- 10 Mar 02
The latest radio listenership figures suggest that the once embattled Today FM is finally emerging as a credible national alternative to RTE. In the final of a four part series, Jackie Hayden meets No Disco founding-presenter, new-music savant and legendary nighttime DJ Donal Dineen
Hotpress: Donal what’s the current state of Irish rock?
Donal Dineen: I believe in the title of the song ‘The Stars Are Underground’.
Anyway, the model for judging success or achievement is different now from ten to 20 years ago. Bands don’t necessarily see being “the next U2” as something to aim for. Creative goals should come first and I notice this happening a lot with young musicians based here, like David Kitt, Damien Rice, Paul O’Reilly, Jeff Martin, Adrian Crowley, Gemma Hayes, Jimmy Behan, David Donohoe and Donncha Costello.