This week's Amazing Breakfast round-up, by my brilliant producer Dani Charlton...
It’s only right to start things off as we normally do – with our brilliant beyond brilliant Artist of the Week Lianne La Havas. Fresh from smashing the nation’s TV screens to bits with a sonic assault of gentle perfection on Jools Holland, Georgie caught up with Lianne as she sat in an airport waiting to jetset off to the states. Which she’ll be doing again very soon – this time to support bloomin’ BON IVER. Hey America, you lucky beggars, if you don’t get down to that show, we won’t forgive you OR listen to your whining when you realised what an incredible night you missed. Lianne and Georgie talked all things Bon Iver, Jools, the wonderful EP Lost & Found which is out on Monday and things in the pipeline for 2012 – hear their chat in full:
Our Track of the Week this week is by a much more established force in music under a different guise. I don’t wish to insult you by suggesting you’re not already massive fans of the remarkable Grizzly Bear, but it may have slipped through your dense nets for music discovery that one of their number – Mr Chris Taylor – has decided he wants to strike out on his own for a bit under the moniker CANT. Georgie’s a big fan of Grizzly Bear, and as soon as she heard Too Late, Too Far, she became a big fan of CANT too. You CAN have a listen to the track below:
As ever we have TV Telly Guru Patrick Smith to talk us through some more exciting TV shenanigans – this week we’re swinging from the sublime to the ridiculous, discussing both the return of brooding Danish crime drama the Killing (and, of course, the sensational knitwear) and more banter about Georgie’s favourite TV car crash – Made In Chelsea. Hear Georgie and Patrick’s chat in full:
We’re all about extra tidbits this week. One of Georgie’s favourite new bands of the last year or so, 2:54, finally appeared on amazingtunes.com. To celebrate we gave Scarlet a spin and played out a little snippet of an interview Georgie did with them earlier in the year at the Great Escape, you can listen to Georgie’s chat with Hannah and Collette here:
Something else we did on the show this week was talk all about the Dear Me… books – volumes of letters written by celebrites to themselves, aged 16. Georgie’s been addicted to them, and we thought we’d get you classy lot involved as a part of Twitter Tuesday, and to make it all just that little bit better, we also got the wonderful editor, Joseph Galliano on the phone to talk us through some of his favourite letters and about the project in general. Hear Joseph and Georgie’s chat in full:
With all those extras for your delectation, you’re already spoiled. Oh, alright then, we’ll pick some of our favourite tracks from the week too. The raucous sounds of the Computers have sounded particularly good early doors this week, as have La Shark, Laki Mera and Georgie’s favourites, the tremendousNew Look.
Next week is shaping up to be even more special – one of our absolute favourite guests from across the year arrived on UK soil recently, and we couldn’t resist the opportunity to drag him into our London studio for a chat with Georgie, and to record some EXCLUSIVE tracks for us. You won’t get to hear those until next week though. In the meantime – listen to his beautiful voice and spend the weekend trembling in anticipation.