In Stores Now is 60 today – for nearly two years now we’ve brought you this innovative acoustic series, where the premise is we film bands playing off the stage and in kitchens, shops and alleyways around Ireland. Bands play out of their comfort zones, stripped down and with whatever they have to hand to play with. Some bands shine, others fall flat but we film them anyway – that’s the beauty of this wild experiment. It’s been loud, it’s been quiet, it’s been sacred it’s been profane, but it’s always, always, been a great laugh.
We’ve always brought you the best new music from Ireland north & south, and on our 50th episode we brought you something rather special by bringing you an artist we considered to be a pretty big deal.
But now the series is officially 60 episodes old, and to celebrate, we’ve gone up a notch. From Downpatrick, here is the amazing Tim Wheeler (from a band called Ash) and, from London, the amazing Emma-Lee Moss (also called Emmy The Great), performing a Sleater-Kinney cover in Tim’s mum’s kitchen. Now you don’t see that everyday (unless you’re a bandwidth subscriber of course).