#149 | BIG DIRTY FRY UP

Jan 25, 11:33 AM

Sri Lanka’s loss is podcasting’s gain as Daithi makes his glorious return. Elsewhere in a week of shake-ups, Dave gets his hosting privileges revoked. But who is this mysterious “Michael Encore” getting Craig’s name wrong? We’ll never know. In completely unrelated news, Michael Fry also offers up his hottest musical takes.

ACT ONE

Would you rather be stuck on a flight with Azealia Banks or a bunch of Irish trad musicians? What will be cooking in the “Larry’s Kitchen” section of the U2 visitor centre? Who are you muting on Spotify? Unsatisfactorily answering all of these questions – it’s the news!

ACT TWO

Vampire Weekend are back, back, BACK! Ariana Grande, Sigrid, Foals and Hozier are the other artists having the GALL to release new material at the same time in our Songs Of The Week.

ACT THREE

An open debate on the myriad merits of James Blake’s fourth album. The artist has already slated Pitchfork’s review of Assume Form (their low score couldn’t have anything to do with him calling them out “for their toxic masculinity”, could it?). 

What will he make of the NE crew’s take? More importantly, what will YOU? 

EXIT MUSIC 

DENISE CHALIA - ‘COPPER BULLET’