Sound of the Nation

There was an eight year gap between Roisin Murphy’s last two solo albums, but she returned in considerable style this year with ‘Hairless Toys’. The albums recently received a much deserved Mercury Music Prize nomination. Dan brings you highlights of

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Limerick’s Bleeding Heart Pigeons brought us one of the most inspired and original sounding debut albums last months. ‘Is’ is one of rare albums that has the kind of identity that most acts don’t find until much further into their career. The

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Get ready for some late night tunes with Dan on #TheAlternative from midnight. He has new tracks from FEMME, Fantastic Negrito, Primal Scream, and Haelos. You'll also hear some of the latest Irish releases from people like Participant, Fangclub, and

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Their performance at the Eurosonic festival in The Netherlands in January was one of the most talked about. Otherkin’s wall of noise is one of the most impressive that you’ll come across. Like all good guitar bands, there are strong pop tunes buried

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On 2fm from Midnight #TheAlternative

Dan brings you the usual avalanche of new tunes on The Alternative from midnight. He'll have tracks from this week's Albums of the Week - Santigold's '99C', 'Arrow Pierce My Heart' by The Bonnevilles, and Steve Mason's excellent 'Meet The Humans'.

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Expect to hear a hefty batch of new Irish and international tunes from acts like OCHO, FKA Twigs, Bantum & Loah, Santigold, and Otherkin on The Alternative from midnight. Dan also has highlights of London dream pop duo Oh Wonder from the

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2016 is already shaping up to be a strong year fort domestic music. Dan brings you some of the best new Irish tracks on The Alternative from midnight. Expect to hear the latest from Elm, Talos, Stomptown Brass, and the excellent collaboration of

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Dave Fanning Show: Saturday 23rd January 2016

ANNIE MAC Dave chats with Annie MacManus, an Irish DJ better known as Annie Mac.  She has 2 million listeners with BBC Radio 1 and she talks with Dave about 'Other Voices' which starts tonight on RTE 2 at 11.15pm.   PLASTIC IS

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First Acts just Announced for Longitude!

Longitude returns to Marlay Park from 15 - 17 July, and the first acts have just been announced! Kendrick Lamar headlines the festival’s opening night on Friday 15th July. On Saturday 16th Major Lazer lead the line up. Closing the festival

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Dave Fanning Show: David Bowie Special

Following the death earlier this week of David Bowie, Dave revisits an interview he had with the man himself and several significant people in his life. One of those interviews is with Tony Visconti, one of the most important music producers in

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