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Dermot is joined at the BBC's Maida Vale studios by a-ha, who play new material, old favourites and take listeners' questions.

The Norwegian trio's latest album marks a return to the classic pop sound that helped bring them success around the world, and sales of 36 million albums. Written and recorded in various major cities - from Oslo, where the band formed in 1982, to New York, where Pal now lives - Foot Of The Mountain is predominantly a synth-based album that carries echoes of the band's early signature hits Take On Me and The Sun Always Shines On TV.

There's also music from the Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan, who worked with Damien Rice and toured the world for several years before gathering a band of friends together to record her 2008 debut album Sea Sew. Lisa takes her songs on a tour of the UK and Ireland this summer, including a performance at the Electric Picnic festival.

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Sat 25 Jul 2009 15:00

Dermot's Music Guides

Dermot's Music Guides

Dermot and friends shine the light on music styles otherwise overlooked on BBC Radio 2.

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