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Nialler9 Podcast: Sorcha Richardson on the songs that inspired Smiling Like An Idiot

Nialler9 Podcast: Sorcha Richardson on the songs that inspired Smiling Like An Idiot

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The last time the Dublin artist and musician Sorcha Richardson appeared on the podcast was January 2020.

Her debut album First Prize Bravery was just released on Faction and thew subsequent tour ended up getting rescheduled seven times. It wasn’t all bad though, the album was very well-received, picked up a Choice Music Prize nomination for Irish album of the year and won her a whole set of new fans across Ireland, UK, Europe and North America.

With second album Smiling Like An Idiot and tour dates very much nailed on and happening from this week (including her biggest hometown show at 3Olympia Theatre on Thursday October 20th, and the Limelight 2 in Belfast on Wednesday October 19th, before UK and European dates), we spoke to Sorcha about coming home from living in New York to find a new community in Dublin around music in a challenging time for artists, to conversations about Oasis with Los Angeles-based producer Alex Casnoff, the difficulties of touring, drum sounds and Bowie-esque guitar solos, all through the lens of 5 songs that inspired the second album.

The songs discussed are:

  • Cocteau Twins – Cherry Coloured Funk 
  • LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change
  • Dijon – Good Luck
  • Big Thief – Masterpiece
  • Oasis – She’s Electric 

 You’ll also hear snippets of Sorcha’s songs ‘Shark Eyes’, ‘Archie’ ‘Stalemate’ and ‘Spotlight Television’

More at sorcharichardson.com

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