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It’s like banter alarm, geddit? No wait, come back. That’s all the #lad nonsense we have for you, mainly because episode four of the NO ENCORE podcast finds HeadStuff Music Editor Dave Hanratty and Hot Press one-man wrecking crew Colm O’Regan holding down the fort in the absence of Newstalk‘s Craig Fitzpatrick, who decided to abandon his co-host duties in favour of heading to Prague for a stag weekend. Cheers, Craig.
Thankfully, our fearsome duo are joined by one Ruairi Lynch, aka producer extraordinaire Bantum, who discusses his nu metal leanings, working with Loah on excellent recent single ‘Take It’, what to expect from new material and much more including his thoughts on this week’s album reviews; namely M83’s aptly-titled Junk and the impressive debut from Rusangano Family; Let The Dead Bury The Dead.
ACT ONE: Dave reports back from Overhead, The Albatross‘ triumphant re-taking of a full-to-capacity Workman’s Club, Colm reveals the SHOCKING twist that was Tudor Cinema Club at Whelan’s and Dave goes from gushing over Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm to raging against The Last Shadow Puppets.
ACT TWO (15:40): News! Bono’s nonsensical plan to combat terrorism, Father John Misty takes LSD at a Taylor Swift gig, Ice Cube and Gene Simmons engage in the debate that just won’t die and Justin Bieber and Post Malone have a bit of a ‘boys will be boys’ ruck.
ACT THREE (32:04): The Song Of The Week is revealed – a sweeping and epic dreamlike waltz from a promising new supergroup.
ACT FOUR (41:20): Bantum joins proceedings and we interrogate him for a bit.
ACT FIVE (57:00): Some dickhead in a shit band dropkicked a girl off a stage after she climbed up to take a selfie. Dave, Colm and Ruairi ponder gig and crowd etiquette and ask the question; are things getting worse?
ACT SIX (1:10:45): Rusangano Family’s debut proper Let The Dead Bury The Dead gets the NO ENCORE verdict while Dave, still heartbroken over the new M83 album, gives Junk a more considered shoeing.