NO ENCORE #162 | SOAK Up The Sun

NO ENCORE is back on a two-man vibe with another packed deep dive into the realm of all things music.

There’s a chat with SOAK as she releases new album Grim Town, thoughts on Kanye’s Sunday Service, Dave versus the national broadcaster, and the hotly-anticipated comeback from Vampire Weekend…

ACT ONE: Dave talks Avengers: Endgame, gets into a social media ruck, and generally defends the honour of critics. Again.

ACT TWO: The boys mull over the news happenings, from David Byrne’s job offer to what bands should be avoided for security purposes.

ACT THREE: SOAK is back with Grim Town, her excellent sophomore effort. She sits down with Dave to discuss what went into the album’s construction, mental health, problematic lyrics, and why her career is something of a happy accident.

ACT FOUR: Songs of the Week with FKA twigs, Better Oblivion Community Center, and an all-star team-up in honour of Game of Thrones.

ACT FIVE: There’s a week to go before Vampire Weekend release Father of the Bride, their first album in six years. But dammit, Dave and Craig can wait no longer…

EXIT MUSIC: Le Boom x Æ MAK | ‘Dancing Bug’