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The immediacy of Empress Of & the TikTok cynicism of Drake (Nialler9 Podcast)

The immediacy of Empress Of & the TikTok cynicism of Drake (Nialler9 Podcast)

It’s week 3 of remote recording for Andrea and Niall and we’re finding comfort in the little things and the sunshine.

On Episode 85, we review the third album from Honduran-American artist Loreley Rodriguez aka Empress Of, discuss new music from The Strokes, Laura Marling and that dose of a TikTok wannabe Drake.

There’s Reasons To Be Cheerful and the media that’s consuming us in terms of TV, film, podcasts and music.

Discussed:

Reasons To Be Cheerful (3:30)

The weather, quizzing, record shops like Tower Records still delivering!

Songs of the week (10:40)

  • The Strokes – Brooklyn Bridge To Chorus
  • Laura Marling – Held Down
  • Drake – Toosie Slide
  • Chai – No More Cake

Album of the week (33:00)

Empress Of – I’m Your Empress Of

The third album from Honduran-American artist Loreley Rodriguez is her best yet.

What’s Consuming You? (45:00)

Watching: Tiger King, Rewatching The Sopranos

Listening: Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia (as reviewed last week), Simon Cullen – Holding Patterns, Yaeji – What We Drew, Fountains Of Wayne.

Reading: Bina – Anakana Schofield. Call Me By Your Name – André Aciman

Instagram: @Steelydan

Closing track: Simon Cullen – Holding Pattern

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