Fri, 29 May 15
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On this week's podcast, Mali's Songhoy Blues joined us on Thursday to discuss fleeing from their country and their commitment to playing live music regardless of the personal cost. Empire Magazine's Chris Hewitt offered up this week's Friday Film Club in which he reviewed Simon Pegg in Man Up, and disaster movie San Andreas featuring The Rock. But we start with legendary DJ and broadcaster Bob Harris, who graced 6 Music Towers on Monday with stories of being in the right place at the right time and why radio matters.
Fri, 22 May 15
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We started off a busy week of sessions with a visit from The Vaccines, who played us two tracks from new album, English Graffiti, and spoke about finding a sound so ‘now’ it might sound terrible in ten years. Fort Worth crooner, Leon Bridges, brought his soul revival sound to the kitchenette, and mesmerised us all with two beautiful renditions of tracks from Coming Home, the debut album. He talked about getting his big break over a chance meeting with White Denim’s Austin Jenkins (who now performs in his band). Best Coast talked us through a day in the life of the LA band (spoiler: it involves a lot of ‘chilling’), and livened up our very British day with a taste of their California Nights. Finally, Chris Hewitt reviewed Disney’s latest effort, Tomorrowland, the Poltergeist remake, and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.
Fri, 15 May 15
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It was yet another busy week of live music and interviews on Lauren’s show. On Monday, Billboard chart-toppers, Alabama Shakes, dropped in to play us a couple of songs from Sound & Colour and talk about their rapid climb to fame after the unexpected success of their breakthrough debut. On Friday, Nemone sat in for Lauren. She was joined for a spellbinding live session from Róisín Murphy, who brought a string quartet along and filled out humble hub with some of the most beautiful noise it has ever played host to. She told us about living a double life during festival season, and how she knew it was the time to end her eight-year album hiatus. To round things off, our resident film buff, Chris Hewitt, reviewed the utterly bonkers Mad Max: Fury Road and Pitch Perfect 2.
Fri, 8 May 15
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Hollywood superstar Anna Kendrick dropped by on Wednesday to discuss everything from her new film Pitch Perfect 2, to her obsession with The Great British Bake Off, and starring in LCD Soundsystem videos. Empire Magazine and comic book font of knowledge Chris Hewitt offered up this week's Friday Film Club in which he reviewed Chris Rockâ's Top Five and Spooks: The Greater Good. But we start with 6 Music stalwarts Django Django in session. They talked about soundtracking Jacobean tragedies, and told us how a book about art inspired their new album.
Fri, 1 May 15
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On this week's download: It’s the return of Welsh wizards Super Furry Animals. The morning after playing their first live gig in six years, which was reviewed as ‘angry / smooth’, Gruff and the band dropped by the 6Music studios to play a selection of tunes from their classic album Mwng and recommended a unique technique on how to wind up old punks. Empire Magazine and Avengers addict Chris Hewitt offered up this week’s Friday Film Club in which he reviewed Far From The Madding Crowd and Monsters: Dark Continent. But we start with Philadelphia indie heroes The Districts who shook the 6 Music foundations with a spectacular live session on Monday, and between songs talked about speedily going from high school to touring the world.
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