Earlier this year Rebecca Taylor released her debut album as Self Esteem.
The former Slow Club singer had spent a decade touring and releasing albums in the duo with Charles Watson but has since found a new freedom writing and performing her solo work which is inspired by Kanye West and Destiny’s Child but through an alt-pop filter.
Following her debut Compliments Please she has played a host of different festivals this year from All Points East to Glastonbury, Latitude to Green Man.
She is an ambassador of BBC Music Day today and nominated for Best Breakthrough at the Q Awards next month plus she revealed she has already got to work on a second album. I sat down with Rebecca Taylor for a catch up and it's always a hoot, have a listen…
Bat For Lashes has shared the first taster of a new album Lost Girls which will be out September 6th. IT SOUNDS MEGA!
The track is called Kids In The Dark and is a homage to LA, 80s movies and music and the characters of album number 5 the Lost Girls.
The new LP follows The Bride from 2016 and she also did the Sexwitch project with the band Toy in that time but this also came off the back of moving on from a major label deal to going independent.
Now based in LA I spoke to her for BBC 6 Music to find out more about this new record…
Let’s hear from Fat White Family.
Tomorrow (19th April) they celebrate their third album with what they present as a “Pop-Up Boutique Experience” in downtown Peckham.
The invite reads:
Don’t miss out on our yummylicious cupcakes, bric a brac, political lectures, antiques EXPERIENCES, lectures, quasi-poetical immersive EXPERIENCES, commercial openings, music and so much more…
It kicks off at Noon – 5pm at 91 Peckham High Street.
I spoke to Lias on the phone for BBC 6 Music while they were in rehearsals to discuss the event tomorrow and what they’ve described as their “cryptic masterwork” the new record Serf’s Up...
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For BBC 6 Music I had the pleasure of speaking to ex-Wild Beasts frontman Hayden Thorpe about his new single and album Diviner. The record out May 24th on Domino Records was launched today, along with a new single called Love Crimes.
Hayden had left a bitter winter in the Lake District behind, where the decision had just been made for Wild Beasts to go their separate ways after over a decade, and he escaped to the perpetual blue skies of California to write new music.
Returning to London he continued to write on his piano and the album slowly came together… Here we are...
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY.
Super Women is a platform dedicated to giving women opportunities in filmmaking.
Created by broadcaster and DJ Georgie Rogers and filmmaker Alice Smith each short-form film follows Georgie and the crew on their travels to meet with trailblazers in a wide range of disciplines from music to motorsports, adventure to design and to celebrate their stories.
The first film of Series 1 is launching in May 2019.
With very special thanks to the Super Women: Elspeth Beard, Catherine Marks, VC London, Queen B Becky Evans, Tessa Metcalfe Jewellery and Leah Tokelove- The Hooligan with Pigtails.
To the band Medium Love for providing the music.
To our editor Ella Oliver.
To Nikki Scott-Powell at Recur Studio for the branding.
To Catalyst Cameras for kit sponsorship.
And to our fantastic team who captured this.
Follow our journey on Instagram:
Ahoy! I went down to the Brit Awards to do the red carpet once again for BBC 6 Music and hung out with some super rad party people.
Pink (actual Pink)
In my latest Foundation FM show I welcomed the London band Haelos into the studio on her latest Foundation FM radio show out of Peckham Levels. They made some immense selections in 'Haelos Loves' as it was Valentine's Day picking James Holden's take on The Sky Is Pink by Nathan Fake (CHOOOOON) as a defining tune that got them into electronic music in the first place. Plus we go in depth about the new album which is coming out soon.
Listen back to the whole show. They joined me for an hour so there's a lot of Haelos love in this Valentine's Day love-in...