This month's guests on my Soho Radio Music Discovery programme are South London band Meatraffle. Bandmates Zsa Zsa Sapien, Cloudy Truffles, Chris 0C and Tingle lungfish joined me live in the studio as they were about to release their third studio album Base and Superstructure on Blang Records on 29th September.
In the interview they talk about memorable Meatraffle band moments and the time they played to a naked crowd! how they started the band at a Beatles tribute charity show and about beginning the writing process for this album during the lockdowns.
Check out more videos from the programme on my You Tube channel or listen to the radio shows on my stream on Mixcloud - both below. Recent guests include Pigeon, Art School Girlfriend, Gus Harvey, Do No Harm, Nuha Ruby Ra and many more.
My latest interview on Music Discovery on Soho Radio is with the awesome band Pigeon. Pigeon is a band formed out of Margate, England starring Falle Nioke, Tom Dream, Josh Ludlow, Graham Godfrey and Steve Pringle. The latter two play with Michael Kiwankua.
Falle, Josh and Tom came in live on the show and we discussed starting the band in a jam session after a crushing football defeat for England, the first two EPs, an eclectic set of influences, plans for an album and how Falle's chair dancing at their gigs has become a bit of a vibe!
If you like your afro-disco with a little sprinkling of psych, jazz and rock n roll you'll love their music. For more Music Discovery listen to the radio shows over on Mixcloud here: https://www.mixcloud.com/GeorgieRogers/
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The most excellent musician and producer Art School Girlfriend dropped by my latest Music Discovery show on Soho Radio last week and here's our conversation and the show.
Polly Mackey releases her second studio album Soft Landing on Fiction Records on August 2nd so we got into the details of writing that, about living room studios and Paul Epworth's Church actual studios, putting out the first album during pandemic times and how this one has felt quicker with a very clear manifesto and vision for it. She also talks about the constraints of touring on artists and having multiple set ups for live depending on how streamlined it needs to be because of the cost of touring now.
The new single Real Life was just put online two days after the chat so you can go and check out that and listen to her music on all streaming platforms.
Listen back to past shows on my Mixcloud below or watch past videos on my You Tube Channel with previous guests Do No Harm, Gus Harvey, Mera Bhai, Nuha Ruby Ra, Cubicolor, All Them Witches, Warmduscher, Jacana People and many more.
The band Do No Harm joined broadcaster, music journalist and DJ Georgie Rogers on her latest monthly #musicdiscovery programme on Soho Radio.
While Finn, Owen and Jess Mills (SLO) have all done loads of music over the years it was their FIRST band interview for the project ? Lucky us!
They chatted about its conception, their first EP, working with Ali Chant, Finn and Jess doing a lot of the writing at home while doing domestic things like feeding their kids, then said kids being very musical, the new single Open and their future plans for Do No Harm.
Listen back to past shows from Georgie and Soho Radio on the Mixcloud below... The latest shows feature the likes of Gus Harvey, Mera Bhai, Kousto, Nuha Ruby Ra, Cubicolor, All Them Witches, Jacana People and Elkka.
Watch videos on the You Tube channel below with previous guests Warmduscher, Sofia Kourtesis, Wet Leg, Plastic Mermaids, Julia-Sophie, Falle Nioke, Joel Culpepper and more.
The brilliant talent that is Gus Harvey joined me in the studio on my latest Music Discovery programme on Soho Radio. Gus is back with an amazing new single Easy Pt 1 from a new EP incoming on the House Anxiety label.
We also dug into her back catalogue playing an oldie titled Durga and I asked her to bring in an inspiration track so she brought the vinyl of the incredible Mood Valiant album by Hiatus Kaiyote. It even matched her outfit!! ♥️
So Gus and I go way back. I've been a fan of her work since the very start of her career giving her debut single Witches its very first radio airplay nationally in the UK on my Virgin Radio new music show. Since then we have kept in touch and so it was such a treat to be able to have Gus on the show live to talk all about love, how the pandemic changed her writing process and the running theme of the elements weaved throughout her EPs.
Watch our conversation or listen back to the show on Mixcloud below:
Mera Bhai AKA Karthik Poduval the multi-instrumentalist, producer, DJ and drummer in the Psych band Flamingods is the latest guest in the studio on my Music Discovery show on Soho Radio. His second EP Relax Into Yourself is out on April 6th on his own label Raga Records.
We go deep into the themes of the new tracks, growing up across various continents and how that shaped his musical DNA and working with collaborators such as Stealing Sheep and Maria Uzor formerly of Sink Ya Teeth.
Listen back to past shows... The latest shows featuring Kousto, Nuha Ruby Ra, Cubicolor, All Them Witches, Jacana People and Elkka. https://www.mixcloud.com/GeorgieRogers/stream/
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As far as ones to watch for 2023 I give you Nuha Ruby Ra.
I closed out my 2022 Music Discovery shows on Soho Radio with her as my live guest. Last year Nuha had an incredible year of support slots touring with the likes of Warmduscher, Wu Lu, Yard Act and more. In our conversation we get into how going to art school helped her music-making process, her early band experiences with Arrows of Love, what music she consumed in her early and teenage years, the making of her new EP Machine Like Me which is due out in March 2023 and about never being boxed in. She's the coolest and I loved chatting to her.
Listen back to past shows at my Mixcloud. The latest shows featured Cubicolor, All Them Witches, Jacana People and Elkka. Watch the videos with previous guests Warmduscher, Sofia Kourtesis, Wet Leg, Plastic Mermaids, Falle Nioke, Joel Culpepper and more over on my You Tube channel.
I'll be back on air for January's programme on Tuesday 17th January from Midday-2pm on www.sohoradiolondon.com
Hey guys. So this month on Music Discovery on Soho Radio Cubicolor return with their third studio album on Anjunadeep Records, titled Sometime Not Now. During the week of release Tim Digby-Bell, singer, songwriter and guitarist of the British-Dutch trio popped by the studio in Soho to chat all about the new album. A previous guest on the show around their second effort Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night we talked about the time in between, the dreaded Covid times, revisiting their previously scrapped album, getting Richard Spaven to add some hypnotic drums and getting back out live.
Watch the interview below... or listen to the programme below that.
Next month on 20th December I have live guest Nuha Ruby Ra.
Elkka returned with a phenomenal new single titled I Just Want To Love You. I've loved her music for the past few years since I became aware of her when Foundation FM started and she and I were both doing shows on there. Her output has been consistently excellent and this summer she's taken the festival circuit by storm as well. It samples the legendary artist John Martyn and there was actually a lovely story as to how they were able to secure the rights to his widow's favourite song. She checked in with me on Music Discovery on Soho Radio via voice note to explain the origins of this beautiful take on love.
Listen to the show... the Elkka feature is at 36 minutes in...
While All Them Witches were on their UK tour I brought singer and bassist Charles Michael Parks Jr and drummer Robby Staebler into The Great Frog in Soho to have a look around and record an interview for my Music Discovery programme on Soho Radio. Fun fact, I gave the band their first national UK radio play ever when I was a DJ on XFM around eight years ago and I've been a champion of their music ever since. Quite honestly, everyone I've told about them has gone on to love them! This time around their visit to London included playing a smasher of a show at Electric Ballroom in Camden and the band is no stranger to sold out tours here previously playing the Roundhouse, Koko, Scala and The Lexington. Here, Parks and Robby discuss everything from waiting for two years to tour their last studio album Nothing As The Ideal, snake wrangling, Prince's telephone habits, the Baker's Dozen project for which they've been releasing a track a month and what's next for ATW. Enjoy!
Presented and edited by Georgie Rogers
Filmed by James Garside
With special thanks to All Them Witches and The Great Frog.
Music tracks: Silver To Rust and L'hotel Serein by All Them Witches