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With so much music now out there, how can you be sure that you're only hearing - and hearing about - the best of it? This is where Paul comes in, with three hours jammed full of old and new independent and alternative classics, reliably chosen by a man who knows a thing or two about great tunes. Always an education, always a pleasure.


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With so much music now out there, how can you be sure that you're only hearing - and hearing about - the best of it? This is where Paul comes in, with three hours jammed full of old and new independent and alternative classics, reliably chosen by a man who knows a thing or two about great tunes. Always an education, always a pleasure.






New measures to crack down on illegal puppy selling

Pete Wedderburn Pete the Vet is back to discuss new measures to crack down on Illegal Puppy Selling Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


The McLoone Sessions: Columbia Mills

Wednesday night is traditionally the night for The McLoone Sessions but they have been put on pause under the current restrictions. They make a return tonight thanks to one we already had in the bag - a brand new session from Columbia Mills. They gave us a preview of their upcoming 2nd album 'CCTV' with 'Car Crash TV', 'Who Am I Supposed To Talk To Now' and 'You're Not the Answer'. The album will be released on the 17th April and you can catch them in The Button Factory for their rescheduled...


Lennon: 40 Years On - Podcast Special

Explore Lennon's enduring influence on his birthplace of Liverpool, his adopted city of New York, and go on a journey that separates the man from the myth. John Lennon was shot and killed outside his New York City apartment building on 8 December 1980. He was 40 years old. The former Beatle had just returned from a five-year musical hiatus with a brand new album, 'Double Fantasy'. On the 40th anniversary of his murder, Lennon: 40 Years On examines the legacy of a pop culture icon. Catch...


Pete O'Hanlon Chats About How Being In The Strypes Taught Him To Take A Different Approach To Music

As part of a 'That Was Then This Is Now' special, Pete O'Hanlon of The Zen Arcade joined Paul on the show to talk about their first single, and the life lessons learned with The Strypes. This time around, the lads in The Zen Arcade are taking a different approach. They had planned to build up a fanbase via live shows but 2020 had other plans, so when that option was removed they started a podcast and released a zine before they even released a debut single. Pete spoke about the pressure that...


Josh McClorey On Working With Weller And Life After The Strypes

This Friday, Josh McClorey will release his second solo single 'Crazy', and it's not what you would expect a Josh McClorey track to sound like. Josh caught up with Paul for a chat about creating music in his shed in Cavan, and what he learned from working with Paul Weller. After being based in a band for so long and writing music collectively, the former Strypes guitarist has found that when left to his own devices and being surrounded by computers, his music has taken on a different sound....


Róisín Murphy Chats About Her New Album And What The Future Holds

Fresh from the release of her fifth studio album 'Róisín Machine', Róisín Murphy caught up with Paul to chat all about the sound of the album, and what the future holds. 'Róisín Machine' was ten years in the making and sees Róisín team up with her long-time collaborator Parrot. While she says you can skip through and pick out certain tracks, the album really benefits from being listened to in one uninterrupted sitting. She's spent lockdown working on the next couple of projects, but Róisín...


Fontaines D.C. Share Their Favourite Songs And Talk About What's Next For The Band

Fresh off the release of their second album 'A Hero's Death', Tom and Deego from Fontaines D.C. stopped by Today FM to chat with Paul McLoone. They talked about the making of 'A Hero's Death', how it feels to be neck and neck with Taylor Swift for the number 1 album spot, and what Covid restrictions mean for the future of the band. They also picked out some of their favourite songs to play too, you can see the full playlist here: [audio...


The McLoone Sessions: Sister Ghost

This week Sister Ghost were in studio for the McLoone Sessions and performed three songs - 'Bruised Fruit', 'Backwards' and 'Fake Friends Run This Country'. [audio mp3=""][/audio] Sister Ghost was started in 2014 by Shannon Delores O'Neill who was initially writing, singing and playing all the instruments herself. She then enlisted some friends to form the four-piece band who went on to win Best...


The McLoone Sessions: Ash

Following the release of the specially compiled 'Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years of Ash', Paul's guests on the McLoone sessions this week were Ash! Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash is out now and available from @GoldenDiscs #TeenageWildlife 2CD 2LP — ASH (@ashofficial) February 15, 2020 The County Down band stopped by to perform 3 songs - 'Burn Baby Burn', 'Girl From Mars' and their new single 'Darkest Hour of the Night'....


The McLoone Sessions: Aoife Nessa Frances

Off the back of the release of her debut album 'Land of No Junction', Aoife Nessa Frances stopped by the Today FM studios for The McLoone Sessions. Myself and @ciannugent doing a @PMcLoone session today — Aoife Nessa Frances (@Aoife_N_Frances) February 7, 2020 Accompanied by Cian Nugent, Aoife played three tracks from the album - 'Land of No Junction', 'Blow Up' and 'In the End'. [audio...


The McLoone Sessions: The Murder Capital

Ahead of the release of their debut album 'When I Have Fears', The Murder Capital stopped by the Today FM studios for The McLoone Sessions. They played four tracks from the album - 'Don't Cling To Life', 'Feeling Fades', 'For Everything', and 'Green and Blue'. You can hear them here: [audio mp3=""][/audio] If you like the sound of that, you can catch The Murder Capital in Crane Lane in Cork on 15th August, The...


The McLoone Sessions: The Snuts

It's been a big year for The Snuts! The Scottish band made a big impact on the festival circuit, as well as completing their own headline tour across the UK and Ireland. They also went on tour with their pal Lewis Capaldi which included a night in Dublin's Olympia Theatre. While they were in town, The Snuts stopped by the Today FM studios for the McLoone Sessions. They treated us to fantastic performances of their songs 'All Your Friends', 'Juan Belmonte' and 'Maybe California' which you can...


Paul McLoone Celebrates Radiators 'Ghostown' Turning 40

Pete Holidai joined Paul McLoone in studio to mark his bands classic album turning 40 years old. The Radiators released 'Ghostown' back in 1979 and it has really stood the test of time, still sounding relevant in today's Dublin scape and indeed the punk revival happening at the moment means this celebration fits perfectly. You can buy special anniversary copies of 'Ghostown' now released on Double CD for the occasion. Click play above to listen to Paul chat with Pete about creating the album...


Jonathan Bree In The McLoone Sessions

Jonathan Bree is the enigmatic musician who wears a white mask and produces dreamy character lead music. The New Zealander was in Ireland at Whelans Dublin and we were delighted when Jonathan and his band came in to record especially for The Paul McLoone Show. You can listen to the session by clicking the link above The McLoone Sessions Wednesdays 9pm [audio mp3=""][/audio]


Mattiel In Session

A session that fuses bluesy riffs with garage rock. How does that sound? To us, it's heaven and we're delighted to share it with you. Mattiel was in town recently and because we're such massive fans of her new album Satis Factory we thought that we must get this musician In Session for The Paul McLoone Show. We weren't disappointed. Listen to the podcast now.


The Divine Comedy | The McLoone Sessions

The Divine Comedy are frankly a sensation. Their new album 'Office Politics' was released in early June and we were delighted to invite the band in for a McLoone Session. It’s the follow-up to the acclaimed top ten 2016 album ‘Foreverland’. Neil will play four UK and Ireland instores this June as well as 11 dates this October, including a show at Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre on 6th October. Listen to the podcast of the session by just pressing play! The McLoone Sessions every Wednesday...


Otherkin | The Paul McLoone Sessions

Otherkin are just gearing up to release their second album, a UK tour in September is calling and they are getting tonnes of radio play across the water. The boys came in to record a McLoone Session and boy did they! The studio walls could hardly contain them. Thanks to Gavin Blake on sound, have a listen to the session by clicking the play button above. [audio mp3=""][/audio] The Paul McLoone Show Monday to Thursday 9pm...


Peluche | The Paul McLoone Sessions

Listen to the amazing Peluche in session for The Paul McLoone Show. The trio were in Dublin recently on their UK and Irish tour and popped in to record three tracks for us. You can listen to the session by clicking play button above. The Paul McLoone Show Monday to Thursday 9pm [audio mp3=""][/audio] A small but appreciative crowd were treated to a tight, supremely funky show by Peluche at the Sound House...


Listen To Soda Blonde Sensational McLoone Session

[audio mp3=""][/audio] We were delighted to invite Soda Blonde into The McLoone Sessions. The band are a bit of a sensation with truly outstanding vocals from Faye O'Rourke. Bye bye Little Green Cars and well hello there to Soda Blonde! They play Knockanstockan this July and are about to announce more dates shortly. Check out the session by clicking the play button above. Also look at the gorgeous video here!...


Shirley Manson Discusses 'Taking The Power Back' For Women In Music Industry

'I think any festival that doesn't follow suit, I don't think we should buy their tickets' she also goes on to say 'we have to get smart and start with the money, you want to facilitate change, start with the money'.