Fri, 1 May 15
27 days remaining
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.
Fri, 24 Apr 15
20 days remaining
Bonjour! Matthew E White kicked off our week with tales of spacebombs and songwriting, before playing a gorgeous live session in the 6Music studio…Empire Magazine's Chris Hewitt offered up this week's Friday Film Club with Star Wars and MORE Fast and Furious new, along with a storming review of the new Avengers movie. But we start with a session from Arcade Fire's Will Butler, who recently released his debut solo album Policy to much acclaim. He joined us in the 6Music kitchenette to talk slapstick, the harsh rules of student radio, and the scent of David Bowie.
Fri, 17 Apr 15
13 days remaining
It was yet another busy week of music and interviews on Lauren’s show. On Monday we were joined by Afrobeat pioneer, Tony Allen, who played us tracks from his new album, Film of Life, and told us about listening to the jazz greats, working with Fela Kuti, and being able to play a different rhythm with each limb on his body. On Thursday, Gaz Coombes dropped in and performed two cuts from new album, Matador. He spoke about cutting his teeth at Glasto '95 with Supergrass, moving home to Oxford, and having to reconsider his long-held conviction that he’s a ‘dropout’. On Friday, Empire Magazine’s Chris Hewitt showed up to talk Star Wars in the wake of the film’s tantalising trailer release. He also reviewed new flicks, Child 44 and A Little Chaos.
Fri, 10 Apr 15
6 days remaining
Crikey, what a week. Lauren was off on her hols, but it was go, go, go, for the rest of us at team Laverne. On Wednesday, Nemone was joined by Ghostpoet, who talked about recording with a full band for the first time and finding it hard to leave his 9-to-5 behind. Courtney Barnett dropped in at the tail-end of her European tour to play us tracks from Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. She told us about her nan’s aversion to the word ‘slacker’ being bandied about, and about the strange contrast between a quiet home existence and life on the road. Brett Morgen told us all about his documentary, the seven-years-in-the-making Cobain: Montage of Heck. Understandably he was experiencing some difficulty letting his subject go after so long in his company. Finally, Chris Hewitt reviewed this week’s film releases, John Wick, Lost River, and very fittingly, Montage of Heck.
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