT running for president, Steely Dan and Patreon.















    Songs of the week







    * Rejjie Snow feat. MF Doom & Cam Obi – Cookie Chips* Elaine Mai – Somewhere Else* Wyvern Lingo – Don’t Say it* Sufjan – America















    Album of the week







    Silverbacks – Fad







    The Dublin/Kildare  slacker indie pop art-rock five-piece Silverbacks release their debut album Fad produced by Girl Band’s Daniel Fox this week. We review.















    Any Other Business?







    Musicals







    I May Destroy You







    Japandroids, The Weaker Thans, Sade, Westside Gunn















    Closing track:







    Patricia Lalor – Alone















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    • 1 hr 18 min
    10 recommended albums from 2020 so far

    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.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Haim's Women In Music Pt. III in review + How Other Voices brought Courage to the world

    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.

    • 1 hr 26 min

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