This week we’ve been continuing our love affair with a band who I chose as my second ever Track of the Week – it’s Dry the River. Way back in 2010 we had their exceptionally beautiful song Shaker Hymns as a Track of the Week and a year later they return with Weights & Measures – it’s got a sound that’s at least quadrupled in size. In a good way, of course. Picking it as Track of the Week for this week was pretty much a no-brainer, as you can hear for yourself:
This week we’ve also had the pleasurable company of Craft Spells as our Artist of the Week. It’s hard not to be taken by their killer melodies and infectious synths, so we’ve played their awesome tracks across the week. DC’s favourite is After the Moment, but maybe you should listen to the lot here and pick your own? After you’ve done that, listen to my interview with Justin from the band here:
Thursday means TV craic with our Telegraph Telly Guru Patrick Smith, and this week we went undercover with Spooks and got all educated with Sir David Attenborough’s new documentary series Frozen Planet, which is set to be pretty astonishing, from what Patrick said. Hear Patrick and myself talking about it:
As ever, we’ve got some little extra tidbits for you. Spoiled, you are. When we’re not channeling Yoda, we’re talking about about the week’s new releases on a Monday, telling you what you should (and sometimes shouldn’t…) be checking out. This week saw the release of a new record from M83, so in addition to singing it’s praises, I dug deep into the archives of work I did for the show at Bestival and at my Other Job at BBC 6 Music, and came back with a neat little package, and wee chat with Zola Jesus. Listen to the whole shebang:
More? MORE? OK. We can do that for you. Some tunes we’ve been particularly digging this week are a hip-hop track by Frank Jackson and Rington called ‘Hindsight’, the massive synths on ‘Sirens (Novocaine)’ by Visions of Trees as well as Free Agent….which is a track by next week’s Artist of the Week Simian Ghost – check it out right now and get yourself all psyched for next week.
Thanks Dani Charlton, my awesome producer for putting this blog post together for the Amazing Tunes blog.