Music 101 for Saturday 20 September 2008
TV On The Radio release 'Dear Science' on Monday- we speak to Gerard the Bass player, and give you a preview of this (ferocious, gorgeous, exciting… insert enthusiastic adjective here) album.
By day, she's normal, down to earth Masterton bred chick Pip Brown. By night (and most days actually...) she's globe trotting, style setting, guitar shredding pop queen Ladyhawke! (We catch her with a hangover…)
In Access All Areas we track down long-lost Detroit songwriter Rodriguez, whose album Cold Fact came out in 1970. This sun-drenched psychedelic masterpiece became huge cult hit in South Africa, but disappeared without a trace elsewhere in the world. It's just been re-issued by the same label who bought Karen Dalton back to our consciousness.
Dunedin trio Delgirl pop in to the studio, armed with guitars, ukulele, double bass and their voices, to play some songs for us.
Charlie Brown is a Waiheke-based dubstep producer who makes music as Optimus Gryme - he caught the ferry over to the RNZ studios to serve us up a Dubstep 101 guide.
Nick Bollinger reviews a new one from British folkie Eliza Carthy
And Behind The Smile - The Real Life of Bob Marley (3 of 4) Ladyhawke