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The Sessions at Midori House - latest episodes
British singer-songwriter Bruno Major has just released an album called ‘A Song For Every Moon’ – a collection of songs that he put out month by month over a year. He plays us a few tracks from it and talks about the res…
The former frontman of 1980s pop group Haircut 100, Nick Heyward, has a new solo album. He plays a few tracks from ‘Woodland Echoes’.
Canadian electro duo Blue Hawaii play from their sophomore album ‘Tenderness’ and tell us how relationships have influenced the music they write and their own writing dynamic.
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.
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-song…
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’.
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…
British pop singer Rae Morris tells us about her upcoming second album and plays some new tracks for us.
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.
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.
German-Korean musician Josin tells us how she switched a life in medicine for a life in music and plays from her EP ‘Epilogue’.
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.
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.
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…
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.