SHUSH1 SOUNDS FROM UCC LIBRARY (SEPTEMBER 18 2017)

The Podcast of today’s show can be listened to here

And the setlist can be listened to here

Ronan’s Track of the Week is from The War on Drugs. To see why read on

Martin’s track of the week is from Furniture. Read on…

This week we did two interviews, the first was with Pat Mehigan and Ann Byrne about UCC Library’s #loveourlibrary campaign. We spoke to Ann again about the library Information Sessions for new users.

And finally, our recommended read of the week is the current post from The Blackpool Sentinel which looks at the enigmatic Dublin band A House

Martin’s track of the week (September 18 2017)

Quite a few tracks could have made my track of the week this week. But after a close photo finish the award went to the 1986 classic Brilliant Mind by Furniture. To my mind this always sounded like early 80s New Order – and this is meant as a compliment of the highest order. I remember it being used in the John Hughes 1987 ‘opus’ Some Kind of Wonderful.

Even though it’s over 30 years old the track still feels very fresh. And as somebody said on Twitter last week if you listen closely you can hear where current indie darlings The National came from … enjoy

Ronan’s Track of the Week (18 September 2017)

My track of the Week, which we played on Monday’s show, is ‘Up All Night’ from the new album from ‘The War on Drugs‘. Released as a single last month, it’s a stunning track, which wears its influences on its sleeve. Bob Dylan is the obvious one, though to my ear the influence appears to be the less fashionable Dylan material from the 1980s. It’s not pastiche in any way; the music is far too good for that. The track is taken from the band’s fourth album, ‘A Deeper Understanding’, their first on ‘major label’ Atlantic Records – an it’s an album that gets a solid ‘thumbs up’ from Shush.