Sound of the Nation

MAC OF THE WEEK!

Jo Mac enlightened us about "Toes Cocktails" - there is an actual mummified TOE in the drink - and Kimmy K's surrogacy!

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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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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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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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This is part one of a trilogy of performances from the extraordinary Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. It was recorded in Studio 8 last December, while the band were in the middle of their most recent Irish tour. The band also sat down and chatted to Dan

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