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Nialler9 and Andrea Cleary discuss new music, album deep dives, artist interviews and chat.

Nialler9 and Andrea Cleary discuss new music, album deep dives, artist interviews and chat.




Nialler9 and Andrea Cleary discuss new music, album deep dives, artist interviews and chat.








An introduction to Italo Disco

Niall and Andrea take you deep into how US disco morphed into Italo, how Moroder and Hi-NRG fits in, the characteristics of Italo disco, the glitz, the glamour and the keytars. Plus, we talk about the Nialler9 Podcast theme song..


My Bloody Valentine - Loveless: A classic album revisit

With the news that My Bloody Valentine are re-releasing their catalogue through Domino and that their music is finally on streaming services, Niall Byrne and Andrea Cleary revisit the Irish/English shoegaze band's classic 1991 record Loveless.


Lana Del Rey reviewed & looking forward after a year of no gigs

Will we actually get to go to gigs this year? Niall looks at what could actually happen this summer, while Andrea casts her critical eye over Lana Del Rey's seventh album Chemtrails Over The Country Club in her typical considered fashion.


For Those I Love - David Balfe on finding hope in grief & friendship

A podcast special interview with David Balfe about his crushing album about love, loss and impermanence.


NFTs - WTF? When music, art & cryptocurrency collide

Support Nialler9 on Patreon Artists such as Aphex Twin, Grimes, Kings Of Leon 3LAU, Jacques Greene, Disclosure and Azealia Banks have jumped on the NFT trend that sees digital art being sold at exorbitant prices on cryptocurrency auction sites. We explain what non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are exactly, why people are buying them, why musicians are…


How To Win a Grammy

Support Nialler9 on Patreon It’s Grammys week and Niall and Andrea are asking the big question – so how do you actually win a Grammy Award? We look at the submission process, how not all of the 13,000 plus Recording Academy members are elligible to vote. We look at what the demographic of the voters…


Gemma Dunleavy & Homebeat on community, place and transitions

Support Nialler9 on Patreon We’re talking to two people on this episode who we know well here at Nialler9. One who will represent the city, and one who will represent the country. Two people who have output and work that responds to the environment around them, the community that holds them and the landscape that…


A Choice Music Prize panel discussion

Support Nialler9 on Patreon It’s Choice Music Prize week. On Thursday 11 judges will gather together virtually and crown the best Irish album of the year 2020. In the absence of a night out for Irish music lovers, we decided to mark the occasion by gathering 5 previous judges of the prize together over Zoom…


Daft Punk's legacy

Support Nialler9 on Patreon On the week, when it emerged that Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter would no longer make music together as Daft Punk after 28 years, we look at the French dance’s duo influence on the world of music, our own music tastes and discovery, go through their discography and talk about…


Wyvern Lingo on the songs that inspired their second album

Support Nialler9 on Patreon Wyvern Lingo are in the virtual studio with Niall and Andrea to discuss the last 18 months of the band’s activities which leads up to the release of their second album Awake You Lie on February 26th on Rubyworks. Karen Cowley, Saoirse Duane and Caoimhe Barry moved to Berlin and made…


#FreeBritney: The Framing Britney Spears Documentary

In the last few years, you’ve probably seen the #freebritney hashtag or heard the word “conservatorship” mentioned when the career and life of the 39-year-old pop star Britney Spears is talked about. You may be aware that the issue around Britney involves the control of her career, her person, her mental fitness and her father…


Nialler9 Radio show - A Madlib selection

In honour of the excellent Four Tet-arranged Madlib album Sound Ancestors, I played just over an hour of the producer and rapper’s tunes and collaborations on the decks for this show. The dude has so many releases in his discography I just went with my gut for what I played.I really enjoyed this and hope…


The phenomena of Driver's License, Sea Shanties & music at political rallies

On this week’s podcast, Niall and Andrea, we are looking at the biggest stories in music this January. We’ll be talking about two trends are about the immediacy of current pop songs – the emergence of sea shanties and the most viral song in many years in Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Driver’s License’. With Trump finally gone,…


Nialler9 Radio Show - January 2021

In the absence of DJing in real life right now, here’s the first of a series of episodes of tunes I’m loving presented in a 2-hour radio show format. Listen on Soundcloud or Mixcloud. Support Nialler9 on Patreon. Tracklist: Fontaines DC – A Hero’s Death (Soulwax Remix) Yaeji – Money Can’t Buy (ft. Nappy Nina)…


The artistry and villainy of MF DOOM

On this week's podcast, Niall and Andrea are joined by writer Dean Van Nguye,Lex Records and Choice Cuts for a deep dive into the life and work of the supervillain rapper MF DOOM.


The Nialler9 Music Awards 2020

For the closing of the trilogy of the best of 2020 podcasts, Niall and Andrea fill in the blanks of the year by awarding winners in increasingly esoteric categories like: Who had 2020 biggest vibes? Best songwriting? Best live streamed shows? Best musician protest of 2020? Rap beat of the year? Cheesiest song ? Best…


Our favourite albums of 2020

For the second of three parts of our end of year coverage, Niall and Andrea discuss the best albums of 2020 on Episode 116 of the Nialler9 podcast. I won’t be sharing the list just yet in the notes, you’ll just have to listen to the pod: Support Nialler9 on Patreon because we’re doing a…


Our favourite songs of 2020

It’s Listmas! On Episode 115 of the podcast, Niall and Andrea present the first of our end of year list podcasts. First up, it’s the turn of songs. We share 10 of our favourite songs of the year in no particular order. Support Nialler9 on Patreon if you’re one of the many listeners we have…


2020 is somehow the year of disco

Episode 114 of the pod and Niall and Andrea are talking a lot about dancefloors and disco. That’s because our album of the week is from The Vision – Ben Westbeech and Kon’s guest-filled love letter to soul, disco and house. It feeds into a very good year for modern disco, when we couldn’t gather…


We review 12 songs sent to us by Irish artists

Firstly, an apology for the terrible sound on my side of the conversation this week – my audio interface went kaputt before recording so I had no choice but to use the Zoom recording of the audio. However, thanks to our Patreon members, a replacement is already on the way. Episode 113 of the Nialler9…