Here's a couple of interview clips and two live session tracks from my recent show with the ever-lovely honey-voiced Lucy Rose when she came in to chat about her new album Something's Changing and play a couple of tracks off it. SWOON. FEST.
This fantastic lady Nadine Shah has a new album coming out.
It's called Holiday Destination and was born out of time spent in refugee camps with her brother, a documentary maker.
Here she outlines to me her vision for a more political album....
Royal Blood are back back back with a new album.
I spoke to the singer Mike Kerr for BBC 6 Music all about the new track Lights Out and following up their smash debut....
Fink dropped by the studio last Sunday to play a couple of live tracks from his new blues album Fink's Sunday Night Blues Club Vol. 1. I've loved his music for a decade so it was pretty special. Listen back to the session here.
Here he is talking about the recent album AND a new Fink album that's in the works at the moment.
Little Cub joined me in the studio recently to chat about their debut album Still Life coming out on Domino Records in April.
We've had three brilliant singles Loveless, My Nature and Too Much Love and they headlined Cat Lovers for us recently, have played numerous shows in London, went over to Norway's By:Larm festival just recently and have opened for Boxed In.
Not only did we go deep into the Little Cub sound but Dom revealed the lengths his dad has gone to to document early gigs.
Avelino bags two of the biggest players in UK grime Skepta and Stormzy on his new song Energy, their first time on a song together. He tells Beats 1's Julie Adenuga how it happened and his vision for the genre-bending, high-octane Energy.
UK dance pioneer Goldie delivers his first solo studio album in nearly two decades The Journey Man in June 2017. Even sooner his One Mix drops as part of Drum and Bass Month this March on Beats 1. He tells Julie Adenuga about the genre he dedicated his life to and the first cut from the LP I Adore You now available on Apple Music.
Khalid’s American Teen landed in Apple Music following his breakout track Location. He told Beats 1 about migration shaping the sound of his debut and the studio session which spawned Location and earned him Prom King.
The Maccabees final shows are looming, just over four months away *wipes tear*.
They play two Manchester shows on June 27th and 28th and then three at London's Alexandra Palace from June 29th.
They bowed out after their fourth album Marks To Prove It, following 14 years on the road, a Mercury Prize nomination, album chart toppers, countless festival performances, tours and a Latitude headline set last summer.
Felix White guitarist in the band has set up a record label and club night Yala! Records and is supporting new music from the likes of The Magic Gang, Idles and Charlie Cunningham.
He was on the red carpet at the NME Awards last week to give out the award for Best British Band, which they won in 2016. I grabbed him for a natter about future projects, those final Maccabees gigs and we started by talking about what makes a good UK band....
BEST OF 2016 SHOW - CHRISTMAS DAY TRACKLISTING
David Bowie - Heroes
A Tribe Called Quest - Dis Generation
Glass Animals - Life Itself
Frank Ocean - Pink + White
De La Soul - Pain feat. Snoop Dogg
Whitney - No Matter Where We Go
D.D Dumbo - Brother
MAGGIE ROGERS INTERVIEW
Maggie Rogers - Alaska
Anderson Paak - Come Down feat. T.I
Joan As Policewoman and Benjamin Lazar Davis - Broke Me In Two
Metronomy - 16 Beat
Angel Olsen - Give It Up
The Kills - Siberian Nights
Christine and the Queens - IT (Daybreak Session)
Flock of Dimes - Joke
Prince - Purple Rain
Fakear - Ankara
Skepta - Shutdown
Pixies - Tenement Song
Deap Vally - Smile More
Formation - Powerful People
Radiohead - Identikit
DJ Shadow - The Sideshow feat. Ernie Fresh
Warpaint - New Song
Sarah Walk - Walking In The Air
Bon Iver -8 (Circle)
Nicolaas Jaar - No
Klangstof - Hostage
Let's Eat Grandma - Eat Shitake Mushrooms
WILD BEASTS INTERVIEW
Wild Beasts - Alpha Female
Haley Bonar - Kismet Kill
Boxed In - Oxbow
Jordan Rakei - Talk To Me
Bat For Lashes - Close Encounters
Phantogram - Funeral Pyre
Leonard Cohen - Suzanne
LOOK AHEAD TO MUSIC COMING IN 2017 -
NEW YEAR'S DAY SHOW TRACKLISTING
LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
The XX - On Hold
Bonobo - Kerala
Austra - Utopia
Nick Mulvey - Meet Me There
Temples - Certainty
Laura Marling - Soothing
Sampha - Blood On Me
The Big Moon - Formidable
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Reverence
Toothless - Sisyphus
Run The Jewels - Talk To Me
The Flaming Lips - The Castle
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Haim - Forever
The Shins - Dead Alive
Jessica Hoop - The Lost Sky
Sinkane - U Huh
The Japanese House - Face Like Thunder
Grandaddy - A Lost Machine
MAGGIE ROGERS INTERVIEW
Maggie Rogers - Dog Years
Elbow - Magnificent
Nick Murphy - Stop Me
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Little Cub - My Nature
Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone
SOHN - Rennen
Jodie Abacus - Keep Your Head Down
Jorja Smith - Where Did I Go
The Amazons - Little Something
STRONG ASIAN MOTHERS INTERVIEW
Strong Asian Mothers - Sober
Marilyn Manson - The Dope Show
Zak Abel - Everybody Needs Love
Gorillaz - Dare
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Fireproof
Ty Segall - Orange Colour Queen
Portishead - Roads