When the chips are down, music becomes our life raft, buoying us through all the insecurity and instability with songs that empathise, galvanise, satirise or even trivialise. Music is the warm blanket, to wrap you up and steal you away, even if
Emily catches up with Nai and Bender of Australian jazz/funk/soul outfit Hiatus Kaiyote, discussing overcoming challenges, uniting in art, friendship and their valiant journey to creating their stunning third album.
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Emily catches up with L.A. woman and sublime songstress Marina Allen to explore her authentic and beautiful Fire Records debut.
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Sqaurepusher - Deep Fried Pizza
Greentea Peng - Soulboy
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Emily delves into the debut album from the London-based two-piece, a complex and lavish body of work that fascinates and mystifies.
We're also showcasing new Edit album highlights!
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Squid's debut album is finally here and yup, it is worth the wait. Emily chats to Ollie, Arthur and Louis from the band about the evolution of their sound, working with Dan Carey and recording live to vinyl for their special RSD 2021 release.
Dry Cleaning discuss origins, popularity and pandemic album making as they debut their first full length with 'New Long Leg'.
We're also showcasing new Edit album highlights from Flock of Dimes, Silver Synthetic, Caoilfhionn Rose and the 35th
A.A. Williams chats music as therapy, putting out two albums inside one crazy year and coming to appreciate the small things about being on the road.
Plus! Edit highlights from Tune Yards, Clark, The Antlers and a heads up on brand new Fire Re
Emily chats reaction and reflection with Jane Weaver and celebrates new album Flock, Rough Trade Album of the Month for March, a record that explored multiple styles and sounds.
Plus! Edit highlights from DJ Muggs, Valerie June, Israel Nash an
Maximo Park are a band who have never shied away from disruption and change. Lead vocalist Paul Smith discusses the importance of musical evolution and some of his most personal songwriting to date.
Emily also shares recent Edit album highligh
Emily chats to Django Django's Vinny and Dave about their brilliant fourth album Glowing in the Dark, applying and exploring their past experience, pandemic frustrations and chasing expectation.
Emily also shares recent album highlights from M
South London four-piece Goat Girl catch up with Emily, discussing their confident and triumphant new album 'On All Fours', working with Speedy Wunderground's Dan Carey and pandemic adaptation.
Emily also shares recent album highlights from Sle
Kicking off the podcast for 2021, Lewis and Tyler of Black Country, New Road chat to Emily about early success, confidence through friendship and evolving their sound, ahead of the highly anticipated release of debut LP For the First Time. They
Bristol country pop sensation Katy J Pearson discusses the lessons learnt, the personal triumphs and growth leading up to her return to music and the release of her debut album. She also chats to Emily about her desire for longevity and how the
This year has taught us many things, but one lesson that has never wavered is that music has an incredible ability to unite us, heal us and make the hard times more bearable.
Join Emily and Nige as they take us on a journey through our favouri
Emily caught up with Emily and Henry from Chicago-based Slow Pulp, to discuss overcoming adversity, friendship and the meaning and the magic behind debut full-length Moveys.
Plus! Highlights from recent Rough Trade Edit additions, including Fu
Emily caught up with Joe, fresh from IDLES' Abbey Road gig and just a few weeks out from the release of the band's new baby, third album (and Rough Trade Album of the Month) 'Ultra Mono.' Discussing learned pressures, success, unity and self as
Emily chats to the talented Declan Mckenna, exploring early success, ongoing expectation at a young age and the musical influence he has cleverly woven into a set of much more personal songs for album two, Zeros.
Emily also picks highlights fr
Emily chats to Manic Street Preachers' James Dean Bradfield, on venturing back into the solo-sphere with new album 'Even in Exile', exploring the life of Chilean musician and activist Viktor Jara. James discusses lasting influence, exploration,
Emily catches up with Bob Vylan's Bobby to chat beginnings, resistance, revolution, influence and the making of a band that doesn’t intend to be pigeonholed. The band's debut 'We Live Here' is Rough Trade Album of the Month for August.
Ahead of the release of 'Beyond the Pale', Jarvis Cocker chats to Emily about how a gig in Iceland kicked off an evolution of music, how collaboration fuels his desire to keep learning and evolving and how an 'alive' album is somewhat bitterswe
Emily chats to Margo Price from her home in Nashville, discussing the creation of and anticipation for new album 'That's How Rumours Get Started', as well as the challenges, both personal and global, faced over the past months.
We're also roun
The multi-talented Savages frontwoman is our special guest this week, speaking candidly to Emily about the creation of new solo album To Love Is To Live (20LO7 Music), new book C.A.LM (White Rabbit) and the influences, friends, personal challen
We reveal our Album of the Month for June and in celebration, chat to the band themselves. Emily caught up with Joe, Fran and Tom of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever to get the low-down on new album 'Sideways To New Italy', reflections on succes
We're all Tied Up in Nottz this week as Jason Williamson, frontman and top legend of Sleaford Mods, chats to Emily about new retrospective album 'All That Glue' and reflects on 7 years of making music that has struck a chord so remarkably with
Life ain't always empty, Fontaines D.C. are back with album 2. Emily's also back with new Rough Trade Edit album recommendations featuring Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes, Ezra Furman, BC Camplight and Happyness.
Ghostpoet is our special guest thi
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