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Episode 4

Jools Holland is joined by Aloe Blacc, who performs tracks from Lift Your Spirit. Plus the Horrors, the Afghan Whigs, Little Dragon, Sturgill Simpson and Roger Cicero.

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, 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.

30 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Aloe Blacc

    The Man

  • Little Dragon

    Klapp Klapp

  • The Horrors

    So Now You Know

  • Sturgill Simpson


  • The Afghan Whigs


  • Roger Cicero with Jools

    How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore

  • Aloe Blacc

    Can You Do This


Role Contributor
Presenter Jools Holland
Performer Aloe Blacc
Performer The Horrors
Performer The Afghan Whigs
Performer Little Dragon
Performer Sturgill Simpson
Performer Roger Cicero
Director Janet Fraser Crook
Executive Producer Mark Cooper
Series Producer Alison Howe


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