Music 101 for Saturday 7 November 2009
The Brunettes play us a new song and talk about their new "stay at home party" album 'Paper Dolls'. (See video below.)
Meet The Gladeyes, whose music gives a wink, creeps under your skin and fills your head, like love that could have been.
Nick Bollinger reviews the debut from young London minimalists The XX.
Virtuoso Banjo player Béla Fleck talks about 'Melody of Rhythm', a collaboration with composer and double-bass master Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain, arguably the world's greatest tabla player.
Nick Bollinger speaks to Baskery - three Swedish sisters who've dubbed their style 'mud-country, killbilly banjo-punk'.
And we meet a musician who makes and plays a biscuit tin banjo...
Musical Chairs featuring Fatcat & Fishface
The self-proclaimed outlaws of NZ children's music have produced seven albums of original, cheeky songs and won awards in NZ and the USA. Musical Chairs featuring Fatcat & Fishface is the first ever interview with the mysterious duo, looking at the history of this uniquely New Zealand phenomenon, and the future of their bird-brained antics.
And we report back from New York new music showcase CMJ, where a large NZ contingent showcased their sounds.
And Nick Bollinger speaks to American psych-folk group Akron/Family.