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Lump: Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay:

Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay together make up musical duo Lump. As they release their second album, ‘Animal’, they chat to Robert Bound about making their record in Margate and channelling their music through the character of Lump, whoever that might be.

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51126 Jul 2021
30 min

Lump: Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay: 

Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay together make up musical duo Lump. As they release their second album, ‘Animal’, they chat to Robert Bound about making their record in Margate and channelling their music through the character of Lump, whoever that might be.

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51019 Jul 2021
30 min

Review: Sophie Taeuber-Arp: 

Sophie Taeuber-Arp was an artist at the forefront of the 20th-century avant-garde. She was also a craftswoman, a graphic designer, a poet, an interior designer and a performer. Such a variation of disciplines has made it hard to define her as an artist. But does that mean she has been overlooked? Tate Modern has put on a major retrospective of Taeuber-Arp’s vast amount of work made throughout her vibrant career. Robert Bound, Ossian Ward and Amah-Rose Abrams review it in this week’s episode, and discuss the links between Africa and the dada movement, the readdressing of the traditional art canon and the seriousness with which decorative art forms are considered.

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50912 Jul 2021
30 min

The sound of summer: 

Fernando Augusto Pacheco and Georgie Rogers join Robert Bound to round up some of the best summer album releases by the likes of Brazilian Marisa Monte, South African star Muzi and Canadian songwriter Martha Wainwright.

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5085 Jul 2021
30 min

Summer lookahead 2021: 

Simran Hans, Chris Power and Kathlene Fox-Davies give us their top tips for the films to watch, books to read and art exhibitions to catch this summer.

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50728 Jun 2021
30 min

Max Porter, Jon Hopkins and Aoife McArdle: 

‘All of this Unreal Time’ is a new film installation made by a creative group for this year’s Manchester International Festival. Written by Max Porter for actor Cillian Murphy, it explores our individual and collective fallibility as one man wanders through London at night addressing his failings. The film is directed by Aoife McArdle and the soundtrack composed by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National along with electronica artist, Jon Hopkins. Robert Bound is joined by Aoife, Jon and Max to talk about the collaborative process.

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50621 Jun 2021
30 min

Alfonso Cuarón and Chaitanya Tamhane: 

Chaitanya Tamhane is a filmmaker whose titles include ‘Court’ and most recently ‘The Disciple’, which has just been released by Netflix. Alfonso Cuarón is an Oscar-winning Mexican film director best known for ‘Roma’ and ‘Gravity’. After meeting through a mentoring scheme that resulted in Tamhane shadowing Cuarón on the set of ‘Roma’, the two have now collaborated on Tamhane’s film ‘The Disciple’, for which Cuarón is the producer. In this week’s episode Robert Bound speaks to the duo about what they have learnt from each other’s creative processes, and about ‘The Disciple’ – a film about an Indian classical singer striving to become a master of his art.

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50514 Jun 2021
30 min

‘In The Earth’: 

Robert Bound is joined by the film critics Anna Smith and Tim Robey to review Ben Wheatley’s latest movie, the pandemic-set folk-horror ‘In The Earth’, and discuss the things it reminded them of.

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5047 Jun 2021
30 min

Andrew O’Hagan: 

The writer Andrew O’Hagan pops into Midori House to chat to Robert Bound about his novel ‘Mayflies’, which is loosely based on his own teenage years and has just been published in paperback. They discuss the politics and music of the 1980s, and the romance of male friendships.

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50331 May 2021
30 min

Tom Jones: 

The legendary Tom Jones joins Robert Bound to discuss the confessional nature of his new record, ‘Surrounded By Time’, and how he took on other people’s songs.

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50224 May 2021
30 min

The art world’s grand reopening: 

This week saw galleries and museums reopen their doors in the UK and France, and the return of Art Basel Hong Kong as a physical event. To celebrate, we speak to gallerists and artists about a few new exhibitions. In London, Robert Bound meets Jo Stella-Sawicka from Goodman Gallery and Jeremy Epstein from Edel Assanti – two of the driving forces behind London Gallery Weekend this June. In New York, Henry Rees-Sheridan meets the artist Adam Pendleton to discuss his new collaborative exhibition with British-Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye and in Hong Kong James Chambers pays a visit to Gallery Exit to take the temperature of the art scene over there right now.

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50117 May 2021
30 min

Lost in Italy: 

We head to Luxembourg + Co gallery on Savile Row for a new exhibition that explores the experimental creativity of the Italian art scene in the mid-20th century. The show puts Italian abstractionists such as Alberto Burri alongside American painters such as Robert Rauschenberg. It also shows images from Richard Serra’s debut solo show in Rome, which thread together the influence that Italy had on artists during this period. Robert Bound meets curator Francesco Bonami and gallerist, Alma Luxembourg.

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50010 May 2021
30 min

Episode 500: Abbey Road Studios: 

We swap Midori House for the most famous studio in the world, Abbey Road, for a special episode marking our 500th edition. Robert Bound is given a tour by Mirek Stiles, head of audio products, to learn about the studios’ history; he meets sound engineer Paul Pritchard to find out what goes on in a day’s work behind the mixing desk; and he chats to managing director Isabel Garvey about Abbey Road Studios’ legacy and future developments.

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4993 May 2021
30 min

Soulwax: 

Belgian brothers David and Stephen Dewaele are the masterminds behind indie-electronic band Soulwax. On this week’s episode they chat to Robert Bound about their handsome studio in Ghent, their latest release, ‘Foundations’, and – having been grounded in their hometown for the first time in their 25-year career – they discuss the places they miss the most.

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49826 Apr 2021
30 min

Oscars 2021: 

Film critic Anna Smith and Monocle’s senior culture correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco join Robert Bound to review this year’s Academy Awards, which saw ‘Nomadland’ win big and had a refreshed format by the director Steven Soderbergh. Our guests also recommend their favourite films from the nominee list.

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49719 Apr 2021
30 min

Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian: 

Two independent US record labels – Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian, which both operate under the Secretly Group – celebrate their 25th anniversaries this year. Their co-founders Darius Van Arman and Chris Swanson join Robert Bound to discuss their roots in Bloomington, Indiana, the artists that have shaped their labels and the music industry’s past quarter-century.

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