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With Colin Newman of Wire

Tom Robinson talks to Colin Newman, founder member and frontman of iconic band Wire, who released their self-titled fourteenth studio album in April 2015.

Tom has a session from Mbongwana Star who come from The Democratic Republic of Congo. They've just released their debut album 'From Kinshasa', their country's capital city. The band arose out of a long term Kinshasa band called Staff Benda Bilili. Former members met with filmmaker Renaud Barret and Parisian producer Doctor L and the Mbongwana Star project came to life - Mbongwana means change, something they felt was vital.

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

  • John Otway

    Bunsen Burner (Even Hotter Mix)


    Seeing Red

    • Embrace Recordings.
  • Joy Atlas


    • White.
  • Official Burnt Toast

    What's In A Word

    • White.
  • Stornoway

    Get Low (Live)

  • Mourning Birds

    The Last Thing (I Need)

    • White.
  • Bo Diddley

    Pretty Thing

  • Wire

    Three Girl Rhumba

  • Wire


  • Wire

    Eardrum Buzz

    • Mute.
  • Wire

    In Manchester

  • Wire

    Burning Bridges

  • Asian Dub Foundation

    Zig Zag Nation

  • India Mill

    In Motion (radio edit)

    • White.
  • Craft Work

    Car Crash #1

    • White.
  • Stornoway

    Lost Youth (live)

  • Patrick Watson

    The Storm

    • Close To Paradise.
    • Secret City Records.
    • 006.
  • Happyness

    Montreal Rock Band Somewhere

    • (single).
    • Moshi Moshi.
    • 1.
  • Stornoway

    Road you Didn't take (Live)

  • The Orb

    Moon Quake 6

  • Sparklehorse

    Dreamt For Light Years In the Belly of a Mountain

  • Zero 7

    When It Falls

  • Digitonal


  • Ray Charles

    Hit The Road Jack (feat. The Raelettes)

    • Ray Charles - The Collection.
    • Castle Communications.
  • Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

    I Put A Spell On You

  • Big Joe Williams

    Baby Please Don't Go

  • wrekit88


    • White.
  • T-Bone Burnett

    There Would Be Hell to Pay

  • Fufanu

    Will We Last

    • One Little Indian.
  • Starling

    Take It Down

    • Communion Records.
  • Rex the Dog


    • Kompakt.