Fri, 24 Apr 15
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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
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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
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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.
Fri, 3 Apr 15
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It was yet another busy week of live music for Team Laverne. Nadine Shah came by on Monday and played tracks from her new album, Fast Food. She spoke to Lauren about the ‘difficult second album’ myth, and being recognised as ‘the girl who used to dish out extra sausages’ from her former life in catering. Paul Hartnoll transformed the 6 Music Hub into a deep, dark, rave, with his 8:58 project. He told us all about his work post-Orbital, and what the future holds for his movie. On Good Friday, Chris Hewitt reviewed Fast and Furious 7 and Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, The Water Diviner.
Fri, 27 Mar 15
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Howdy! In this week's podcast, Empire Magazine’s Ali Plumb heroically steps in for Chris Hewitt and reviews Cinderella, Robot Overlords, and Get Hard. As well as giving us an update on Tom Cruise’s nails. And Manchester’s Julie Campbell AKA Lonelady. She dropped on by to our Kitchenette to perform tracks from second album Hinterland, and discuss her love of concrete, shopping at Ashton Market and branching out into the crazy world of sampling.
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