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Episode 6

Joining Jools on the show are south London's bass merchants Rudimental, who return to the studio to perform tracks from their upcoming second album, the follow-up to their best-selling Mercury- and Brit-nominated debut, Home.

Celebrating their 30th anniversary, Simply Red play a couple of tunes from their first new album in eight years, Big Love, plus one of their classics and from north London comes rapper and grime artist Skepta with his breakout tune Shutdown.

Currently on what is billed as her last tour of the UK, legendary singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading is also in the room with a song or two from her catalogue. From Fort Worth, Texas, comes Leon Bridges, who is steeped in the look of the 1950s drive-in with a voice in the style of Sam Cooke and performs a couple of tracks from his upcoming Coming Home LP. Also in the studio, from Illinois, is Ezra Furman, who recently signed to London's Bella Union label. He has been described as a 'ball of energy, bouncing around genre borders with glee', and with his group performs a couple of numbers in the style of 'the rebellion of 90s indie rock, a string of sunshine-y 80s pop, and the snarl of 70s punk'.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 19 May 2015 22:00

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterJools Holland
PerformerRudimental
PerformerSimply Red
PerformerSkepta
PerformerJoan Armatrading
PerformerLeon Bridges
PerformerEzra Furman
DirectorJanet Fraser Crook
Series ProducerAlison Howe
Executive ProducerMark Cooper

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