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2 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 07 May 2012

The majestic Bowerbirds join us from London for their first Marc Riley session.

The Bowerbirds make up the Ptilonorhynchidea bird family that mainly feed on fruit and insects, build elaborate courtship nests and live in the tropical regions of New Guinea and Northern Australia.... Well that's true, but these particular Bowerbirds are a duo from North Carolina who play beautiful American folk music.

Current album The Clearing was released back in March on Dead Oceans and is the couple's third LP, this one was mainly recorded in Bon Iver's Wisconsin studio with Brian Joseph producing. Their latest material continues to see the pair drawing on their influences in nature, from its power and immensity through to its fallibility, and also their personal relationship that suffered in previous years.

Currently on tour across the UK before returning to America we have been waiting awhile but we are excited and eager to welcome Bowerbirds in session from that there London town.

Music Played

25 items
  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music Love Is The Drug

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Image for Ty Segall & White Fence

    Ty Segall & White Fence Ty Segall & White Fence - I Can't Get Around You

    Hair, Drag City, 006

  • Image for Shrag

    Shrag Devastating Bones

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Wonder Boy

    The Complete Collection, Castle Communications, 013

  • Image for Bowerbirds

    Bowerbirds Death Wish

  • Image for Vivian Stanshall

    Vivian Stanshall Sir Henry at Rawlinson End part 1 May 11th 1977

  • Image for Here We Go Magic

    Here We Go Magic Alone But Moving

    A Different Ship, Secretly Canadian, 004

  • Image for Wild Beasts

    Wild Beasts Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants

    Limbo, Panto, Domino, 009

  • Image for Lower Dens

    Lower Dens Alphabet Song

    Nootropics, Ribbon Music, 001

  • Image for Butthole Surfers

    Butthole Surfers Sea Ferring

    Rembrandt Pussyhorse / Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis, Latino Bugger Veil, 002

  • Image for Bowerbirds

    Bowerbirds Stitch The Hem

  • Image for Laurel Aitken

    Laurel Aitken Jesse James - John Peel Session 28/04/1980

  • Image for Metronomy

    Metronomy Heartbreaker

    Nights Out, Because Music, 005

  • Image for Fiction

    Fiction Careful

  • Image for Caravan

    Caravan Love Song Without Flute

  • Image for Richard James

    Richard James You Stop the Rain

    We Went Riding, Gwymon, 004

  • Image for Onions

    Onions Louise Louise

    Pleasure Blast

  • Image for Scott Walker

    Scott Walker Next

    Scott Walker Sings Jacques Brel, Fontana, 005

  • Image for The Pre New

    The Pre New The Pre New - A Song For People Who Hate Themselves

    Music for People Who Hate Themselves, Pre War Black Ghetto

  • Image for The Damned

    The Damned Smash It Up

    Big Beat

  • Image for The Nightingales

    The Nightingales Best of British Luck

    No Love Lost, Cooking Vinyl, 005

  • Image for Crass

    Crass Bomb - John Peel session 28/03/1979

  • Image for The Strange Boys
  • Image for Soap&Skin

    Soap&Skin Voyage Voyage

    Play It Again Sam

  • Image for The Jesus and Mary Chain

    The Jesus and Mary Chain You Trip Me Up



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