With Eugene of Gogol Bordello
Tom chats in depth to Eugene Hütz, frontman of Gogol Bordello, about his life and career, including the varied influences of his world travels and his motivation and philosophy on making music.
Gogol Bordello formed in the lower east side of Manhattan, New York in 1999. Eugene talks about his early days as a musician in his native Ukraine, and how his musical journeying led him to New York. Tom asks Eugene about his musical philosophy, and gets to the heart of what makes him tick and what drives his creative processes. They talk about the bands live performance, for which they are renowned, and how this is the culmination of the music making process, the pursuit of a state of total presence.
The band released their 6th studio album Pura Vida Conspiracy last summer.
Huw Stephens from Radio 1 shares his personal tip from BBC Introducing, as does one of the Introducing shows from around the UK.
At 11 o'clock Tom launches The After Hour, where he dusts off tracks from the outer reaches of his record collection.