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With The The's Matt Johnson

Ahead of Record Store Day, Steve Lamacq chats to Matt Johnson, who is releasing The The's first single in 15 years. The one-sided 7" is limited to just 2000 copies.

Ahead of Record Store Day, Steve chats to Matt Johnson, who's releasing The The's first single in fifteen years.

The one-sided 7" is limited to just 2000 copies. It features Matt's distinctive vocals and lyrics as well as contributions from former The The members Zeke Manyika on percussion, James Eller on bass, plus long-time friend and collaborator Johnny Marr on guitar.

Another Matt features later in today's show, from Diverse Music in Newport. They will be marking Record Store Day with live music from the likes of Aled Rheon and a raffle to win a guitar signed by Manic Street Preachers.

3 hours

Music Played

  • The Lemonheads

    It's A Shame About Ray

    • Atlantic.
  • Gorillaz

    Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)

    • Humanz.
    • Parlophone.
  • shame

    Tasteless

    • Fnord.
  • Wilson Pickett

    I Keep Walking Straight Ahead

    • Take Your Pleasure Where You Find It.
    • 10.
  • The Big Moon

    Happy New Year

    • Love In The 4th Dimension.
    • Fiction Records.
    • 7.
  • Broken Social Scene

    Halfway Home

    • Arts & Crafts.
  • Sleeper

    Poor Flying Man (Radio 1 Session, 17 Nov 1993)

  • Orange Juice

    I Can't Help Myself

    • Polydor.
  • Public Service Broadcasting

    Progress (feat. Tracyanne Campbell)

    • Play It Again Sam.
  • Tom Vek

    If You Want

    • Decca Music Group.
  • Sugar

    Changes

    • RCA.
  • Kendrick Lamar

    HUMBLE.

    • Polydor.
  • The Cure

    Lullaby

    • Fiction.
  • The Libertines

    Can't Stand Me Now

    • Rough Trade Records.
  • The Afghan Whigs

    Demon in Profile

    • Sub Pop.
  • Kraftwerk

    Autobahn

    • (Single).
    • Vertigo.
  • The The

    We Can't Stop What's Coming

    • Cineola.
  • Arctic Monkeys

    Old Yellow Bricks

    • Favourite Worst Nightmare.
    • Domino.
    • 11.
  • The Dandy Warhols

    Every Day Should Be A Holiday

    • Capitol.
  • SuperGlu

    Simmer Down (Radio edit)

  • DJ Format & Abdominal

    Behind The Scenes

    • AAF/Kartel.
  • Alternative TV

    Action Time Vision

    • Deptford Fun City Records.
  • Los Campesinos!

    The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future

    • Romance Is Boring.
    • Wichita Recordings.
    • 010.
  • The Spencer Davis Group

    Keep On Running

    • Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou.
    • Global Television.
  • Fleet Foxes

    Third of May / Ōdaigahara

    • Nonesuch Records.
  • Lemon Jelly

    Space Walk

    • XL.
  • RedFaces

    Kerosene

    • RCA.
  • The Go‐Betweens

    Casanova's Last Words

  • Barry White

    Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe

    • Afrodisiac (Various Artists).
    • Universal Music Tv.
  • Warpaint

    The Stall

  • The Mountain Goats

    Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back To Leeds

    • Goths.
    • Merge Records.
  • The White Stripes

    7 Nation Army

    • XL.
  • Elbow

    Gentle Storm

    • Polydor.
  • Silicon Teens

    Memphis Tennessee

    • MUTE.
  • Sparks

    Hippopotamus

    • Hippopotamus.
    • BMG.
  • Sink Ya Teeth

    If You See Me

    • 1965 Records.
  • Dennis Bovell

    Rowing

    • Juke Joint 11.
    • K7.
  • Methyl Ethel

    Ubu

    • 4AD.

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