What’s on the table this week
Niall fondly remembers It Takes A Village and Andrea catches Nina Hynes in Lost Lane.
Album of the week: The National – I Am Easy To Find
A year and a half after Sleep Well Beast, The National release their eighth studio album and with that expands in new directions with the help of new female voices like Lisa Hanniga, Kate Stables (This Is The Kit), Sharon Van Etten, Mina Tindle, Gail Ann Dorsey of David Bowie’s band. We review the Cincinnati band’s magnum opus.
Tracks of the week from Slowthai featuring Skepta, Tyler, The Creator; Mac Demarco and AA Bondy.
Plus our final Game Of Thrones discussion examines the problems we had with the HBO show and what we actually enjoyed despite it. We decide, not you Bran.
Closing song: Beauty Sleep – ‘Be Kind’
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.