It was an all-vinyl affair on this evening’s Irish Beats as I dug into my collection to bring you some of the warmest homegrown sounds around. There was one electronic selection before breaking into the guitars – well worth turning your radios up to 11! The second of the show was a documentary following one WIT student’s quest to get into the format. ‘Gianluca Wants a Record Player’ asks questions like what’s so appealing about vinyl? Who’s listening to the format? Does it really sound better than Spotify? Should Gianluca go ahead and get a turntable?

Hour 1

  1. Strongest Thing – God Knows & Bantum, feat. Farah Elle
  2. Incapable – Roisin Murphy
  3. Change Your Mind – Wounded Healer
  4. New Day – Kormac feat. Jack O’Rourke
  5. Jean Bean – Join Me In The Pines
  6. Nobody New Around You – Daithi
  7. Rí Rá – Denise Chaila
  8. The Fly – U2
  9. As The River Flows – Wallis Bird
  10. All Your Love – Oliver Cole
  11. James Dean – David Keenan
  12. Boys In The Better Land – Fontaines D.C.
  13. Loyal – Ailbhe Reddy
  14. Dreams – The Cranberries

The second hour was the documentary ‘Gianluca Wants a Record Player’ which can be heard on SoundCloud below. There was time to squeeze one more track in at the end which was:

Twisted Arrow – Arborist feat. Kim Deal