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

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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.

Sep 17

93 min

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…

Sep 10

79 min

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…

Aug 27

91 min

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…

Aug 19

115 min

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.

Aug 5

101 min

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

Jul 30

79 min

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.

Jul 23

90 min

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

Jul 16

80 min

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.

Jul 3

87 min

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.

Jun 26

87 min

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.

Jun 18

86 min

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…

Jun 17

77 min

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.

Jun 11

81 min

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.

Jun 4

27 min

Episode 92: Niall and Andrea are locked into the 22-track 80-minute behemoth that is the 1975's fourth album Notes On A Conditional Form and we chat to The Mary Wallopers aka TPM about the home pub live streamed gigs.

May 28

107 min

Episode 91 and we are reviewing two albums and asking our Patreons what one song or album is easing your lockdown experience?

May 22

75 min

Episode 90 of the podcast and Niall asks Andrea to clarify her tweet about men's hair during lockdown. Up for discussion this week? A new album from Austra - HiRUDiN along with tracks from Hayley Williams, Participant, Jessie Ware and Arca.

May 14

91 min

Plus new music from the Fontaines D.C, the song of the summer battle heats up, Normal People discussed and Florian Schneider celebrated.

May 8

120 min

On Episode 86, we review first album in seven years from The Strokes - The New Abnormal along with songs from The Streets, Tame Impala, Charli XCX and we check in what's going on or not going on to be more precise with upcoming festivals and emergency funds for artists after last week's special.

Apr 17

78 min

Discussing the Irish government's response to the arts community and uproar that followed in the wake of announcements.

Apr 10

33 min

On Episode 85, we review the third album from Honduran-American artist Loreley Rodriguez aka Empress Of, discuss new music from The Strokes, Laura Marling and that dose of a TikTok wannabe Drake.

Apr 9

62 min

Our favourite biscuits, favourite radio shows, what will happen when gigs and festivals return? Is it a good or bad time to release music? Which Father John Misty song would you live in?

Apr 2

74 min

COVID-19 cancels all gigs in Ireland, Andrea discusses being a Choice Prize judge, the Electric Picnic lineup is stale and male, Lethal Dialect's LD50 III in review and Mount Alaska pick their top 5 composer songs.

Mar 12

103 min

Album of the week from Soccer Mommy, The Icelandic Eurovision Entry, David Byrne, Lady Gaga and more

Mar 4

104 min

Episode 80 of the Nialler9 Podcast and Andrea and Niall are wondering where our Jai Paul vinyl is and why Kelis is literally bringing her milkshakes to the yard. We discuss All Together Now lineup, Electric Picnic rumours, Reasons To Be Cheerful and songs and albums for review. Support us on Patreon! Songs of the…

Feb 27

72 min

Dan Deacon, Superbowl half-time, Taylor Swift documentary, Original Rudeboys and more.

Feb 20

106 min

Dan Deacon, Superbowl half-time, Taylor Swift documentary, Original Rudeboys and more.

Feb 6

108 min

Andrea and Niall are joined by recent Choice Music Prize nominee Sorcha Richardson for the 77th episode of the Nialler9 podcast. Sorcha talks about where she was at in New York when she first submitted music to Nialler9 eight years ago. Ahead of her involvement in Imagining Ireland next week at the National Concert Hall…

Jan 30

81 min

The OG team of Andrea and Niall are back in the hot seats for Niall’s first podcast of 2020. First, Niall reports back from Eurosonic in Groningen. We share our reasons to be cheerful and review tracks from Thundercat, Orla Gartland and two from The Turning soundtrack. Our album of the week is the sixth…

Jan 23

74 min

The very first Nialler9 Podcast of the year and decade hosted by Andrea Cleary and Luke Sharkey.

Jan 16

73 min

What was the best sax solo of the year? Best rap beat? Worst song of the year? Best Live TV performance? Find out.

Dec 2019

95 min

Andrea and Niall dive into their top 10 albums.

Dec 2019

94 min

Andrea and Niall are joined by Kelly, Luke and Mike for a dive into songs of the year.

Dec 2019

60 min

Andrea and Niall talk Majia Sofia's album Bath Time, Feeemales, Amanda Palmer vs The Guardian, Naoise Roo, Confidence Man and Stormzy.

Nov 2019

110 min

A review of Jape's Sentinel, a chat with Dublin buzzers Mango x Mathman, Grammys talk.

Nov 2019

85 min

We review Mango x Mathman's Casual Work and Lizzo played Dublin and we were there!

Nov 2019

74 min

Andrea and Niall are in a new recording space and Prosecco may have been imbibed.

Nov 2019

48 min

Andrea and Niall are in a new recording space and Prosecco may have been imbibed.

Oct 2019

89 min

Featuring Hope Alo (booker with Dali Cork), Jamie Behan ( Techno DJ, Producer & Resident DJ at Bastardo Electrico & Dali) and Senita Appiakorang (Shookrah, Points Of Intersection).

Oct 2019

39 min

Live in Kino at the Cork Podcast Festival. Big Thief's second album of the year, Kneecap's song memeification of Brits Out & diving into Pitchfork's album of the decade list.

Oct 2019

56 min

Plus songs of the week from Chromatics, Cat Le Bon and Just Mustard.

Oct 2019

77 min

Plus, getting to the bottom of all this Kanye confusion & a recap on our Culture Night expeditions.

Sep 2019

73 min

Plus Sounds From Safe Harbour, in praise of Lyric FM, Murli, Wilco, Holy Fuck, Marcus Woods & Rebel Phoenix.

Sep 2019

73 min

Plus a review of Adam Bainbridge's third Kindness album featuring Robyn, Seinabo Sey, Jazmine Sullivan, Sampha and more.

Sep 2019

95 min

Is Lana's 5th album a trash fire of the American Dream or has she found new ground in which to sing from away from the pop zeitgeist?

Sep 2019

102 min

A review of Tay Tay's seventh album Lover, Kindness, that 1975 song, the VMAS and Harry Styles' Rolling Stones profile.

Aug 2019

76 min

An All Electric Picnic artist DJ Mix from Nialler9.

Aug 2019

83 min

With a review of The Murder Capital’s When I Have Fears, we chat about Another Love Story, DJ floor-clearing stories and Cardi B tells the NYPD to “suck a fart”.

Aug 2019

79 min

All Together Now chat, tracks from Hare Squead & Marie Davidson and we review Bon Iver's i,i.

Aug 2019

81 min

An interview with David Balfe about his crushing album about love, loss and impermanence.

Aug 2019

42 min

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