St Vincent, whose real name is Annie Clark was my guest on the XFM Evening Show last night.
While in the studio we talked a bit about the reception to her fourth self-titled album, her unique onstage moves and the arena dates she has coming up with The National and The Black Keys.
Stay tuned to XFM to hear more from Annie in the coming weeks. She has picked a Late Night Love-In track but in the mean time, here is my chat with her which was featured on Monday 12th May in the show....
Last week, London’s iconic Roundhouse venue announced a new summer arts festival which will include the world premiere of a performance of Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood’s score from the Oscar-winning film There Will Be Blood.
Outside of his Radiohead duties, Greenwood has turned his hand to writing soundtracks and has struck up a fruitful working relationship with the There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson.
His first score was for Bodysong in 2003 and he then went on to work with Anderson again after There Will Be Blood, on the soundtrack for The Master, starring the late great Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
Greenwood is also doing the music for the director’s next one, Inherent Vice (starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon and Benecio Del Toro).
Back to There Will Be Blood, on August 6th and 7th Jonny will be joined by The London Contemporary Orchestra at the iconic Camden venue to perform the soundtrack in full at a screening of the film.
I had the pleasure of talking to him on the phone about bringing this film score to the Roundhouse’s series…
Not so long ago Jonny revealed the Radiohead bandmates will regroup this summer to discuss their next album (YES!).
They have been pursuing solo projects like this one following the end of touring The King Of Limbs. Singer Thom Yorke toured with Atoms For Peace and has been taking some time off since that wrapped up.
Here’s part two of my interview with Jonny Greenwood and I couldn’t NOT mention the ‘R’ word…
Electronic producer Jon Hopkins has announced he will release We Disappear, a track off his latest record, featuring a vocal from Lulu James - on June 30th.
South Shields-based singer Lulu James is a rising talent, with style, flair and a killer voice to boot. You might remember her singles Closer and Sweetest Thing, which have had radio play on 6 Music.
Since the release of Immunity, which earned Hopkins his second Mercury nomination, he has been travelling around the globe playing some of his biggest shows to date.
This included a sold-out performance at The Forum in London. Meanwhile he also produced the track Midnight for Coldplay, which is set to feature on their upcoming album Ghost Stories this month.
He has also confirmed shows at The Great Escape, Field Day, Park Life and Beacons festival and will be taking his live show to Europe and the US this summer.
He dropped in to 6 Music HQ to have a chat about the new version of We Disappear and whether he has found time on the road to start work on an Immunity follow-up.
So how did he come across Lulu James… here he is…