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With Marc Almond

Tom Robinson chats to Marc Almond, who rose to fame as frontman of 1980s synth-pop duo Soft Cell, about his recent solo album The Velvet Trail.

Tom chats to Marc Almond, who rose to fame as frontman of 80s synth pop duo Soft Cell. The band disbanded in 1984 and Almond embarked on a long and varied solo career. Here Tom catches up with Marc about his recent solo album The Velvet Trail.

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.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Eagle‐Eye Cherry

    Are You Still Having Fun?

  • Outfit

    New Air

    • Memphis Industries.
  • bentcousin & Jef Kearns

    Brighton Lights

  • Pariis Opera House

    Rock It

  • The Japanese House

    Pools To Bathe In

    • Dirty Hit Records..
  • Mélissa Laveaux

    Hash Pipe

  • Sophie Hunger


    • Manimal Vinyl.
  • Youth Man


    • Unknown.
  • Marc Almond

    Bad to Me

  • The Montecristos

    Born to Rock 'n' Roll

  • Marc Almond

    Pleasure's Wherever You Are

  • Samuel Ford


  • Marc Almond

    Demon Lover

  • The Coral

    Don't Think You'Re The First

    • Deltasonic.
  • Ever


    • Unknown.
  • Shades

    You Can Keep Your Immortality

    • Unknown.
  • Health

    New Coke

    • Fiction.
  • Prinzhorn Dance School


    • Home Economics.
    • DFA.
  • Lower Dens


    • Domino.
  • Chris T-T & Gill Sandell

    Hit the Ground Running

  • Michael Head & The Strands

    It's Harvest Time

    • Megaphone.
  • White Noise Sound

    Never Fall

  • Landshapes

    Red Kite

    • bella union.
  • Elia & The Low Tears

    What It Is

    • None.
  • Agerskow

    Postcards From Whitby

    • Unknown.
  • Oh Sees

    Sticky Hulks

    • castle face records.
  • The Bonzo Dog Band

    The Intro and the Outro (Remastered)

  • Satellite High

    The Bus Is Late

  • Slim Gaillard

    Yip Roc Heresy

  • Tom Lehrer

    The Elements

  • Fragile Souls

    River Run

    • Unknown.
  • Steven Wilson

    Perfect Life

    • Hand. Cannot. Erase..
    • Kscope.
    • 004.
  • Metal Machine Music


    • Unknown.
  • Young Fathers

    Dare Me (Clean)

  • Araby


    • Unknown.
  • Pankhabilli

    Water on Mars

    • Unknown.
  • Sufjan Stevens

    No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross

  • Beth Porter And The Availables

    Salty Water

    • Unknown.
  • Applescal

    Like You Do

    • For.
    • Atomnation.
  • Vessels


    • White.
  • Fernando

    Road Music

    • Infinite Ways EP.
    • International Feel.