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Nialler9 Podcast: Angel Olsen & the government make a whole new mess again

Nialler9 Podcast: Angel Olsen & the government make a whole new mess again


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 the flip the Irish government are doing and not doing regarding live music and entertainment and restrictions around live events.

Plus the usual songs of the week, what’s consuming you and reasons to be cheerful.

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We went on staycations

More confusion on live event capacities as restrictions on indoor events stay at 50 & outdoor now at 15

Van Morrison urges music industry to “fight the pseudo-science”

Reasons To Be Cheerful

God Knows gets Mango, Nealo, Skripteh & Rebel Phoenix on the East Coast All-Stars ‘Who’s Asking’ remix; Watch the Dave Tynan video

Jedward vs Jim Corr

Album of the week

Angel Olsen – Whole New World

The promised solo album drawn from the same songs and well as last year’s 2019 album All Mirrors.

Whole New Mess was recorded in The Unknown, an isolated old church that was converted into a studio by Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum and producer Nicholas Wilbur in the small town of Anacortes in Washington.

It shares some of the same ideas and lyrics (nine of the 11 songs crossover), though reworked in and titled in different ways and with an alternative tracklist.

It’s not merely the solo demos that Olsen promised last year but something else that’s drawn from the same book of songs. Producer Michael Harris recorded the album with Olsen in The Unknown and it’s mostly just Olsen and her guitar.

We. discuss

Songs of the week

  • Wyvern Lingo – Brutal Lottery
  • Father John Misty – To S
  • Marie Davidson & L’Oeil Nu – Renegade Breakdown
  • James Vincent McMorrow – I Should Go

Any Other Business?


Selling Sunset



See Also

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage 


Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka

Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of…

Closing track:

Lucy McWilliams – Runaway

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