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Episode 4

Joining Jools in the studio is Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, also known as Aloe Blacc, who returns to perform on the show following his debut back in 2010. He performs his recent No 1 smash The Man and other tracks from his new album Lift Your Spirit.

Originally from Southend-on-Sea, the Horrors are in the studio to play a song or two from their upcoming fourth studio album, Luminous. Also performing on the show and returning with their first album in 16 years are the Afghan Whigs from Cincinnati, Ohio. Rising up around the grunge scene in the late 80s, the band had commercial success in the early 90s but called it a day in 2001. They return to the show to play a couple of numbers from their upcoming Do to the Beast LP.

From Gothenburg, Sweden, synth pop quartet Little Dragon drop by to run through a track or two from their new release, Nabuma Rubberband. Plus a solo spot from Sturgill Simpson, the Kentucky-raised, Nashville-based singer-songwriter, putting the authentic twang back into country music on his forthcoming album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, which harks back to both Waylon Jennings and Randy Travis. Plus German jazz singer Roger Cicero who will join Jools at the piano for a number.

Release date:

1 hour, 5 minutes

Last on

Fri 9 May 2014 23:15
BBC Two Wales


Role Contributor
PresenterJools Holland
PerformerAloe Blacc
PerformerThe Horrors
PerformerThe Afghan Whigs
PerformerLittle Dragon
PerformerSturgill Simpson
PerformerRoger Cicero
DirectorJanet Fraser Crook
Executive ProducerMark Cooper
Series ProducerAlison Howe

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