Jools's guests include Paul Weller, who makes a welcome return after scooping a number of lifetime achievement awards in the last few years. He performs tracks from his tenth solo album 'Wake Up The Nation', the follow-up to his highly acclaimed '22 Dreams', which is debuted live on the show.
South London's Hot Chip return to the studio to showcase tracks from their recently released fourth album 'One Life Stand'; the hotly tipped Marina Lambrini Diamandis aka Marina and the Diamonds make their, or rather her, Later debut performing songs from her 'Family Jewels' debut.
Gogol Bordello are on hand to play a number or two from their brand new 'Trans Continental Hustle' release. In the traditional Later spirit of introducing brand new talent, from Malahide near Dublin, Villagers are the first act from Ireland to have signed to the influential label Domino Records and perform a couple of numbers from their upcoming debut album. Plus, Free/Bad Company and latterly Queen legend Paul Rodgers pops in for a chat about his incredible career.
The sixty plus artists appearing in this upcoming Later... with Jools Holland series include the likes of Gorillaz, Band of Horses, Kate Nash, Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA Orchestra, Laura Marling, Mos Def, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Jeff Beck, Yeasayer, Drive By Truckers and The National.