NO ENCORE #053 | Zombies With No Conscience

The boys are back in town, as goes the popular Twitter meme. Hey, someone should maybe write a song about that. NO ENCORE returns with yet more dispatches from the ever-evolving world of music…


ACT ONE: A rock star exit leads the wrecking crew into the news, as Electric Picnic, the career struggles of Laura Mvula and Johnny Rotten’s right royal about-face provide the talking points.

ACT TWO: Rihanna belter ‘Umbrella’ is 10 years young! It’s a diamond, though not quite a flawless one, and thus a NO ENCORE staple comes in from the cold – The Topical Top 10.

ACT THREE: Blondie, Perfume Genius, The Cranberries and Soulwax lead the Songs of the Week charge.

ACT FOUR: Everyone’s favourite contrarian Drake is back with a playlist that feels suspiciously like an album to the boys but will they show More Life some love? Not only that, ANOHNI returns with a new EP. Tune in next week to find out if she got back to Colm’s correspondence…

EXIT MUSIC: Daithí – ‘Holiday Home’