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With the Very Best

Tom Robinson chats to Johan Karlberg from Swedish-Malawian duo the Very Best.

Tom chats to Johan Karlberg of the Swedish-Malawian duo The Very Best. Tom chats to Johan Karlberg of the Swedish-Malawian duo The Very Best. They released their 3rd studio album Makes A King earlier this year.
They formed in 2006 in East London after a chance encounter, and released their debut album Warm Heart of Africa in 2009 whilst they were both based in London. Work on the new album began in 2013 after they played a festival in Malawi. Johan stayed on with fellow band member Esau and they recorded the album in a house near the shore of Lake Malawi.

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

  • Laura Mvula

    Green Garden

    • RCA.
  • Ultimate Painting

    Kodiak

    • Trouble In Mind.
  • Dutch Criminal Record

    Socks & Sandals

    • white.
  • Ceiling Demons

    Even If

    • white.
  • Joe Jackson

    Steppin' Out

    • A&M.
  • Dems

    Got No Brains

  • Anna von Hausswolff

    Mountains Crave

  • The Very Best

    Let Go

  • The Very Best

    Warm Heart of Africa

    • CD SINGLE.
    • MOSHI MOSHI RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • The Very Best

    I Wanna Go Away

  • The Very Best

    Bilimankhwe (feat. Jerere)

  • The Very Best

    Makes a King (feat. Jutty Taylor)

  • Casey Leigh

    Catch 22

  • Psylhouette

    Protect (feat. Juli Holz)

    • white.
  • Richard Maule

    esoteric groove

    • white.
  • Haus

    Haze - huw tip

    • white.
  • Adem

    Snow In April

    • Oneiric.
  • The Waterboys

    November Tale

  • Joanna Newsom

    Sapokanikan

  • Joanna Gruesome

    I Don't Wanna Relax

    • Fortuna Pop!.
  • Gavin Chappell Bates

    Tom Simkins Tip - 95

  • Jupiter Falls

    Land And Sea

    • white.
  • The Grubby Mitts

    Music Of Exhaustion

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry

    Rastafari On Wall Street

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops

    Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Mine

  • Lewis Furey

    Caught You

  • Stephen Caulfield

    In Time

    • white.
  • Paul Taylor

    Phos Hilaron

    • white.
  • Solomon Burke

    Don't Give Up On Me

  • Steel Pulse

    Don't Give In

  • Julia Holter

    Feel You

    • Domino.
  • Ibeyi

    River

  • Mose Allison

    Blues

  • Marc Brierley

    Welcome To The Citadel

    • dust on the nettles.
    • cherry red.
  • Sugardrum

    Forgotten (Sunshine Juno mix)

    • white.
  • Sneaker Pimps

    Spin Spin Sugar (Armand's Dark Garage Mix)

  • Dillinger

    Cocaine In My Brain

    • Trojan.

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