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Not to go all Santana or anything but jesus christ the studio felt like it might actually melt down during this one.
Yes, it’s a two-hour episode of NO ENCORE. You’re welcome. On the agenda; a tournament of summer tunes, the cancellation of Versatile, and a chat with Orla Gartland, who is awesome.
ACT ONE: A brief preamble for once.
ACT TWO [5:10]: The horrible Cats trailer, Versatile’s reckoning, and the Mercury Prize nominations – tis the week in news.
ACT THREE [24:15]: Songs of the Week~!
ACT FOUR [36:15] In lieu of an album – yes, again – the boys consult Spotify’s ‘Songs of the Summer’ playlist and go all European Football Championship knockout on the whole thing in a bid to discover the official NO ENCORE Sound of the Summer.
ACT FIVE [1:14:00]: Dave hits up a sleepy franchise chain coffee shop in Dublin city centre to welcome Orla Gartland home with the best of all gifts – a 33-minute interview. They discuss moving to London, airport trouble, working in a despised cereal café, her excellent new EP and a whole lot more.
EXIT MUSIC: Tandem Felix – ‘Nightclub (I Sold My Soul To The Devil)’
Dave Hanratty is a freelance writer and occasional drummer. His work has appeared in Drowned In Sound, Hot Press, State Magazine and others. He tweets @HanrattyDave.