Archive: January 2011

Oh that voice. Oh that soothing, reassuring voice. Welcome back Robin Pecknold. Welcome back Fleet Foxes. The world hasn’t been the same since you left. What we have below is the first brand spanking new track from Seattle’s Fleet Foxes. It is called ‘Helplessness Blues’ and if you have heard anything by Fleet Foxes in […]

Not Squares took to the airwaves on Sunday night for a session on BBC Introducing in Northern Ireland with Rory McConnell. The two-hour show, broadcast from 12am to 2am may have been on after some people’s bedtime so you can listen back to the show here (which you really ought to do). Not Squares played […]

Planet Mu is one of the more underrated record labels around at the moment. To try to change this a little, they have put together a compilation of 14 artists to showcase the depth and quality that is found on their roster. Solar Bears are just one of the talented bands to offer something to […]

The video above did inspire me to want to do something. It was made a few years back by Dylan Haskins who, at the time of writing, had just announced his intention to stand in Ireland’s upcoming election, as an independent in Dublin. He definitely deserves your attention with this eye-grabbing video. The point is […]

Have you heard about Quarter Inch Collective’s Quompilation #1? Thirteen Irish artists, including Squarehead, Spies, Kid Karate, Patrick Kelleher and many more, covered their favourite song of 2010. We get two versions of Squarehead’s ‘Fake Blood’ (Nialler9 readers’ favourite song of the year too), a Rihanna cover and a Kanye West cover that I thought […]

The title doesn’t lie, does it? ‘I Follow Rivers’ is the second single from Lykke Li’s forthcoming album, Wounded Rhymes, which is out at the end of February. The video above, inspired, you would think by Ingmar Bergman, doesn’t indeed see Ms Li following someone. I won’t spoil the surprise, but she may catch up […]

This is going to be one of the biggest songs of the year. It was just made to be played at ear-piercing volume. Art Vs Science have built a following in Australia and are getting ready to make the whole world hear their sound in 2011. ‘Magic Fountain’ has all the hallmarks of a massive […]

This could be the last post you see featuring Villagers for some time as Conor O’Brien slowly draws the curtain over a tumultuous 18 months for his band. Filmed by Myles O’Reilly for Arbitus Yarns, this comprehensive 12 minute package captures the group in full flight for their December gig at Vicar Street in December. […]

Brroklyn’s next stars look like being Creep. Producers/DJs Lauren Flax and Lauren Dillard have enlisted Romy from the xx for their debut single ‘Days’, the video of which is above. Directed by Fischerspooner’s Warren Fischer, it is all very dark and in keeping with the eerie tone of the song, and Romy even makes an […]

Is the concept album dead? These days even getting through one album would seem to be a chore to many, let alone trying to establish what marks something out as a concept album, worthy of you time for well over an hour, in most cases. And then there is One Eleven, who I came across […]