Joining Jools on the second show of the series are Muse, Laurel, Jon Cleary, John Grant, Easy Life and Hamzaa.
Joining Jools on the second show of this series are Devon stadium rockers Muse, who return to the show three years after their global chart-topping album Drones, with songs from their upcoming release Simulation Theory, an LA-recorded science fiction based affair featuring production from Rich Costey and Timbaland.
Making her TV debut on the show is Southampton-born, now London-based Laurel, who first caught attention with a series of chamber-pop EPs and mixtapes recorded solely in her bedroom. She performs a couple of tracks from her recently released full-length debut Dogviolet.
Also on the show is New Orleans-based R&B and funk musician Jon Cleary, who was born not far from the Maidstone studios in neighbouring Cranbrook, and has worked with legends such as Dr John, BB King and Bonnie Raitt. He plays a couple of selections from his new Dyna-mite album.
Making a welcome return to the studio is Michigan-born, now Iceland-based singer John Grant, who performs tracks from his
upcoming fourth album Love Is Magic, which he says captures 'the absurdity and beauty of life'.
Completing the line-up are two debut performances - Leicester's self-proclaimed 'best band ever' Easy Life, who all met at school two years ago and have since made waves with what the NME call 'the middle ground of hip-hop, indie and slacker-rock', and 19-year-old Londoner R&B soul singer Hamzaa, whose voice has been described as 'an intoxicating blend of old-soul sapience with a sensual edge'.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Director||Janet Fraser Crook|
|Series Producer||Alison Howe|
|Executive Producer||Mark Cooper|