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

    Pillow Queens' debut album reviewed & a chat with Niamh Regan

    Pillow Queens' debut album reviewed & a chat with Niamh Regan

    It’s episode 105 of the Nialler9 Podcast, and Niall and Andrea are burying their heads in the sand, maybe?







    We review the Pillow Queens debut album, chat to last week’s album of the week artist Niamh Regan and chat songs from Gorillaz, Sufjan, For Those I Love And more.







    Plus, Jedward think newly-announced anti-vaxxer Ian Brown’s “cheekbones are a dream“.







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    Running Order:















    Reasons To Be Cheerful







    Kate Bush released Hounds of Love this week in 1985







    Andrea deletes her Facebook account.







    Promising Young Woman















    Album of the week







    Pillow Queens – In Waiting







    The debut album from Dublin four-piece indie-rock band are up for discussion. They cohosted the show last year and now Niall and Andrea discuss their own full-length.















    Songs of the week







    * Sufjan Stevens – Video Game* Kevin Morby – Campfire* Gorillaz – Strange Timez (ft. Robert Smith)* For Those I Love – I Have A Love















    Interview:







    Niamh Regan joins us to discuss her debut album Hemet which we reviewed last week on the podcast.















    Any Other Business?







    Watching:







    Love On The Spectrum







    This Is Spinal Tap







    Jurassic Park 2







    Reading:







    Caroline O’Donoghue – Scenes Of A Graphic Nature







    Listening:







    Yaeji – What We Drew







    Dua Lipa – Club Future Nostalgia















    Closing track:







    Somebody’s Child – We Could Start A War (Le Boom remix)















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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Niamh Regan's sublime debut album & the Irish hip-hop documentary

    Niamh Regan's sublime debut album & the Irish hip-hop documentary

    Episode 104 of the Nialler9 Podcast, and Niall and Andrea are staying positive!







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    Discussed:







    News:







    Origins – the Irish hip-hop documentary aired on RTE One last week.















    Reasons To Be Cheerful







    Niall went to a gig







    Playlists we love: Spooky Girl Autumn & Disco Rock















    Album of the week







    Niamh Regan – Hemet







    The Galway singer-songwriter’s debut album is one of the finest Irish albums of the year. We discuss.















    Songs of the week







    * SZA – ‘Hit Different’* AE MAK – ‘I Dance In The Kitchen’* Ailbhe Reddy – ‘Looking Happy’* Adrienne Lenker – ‘Anything’















    Any Other Business?







    Watching:







    Tenet







    I Hate Suzie







    Reading:







    Susanna Clarke – Piranesi







    Listening:







    Alan Partridge – From The Oasthouse (Podcast)







    Kelly Lee Owens – Inner Song







    Bill Calllahan – Gold Record















    Closing track:







    AE MAK – ‘I Dance In The Kitchen’















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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Angel Olsen & the government make a whole new mess again

    Angel Olsen & the government make a whole new mess again

    It's Episode 103 of the Nialler9 Podcast and we’ve got more tunes to discuss than Phil Hogan has contradictory statements.

    On this week's episode, Niall and Andrea review the new album from Angel Olsen - Whole New Mess.

    Phil Hogan's resignation while we are live, and we run through exactly what the flip the Irish government are doing and not doing regarding live music and entertainment and restrictions around live events.

    Plus the usual songs of the week, what's consuming you and reasons to be cheerful.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    A conversation with Denise Chaila, MuRli and God Knows

    A conversation with Denise Chaila, MuRli and God Knows

    Episode 102 of the Nialler9 Podcast and it’s one we’ve been trying to make happen for quite a while.







    On this week’s episode, Niall and Andrea are joined by three very special guests.







    Earlier this year, we had the Shannon rap legend God Knows on the podcast finally, but we always intended to gather together the crew and close cohorts around him, the rappers, producers and friends from the East Coast of Ireland.







    What began publicly at least, with the emergence of God Knows and Murli became known along with MynameisJohn as Rusangano Family, the Choice Prize Winning Limerick-based rap trio whose work is some of the most exciting rap to come out of Ireland this century. 







    While the original group has been on hiatus, God Knows and Murli have been expending their creativity on music of their own and with close collaborators drawn from across Ireland and beyond.







    2020 has been the year of the collaboration with God Knows bringing the South West All Stars and Murli building on his Intangibles mixtape from last year with ‘Til The Wheels Off’ and ‘The Culture’, all the while getting back behind the producing boards of others.







    Most notably, Denise Chaila, who after a spoken word appearance on the most 2016 Rusangano Family record Let The Dead Bury The Dead, and a debut single ‘Copper Bullet / Duel Citizenship’ in 2019, has bloomed into a force, capital F, in 2020. 







    With her 2020 single ‘Chaila’, impacting Irish radio and playlists in a big way and with one hugely memorable and much-lauded online streamed show for Other Voices at the National Gallery of Ireland earlier this year, Denise has been growing in stature as an artist and as a public figure, and as our interview will make clear, she’s only getting started.







    Myself – Niall – and Andrea sat down with these three inspirational music makers and peers for a near-two-hour chat in a Dublin hotel room recently that takes in a lot of topics including Dungeons and Dragons, Zoom Fatigue, Social media habits, crying at movies, The expectation of black artists to represent the black experience and much much more.







    We hope you enjoy our chat as much as we did:







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    • 1 hr 53 min
    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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    • 1 hr 39 min
    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)

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

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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.

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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

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