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  1. Steve Lamacq to broadcast live from Sheffield's Leadmill

    BBC Radio 6 DJ Steve Lamacq will be presenting his show from Sheffield's much-loved Leadmill music venue this afternoon.

    Steve Lamacq

    The show will be coming live from the venue from 16:00 as part of as part of Independent Venue Week (IVW).

    This year 232 venues across the UK have signed up for the week long celebration of live music.

    And, later on the venue will host a gig by Rebecca Lucy Taylor, better known as Self Esteem.

  2. 10 albums in Cat Power details new offering Wanderer

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    Video caption: BBC Radio 6 Music's Georgie Rogers chats to Cat Power on her new album 'Wanderer'.

    Cat Power has given one of the first interviews since announcing her new album Wanderer, her first in six years.

    Speaking to BBC 6 Music, Chan Marshall discusses how "great, great love and great great loss" inspired her song-writing on the LP set for release on 5 October.

    Wanderer is her first album since 2012’s Sun and comes off the back of Marshall having her first child. Recorded in Miami and Los Angeles over the course of the last few years and produced entirely by Cat Power, it features guest vocals from friend and recent tour mate Lana Del Rey on Woman.

    Just last week Marshall shared the video for Woman.

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    Wanderer also includes a cover of Rihanna's Stay, which Marshall said in the interview made her cry the first time she heard it.

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    Moon Pix, Cat Power's fourth studio album, is celebrating it's 20th anniversary this year.

    She likened Wanderer to a highlight from 1998's Moon Pix, the song Metal Heart.

    Quote Message: When I wrote Metal Heart there was a place that I couldn't move from. Not trapped, but my choices were limited and there are different things we can do when we are forced to suck it up or kneel down or whatever.
    Quote Message: We have a choice to make and I think Metal Heart, just writing that song those were words from my subconscious forcing me to get up, to not choose to let any pain take me over.

    "That song was about a hymn to, even if you feel you are in the darkest, most alone corner of your life at that point I just knew that I wasn't."

    Marshall concluded: "I think my songs are always about knowing you are alone or something and that you have to create the choice out of that."

    Cat Power heads out on tour from September 15 with a gig at London's Roundhouse on October 23.

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  3. Whole Lotta Love: Lakeman joins Led Zep's Plant for track

    Devon fiddle star Seth Lakeman joined Robert Plant for the Led Zeppelin classic Whole Lotta Love.

    Lakeman

    Former Zeppelin frontman Plant, who was performing at the BBC's Maida Vale studios for BBC 6 Music, brought in Lakeman for a violin interlude while he played a bhodran drum.

    Plant was taking part in 6 Music Live with support from his band, the Sensational Space Shifters.

    Plant and Lakeman
  4. Morrissey : one of the last great British icons

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    Video caption: Morrissey is 'one of the last great British icons' say fans ahead of 6 Music live gig
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    Video caption: Dave Grohl tells Matt Everitt about the new Foo Fighters album's special unexpected guest