All female London trio Girl Ray return to Salford for another Marc Riley session.
London band Girl Ray return to Salford for another Marc Riley session,
Old friends of the show the band are currently on their first headline tour of the UK. Their debut album Earl Grey (recorded in Ramsgate's Big Jelly studios) was released back in August.
Plus as its a Wednesday Marc askes the big question - Who's On My T Shirt Tonight Then?
And if that wasn't enough classic BBC session tracks from Bauhaus, Status Quo, The The and St Vincent.
Archive sessions from The Vibrators, Judee Sill, The Shop Assistants and Napalm Death.
Classic and cutting-edge tracks with live sessions.
Hear Grandaddy's Jason Lytle's Manic Q and A.
Join Marc and Rob Hughes as they venture into the Parallel Universe.
Join Marc and Rob Hughes as they venture into the Parallel Universe, armed only with an old music paper and some top tunes.
Plus cult guitar hero Chris Spedding undergoes Marc's Manic Q and A.
And if we can squeeze them in classic BBC session tracks from Bauhaus, Status Quo, The The and St Vincent.
Marc plays a classic archive performance from Pete and the Pirates.
Marc Riley has a classic archive performance from Caitlin Rose.
Marc Riley has a classic archive session from Kurt Vile.
Teenage Fanclub provide Marc's classic archive performance.
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Marc Riley has a live session from New Zealand's Aldous Harding.
Beak in session, the band is Geoff Barrow, Billy Fuller and Will Young.
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Marc Riley has a session from BMX Bandits ahead of the release of their new album.
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Marc prepares for his weekend with Django Django live in session.
Marc prepares for his weekend with Django Django live in session.
It was back in the summer of 2009 that Django Django played their first Marc Riley session. Now they're back with a new album Marble Skies (heralded by rousing singlee Toc Tac Toe) - and another Marc Riley session.
Plus Rob Hughes drags Marc into the Parallel Universe armed only with an old music paper and some great tunes.
All this and classic archive session tracks from X Ray Spex, the Meat Puppets, The Siddeleys and King Creosote and Jon Hopkins.
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Marc Riley has a session from Kane Strang, who has come all the way from New Zealand.
All the way from Australia. Marc is joined by the mighty Liars.
All the way from Australia. Marc is joined by the mighty Liars
Formed in 2000 the band have developed their own brand of electronic punk over eight albums, the latest of which TFCF came out this summer. Following the amicable departure of fellow founder Aaron Hemphill, Angus Andrew is the now their only constant member. He wrote the album in his home studio in a remote area of Australia and announced it via a series of videos on the band's website.
Plus part one of a brand new feature - the A-Z of Psychedelia, starting with (you're ahead of us here) the letter A - for Acid, Amboy Dukes and Ambrose Slade.
And if that wasn't enough there are classic BBC session tracks from Bauhaus, Status Quo, The The and St Vincent.
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Marc Riley has a live session from Low Chimes.
Marc Riley has a session from London-based project Manuela.
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Tonight Marc has My Sad Captains live in session.
Tonight Marc has London four piece My Sad Captains live in session.
They've been quiet for three years but they're releasing a brand new album Sun Bridge this month) so we expect new tunes to be thrown our way.
Plus classic BBC session track from X Ray Spex,, the Meat Puppets, The Siddeleys and King Creosote and Jon Hopkins.
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Marc has a session from Part Chimp, who have been labelled one of the UK's loudest bands.
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Hold the front page - Marc's only got Peter Perrett live in session.
Hold the front page - Marc's only got former Only Ones frontman Peter Perrett live in session.
Famed as the man behind Another Girl Another Planet and other New Wave classics, Peter Perrett released his debut solo album How The West Was Won earlier this year - his first recordings in twenty years. Now on the eve of a UK tour he's playing a live session from the BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios just for Marc - and you the lucky listener.
Plus classic archive session tracks from X Ray Spex,, the Meat Puppets, The Siddeleys and King Creosote and Jon Hopkins.
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Marc Riley has pre-recorded session from Samantha Crain.
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Marc Riley has a session from London band Snapped Ankles.
Marc Riley has a session from experimental US rock band Swans.
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Marc Riley has a live session from Glasgow band Teen Canteen.
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Tonight Marc has Californian five piece The World live in session.
Tonight Marc has Californian five piece the World live in session.
The double saxophone post punk funk band are over from Oakland to tour the UK and promote their debut album First World Record (get it?).
Plus the A-Z of Punk reaches its final destination with X, Y and Z for XTC, X Ray Spex, and Year Zero
And if that wasn't enough there are archive sessions from the Meat Puppets, The Siddeleys and King Creosote and Jon Hopkins.
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Marc Riley has a live session from Steve Jefferis and Andy Hodson, aka Warm Digits.
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Marc Riley has a live session from Wesley Gonzales of Let's Wrestle fame.
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Marc Riley has a live session from Manchester's very own Whyte Horses.
Marc Riley has a live session from Wire ahead of the release of their new album.
Post punk pioneers Wire join Marc for a session.
Post punk pioneers Wire join Marc for a session
Often cited as one of the most important rock groups of the 70s and 80s Wire are possibly the founding fathers of post punk. Their sixteenth studio album Silver/Lead was released on 31st March this years- almost 40 years to the day after their first gig as a four-piece band at London's fabled Roxy club.
Still innovative and adventurous they're taking break from their current UK tour to pop into 6 Music's Salford studio.
Plus classic BBC session tracks from Bauhaus, Status Quo, The The and St Vincent.
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Marc Riley has a live session from Wreckless Eric.
The magical Magnetic North are blessing Salford with a live session this fine eve, and by jeepers we can barely wait!
Erland Cooper, him of Erland & The Carnival fame, roped in fellow band mate Simon Cooper as well as Riley favourite Hannah Peel to create The Magnetic North. The vision was to create an ode to the Orkney Islands, Erland's home, after he was visited in a dream by Betty Corrigall (a local women who met a tragic end).
The resulting album was recorded in Stromness on Orkney, with the aid of local musicians and singers, and with the history, geography and culture of these islands firmly in mind. The final album was released on Full Time Hobby, and the group are currently on tour around the UK.
Welcome The Magnetic North: it's a pleasure to have you.
The majestic Bowerbirds join us from London for their first Marc Riley session.
The Bowerbirds make up the Ptilonorhynchidea bird family that mainly feed on fruit and insects, build elaborate courtship nests and live in the tropical regions of New Guinea and Northern Australia.... Well that's true, but these particular Bowerbirds are a duo from North Carolina who play beautiful American folk music.
Current album The Clearing was released back in March on Dead Oceans and is the couple's third LP, this one was mainly recorded in Bon Iver's Wisconsin studio with Brian Joseph producing. Their latest material continues to see the pair drawing on their influences in nature, from its power and immensity through to its fallibility, and also their personal relationship that suffered in previous years.
Currently on tour across the UK before returning to America we have been waiting awhile but we are excited and eager to welcome Bowerbirds in session from that there London town.
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It's a debut session from RM Hubbert today. What has taken us so long?!
As one of Glasgow's most prolific artists, Hubbert has been releasing music under different guises since 1993, gaining critical acclaim with El Hombre Trajeado. After the ending of El Hombre Trajeado back in 2005 Hubbert took a break from playing live and studied different musical forms, so when he returned in 2008 he'd added new styles and sounds to his arsenal. Hubberts debut was originally self-released but was then picked up by legendary Scottish label Chemikal Underground in 2010. With the release of his debut Hubbert took to playing live again gaining support slots to Godspeed You! Black Emperor, King Creosote, Mogwai and Bill Well's and Aidan Moffat.
It has been an eventful few years for Hubbert but with his second LP Thirteen Lost & Found released this January just gone and currently being on a UK tour we are very happy he decided to continue playing live.
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Bristol based The Liftmen are in session tonight. The band comprises Rasha Shaheen (bass and vocals); Jamie Whitby-Coles (drums); Neil Smith (guitar and vocals); and Sam Wisternoff (electric noise).
The first single was a double A-sided, red vinyl 7" of Meatraffle and Backwards, released in 2003, with an accompanying video. This helped bring the Liftmen to the attention of Twisted Nerve's head honcho, Andy Votel.
Twisted Nerve have been releasing their music ever since, including new album Luftwaffe Pond. The band came to Marc's attention when Neil Smith came in with This Is The Kit and handed over a Liftmen CD... twas instant love and Marc invited them in for a session toute de suite.
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