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With Blancmange

Tom Robinson chats to Neil Arthur of 1980s synth pop act Blancmange, who are releasing a new instrumental album, Nil by Mouth.

Tom chats to Neil Arthur of 80s synth pop act Blancmange, who are releasing a new instrumental album 'Nil By Mouth'.
The duo enjoyed their heyday in the early 80s with 3 top 10 singles from their first 2 albums, 1982s 'Happy Families' and 1984s 'Mange Tout'. The 3rd album 'Believe You Me ' didn't fare so well and they split in 1987. They reformed and released a new album 'Blanc Burn' in 2011. Due to health reasons Stephen Luscombe was forced to retire from the band. Arthur released an updated version of their debut album in 2014 and a new album 'Semi-Detached' earlier this year.
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

  • Leftfield

    Dusted (feat. Roots Manuva)

    • Hard Hands.
  • Frankie & The Heartstrings


    • Pop Sex Ltd..
  • Girl Band

    Pears For Lunch

  • Maddie Jones

    More Fool You (Radio Edit)

    • white.
  • KYKO


    • white.
  • Boy & Bear

    Walk The Wire

  • Eliza Carthy

    You Know Me

  • Adem


  • Blancmange

    Feel Me

    • ELITE.
  • Blancmange

    The Western

    • Blanc Burn.
    • Proper Records.
    • 004.
  • Blancmange


  • Blancmange

    Holiday Camp (2005)

  • Nitin Sawhney

    When I'm Gone feat. Stealth

  • Gris-de-Lin

    Your Ghost

    • white.
  • Moats


    • white.
  • Sea Lion

    Babys Town

    • Desolate Stars.
    • Turnstile Music.
  • Folded Like Fabric

    I Tried - Huw Tip

    • white.
  • Damien Dempsey

    Schooldays Over

  • Don Henley

    Dirty Laundry

    • (Single).
    • Asylum.
    • 1.
  • Shooze

    Andrew Marston Tip - Trouble In London (Live)

  • Starling


    • white.
  • Pure Bathing Culture

    Pray for Rain

  • Gerry Diver & Charlotte Church


  • Nate Connelly

    Di Skyver

  • Róisín Murphy

    Gone Fishing

  • Maumelle


    • white.
  • Lightboxes

    Something Else

    • white.
  • Allen Toussaint

    Whirlaway (1958)

  • Link Wray


  • Robert Maitland

    Ordinary Guy

    • white.
  • Harold McNair

    The Hipster

  • Jaakko Eino Kalevi

    Hush Down



    • white.
  • Rob Clouth

    The Galaxy Collapsed Into A Point

    • Leisure System Records.