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29 October 2014
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Alan McGee to host Death Disco on Radio 1's One World - a one off special showcasing the best in new and unsigned British acts

Radio 1 today confirmed that it has commissioned a One World special to be hosted by Death Disco boss Alan McGee.

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.

McGee's One World special will be broadcast tomorrow (Thursday 18 September) from midnight.

It will focus on some of the best in new undiscovered British talent that he has come across in recent months.

Musically it will cover many different genres but the key focus will be on guitar bands riding the wave of the new rock revolution.

McGee 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.

"Now 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 best stuff that is out there."

Ian Parkinson, Head Of Specialist programming, Radio 1, added: "All our specialist shows are dedicated to finding the best new music around.

"This show is a real ground level snapshot of some of the most interesting new sounds coming through."

Death Disco will feature as part of One World, a show dedicated to the best in underground music from across the globe.

All the 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.

Freeview offers the BBC's eight television channels, interactive services from BBCi, as well as 11 national BBC radio networks.



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