Tins & Tunes
Tins and Tunes?
Tins and Tunes is the brainchild of Joe Donnelly, a man who likes his tunes and also happens to enjoy the odd craft beer.
Joe selects a modern classic album and advises you on which beverages are best to accompany the LP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
O Brother Brewing: Bonita Dark Ale
Beavertown Smog Rocket Porter
Series 1 Episode 5:
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
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.
12 Acres Single Malt Lager