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With Julia Holter

Mary Anne Hobbs welcomes Julia Holter into the studio, ahead of the release of her fifth studio album Aviary

Mary Anne Hobbs is joined by the American singer-songwriter Julia Holter.

Julia looks back on the music she listened to as a child, her longing for a piano from the age of 8, and the work she has done teaching teenagers in South Central LA.

She also reflects on her fifth studio album 'Aviary' which comes out via Domino Records in October, 2018, its lack of traditional song structures, and abstract explorations into sound.

'Aviary' follows on from 'Have You in My Wilderness', 'Loud City', 'Ekstasis' and 'Tragedy', and collaborations with Jean-Michel Jarre, Laurel Halo and Linda Perhacs.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Bob Dylan

    Positively Fourth Street

    • Columbia.
  • Disclosure

    Where You Come From

    • Island / PMR.
  • bvdub

    Drowning In Daylight, Never Ending

    • Apollo.
  • Björk


    • Homogenic.
    • One Little Indian.
  • The Horrors

    Something To Remember Me By

    • Wolftone.
  • Melody’s Echo Chamber

    Cross My Heart

  • Radiohead

    Street Spirit (Fade Out)

    • Parlophone.
  • John Grant

    He's Got His Mother's Hips

    • Bella Union.
  • Sunriser

    • Richard Spaven & Jordan Rakei


      • Fine Line.
  • Sampha

    Plastic (6 Music Session, 03 April 2017)

  • Kanye West

    All Falls Down (feat. Syleena Johnson)

    • The College Dropout.
    • Roc-A-Fella Records.
  • Mattiel

    Whites Of Their Eyes

    • Heavenly Recordings.
  • Shirley Ellis

    Soul Time

    • Demon.


    • Partisan Records.
  • Joy Division

    Love Will Tear Us Apart

    • Virgin.
  • Clark


    • Throttle Records.
  • Shy FX

    Soon Come

    • Nova Records.
  • Spiritualized

    Here It Comes (The Road) Let's Go

    • Bella Union.
  • The Supremes

    Where Did Our Love Go

    • Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Blackalicious

    Alphabet Aerobics

    • Mo Wax.
  • She Drew the Gun


    • Skeleton Key Records.
  • Jon Hopkins

    C O S M (Daniel Avery remix)

    • Domino.
  • Depeche Mode

    Enjoy the Silence

    • Mute Records.
  • Suede

    Life Is Golden

    • Warner Bros.
  • Alabama Shakes

    Future People

  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark


    • Virgin.
  • Cat Power

    Woman (feat. Lana Del Rey)

    • Domino.
  • Julia Holter Interview

    • Julia Holter

      Sea Calls Me Home (6 Music Session, 11 Nov 2015)

    • Julia Holter

      I Shall Love 2

      • Domino.
  • The Pretenders

    Stop Your Sobbing

    • Real.
  • Orbital

    The End Is Nigh

    • ACP Recordings.
  • Jefferson Airplane

    White Rabbit

    • Virgin.
  • Louis Cole

    Tunnels In The Air (feat. Thundercat)

    • Brainfeeder.
  • Eric B. & Rakim

    Paid In Full

    • Hits Album 7 (Various Artists).
    • Hits.
  • Kojey Radical


    • Kojey Radical.
  • Jill Scott

    Gettin' In The Way

    • Who Is Jill Scott?.
    • Epic.

    4 Degrees

    • Rough Trade.
  • At The Drive-In


    • Transgressive.