McGee to host Death Disco on Radio 1's One World - a
one off special showcasing the best in new and unsigned British
1 today confirmed that it has commissioned a One World special
to be hosted by Death Disco boss Alan McGee.
is chief of the Poptones record label and music maestro behind acts
such as The Hives, Oasis, Jesus and Mary Chain and more recently
The Kills, D4, Kathryn Williams and Mew.
One World special will be broadcast tomorrow (Thursday 18 September)
will focus on some of the best in new undiscovered British talent
that he has come across in recent months.
it will cover many different genres but the key focus will be on
guitar bands riding the wave of the new rock revolution.
said: "This is currently the most exciting time for new British
music since the early Nineties with many UK acts breaking through
in a big way.
that there is such a wealth of new talent emerging from around the
country, it is great to have the chance to showcase some of the
stuff that is out there."
Parkinson, Head Of Specialist programming, Radio 1, added: "All
our specialist shows are dedicated to finding the best new music
show is a real ground level snapshot of some of the most interesting
new sounds coming through."
Disco will feature as part of One World, a show dedicated to the
best in underground music from across the globe.
BBC's digital services are now available on Freeview,
the new free-to-view digital terrestrial television service, as well
as on satellite and cable.
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from BBCi, as well as 11 national BBC radio networks.