Lots to come on the show tomorrow. In fact, I would say there will very probably be a fight in studio on the reviewing front over the merits of the new Batman flick. Our reviewers will also be checking out the new season of The Wire, now airing on TG4. The Dandy Warhols will pick out a favourite track for The Kiosk’s Back Track series. I’ll be talking to Lavinia Greenlaw, the author of a brilliant book now published in paperback from Faber & Faber called The Importance of Music to Girls. Acclaimed classical guitarist Darragh O’Neill will be performing live and we’ll have a review of those Tom Waits gigs. That’s all to come on The Kiosk — Saturdays at 11am. Repeated Sundays at 8am. Oh, and before I forget — we’ve a great competition for you too. Fans of U2 should be happy:-)
Noah and the Whale ‘5 Years Time’
The Dandy Warhols pick their Back Track choice
Tom Waits ‘Hoist that Rag’
Lots to come on the show this week. I’ll be talking to the award-winning writer Enda Walsh (Hunger, Disco Pigs, The New Electric Ballroom). In the Kiosk’s Back Track, Gavin Friday will be picking out a trune that has a lot of memories for him. Kiosk reviewers Peter Murphy of Hot Press and Andrew Lynch of The Sunday Business Post and The Evening Herald will be reviewing the new album from Primal Scream, new documentary A Complete History of My Sexual Failures and Brian Friel’s version of Three Sisters running at the Abbey. We’ll also be recommending the best books to take on holiday with you this summer. Tune in to The Kiosk tomorrow at 11am (repeated Sundays at 8am).
Barcelona was so warm! Quite a shock to come back to Dublin — and discover the floods and the endless rain. Home sweet home, eh? Anyway, coming up on the show this week, I’ll be talking to Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes about his new second solo album (and of course asking him about the current state of play with the Strokes). Derek O’Connor from the Darklight film and art festival will be coming into the studio to talk about how the festival — which takes place in Dublin this weekend — is going. Our reviewers Johnnie Craig and Cillian McDonnell will be reviewing new albums from Beck, My Morning Jacket and Fleet Foxes. And Daragh from Dark Room Notes will be telling me about the track that means a lot to him — that’s coming up in The Kiosk’s Back Track. Tune in to the show at 11am Saturday on Phantom 105.2 (repeated at 8am on Sundays).
Coming up on the show this week, I’ll be talking to Steve Coll about his brilliant new book The Bin Ladens. We’ll be reviewing the new Joy Division film, directed by Grant Gee, and the new albums from Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip (pictured left) and Martina Topley-Bird. Peter Murphy of Hot Press will be in to talk about the Miley Cyrus controversy and Rachel Unthank will be performing live in studio. Also, new tunes from The Delays and Death Cab for Cutie:-) Tune in to Phantom 105.2 Saturday at 11am….Here’s the Joy Division trailer below.
Lots to come on The Kiosk this week. Investigative journalist and Flat Earth News author Nick Davies will be in to discuss corruption in the media. Sinéad Gleeson and Johnnie Craig will be reviewing the new album from The Breeders and the new book from Toby Litt, I Play the Drums in a Band Called Okay. Prenup (that’s Cait O’Riordan from The Pogues and Fiachna and Dave from Hot House Flowers) will be in to play a tune from their new album. And we’ll be playing brand new songs from one of my favourite bands at the moment, Dans le Sac vs Scroobius Pip. Tune in this Saturday at 11am (or to the repeat on Sunday at 8am).
Coming up on ze show this week, we’re going to have an alternative poetry special. Our panel, including award-winning poet Daljit Nagra and Sunday Tribune/UnaRocks superscribe Una Mullally, will assess poetry from some of the world’s biggest alternative stars — artists like Leonard Cohen, Billy Corgan and Jewel, and director Tim Burton. Also on the show, I’ll be speaking to the author and director Rebecca Miller about her brilliant new novel, The Lives of Pippa Lee, what it’s like being married to Daniel Day-Lewis and the influence her late father Arthur Miller had on her. Guitarist Preston Reed, who plays Crawdaddy on April 27th, will also be performing live on the show. Tune in to Phantom 105.2 this Saturday at 11am or Sunday, for the repeat, at 8am. Catch you then!
Coming up on the show this week, Peter Murphy of Hot Press will be in to talk about the Electric Picnic line-up. I’ll be speaking to the actress Sally Hawkins about her role in Mike Leigh’s new film Happy-go-Lucky. Neil Dunphy of The Sunday Tribune and Johnnie Craig of State magazine will be in to review new albums from REM, We Are Scientists and Foals. And we’ll have a live performance from Irish singer-songwriter Jenny Lindfors. Tune in this Saturday at 11am (or Sunday for the repeat at 8am).
Coming up this week on the show, I’ll be talking to Toby Litt, author of the just-published novel I Play the Drums in a Band Called Okay (Hamish Hamilton). Our reviewers Nick Kelly of The Irish Independent, Johnnie Craig of State magazine and The Kiosk’s Sarah Anne Murphy will be along to review new albums from Elbow and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. And they’ll also be giving us their views on the new Des Bishop series In the Name of the Fada. Peter Murphy of Hot Press will also be along with all the latest cultural news. Tune in to Phantom 105.2 at 11am Saturday (repeated Sunday mornings at 8am).
Coming up on the show this week, I’ll be talking to Mike Newell, the director of films including Love in the Time of Cholera (out on March 21st), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Four Weddings and A Funeral. Kill City Defectors will be playing a song live in studio. The Kiosk’s Sarah Anne Murphy, Dermod Moore of Hot Press and Dave O’Mahony of Film Ireland will be giving us their take on the Cathal O’Searcaigh documentary and the new Des Bishop series. And Peter Murphy of Hot Press will be along, as always, with all the latest cultural news. Tune in Saturdays at 11am (repeated Sundays at 8am).