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Independent new music news, gigs, Irish music, podcast

    Paul Simon - Andrea's fav weird little guy

    Paul Simon - Andrea's fav weird little guy

    This week's podcast is all about Andrea's favourite weird little guy and second favourite Paul - Paul Simon!



    Andrea takes us through her love of the songwriter's music, voice and guitar-playing, from Simon & Garfunkel to his big hit album Graceland, and the criticism, cultural boycott and art as politics argument.



    We focus on a handful of songs including 'The Sound Of Silence', 'Graceland', 'The Obvious Child', 'America' and 'Diamonds On The Soul Of Her Shoes'.



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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Our favourite music of April

    Our favourite music of April

    It's the monthly roundup of albums and songs we love with Andrea and Niall on with the new music recommender episode.



    This month we're discussing albums from Billy Woods, Let's Eat Grandma, Martian Subculture, Girlpool and Faye Webster and songs from Pusha T, Ailbhe Reddy, Two Shell, Soccer Mommy, SOAK, New Jackson and Robocobra Quartet's toxic wellness anthem.



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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Fontaines D.C. - Skinty Fia review

    Fontaines D.C. - Skinty Fia review

    Fontaines D.C. have released their new album Skinty Fia, what they have suggested is the final part of an album trilogy, following on 2019's Dogrel and 2020's A Hero's Death, both of which we reviewed on the podcast.



    Since then the band have been anointed NME's Best Band In The World, have been nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Album, a Brit for Best International Group and an Ivor Novello for Best Album.



    Skinty Fia truly marks a band apart from the jangly garage rock of Liberty Belle, they have full extracted themselves from their musical origins and in the process have become one of the biggest rock bands around, garnering praise and rave reviews. 



    In an interview with Rolling Stone, Chatten said Skinty Fia was “largely informed and influenced by Irishness existing in England and mutating and becoming a new kind of culture in general.”



    Niall and Andrea give their thoughts the album, and talk about the Irishness and culture reflected in Skinty Fia, how Grian Chatten sees Dublin now, the album's sound which largely casts a dour dirgey atmosphere and what we want from a band like Fontaines D.C.



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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Indie Sleaze with Louise McSharry

    Indie Sleaze with Louise McSharry

    You may have heard of the term Indie Sleaze lately. A term newly coined to describe a nostalgic trend of post-Y2K era of culture and aesthetics of indie music and parties that crossed cities and continents.



    Niall and Andrea are talking indie-rock, blog house, nu-rave, electro-clash and the alternative scene of the years of 2004 to 2012 that gave us the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Crystal Castles, CSS, Uffie, MGMT, New Young Pony Club, MIA, Hipster Runoff, Mashups, The Cobrasnake's hedonistic flash photography, Dublin clubs like Antics and spawned an Indie Sleaze instagram account.



    So how are Gen Z co-opting the vibe of the era and is the Indie Sleaze trend just a Tik-Tok-enabled churn in nostalgia economy?



    Plus, Louise McSharry, host of the new topical news podcast Catch Up, drops in to talk about her experiences of indie, electro and alternative of that time, the fashion and the tunes she still loves, and why she wants to start a club night in the era's honour.



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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Joni Mitchell: a deep dive

    Joni Mitchell: a deep dive

    This week, we're looking at an icon.



    Andrea  takes the lead with Niall on support to delve into the life and distinguished music career of Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.



    Mitchell has been in the news recently, and recently showed solidarity with Neil Young by taking all her music off Spotify, having appeared on the Grammys this past Sunday, one of her first appearances in public since suffering a brain aneurysm in 2015.



    Andrea looks at her beginnings and formative experience with adoption, her seminal album 1971 Blue, her forays into jazz and her '80s period, along with a song in the early '90s in which she directly addressed Ireland's shameful Magdalene Laundries.



    Mitchell proved herself to be a continuous counterculture artist, a musician who walked her own way and used her writing as a way to interrogate the world for herself, and others to understand.



    And of course, there's discussion of songs like 'A Case Of You', 'Both Sides Now' and 'Big Yellow Taxi' among many others.



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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Our favourite music of March

    Our favourite music of March

    It's Andrea and Niall with our monthly new music recommender episode.



    We are talking new albums from from Rosalia, The Weather Station, CMAT, Charlotte Adigery and Bolis Popul; and songs from Aldous Harding, Angel Olsen, Tomberlin, Amy Michelle, Spider, EFÉ, Maria Kelly with Paul Noonan and Skinner.



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    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

tinovska ,

The Number One Music Blog in Ireland

Nialler9 is published by a music lover in Ireland. He seeks to find so many different sounds from all over the Earth. In music, it's important to be curious and open to what's happening. We are bloggers and I look forward to what his podcasts will be like. Always unique. One day I got to go visit the land of Oscar Wilde and other genius people and meet Niall.

eglbc ,

wish the host would talk less

such a good mix of music, but right when you getting into it{via good vibes}, the host starts trying to sound clever//hip//blogworthy and chirps in with useless banter. //Less talk///moar rok

ArcAngelZulu ,

The Only Music Podcast I Listen To

I used to listen to several different music podcasts, but then I found nialler9. Now, this is the only podcast I listen to and it provides excellent tunes in a diverse range of genres. You certainly won't be disappointed!

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