Monday, 20 September 2010

I'm On A Boat

The holiday of a lifetime in the Carribbean caught on camera, courtesy of Ali Auchincloss. Can someone put me in a time machine so I can be there again!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Florence's second

After a summer of festivals, and some time off in September, Florence Welch has told me for BBC 6 Music she is hoping to get back into the studio this October with Paul Epworth and James Ford, who worked on her debut Lungs.

Hear what she had to say at the Isle of Wight festival:

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Wish I was there...

Two of my favourite acoustic folk people Damien Rice and Australia's Julia Stone (from Angus and Julia Stone) singing You're The One That I Want, yes the classic from Grease, a 1978 masterpiece. All happened at Latitude festival last weekend. Lovely!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

And the nominees are...

This year's Mercury nominees are out. Who will it be to scoop the much lauded music prize?

Biffy Clyro
Corinne Bailey Rae
I Am Kloot
Laura Marling
Dizzee Rascal
Paul Weller
Kit Downes Trio
Mumford & Sons
Wild Beasts
The xx

I reckon The XX will be like last year's Horrors, the band everyone puts their money on but who don't win the race at the end of the day. Still, saying that it's probably worth a few bob at the bookies (Just in case!). Foals, Laura Marling, Wild Beasts and Mumford and Sons have all produced excellent albums in the past year and could be well in with a chance. Then I Am Kloot have been around for ages and in the same vein of Elbow's 2008 win deserve some recognition. Dizzee Rascal - really?! I get that the Mercury Prize celebrates the album of the year but surely even though he's a grime-pop king, he's way mainstream for it now. It would be a bit like Kings of Leon getting it for their Sex on Fire (Only By The Night) effort. Bonkers! Just an opinion though. I'd certainly like to see Foals or Laura Marling win as Total Life Forever and I Speak Because I Can have been on repeat on my stereo.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Oh no! Poor Pink

I'm not gonna lie. I have a bit of a penchant for Pink. Even watched a documentary about her recently, charting a turbulent past with hubby biker dude. It was insightful and made me love her even more. Say what you will about her, she's ballsy enough to get fired over the crowd on a zip wire at the very least. Nice! But here's what happened when it went tits up....

DOH! But she got up and went on with the show didn't she. GO PINK!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

A Flaming collaboration - Yeah!

In Zagreb at the T-Mobile INmusic festival Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne told me he's been badgering Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O for a special collaboration.

Plus there's an even bigger name he'd like to work with too. Ruuuuuude.

Hear all in my 6 Music package below: