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NO ENCORE is a music fan’s 10.0, perfect-scoring pod companion. Every week, critics Dave Hanratty and Craig Fitzpatrick review albums, interview artists and tackle their all-important Top 5 lists. Dissecting music (and themselves), so you can just… listen. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Continue Reading >>
NO ENCORE is a music fan’s 10.0, perfect-scoring pod companion. Every week, critics Dave Hanratty and Craig Fitzpatrick review albums, interview artists and tackle their all-important Top 5 lists. Dissecting music (and themselves), so you can just… listen. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. << Show Less
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331: TOP 5 SONGS ABOUT ISOLATION Who will Dave be joined by this week? Cravement, Prima Craig, Classic Craig? Maybe a mélange of the whole lot. The boys are back in town and on mic, as Dave Hanratty and Craig Fitzpatrick (along with Sonic Architect Adam Shanahan) resume normal service. Which means laughs, rambles, raw emotion and, yes, some music chat.If that sounds good, head on over to patreon.com/noencore if you'd like some bonus content.ACT ONE: It’s been over a month, so there’s a lot of catching up to do. A rollercoaster ride through Primavera, Covid battles and more.ACT TWO (11:28): The biggest music news, including Kate Bush giving a rare interview, Harry Styles being a “progressive Robbie”, Glasto chat and more. Plus, Pillow Queens’ Sarah Corcoran shares her mam’s verdict on Harry’s Dublin date. ACT THREE (46:06): In honour of Craig’s ordeal, we sample all the moods with our Top 5 Songs About Isolation. So shut the door and settle in… Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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331: TOP 5 SONGS ABOUT ISOLATION Who will Dave be joined by this week? Cravement, Prima Craig, Classic Craig? Maybe a mélange of the whole lot. The boys are back in town and on mic, as Dave Hanratty and Craig Fitzpatrick (along with Sonic Architect Adam Shanahan) resume normal service. Which means laughs, rambles, raw emotion and, yes, some music chat.If that sounds good, head on over to patreon.com/noencore if you'd like some bonus content.ACT ONE: It’s been over a month, so there’s a lot of catching up to do. A rollercoaster ride through Primavera, Covid battles and more.ACT TWO (11:28): The biggest music news, including Kate Bush giving a rare interview, Harry Styles being a “progressive Robbie”, Glasto chat and more. Plus, Pillow Queens’ Sarah Corcoran shares her mam’s verdict on Harry’s Dublin date. ACT THREE (46:06): In honour of Craig’s ordeal, we sample all the moods with our Top 5 Songs About Isolation. So shut the door and settle in… Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
330: TOP 5 MOVIE OPENING CREDITS MUSIC Oh, we feel the need alright – the need for podcasting. NO ENCORE returns for another wild week amidst the world of music. Dave 'Maverick' Hanratty takes flight in the company of the returning Mark 'Iceman' O'Brien aka Royal Yellow, who deputises in Craig Fitzpatrick's absence. Yep, the boy Craig was struck down by illness but he's on the mend and will return next week.For now, messrs Hanratty and O'Brien have a news section, a festival review and a cinematic Top 5 to contend with.If you love NO ENCORE, please tell a friend! If you adore us, why not hit up our Patreon page? Every single little bit helps – patreon.com/noencore if you feel like getting involved.ACT ONE: It's a preamble ramble, baby. Mark's thesis honestly sounds awesome, does it not?ACT TWO (9:15): Mark reviews his Primavera Sound 2022 experience.ACT THREE (19:16): Julee Cruise RIP, Joker goes Gaga, Phoebe Bridgers branches out, Matt Bellamy wants a revolution, and Johnny is once again feeling Rotten – it's the news.ACT FOUR (36:18): Top 5 Movie Opening Credits Music. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
329: TOP 5 GOOSEBUMP-INDUCING SPORT ANTHEMS Another one for the bad guys. Dave Hanratty is back from holidays but alas, Craig Fitzpatrick is still on official leave as he recovers from a quite dramatic and daunting Primavera experience. Luckily, we have NO ENCORE OG co-host Colm O'Regan on hand to step up to the microphone.On the agenda this week – a bumper news section covering the biggest recent headlines, plenty of holiday talk, and a suitably energetic Top 5 smackdown. If you love what we do, you can always support us over at patreon.com/noencore – every little helps!ACT ONE: Top Gun! Slipknot! Baseball! Dave reports back from Toronto. ACT TWO (7:52): The Strokes line their pockets after devastating Craig – who might just have a couple of things to say about that via the medium of a voice note – Queen unearth another gem, Liam Payne ruffles yet more feathers, Harry Styles is too iconic, Sam Fender is sorry, Kate Bush is reborn, and why Nickelback won't help you to victory.ACT THREE (47:48): Top 5 Goosebump-Inducing Sport Anthems Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
328: PATREON PREVIEW / NO AUX CORD Something a little different this week for you all, dear listeners!Dave & Craig are currently on opposite ends of the globe, so this week we bring to you our most-recent NO AUX CORD - our Patreon-exclusive recommends corner. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the format, Dave, Craig and myself sit down (usually on a Sunday, very chill vibes) and discuss five recent faves with some audio clips, as per the top 5 format on the weekly main show; and of course the usual chats.If you like what you hear, please consider joining us over on Patreon here. It’s only a small gesture - €5 a month- and a little goes a long way for us here, we would really appreciate it. We will be back next week with business as usual, but for now please enjoy this episode! Chat next week.-Sonic Architect Adam Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Before The ENCORE #10 | MixedBySimba The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining, and May is coming to a close which means a new Before The ENCORE with yours truly, Sonic Architect Adam in the driving seat.This month, I sat down with MixedBySimba, a recording and mix engineer based in Dublin, who has a list of credits that would make any Irish rap & drill fan's head spin. Simba has worked with the likes of Offica, Sello, A92, Evans Junior, Tolu Makay, Belters Only and far too many more to list. In the episode we chat all about mixing, Simba's position as a key player in the Irish drill & rap scene & the modern ways of working for engineers.You can find a Spotify playlist of Before The ENCORE's entire discography here. Be sure to follow/subscribe to NO ENCORE wherever you get your podcasts as well to make sure you stay up-to-date with all the NO ENCORE universe has to offer.NO ENCORE is also on Patreon. If you like what we do and would like to financially support the show, you can do so here. Otherwise, please tell your friends about the show or share a link on your socials. A little goes a long way!'Til next month.-Sonic Architect Adam Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
327: TOP 5 SONGS WITH WHISTLING / HARRY STYLES REVIEW *Puts fingers in mouth and blows* Oi you, new NO ENCORE over here!Fresh from her Bureau De Change Song Contest victory, Fionnuala Jones joins Craig Fitzpatrick for pop music deep dives and a Top 5 that’s been two years in the making. While the cat (Dave) is away, we play Harry Styles’ latest album, lots of whistling audio, and… audio from Dave!Then once you’ve had your fill of the main show, head on over to patreon.com/noencore if you'd like some bonus content.ACT ONE: The glorious return of FJ, as Sonic Architect Adam Shanahan reminisces with her about their recent Eurovision-inspired live triumph and Craig wonders why he’s never invited to anything.ACT TWO (15:11): We traverse TikTok algorithms, marketing teams, phallic Icelandic museums and more on our hunt for the biggest news stories around.ACT THREE (41:04): Harry Styles invites us over to Harry’s House and we start nitpicking what he’s done with the place (ah it’s lovely, really).ACT FOUR (1:02:35): The Top 5 Songs With Whistling. Cheeky bangers and wistful odes to the fall of communism. In other words, worth the wait! Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
326: THE KENDRICK LAMAR – MR MORALE & THE BIG STEPPERS REVIEW Not since Donda landed has an album release given Dave Hanratty and Craig Fitzpatrick cause to completely clear the podcast decks and make it the primary focus of an episode… after we take a few moments to get on the phone with Keith Duffy, naturally.Kendrick Lamar is back and there’s a lot to unpack. Once you’ve immersed yourself in the main show critique and controversy, head on over to patreon.com/noencore if you'd like some bonus content.ACT ONE: Harry Styles has a new accent. Is that news? No, it’s something much more important.ACT TWO (7:29): Breaking Ivor Novello updates, a tribute to the legendary Vangelis, a visit to The Sergery and Keith Duffy lamenting his lost love: Ireland itself. Yes, it’s the news.ACT THREE (35:03): We’ve had seven days to digest Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. It hasn’t been enough. But, as ever, we’ve got plenty to say. Work through it with us, won’t you? Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
325: TOP 5 SEQUEL SONGS / ARCADE FIRE REVIEW Coming atcha like an overly earnest YouTube comment, it's NO ENCORE~!Dave Hanratty, Craig Fitzpatrick and Sonic Architect Adam sit apart but come together to discuss another busy week in the music world, review the big Arcade Fire 'comeback' album, and muse upon the nature of the sequel song.Bonus content available over @ patreon.com/noencore if you'd like to support our endeavours. ACT ONE: Dave gets out of Covid Jail just in time to attend a two-hour prog-metal extravaganza. TOOL return to Ireland after a long time away and Dave, ears still ringing, reports back accordingly. But he wasn't the only one on the gigging beat – Craig gets Spiritualized.ACT TWO (15:42): Will you surrender to the tale of Bono Vox? Is a Metallica show a good environment for a newborn? What games developer did Kanye West fail to level up with? Who is kicking off this year's Champions League final? And how does Win Butler really feel about his critics? It's the news.ACT THREE (31:57): Arcade Fire return with WE but what do WE think of it?ACT FOUR (52:47): Top 5 Sequel Songs. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
324: TOP 5 WORST BAND NAMES / LET'S EAT GRANDMA REVIEW What’s in a name? More like ‘what’s in a podcast?’. Time for another NO ENCORE!Dave Hanratty and Craig Fitzpatrick lead a Festival of Questionable Nomenclature, reviewing the latest effort from Let’s Eat Grandma and tackling a suitably-themed Top 5. All with Sonic Architect Adam Shanahan keeping his mic “hot” (industry term) yet again. Join us for the japes. And sensitive analysis.Then once you’ve had your fill of the main show, head on over to patreon.com/noencore if you'd like some bonus content.ACT ONE: As Dave’s covid starts to subside, he grapples with an even greater foe – The Census Bloke. The usual ramble through our week of mishaps, then, until…ACT TWO (10:55): The biggest music news, including Dolly Parton’s Hall Of Fame fate, Rod The Mod pulling pints, vampires advising Machine Gun Kelly in the ways of blood-sucking protocol and more. ACT THREE (33:50): Let’s Eat Grandma elicit some strong feelings as we unpack their third album, Two Ribbons.ACT FOUR (58:13): Speaking of, it’s our Top 5 Worst Named Acts. Craig tries valiantly to keep the musical standard high, while Dave goes in gloriously two-footed. Dive in… Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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