top of page

Tins & Tunes



What is

Tins and Tunes?

Tins and Tunes: it's where I select a modern classic album and advise you on which beverages are best to accompany the LP. It's just a bit of craic! Thanks to Ros Madigan at Today FM for all his help in making this series. 

Listen wherever you get your podcasts, iTunes, Podtail, Listennotes, etc. 

Series 1 Episode 1:

Fatboy Slim -You've come a long way baby

A massive breakthrough album for Norman Cook, a.k.a. Fatboy Slim, this seminal 1998 release impressively blended all manner of soul and funk samples with big beats.

Joe breaks down a number of key tracks and talks through Fatboy Slim’s delightful method of sample hunting.

The Beers?

  • Mc Gargles Francis Big Bangin IPA

  • Brooklyn Lager - The Pre-Prohibition

Series 1 Episode 2:

The Strokes -

Is This It

The debut record from the Strokes arrived with the perfect mix of attitude and banging tunes.

Joe delves into the sharp smart riffs and catchy hooks, while discovering that style can sometime be matched by substance.

The Beers?

  • Dungarvan Brewing Helvick Gold

  • Rascal’s Brewing Big Hop Red

Series 1 Episode 3:

The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation

An album that leaps from the speakers and aurally assaults you; this is arguably the high point of The Prodigy’s career.

Joe talks through the musical mastery of Liam Howlett, the social and political significance of the album, and uncovers a few interesting samples in the process.

The Beers?

  • Eight Degrees Sunburnt Ale

  • Wicklow Wolf American Amber

Series 1 Episode 4:

Arcade Fire –


Funeral by Arcade Fire is a lyrical and musical tapestry, written and recorded by a band with a keen understanding of just how deep a listener’s relationship with an album can be.

In this episode you’ll get Joe’s top picks from the LP, as well as a few surprise nuggets of trivia that may or may not be useful in a table quiz.

The Beers?

  • O Brother Brewing: Bonita Dark Ale

  • Beavertown Smog Rocket Porter

Series 1 Episode 5:

Gorillaz –

Demon Days

Few albums managed to puzzle and impress critics and fans as much as Demon Days, from Damon Albarn’s ‘side project’ Gorillaz. This was no hobby for Albarn, however, and the album was a massive commercial and critical hit. Joe peers into the melting pot of genres and styles, examining what made Demon Days so special and one of the most exciting albums of the noughties

The Beers?

  • Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi IPA

  • O’Hara’s Notorious Red Ale

Series 1 Episode 6:

Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say...

One of the first albums, and certainly the most successful, to have fully utilised the power of social media in sharing music, the debut from Arctic Monkeys 'Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not' defines the music of a generation.

Joe takes a look at the songs and assesses the impact of this Mercury Prize-winning masterpiece.

The Beers?

  • Spaten Oktoberfest

  • 12 Acres Single Malt Lager

bottom of page