5 April 2008

The Breeders have a new album- their first in six years. We speak to the naughtier twin in the band, Kelly Deal, about sobriety, the Pixies, and why Breeders albums take so long to make.

We've got highlights from the Bluesfest in Coromandel, including interviews with Buddy Guy, Ian Brown, and Midge Marsden.

Nick Bollinger reviews the second album from the Raconteurs;

American Indie band Okkervil River talk about their new road-written, ocean-faring album;

We'll put in a call to The Ruby Suns, who are half way through their tour of the U.S. and getting glowing reviews in all the right places;

And at 4.10 we've got part two of our series on Human Instinct: Living the UK Dream

Short of cash and near starving, Human Instinct, the first Kiwi group on the highly competitive UK circuit, finally got their breakthrough. At first it was playing low paid pubs and support gigs but their willingness to give anything a go and deliver a harder edge sound soon saw them playing alongside Spencer Davis Group, Jeff Beck, 10-Years After, the Small Faces and other headlining acts of the era. With half a dozen singles recorded in London and critical acclaim they believed they were headed for the big time.