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    Which Irish album will win the Choice Prize this year?

    Which Irish album will win the Choice Prize this year?

    On this near-annual episode, Niall and Andrea are joined by writer and journalist Sophia McDonald to discuss the 10 nominated albums in this year’s Choice Music Prize Irish album of the year 2023 category, as chosen by 11 judges.  
    The albums are:
    Grian Chatten – Chaos For The Fly (Partisan Records)
    The debut album from the Fontaines DC frontman.
    CMAT – Crazymad, For Me (CMATBABY/AWAL)
    The second album from Ireland’s global country pop superstar.
    John Francis Flynn – Look Over The Wall, See The Sky (River Lea Recordings)
    The second album from the Dublin folkie turns with a contemporary twist.
    Kojaque – Phantom Of The Afters (Soft Boy Records)
    he second full-length album (not counting previously nominated mixtape Deli Daydreams) from the London-based Dublin rapper.
    Lankum – False Lankum (Rough Trade Records)
    The fourth album from Ireland’s leading doom folk trad band.
    Rachael Lavelle – Big Dreams (Rest Energy)
    The Irish songwriter and avant-pop practitioner’s debut album.
    Soda Blonde – Dream Big (Overbite Records)
    The second album from Dublin alt-pop band.
    The Murder Capital – Gigi’s Recovery (Human Season Records)
    The second album from the Dublin rock band who have softened somewhat for album two.
    The Scratch – Mind Yourself (Perrystown Music Limited)
    The second album from the Dublin trad-folk-metal band.
    Ezra Williams – Supernumeraries (Ezra Williams / AWAL)
    The debut album from the Cork singer-songwriter.

    Niall, Andrea and guest Sophia discuss the albums in detail and decide which of the ten they individually think a) would like to win and b) will win the award.
    The actual winner of the Prize announced at the live event in Vicar Street on March 7th, and is broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM in a special four-hour extended show with Beta Da Silva from 7-11pm. A special TV show will be broadcast on Thursday 14th March at 22.30 on RTÉ2.
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Listen Closely: Laurie Anderson - Big Science (1982)

    Listen Closely: Laurie Anderson - Big Science (1982)

    The hosts of the Nialler9 Podcast (Niall Byrne and Andrea Cleary) in conjunction with The Big Romance present the Listen Closely series of listening parties, a night featuring a focus album from an artist we love on the last Wednesday of the month.
    To accompany the monthly listening party on Wednesday February 28th – 7.30pm @ The Big Romance, we present a Nialler9 Podcast episode all about this month's chosen album....
    This month: 
    Laurie Anderson – Big Science (1982)“This is the time/and this is the record of the time.”
    An album that was ahead of its time upon release, Big Science draws from Anderson’s multi-media performance art piece United States I-IV, and presents an experimental avant-garde electronics , art-rock and spoken word prophetic dissection of 80s America that spawned a surprising pop hit with the towering O Superman.
    Andrea takes the lead on why this album is noteworthy and important.
    Listen Closely is a chance for the music heads, to appreciate a modern classic album on the Big Romance’s warm Toby Hatchett soundsystem with a chat about the record on the night. More info.
    Big special extra thanks to Georgia Hallion for editing the podcast.
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    Show notesSongs played on the Nialler9 Podcast Spotify Playlist Laurie Anderson plays music for dogs Marcello Giordani - O Superman (Disco Spacer Mix)
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Madvillainy turns 20

    Madvillainy turns 20

    On this week's pod, it's a deep dive into an album from one of our perennial favourites, as it celebrates 20 years.
    It's the turn of the MF DOOM and Madlib's classic 2004 album Madvillainy by Madvillain, a dense, psychedelic, colourful rap album that quickly cemented itself as one of the best rap albums of all time when it came out on Stones Throw that year.
    Why is Madvillain so important?
    It's the sound of two masters of their craft - Madlib deep crate-digging wizz of flipped samples which avoided the musical grid and DOOM’s "tripping off the beat kinda" rhymes which defied expectation and form, and became endlessly quotable while retaining complex and comedic intent. Madvillainy is the sound of two elusive creatives ricocheting off each other’s oddball styles with disorienting brilliance.
    Niall and Andrea discuss the album's gestation, recording, leak, samples, lyrics and mythology.
    In January, we hosted a Listen Closely listening party in the Big Romance in Dublin with this album. Our next one will be Wednesday February 28th with Laurie Anderson's Big Science. Tickets on sale next week.
    Big special extra thanks to Georgia Hallion for editing the podcast.
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    • 53 min
    Pitchfork, Music Journalism, Choice Prize & Eurovision Boycott

    Pitchfork, Music Journalism, Choice Prize & Eurovision Boycott

    The Nialler9 Podcast returns for another season and new year.
    After taking January off, Niall and Andrea are back discussing what has been happening in music since we closed off the year with the Best of 2023 episodes including

    Pitchfork's downsizing, the state of music journalism and the Enshittification of online music discovery and discourse, and online life in general?The Choice Music Prize Irish albums of the year nomineesThe Eurovision Song Contest and the growing call for the Boycott of Israel. Will Ireland make a stand alongside Sweden, Finland, Iceland and more?What we've been consuming - music, TV, film since our break.Big special extra thanks to Georgia Hallion for editing the podcast.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Our favourite albums of 2023

    Our favourite albums of 2023

    It's the second of our end of year podcasts as Nialler and Andrea Cleary talk 12 albums they loved this year.
    Featuring albums from Lankum, Boygenius, Noname, Andre 3000, Olivia Rodrigo, Rachael Lavelle, Lana, Kara Jackson, Mitski and more.
    Next episode: The Nialler9 Podcast Awards 2023.
    Special thanks to Georgia Hallion for editing this podcast episode.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Our favourite songs of 2023

    Our favourite songs of 2023

    Episode 235 features Nialler and Andrea Cleary highlighting some of their favourite songs of the year.
    We are talking tracks we loved from Lankum, Lana, Big Thief, Troye Sivan, CMAT, The Hives, Sofia Kourtesis, Mustafa, Olivia Rodrigo, Rachel Lavelle, Overmono, boygenius and more. All killer no filler.
    Next episode: Albums of 2023.
    Special thanks to Georgia Hallion for editing this podcast episode.
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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

bcarfgh ,

Great company

Niall and Andrea offer great insights into new music, especially Irish music, in a friendly and accessible way: always an enjoyable podcast, they are great company in the car or when running.

nialler9 ,

Consistent and informative

Consistent and insightful music podcast

Sean-Pat ,

Not at the right BPM

Used to be a go-to podcast for new music, new Irish bands and generally what’s happening round town. Has kind of pivoted in the last 18 months. Auto downloads but seldom listen through now. Nialler9 playlists on Spotify and Lumo nights still aces tho.

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