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

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

Location:

Ireland

Description:

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

Twitter:

@nialler9

Language:

English

Contact:

+353879063041


Episodes

Kendrick Lamar - Mr Morale & The Hot Steppers in review

5/19/2022
It's a big episode. As it always is when it comes to an artist like Kendrick Lamar. Mr Morale & The Big Steppers, Lamar's fifth album, the Compton rapper's first album in five years, is out almost a week now and Niall and Andrea spend an hour and 40 minutes discussing this cerebral, personal, conceptual album in depth. The album is a therapy session and a morality play, seeking breakthroughs, with Kendrick sharing confessions while also speaking on the culture wars, his saviour complex and...

Duration:01:43:28

Paul Simon - Andrea's fav weird little guy

5/12/2022
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'. Listen to the episode below or...

Duration:01:34:50

Our favourite music of April

5/5/2022
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. Listen to the episode below or subscribe in your favourite podcast app: Subscribe in Apple | Android | ACAST | Pocketcasts | CastBox...

Duration:01:29:39

Fontaines D.C. - Skinty Fia review

4/28/2022
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,...

Duration:01:19:20

Indie Sleaze with Louise McSharry

4/14/2022
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...

Duration:01:13:45

Joni Mitchell - a deep dive

4/8/2022
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...

Duration:01:25:40

Our favourite music of March

3/31/2022
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. Listen to the episode below or subscribe in your favourite podcast app: Subscribe in Apple | Android | ACAST | Pocketcasts | CastBox | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS Feed Episode notes / references...

Duration:01:33:25

Why are music festivals still booking male-heavy headliners?

3/16/2022
With many of the major Irish music festivals like Electric Picnic having revealed their lineups in recent weeks, it is time to discuss the state of gender equality on Irish music festival bills in 2022. While festivals like Primavera Sound, Ireland Music Week and Iceland Airwaves have committed to the Keychange initiative of booking a a 50/50 gender-balanced split on its festivals, many Irish events seem to be oblivious to the idea of representing women on their headliners or even aware it...

Duration:00:54:15

Podcast: Our best new music picks of February

3/3/2022
It's Andrea and Niall with our monthly new music recommender episode. We are talking albums from Big Thief (yes more), Cate Le Bon, CMAT, Black Country, New Road; and songs from Nilufer Yanya, Gaadge, Piri & Tommy, Robocobra Quartet, Porridge Radio, Alex Cameron, Yenkee and Teno Afrika. Plus festival, gigs and Euphoria chat. Listen to the episode below or subscribe in your favourite podcast app: Subscribe in Apple | Android | ACAST | Pocketcasts | CastBox | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS Feed...

Duration:01:22:25

Why do we love Steely Dan?

2/24/2022
Exploring the samples and the enduring appeal of Steely Dan's jazzy high-fidelity rock studio albums.

Duration:00:59:20

Big Thief, Beach House and the artistic intention of long albums

2/17/2022
It's a tale of two albums this week. The fifth album from Big Thief (Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You, 80 minutes) and Beach House (Once Twice Melody, 85 minutes). Two albums which bring up the question of artistic intention, album length, double albums and formats. Both albums had somewhat novel rollouts in advance with overloaded pre-release singles with Beach House's album split into chapters. How does length, intention, artistic vision and format affect the listening experience...

Duration:01:05:55

A visit to Black Gate in Galway

2/11/2022
A few weeks ago, Myself and Andrea took a day trip to Galway city to visit the Black Gate Cultural Centre. In 2020 both Andrea and I were big champions of Niamh Regan’s debut album Hemet which was released on Black Gate’s label, Indeed, we talked to Niamh on the show that summer, and the record went onto receive a Choice Music Prize nomination last year. Last year the Black Gate venue was streaming live concerts from its small venue space, and this week, it will debut its TV show on TG4 -...

Duration:00:49:55

Is it time to quit Spotify?

2/3/2022
There's been a lot of talk in Andrea and Niall's circles this week about the ethics of having a Spotify account in the wake of the Joe Rogan / Neil Young flareup. So we thought we'd finally get one of our old pals, Liz Pelly, a NYC writer who has written extensively about Spotify and streaming issues in recent years on to discuss the ethics, morality of the issues that people are talking about while looking at alternative models and services for streaming and Spotify. Why did it take a...

Duration:01:26:48

The music that got us through January

1/27/2022
It's a new year, but the same old us. Andrea and Niall kick off 2022 (yes, we did a bonus episode last week but the duo are back) with a sense of rejuvenation and a bag of songs and albums to enthuse about. We are talking albums from Bill Fay, Mitski, Silverbacks and an old 1988 favourite from Womack & Womack. There are songs from Boy Harsher, Last Apollo, Soichi Terada, Pillow Queens, Earl Sweatshirt, The Weather Station and the return of Father John Misty is up for discussion. Plus, the...

Duration:01:27:22

How we change Ireland's licensing laws today with Give Us The Night

1/17/2022
Sunil Sharpe and Robbie Kitt of The Give Us The Night Campaign join us to talk the modernisation of the licensing laws and the open consultation which close to the public this week.

Duration:00:57:05

The Nialler9 Radio Show - January 2022

1/10/2022
Kicking off the new year on the site with a radio show available to all today (the shows are normally available to Patreon members only). While December was all about the End Of Year lists, it was a welcome break to writing about new music but I was still keeping tabs on the best new music I heard since the end of November and a lot of it is here among some DJ and older favourites. https://soundcloud.com/nialler9/nialler9-radio-show-january-2022 Support the Nialler9 site and get playlists...

Duration:01:50:12

The Nialler9 Podcast Awards 2021

12/23/2021
It's the final part of the trilogy of the Nialler9 Best of the year podcasts, and as tradition, it's the one where and Niall and Andrea Cleary get loose. With wine and whiskey coffee in hand, we nominate winners in increasingly esoteric categories, aka shoe-horn things into an episode so we can talk about them. What was the best sax solo of 2021? What were our favourite live gigs? Best song discovered in a film? Biggest dose? Most disappointing album of 2021? A trend you wish would go away?...

Duration:01:37:43

The best songs of 2021

12/15/2021
It's part two of the trilogy of the Nialler9 Best of the year podcasts, and Niall and Andrea Cleary are talking their favourite songs of the year. We pick 10 songs each with a single crossover, and discuss songs from SZA, Self Esteem, Big Thief, Snail Mail, CMAT, Saint Sister, Overmono, BadBadNotGood and Andrea makes the case for Torres being wronged by the music lists. Support Nialler9 on Patreon and join our Discord chat + member playlists and content. Next week, it's the Nialler9 Podcast...

Duration:01:28:15

The best albums of 2021

12/3/2021
Part one of the trilogy of the Nialler9 Best of the year podcasts is here, and Niall and Andrea Cleary are talking their favourite albums of the year. 10 albums each with a lot of crossover are up for discussion including albums from Self Esteem, For Those I Love, Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders, Saint Sister, Dry Cleaning, Japanese Breakfast and more. It's a long one so get settled. Support Nialler9 on Patreon and join our Discord chat + member playlists and content. Next episode, songs...

Duration:01:40:53

Adele has some big feelings on 30

11/25/2021
On this week's Nialler9 Podcast, Andrea and Niall are talking about Adele. “Mummy's been having a lot of big feelings recently” With her fourth album 30 smashing all records again, we review the record which primarily focuses on Adele's divorce and the aftermath it had on her and her family's life. With Greg Kurstin, Inflo, Ludwig Göransson and Max Martin among the names on the boards, is 30 all it's cracked up to be? Does Adele have anything new in the tank? Is Adele the last great Diva...

Duration:01:00:34