The Point Of Everything is a podcast based out of Cork that tackles the biggest issues in the music world, near and far, every week. Expect chat, music, and interviews every week
TPOE 202: Fears
Constance Keane aka Fears released her debut album Oiche last Friday, May 7. It's the first full-length release on her own TULLE label, a women-led independent record label focused on working with and for underrepresented voices in music. We talk about starting a label in a pandemic, the five-year-plus journey of creating Oiche, its 'concept' through growing from challenges, instability, and relationship changes, and writing and presenting such a personal piece of music. We begin by discussing Jigsaw, a venue in Dublin that sadly announced recently that it was closing its doors.
Outro music: Fears - 'Dents'
TPOE 201: Plugd and Gulpd at the Triskel
It's been 10 years since Plugd Records and Gulpd cafe opened their doors at Cork's Triskel Arts Centre - Record Store Day 2011, April 16, to be precise. It was a special time for Cork, and those venues meant a lot to people. To celebrate a glorious six years, a special episode of the TPOE podcast featuring 13 contributors recalling some of their favourite memories at the venue: people who worked there, played there, formed ideas there, danced there, bought records there, nurtured their hangovers there... As well as that, an interview with Jim Horgan, the brains behind it all.
Ciaran 'Doxy' Meade
Francesca De Buyl-pisco
Damien 'Not How When'
You can read all the contributions at Thepointofeverything.com
TPOE 200: Leagues O'Toole
Promoter Leagues O'Toole joins for the 200th episode of the TPOE podcast, talking about the MusicTown programme they've put together, which includes collaborations between David Kitt and Kevin Barry, and Bob Gallagher and Junior Brother, and special events from the likes of Fears, who'll be showcasing her debut album. We talk about how the past year has been for Leagues, from being let go from Aiken after nearly 10 years to starting his own company, Foggy Notions, and some of the big plans he has for that. There's stories about Daniel Johnston, what the future of gigs looks like, and lots more.
TPOE 199: Eoin Aher (Cyprus Avenue)
A year without gigs... March 2020 marked a year since our last 'proper' shows. My last one was Girl Band at Cyprus Avenue, Cork, on March 7, 2020. Eoin Aher, who has been booking shows at the venue since 2003 joins to talk about how Covid hit his livelihood, how they've been dealing with it since and whether we can expect gigs later in 2021 (spoiler: hopefully). We then talk about the archive project he's put together for cyprusavenue.ie, listing all of the shows that have been staged there since 2003. We feature early gigs by the likes of Snow Patrol, Gavin James, the Blizzards, Mumford (and no Sons at that time) and lots more, as well as some of our favourite and most memorable - the likes of any Fight Like Apes gig of five in 2007, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip and Villagers. Eoin also discusses the venue's refurbishment, the changing tastes of audiences, the importance of the support band and slot, and why they don't book shows based on streaming numbers.
TPOE 198: Liza Flume
Melbourne-based singer, songwriter and producer Liza Flume goes back a long way with Ireland. When she lived here around 2012-2015, she became involved with small indie label Toast Office Records which put out her first EP Full Steam Ahead in 2013. We talk about those times and the journey around the world, releasing the Spain EP in 2017 before now gearing up for The Right Time EP, coming out next month. Over a cross-continental Zoom call, we discuss the difficulties in just finding your sound as a musician, how Australia has handled Covid and lockdown, the return of gigs (!) and lots more.
Outro music: Liza Flume - 'The Right Time'
TPOE 197: Choice Prize 2020 Preview With John Barker (Totally Irish)
It's the annual Choice Prize preview show as Eoghan and John Barker (98fm's Totally Irish) go through all 10 nominees for the Irish album of the year and predict who is going to take home the award.
Albums discussed in this order
Bitch Falcon – Staring At Clocks
Denise Chaila – Go Bravely
Fontaines DC – A Hero’s Death
JyellowL – 2020 DIvision
Róisín Murphy – Róisín Machine
Nealo – All The Leaves Are Falling
Pillow Queens – In Waiting
Ailbhe Reddy – Personal History
Niamh Regan – Hemet
Silverbacks – Fad
Sounds of the Underground🎧
From the West Coast of Ireland 🇮🇪 to the four corners of the world ‘An Taobh Tuathail’ is a trailblazer of a show playing some of the deepest underground electronic sound around. Host Cian Ó Ciabhán has been bending ears to some of the freshest beats around for two decades. A well established at this stage, this show is known as ‘ATT’ for short is all in the Gaelic language (but don’t let that put you off!) because you can easily catch the artist/track name if you have sharp ear 👂and anyway all playlist are available online. Absolute legend of a show, celebrating 20 years just recently. May it last 20 more! ÁRDFHEAR A CHIABHÁNAIGH!!!