The world is on fire. NO ENCORE arrives a day earlier to hopefully lift some spirits.
Craig and Dave are in a surprisingly buoyant collective mood as they run down the Electric Picnic 2020 line-up, reflect briefly on the Choice Music Prize, consider the impact of Covid-19 on the entertainment industry and reveal a cluster of underrated Irish songs that they feel deserve more love and affection.
ACT ONE: Choice Prize in very brief hazy review.
ACT TWO [6:46]: A busy news brief takes in Electric Picnic, troubling times in the music world, KoRn’s profitability and Nick Cave’s attitude towards problematic lyricism.
ACT THREE [38:51]: U.S. Girls aka the experimental pop project of Meghan Remy returns with a brand new record in the form of Heavy Light. Dave and Craig do the review thing.
ACT FOUR [50:30]: The duelling Top 5 bonanza continues apace as the boys count down their shouts for most underrated Irish songs. Honestly, this could have been an entire season of the show but here we are.
EXIT MUSIC: Returns for a change, but you’ll have to wait and hear what it is…
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