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Nialler9 Podcast: Frank Ocean & Jai Paul – Coachella & two sides of the enigmatic artist coin

Nialler9 Podcast: Frank Ocean & Jai Paul – Coachella & two sides of the enigmatic artist coin


Episode 210 of the Nialler9 Podcast is a two-hander.

We are talking about the last of the enigmatic crooners who played the same festival – Coachella – and got on very differently.

Firstly, Andrea takes the lead on recounting and speculating on what exactly was / is going on with Frank Ocean’s set at Coachella at weekend 1 this past Sunday.

Ice rinks, ankle injuries, long silences, unfocused showmanship, and a man who really didn’t seem to want to be there did he? His subsequent cancellation at weekend 2 in the Indio Valley late last night confirms that. Fans felt duped.

Then there’s Jai Paul, who played his first ever live show at Coachella, and has announced his first ever shows in venues in London and New York.

Niall takes a us through a short history of Jai Paul’s career, the Myspace beginnings, the leaked album, the Paul Institute, his brother AK Paul, collaborations with Big Boi, Lorde (possibly?) and yes, there’s Ed Sheeran covering ‘Jasmine’. Don’t hurt me.

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