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“Drums please, Fab”: The Strokes’ new album in review (Nialler9 Podcast)

“Drums please, Fab”: The Strokes’ new album in review (Nialler9 Podcast)


Andrea and Niall are now in week 4 of lockdown recording.

On Episode 87, 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.


News (3:00)

An expert suggests large gatherings including festivals, concerts & sporting events may not return to normal until Autumn 2021

New Irish Music Industry COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund entitles musicians to a once-off €750 payment

Reasons To Be Cheerful (10:00)

One Direction reunion rumours and Cardi B’s interview schtyle.

Songs of the week (20:00)

  • Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto
  • Charli xcx – Forever
  • Hamilton Leithauser – Isabella
  • The Streets x Tame Impala – Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better

Album of the week (41:00)

The Strokes – The New Abnormal

The New Yorkers’ sixth studio album and first in 7 years since 2013’s Comedown Machine. Is it any good?

What’s Consuming You? (58:00)

Watching: Frozen II, Ozark, The Happening

Listening: Broken Record – Richard Russell in conversation with Rick Rubin

Reading: Convenience Store Woman by Sakaya Murata. My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh.

Web: Beastie Boys talking to Questlove and Jimmy Fallon over Zoom last week

Closing track: Selky – Quelle Suprise

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