niallon – Mr Brightside

We’re now up to our 3rd track from The Killers on this page and it’s safe to say this is the big one. Mr Brightside was an instant classic when it released back in 2004 (though it technically released in 2003 to little or no fanfare!). Since then it has gone on to become an anthem for so many significant moments in mine and many other’s lives, ever present in the background in moments of sadness, joy, romance, tragedy and the rest. That might sound like a gross exaggeration of a song’s relevance, but this truly was the soundtrack to a generation, and still continues to be in some ways. Continue reading niallon – Mr Brightside

niallon – Tale As Old As Time

I feel like highlighting how long it has been since we uploaded is a little repetitive at this stage but, yeah, it’s been a while. The good news is that some backroom changes mean we should get far more consistent once more (basically, I’ve learned how to record myself) and we do have a very big project on the way soon that we’ve been working on for months now. But that is all down the road, right now we’ve got this. Continue reading niallon – Tale As Old As Time

niallon – All These Things That I’ve Done

The Killers are a funny one in my history with music. Without realising it, they’ve been one of my favourite bands for over a decade now. As a product of teenage years in the Noughties, when ‘Mr Brightside’ was unleashed upon the world, it was hard to not at least be a fan of that track. But a lot of the bands that exploded on the scene back then fizzled out quite quickly. Continue reading niallon – All These Things That I’ve Done

niallon – American Slang

And so we’re back! This is our second cover of a Gaslight Anthem track and not likely to be our last. I can’t speak for Peter but they’re definitely right up there as one of my all time favourite bands. As a Springsteen fan they were a natural progression, with the nod to the boss in Great Expectations (“At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet|It’s a pretty good song, maybe you know the rest”) serving as my introduction to the New Jersey quartet. Continue reading niallon – American Slang

niallon – Let Me Entertain You

I mean, you can’t really not like Robbie Williams can you? Leaping from background dressing in Take That to one of the biggest male musicians the world has ever seen seemingly instantly, and a lot of down to this song right here Let Me Entertain You. As we did with Toca’s Miracle way back when, myself and Peter have a tendency to try and find things in songs that might not be glaringly obvious in their original versions. Continue reading niallon – Let Me Entertain You

niallon – 21 Times Around The Sun

So we finally get back around to the originals, starting with 21 Times Around The Sun. This song has been knocking around for a while, and same as Thirteen, we had a version up on the YouTube page from years ago, but it has since then gone through a tonne of revisions. Continue reading niallon – 21 Times Around The Sun

niallon – Thirteen

The first of the remakes! So, the niallon YouTube page has been around for many years (just shy of 10, holy crap!) and back in the day, YouTube had some requirements. One of those was rendering videos at a certain aspect ratio in order for the frame to fit properly. As time has gone on though, YouTube has gotten smarter, at the expense of some of these older videos. I’d link to the original upload of Thirteen we had online as it has mysteriously been set to Private (mwahahaha!) but here’s another one of the older vids below that shows exactly what I’m talking about: Continue reading niallon – Thirteen