Music Podcasts

Nialler9 and Andrea Cleary talk new music, albums with interviews and chat.

Nialler9 and Andrea Cleary talk new music, albums with interviews and chat.




Nialler9 and Andrea Cleary talk new music, albums with interviews and chat.








Pep Talk - 20 of our favourite artists offer positive advice for lockdown

For this Nialler9 Podcast special, we wanted to bring some good vibes and positivity as we face six weeks of lockdown here in Ireland. So we asked some of our favourite music people to offer some positive advice or affirmation for the listener heading into lockdown again. What bit of advice would they like to…


Kevin Morby's depiction of a Middle American twilight

It's Episode 110 of the Nialler9 Podcast with Niall and Andrea and with Lockdown 2 having begun we are taking a transportive trip to the American midwest with Kevin Morby, and focus on the good things.


Loah & Bantum chat 2020 / Future Islands are in retrograde

This week's episode we chat to close collaborators Loah & Bantum about their 2020 experiences, review the sixth album from the Baltimore synth-pop band, swoon over Julia Jacklin's lyrics, Dre takes up knitting, Niall doesn't have COVID and Pepe the Frog is in the mix somehow.


Ailbhe Reddy's personal debut album in review

On this week's pod we have some surprise guests from chimney sweepers who interrupt the recording process more than once. Welcome to the home office. We review Ailbhe Reddy's debut album, discuss new Bicep, Kynsy, Bon Iver guests on a track and we talk Eddie Van Halen's legacy.


Róisín Murphy feels the machine

On this week's pod we review the new album from the queen with her disco machine Róisín Murphy, focus on reasons to be cheerful and new songs from Romy, Ultraflex, Tune-Yards and a load of Irish artists on the collab.


Sufjan faces spiritual and societal struggles

Episode 106 of the Nialler9 Podcast finds us reviewing the ultra-long electronic hymnal album from Sufjan Stevens, discuss Autumn a lot and enthuse about Keanu Reeves classic film Speed.


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.


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

Episode 104 of the Nialler9 Podcast, and Niall and Andrea are staying positive! Join us on Patreon if you’re a podcast subscriber! 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…


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. There’s breaking news about Phil Hogan’s resignation while we are live, and we run through exactly what…


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…


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

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.


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

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


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

Episode 99 and ahead of Songs From An Empty Room event, we're talking how the Irish live music needs to get loud to represent itself, we review Jarv Is, Jarvis Cocker's new band's album and songs from Devendra Barnhart, The Avalanches, Illuminati Hotties and Berwyn.


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

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


Podcast: 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.


Podcast: 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.


Podcast: The dignified doubt of Phoebe Bridgers

Episode 95 and we review Phoebe Bridgers' Punisher, tell Andrea the news while she's been on a social media break and discuss songs from Idles, Pillow Queens, Jafaris and NewDad.


Here’s what the programme for government says about plans for Irish night-life

With the passing months since the election and the outcome dulled by a worldwide pandemic, it was easy to forget their are other things to think about in the world. So after the February election in which the result showed Sinn Fein in ascension but not enough to form a government, a coalition of Fine…


Nialler9 Podcast: Run The Jewels are the soundtrack to the trash fire of the world

Episode 94 of the Nialler9 podcast and we're mostly about RTJ4 along with discussion about Black Lives Matter, representation and perception of Black Irish voices, and the End Direct Provision movement. New songs from Leon Bridges, MuRli, Roosevelt and His Holiness The Dalai Lama and a frank recommend for the Beethoven movie. Yep, the one about the St. Bernard dog.


Nialler9 Podcast: Black Irish creatives speak up on racism & inequality in Ireland

Instead of our regular podcast, you will hear, in this order - the voices from the protesters on Monday along with words of Black Irish musicians and creatives Erica Cody, Loah, Denise Chaila and Amanda Ade.