On the last show of this series, which began with Liam Gallagher's solo debut, we welcome back Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, who debut songs from their new long-player Who Built the Moon? This new album, inspired by French psychedelic pop, is the follow-up to 2015's Chasing Yesterday.
Making her Later... debut is British-Albanian singer Dua Lipa, who performs a couple of songs from her Top 10 self-titled debut album. The new pop icon is riding high, having had huge success with her chart-topping summer anthem New Rules and attracting one of the biggest crowds at Glastonbury this June.
Also from Albania, and making their debut but with a completely different sound, are Saz'iso, a collection of southern Albania's finest folk musicians, who have been put together by legendary producer Joe Boyd and who offer a thrilling introduction to Saze, one of Europe's richest but most overlooked music genres. They perform tunes from their collection of mesmerizing arabesques and heartbreaking laments from the album At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me: The Joys and Sorrows of Southern Albanian Song.
Making their TV debut is east London-based eight-piece Superorganism, whose members prefer to keep their identities anonymous and hail from many corners of the earth, having originally met on music forums years ago. With just a handful of songs released, this mysterious new band perform one or two of their catchy, hook-laden pop songs in their groundbreaking choreographed style, which has already got tongues wagging.
Returning to the show for the first time in 15 years is LA-based Aimee Mann, who has rightly been named one of the world's best living songwriters. She performs a couple of numbers from her latest and ninth solo record Mental Illness, which Mann describes as her 'saddest, slowest and most acoustic' album to date.
Having met on the show a year ago, the show's very own Jools Holland and music legend Jose Feliciano have teamed up to make the As You See Me Now album and give us a rare performance of You're So Cold, a duet between Jose and American chanteuse and film producer Rita Wilson.
And to close proceedings, we give a warm welcome to Malian husband-and-wife duo Amadou & Mariam, who return to the show with their first material in five years and perform a number or two from La Confusion, an album of synth-driven, shimmering and uplifting Afro-pop.
|Director||Janet Fraser Crook|
|Series Producer||Alison Howe|
|Executive Producer||Mark Cooper|
|Performer||Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds|
|Performer||Amadou & Mariam|