27 Apr 2013

Annie Dressner interview and session

Annie Dressner
New Yorker turned Londoner Annie Dresser dropped by the studio to play tracks from her stunning East Twenties EP, including our favourite Heartbreaker.We chatted about sad songs and her love affair with London - here the interview and watch the session tracks below

Big Deal interview and In Your Car live

Big Deal
Alice Costelloe & Kacey Underwood are acoustic-turned-rockin' duo Big Deal. After having spent months apart due to Kacey's visa issues, the former guitar teacher and pupil were finally reunited in the UK just days before this session. Look out for the album June Gloom is out this summer.

24 Apr 2013

Dear Reader interview

Dear Reader

Cherilyn MacNeil is the super talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind Dear Reader. Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa she now resides in Berlin and has found a home on City Slang. When I met Cherilyn a few years ago in London I asked whether she felt any pressure to make music about the difficult and turbulent history of her homeland, she admitted it wasn't something she was in a rush to do. Well now she has and Rivonia is a sweeping, beautiful record that touches on all aspects of her country's history from the first white settlers to the atrocities experienced by miners. We caught up again for Amazing Radio:

23 Apr 2013

Lulu James interview


Lulu James


Yup, Lulu James is a force to be reckoned with. The Tanzanian-born South Shields raised singer and all round super cool lass is set to make 2013 her own. With her own self-styled 21st Century Soul as her tag it's a style and sound to be reckoned with. We caught up just as things were hotting up for her:

Valentiine interview

Valentiine

Valentiine are Melbourne rockers Vanessa V, Erica E and Shelly K who are set to take the UK by storm on their forthcoming tour round these parts in June. Blending a love of all things dirty and grunge, listen to them in conversation here complete with actual Australian crickets making a racket in the background:

22 Apr 2013

The Other Woman Podcast: Nadine Shah

Nadine Shah
We gather at my tiny Hackney flat for this pod, minus two very important members of the team. Piney Gir had an Actionettes rehearsal she couldn't possibly miss and Stef Schadenfreude couldn't be with us because the showbiz she does as a living got in the way. She does however deliver one final rant as from now on she's ditching showbiz! Big news! Jude Rogers and Ruth Barnes are joined by broadcaster Kath Melandri (host of The Mostess) and Geordie via Pakistan/ Norway gloom-pop piano chanteuse Nadine Shah to talk Thatcher, our Lost Dame Heather Jones and more...

Rhosyn live session and interview

Rhosyn
Rhosyn is Rose Dagul, no she's not Welsh as her monicker would suggest, but she made her beautiful debut EP Elbow of Capture whilst hunkered down in the Welsh countryside. The results are sublime. Hear her in conversation and live session tracks below:

18 Apr 2013

Caitlin Rose interview

Caitlin Rose
It's Nashville's Caitlin Rose! I met up with her when she came through town on her latest tour supporting her fantastic new album The Stand In. Have a listen to our interview and the video for Only A Clown is well worth a watch. 

16 Apr 2013

London Grammar interview

London Grammar - Hannah, Dot and Dan

London Grammar are a *ahem* London three piece whose uploads to Soundcloud at the tail end of 2012 led to a lot of buzz online and on air. With not much to go on, except that Hannah Reid is the silky delicate-voiced vocalist you can hear, there was speculation aplenty as to how/what/when/where and why with this band! A sold out show at London's Electrowerkz later and they're up and away into 2013.

12 Apr 2013

Laurence Made Me Cry - live session and interview

Laurence Made Me Cry (Jo Whitby)
Jo Whitby is Laurence Made Me Cry, a one woman music making machine. The name of the band came to her whilst paging through a tabloid one slow day working in a record shop. Apparently Laurence Llewlyn-Bowen, he of the lacey sleeves and bouffant hair, had made some lady cry whilst he gave her home a makeover.