iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for 16/12/2009

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

16/12/2009

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 December 2009

Live in session this evening we've Githead. Who are Colin Newman (of Wire), Malka Spigel and Max Franken (of Minimal Compact), and Robin Rimbaud (Scanner). Music royalty none the less!

The band started in 2004, initially to play as a one-off at the Swim record label's 10th anniversary event at the ICA.

The band's 2004 debut, the self titling EP Headgit was written, recorded and mixed in Swim's London studio.

The following year, Githead's debut album Profile brought a bigger, lusher sound, with richer songwriting, and several songs that were taken on the road during the band's first European tour.

As Githead developed as a live entity, the importance of recording live with the whole band became paramount. 2006 saw Githead move to augment Swim's small studio with Rotterdam's Metropolis 22 studio for recordings.

Employing classic 'old skool' recording techniques and songwriting craft, Art Pop was born, and released in 2007.

More European live dates followed and the band made its North American debut in Canada in June 2009.

The combination of Githead's growing power as a live band, and the development of work in Swim's studio and during trips to Rotterdam, has led naturally to its third album, Landing, released in November 2009.

Music Played

23 items

Broadcasts

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.