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Nialler9 Podcast: Fontaines D.C.’s A Hero’s Death – The critic round table review

Nialler9 Podcast: Fontaines D.C.’s A Hero’s Death – The critic round table review


It’s Episode 101 and life ain’t always empty I guess, though it can feel like it with the current news cycle.

On this week’s episode, Niall and Andrea are joined by old pal Luke Sharkey to discuss A Hero’s Death, the second album from Fontaines D.C.

There’s breaking news about pubs and clubs restrictions which unfold as we record the episode, discussions about bad journalism, reasons to be cheerful and 4 new songs to sink your teeth into.

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More bad news for live music & clubbing as COVID-19 restrictions extended to September

Heather Humphreys meets representatives of the live entertainment sector

Fontaines D.C. vs The Coronas – The Blur vs Oasis of our-time, obviously.

Reasons To Be Cheerful

A measured reaction to a hack of an article about the Night-time Economy Taskforce.

David Byrne’s new radio show

Luke plays golf now

Album of the week

Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death

Just over a year since their much-lauded debut Dogrel, Fontaines D.C., return with a second album of murkier stripes. It’s darker, moodier, less character-driven, more impressionistic, less literal and less story-led but is it is as good as the five-star reviews it’s getting?

Songs of the week

  • Billie Eilish – My Future
  • Roisin Murphy – Something More
  • Rival Consoles – Articulation
  • Lomelda – Wonder

Any Other Business?



Star Wars – The Rise Of Skywalker

Baby Driver

Lord Of The Rings – The Two Towers


Khruangbin – Mordechai

Closing track:

Uly – Keepin’ It Simple

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