NO ENCORE #095 | Choose Your Weapon

Season three of NO ENCORE rolls on as Totally Dublin scribe and quiz champion Zara Hedderman makes her long-awaited return.

Big week for Irish music as the RTÉ Choice Music Prize shortlist is unveiled, and the NO ENCORE hat trick is finally realised.

Elsewhere, the gang look back on the winners to date, and try to make sense of that new Justin Timberlake song…


ACT ONE: Choice Prize chat, Lana Del Rey vs Radiohead, some number crunching and why N.W.A. are enjoying fresh, inspired new life.

ACT TWO: The NO ENCORE Listening Guide goes in-depth on the Choice Music Prize.

ACT THREE: Songs of the Week with Justin Timberlake, Wolf Alice, Charli XCX, Franz Ferdinand, Manic Street Preachers and David Byrne.

EXIT MUSIC: A. Smyth – ‘Into The Darkness’