A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of the wonderful company of a charming gentleman called William Fitzsimmons. We featured him earlier this year as Artist of the Week, and were so taken with him in this lovely interview, when we heard he was gracing our shores with his live show (and spectacular beard) we couldn’t resist the chance to steer him into our studios for a catch up and a gorgeous acoustic session. I asked William to play our favourite track from the album Gold in the Shadow – Psychasthenia, which, it turns out, he’d never done for radio before.
Last week’s Track of the Week saw us revelling in the Swedish synthy awesomeness that is Wired by one of my favourite artists, I Break Horses, followed up this week with the weird and wonderful I Thought I Was An Alien by SoKo. Have a listen to both because they’re ace.
This week’s Artist of the Week has been the utterly brilliant Wye Oak. After falling hard in love with their album Civilian earlier this year, I had been dying to get them on the show. We had the title track as our Track of the Week not so long ago, and I went down to speak to the band ahead of their London show, which proved so raucous the three of us had to decamp to the venue’s toilets for the second half of the interview! Have a listen to the chat in full:
As ever Patrick Smith has been on hand to make sure that when our eyes are pointing at the tellybox it’s going to be worth our while. Last week he gave us his views on a couple of series’ we’ve discussed before, now that they’ve had the chance to bed in a little – Frozen Planet and Pan Am. This week, as we crossed the boundaries into December, we thought we’d mix it up a bit – so he told us all about Charlie Brooker’s new series Black Mirror, but because TeamBrekky are a selfless bunch, we thought we’d ask Patrick to talk about a series available on DVD to give you lucky lot some gift ideas if you’re stuck. No need to thank us, we do it as a service. Listen to Patrick and myself yammer on about TV things...
The Amazing Breakfast round-up is written and lovlingly crafted by the Amazing Breakfast producer Dani Charlton.