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The Sessions at Midori House

Our standalone home of live music presented in a strong 15-minute shot. Recorded in Monocle 24’s studios, the sessions feature established and emerging acts live and in conversation.

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The Barr Brothers:

Andrew Mueller sits down with Brad Barr from The Barr Brothers to discuss the themes behind new album ‘Queens of the Breakers’: nostalgia, youth and lawnmower racing.

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14218 Nov 2017
15 min

The Barr Brothers: 

Andrew Mueller sits down with Brad Barr from The Barr Brothers to discuss the themes behind new album ‘Queens of the Breakers’: nostalgia, youth and lawnmower racing.

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14111 Nov 2017
15 min

Monocle Mixtape: 

We take a trip down memory lane and have a listen to some of our favourite performers to have graced the Midori House studios this year. Featuring music by Vampire Weekend bassist Baio, pop sensation Frances, singer-songwriter Katie Melua and synth-pop favourites Saint Etienne.

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1404 Nov 2017
17 min

Rié: 

Japanese singer and artist Rié tells us about straddling a pop career between Japan and the UK and sings tracks from her new EP ‘Levels’.

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13928 Oct 2017
15 min

R L Boyce: 

Mississippi blues musician R L Boyce has been on the scene for decades and, now aged 62, has just released his second album. We meet the man to find out what took him so long and he also plays a few tracks from his LP ‘Roll and Tumble’.

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13821 Oct 2017
15 min

Rae Morris: 

British pop singer Rae Morris tells us about her upcoming second album and plays some new tracks for us.

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13714 Oct 2017
17 min

Portugal. The Man: 

The US psych-pop group talk to Holly Fisher about their new album ‘Woodstock’ and what it’s like to work with a Beastie Boy. They also perform three tracks from their LP.

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1367 Oct 2017
15 min

Jordan Rakei: 

Brisbane’s neo-soul singer Jordan Rakei returns to Midori House this week as he releases his second album ‘Wallflower’. He tells us how moving to London changed his songwriting process.

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13530 Sep 2017
15 min

Josin: 

German-Korean musician Josin tells us how she switched a life in medicine for a life in music and plays from her EP ‘Epilogue’.

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13423 Sep 2017
15 min

Marc Almond: 

The UK synthpop legend and Soft Cell star plays tracks from his new solo album, which pays homage to the songs of the 1960s that inspired him.

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13316 Sep 2017
15 min

Nick Mulvey: 

British musician Nick Mulvey joins us in the studio to play from his new album ‘Wake Up Now’ and to talk about the subjects that influenced it.

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1329 Sep 2017
15 min

Courtney Marie Andrews: 

American musician Courtney Marie Andrews is a self-confessed workaholic. The 26-year-old has already written and recorded six albums and isn’t set to slow down anytime soon. She plays live for us in the Midori House studios and chats to Andrew Mueller.

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1312 Sep 2017
15 min

Nerina Pallot: 

Ahead of the release of her upcoming album, ‘Stay Lucky’, British singer Nerina Pallot plays tracks new and old and tells us the highlights of her colourful career to date.

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13026 Aug 2017
15 min

Summer mixtape 2017: 

We revisit some of our favourite live performances from this year so far. Featuring tracks by indie-pop quartet Saint Motel, Israeli singer-producer Noga Erez, former Smoke City frontwoman Nina Miranda and husband-and-wife duo Tennis.

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12919 Aug 2017
15 min

My Sad Captains: 

British band My Sad Captains play from their upcoming album ‘Sun Bridge’ and discuss how a new line-up has influenced their sound.

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12812 Aug 2017
15 min

Girl Ray: 

New UK group Girl Ray discuss writing songs about teenagehood as they release their debut album, ‘Earl Grey’.

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