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Nightbox - ‘In The Rural’

Irish via Toronto band Nightbox have come back with new material to follow up their quietly bubbling but niche loved singles from the last two years.

We have heard ‘Burning’, the title song from The Panic Sequence EP but ‘In The Rural’, their latest, pushes their sound into new directions that suit them. The band’s trusted melodic are as strong as ever but the song finds them moving away from those Two Door Cinema comparisions into more Cut Copy electro division.

It’s a fitting sound for them and it seems the co-production from Al-P of MSTRKRFT and co-writing from Sebastien Grainger of DFA 1979 is helping add a sheen to that as they go. The EP is out on Toronto label Rare Beef worldwide via Caroline.

Listen: Nightbox – ‘In The Rural’

Tour dates:

April 24 – Toronto, ON – The Drake
April 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
May 6 – Newcastle, UK – Newcastle O2 Academy 2*
May 7 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla*
May 9 – Oxford, UK – Oxford O2 Academy 2*
May 11 – Birmingham, UK – Glee Club*
May 12 – Nottingham, UK – Bodega*
May 13 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece*
May 15 – London, UK – Village Underground*
May 20 – London, ON – Music Hall#
May 22 – Peterborough, ON – The Red Dog#
May 24 – Collingwood, ON – Casbah Bar#
May 27 – Boston, MA The Red Room @ Cafe 939#
May 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s#
May 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade#
May 31 – Baltimore, MD – Metro#
June 1 – Washington DC – DC9#
June 4 – Charlotte, NC – The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall#
June 5 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506#
June 7 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle#
June 9 – Hamilton, ON – Casbah#
June 11 – Kingston, ON – Merchant Tap House#
June 12 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks#
June 13 – Montreal, PQ – Il Motore#
June 14 – Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall#
* w/ Albert Hammond, Jr.
# w/ Rush Midnight

Nightbox – ‘In The Rural’ was originally published on Nialler9

Imploded View - ‘Withering Lights’

I’m really liking this new track from Longford producer Imploded View. ‘Withering Lights’ has a hypnotic groove that reminds me of the work of Fort Romeau. Jerome McCormick plays Phase One Festival in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday. I’ll be DJing there too.

Imploded View – ‘Withering Lights’

Imploded View is from Co. Longford who likes to utilise analogue synths and tape machines on his tracks. He’s had two albums out, the last of which, Anomaly Domine was released on Blurry Pup. He also has an EP of remixes of his tracks by R.S.A.G., VHS Head, Christ. and Daithi. Withering Lights’ is his new single and is available onBandcamp iTunes, etc.

Imploded View – ‘Withering Lights’ was originally published on Nialler9

Listen to Record Store Gay compilation #3

The Outhouse is an LGBT resource centre on Capel Street in Dublin there to support those in the LGBT community, and for the third year in a row, a team of musicians and artists have co-oped Record Store Day, another day of community to bring both the communities of music and Outhouse together under the name Record Store Gay.

From noon on Saturday, Outhouse will host a series of bands who have provided tracks for the third Record Store Gay compilation including Kate’s Party, I Heart The Monster Hero, Patrick Kelleher, French Bird, The Late David Turpin, Gar Cox, Sleep Thieves, Lo Fires and many more. The mini music festival will continue later at PantiBar from 6pm – 10:30 on Capel St.

Donations will be accepted towards Outhouse where there will be a popup record stall and the compilation will also be for sale in local record shops for the day that’s in it.

But first, you can have an exclusive listen to the compilation which features Le Galaxie covering Visage’s ‘Fade To Grey’, Kate’s Party cover No Doubt’s ‘Just A Girl, Swimmers’ covering Aaliyah’s ‘More Than A Woman’, Cave Ghosts’ covering Kylie’s ‘Come Into My World’, Stephen Quinn’s ukelele cover of Tracy Chapman’s ‘Talking Bout A Revolution’, Crayonsmith tackling Lykke Li’s ‘I Follow Rivers’, Carriages reworking Madonna, I Heart The Monster Hero honouring Queen and more. Listen here:

There’s also a video for White Sage’s John Maus cover of ‘Rights For Gays’:

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Leftfield DJ set, Beardyman & more added to Sea Sessions

Sea Sessions said they were done with announcing their lineup for the festival in Bundoran, Donegal on 27th-29th June 2014 when they added Kelis and The Strypes two weeks ago, but they’ve found room for a few more with a Leftfield (DJ set), Beardyman, Little Matador and The Disconauts, The Vincents, DJ Keith Marshall and DJ Rez Lowe added too.

That adds to a lineup that includes Flight Facilities, Erol Alkan, Ella Eyre, Drenge, The Minutes, Walking On Cars, DJ Yoda and more.

Tier 1 tickets for the event are now sold out.
Tier 2 tickets are on sale now at €99.00 plus fee for a full weekend pass including camping.

Leftfield DJ set, Beardyman & more added to Sea Sessions was originally published on Nialler9

Got my absolute jam in the post today from @shipsmusic & @nofop

Got my absolute jam in the post today from @shipsmusic & @nofop

Gruff Rhys, Ray Davies & Polar Bear for Dublin Writers Festival

Dublin Writers Festival is happening around the city over nine days in May from may 17th to 25th and in the programme this year are a number of events of interest to the music fan, as well as the literary one.


Full Dublin Writers Festival programme.

Gruff Rhys, Ray Davies & Polar Bear for Dublin Writers Festival was originally published on Nialler9

Twin Shadow - ‘To The Top’

Last year, Twin Shadow gave us a new track in the form of ‘Old Love/New Love‘ which was one of the best things George Lewis JR has done in a while (that second album isn’t great is it?) Well, on ‘To The Top’, he goes deep into Whitesnake-style ’80s hair metal balladry. It’s teetering so close to the edge of cheese, it’s kind of amazing.

The track is on iTunes. You’re going to want it eventually.

Twin Shadow – ‘To The Top’ was originally published on Nialler9

Listening post: YOGI pick their favourite tracks

London bass-heavy trio YOGI pulled off a major coup by having Pusha T on their huge ‘Burial’ single, no doubt helped by their presence on Skrillex’s OWSLA label. Their debut EP is out on May 5th but before that we asked them what songs are floating their boats.


1. What song(s) have been inspiring your new material?

Blake: ‘Partition’ by Beyonce and ‘Coast Is Clear’ by Skrillex ft Chance The Rapper.

i/O: There are way too many to mention but I’ve been listening to Beyonce- ‘Partition’, Drake – ‘Trophies’ & Common – ‘War’ a lot this week.

2. A song that you remember from a particularly good club night recently and why?

i/O: If the night was really that good, I usually can’t remember anything.

Yogi: Some crazy track that I heard in Miami, I don’t know the name of it! I Been trying find it so I can put in our set, I’ll let you know when i find out.

3. Remix of the year so far?

i/O: Jay Electronica & Jay-Z – ‘We Made it’ (Remix)

Yogi: Showtek – ‘Booyah’ (Party Favour Remix)

4. Favourite song to wake up to?

Blake & i/O: Pharrell – ‘Happy’

5. A song you have discovered/heard in a club, gig or mix recently that blew you away?

i/O: Its old but I heard ‘I Cant Stop’ by Flux Pavillion in a mix recently. I’d forgotten how massive that drop is.

Yogi: I rediscovered that Crystal Waters’ ‘Gypsy Woman’ track recently, it still sounds dope.

6. Favourite slow jam?

Blake: Ginuwine – ‘Pony’

Yogi: Aaliyah – ‘Are You That Somebody‘ if that counts…

i/O: Notorious ‘B.I.G – Me & My Bitch‘. That counts right?

7. A song guaranteed to get people on the dancefloor?

i/O: Jay-Z – ‘Big Pimpin’

Blake: Lil Wayne – ‘Six Foot 7 Foot’

Yogi: Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & Moguai – ‘Mamouth’ (Carnage mix)

8. A song that’s always likely to get played when you DJ?

i/O: Shameless plug time….YOGI featuring Pusha T – ‘Burial’

Blake: Skrillex and A$AP – ‘Wild For The Night’

Yogi: i/O got it right!

9. An old song you play at DJ sets regularly?

Yogi: Ludacris – ‘What’s Your Fantasy?’

10. Favourite rap verse?

Blake: Busta Rhymes – ‘Gimme Some More’

i/O: The first verse from ‘Warning’ by Notorious B.I.G

Yogi: 2pac – ‘Hit Em Up’, first verse.

11. Favourite song from the ‘70s?

i/O: Marvin Gaye – ‘Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)’

Blake: Jackson 5 – ‘ABC’

12. Favourite rapper of the moment?

Blake: Kendrick Lamar
i/O: Schoolboy Q
Yogi: Chance The Rapper

13. Song of the year so far?

Blake: Beyonce – ‘Partition’
i/O: Schoolboy Q – ‘Man of the Year’
Yogi: The interlude song on from Pharrell’s new album, ‘Lost Queen’.

14. A new artist are you most excited about..

i/O: Chance The Rapper
Blake: Schoolboy Q
Yogi: Miriam Bryant

15. An album you’ve been recommending to people?

Blake: Pharrell’s new album Girl
i/O: Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron

16. What song did you hear this year that you wish you’d written?

i/O: Drake – ‘Trophies’
Blake: XO – ‘Beyonce’

Listening post: YOGI pick their favourite tracks was originally published on Nialler9

The Minutes - ‘Supernatural’

‘Cherry Bomb’ has been getting a baiting on Irish radio for the last month so it feels like there’s a lot of people who will be interested in hearing what The Minutes have come up with for album two Live Well Change Often on Model Citizen Records on Friday 9th May.

‘Supernatural’ sounds like the band are getting their swagger even further with a track that has its ’70s classic rock and garage influences intact.

The Minutes – ‘Supernatural’ (Free download)

The Minutes – ‘Supernatural’ was originally published on Nialler9

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