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With Kathryn Williams in session

Tom Robinson has a live session from Newcastle-based singer Kathryn Williams, whose new album, Hypoxia, is inspired by Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar.

Tom has a live session from Newcastle based Liverpudlian singer Kathryn Williams. Her new album Hypoxia is out this month, which is inspired by Sylvia Plath's novel The Bell Jar.
She released her debut album Dog Leap Stairs in 1999, with a budget of £80. 2000s follow up, Little Black Numbers, was nominated for the Mercury Prize. She signed to a major label for 2 albums but returned to her independent roots in 2005.
The new album project started in 2013 when she was asked to write something about Plath for the Durham Book Festival's celebration of her life and work. Having recorded 5 songs for the project, she found herself drawn to write more, which eventually led to this album.
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

  • Röyksopp

    I Had This Thing

  • FFS

    So Desu Ne

  • Tessera Skies

    Out of Sight

    • White.
  • Little Rêd

    Core

    • White.
  • Roots Manuva

    Witness (1 Hope)

    • Big Dada Music.
  • dbh

    New Anthem

    • White.
  • The Pond & Kathryn Williams

    Bebop

  • Kathryn Williams & Bombay Bicycle Club

    You Already Know

  • Neil Young

    A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop

    • (single).
    • Reprise Records.
    • 1.
  • The Boy I Used To Be

    Bruising

    • White.
  • Outfit

    On The Water, On The Way

    • Slowness.
    • Memphis Industries.
    • 009.
  • Tibet

    Fridge

    • white.
  • Jane Weaver

    Mission Desire

    • Bird.
  • Bert Jansch & John Renbourn

    Blackwaterside

  • Sam Lee & Friends

    Over Yonder Hill - (6 Music Session 07th Feb 2015)

  • Jacco Gardner

    Another You

    • Full Time Hobby.
  • Joan Armatrading

    Down To Zero

    • A&M.
  • Maths Time Joy feat. Tabanca

    Abbie McCarthy Tip - Castles

  • Outside Your House

    Improbable Cities

    • White.
  • fennel seeds

    Under My Skin

    • White.
  • Membranes

    5776 (The Breathing Song)

  • ESKA

    Dear Evelyn

  • Roadidendren

    The Empress's New Clothes

  • The Sighs of Monsters

    Jack

    • White.
  • Omar Souleyman

    Ensaa El Aatab (prod. by Modeselektor) (Radio edit)

  • Muddy Waters

    I Can't Be Satisfied

  • Lead Belly

    Ella Speed

  • Van Morrison

    Rave On John Donne

  • Sleaford Mods

    Tarantula Deadly Cargo

    • Harbinger Sound.
  • Kathryn Joseph

    The Bird

    • Hits the Fan Records.
  • Cajita

    Broken Glass

    • White.
  • Blanck Mass

    No Lite

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