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13 Jun 2018
7 min

The Briefing - ‘Hellinn’: capital of metal: 

Helsinki and Tallinn are teaming up over one of the region’s great soft powers: metal music. We discuss with Eeka Mäkynen, CEO of the Tuska music festival.

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28 May 2018
30 min

The Monocle Culture Show - Courtney Barnett: 

This week we discuss ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’, the new album by Australian indie singer Courtney Barnett. Robert Bound sits down with music journalist Liv Siddall and Will Hodgkinson, chief rock and pop critic for ‘The Times’, to give it a spin and unpick its influences.

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7 May 2018
30 min

The Monocle Culture Show - Chess: 

We hit the West End for a new production of ‘Chess’ the Cold War era musical by Tim Rice and Abba’s Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. Robert Bound is joined by Matt Wolf, theatre critic for the ‘International New York Times’, and Nancy Durrant, commissioning editor for ‘The Times Arts’, to discuss.

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30 Apr 2018
28 min

The Monocle Culture Show - ‘Dirty Computer’ by Janelle Monáe: 

Robert Bound gives the new Janelle Monáe record a spin with writer Candice Carty-Williams and broadcaster and DJ Georgie Rogers. Will the combination of politics and pop on Monáe’s third album propel her into superstardom?

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14 Jun 2018
15 min

The Monocle Culture Show - The Sessions at Midori House Mixtape: 

We dig out some memorable performances from the Sessions’ archive, including those by Calexico, Andreya Triana, Local Natives and The Dø.

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7 Jun 2018
16 min

The Monocle Culture Show - The Sessions at Midori House: Fatoumata Diawara: 

Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara joins us in the studio to sing from her new album ‘Fenfo’ and chat to Andrew Mueller about her relationship with Africa.

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31 May 2018
15 min

The Monocle Culture Show - The Sessions at Midori House: Sam Evian: 

American psych rock musician Sam Evian plays from his new album ‘You, Forever’ and explains the analogue process of making the album in a house in upstate New York.

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24 May 2018
15 min

The Monocle Culture Show - The Sessions at Midori House: Leah Dou: 

Musician Leah Dou may be the daughter of Chinese musical royalty (mum is popstar Faye Wong and Dad is producer and musician Dou Wei) but she’s carving her own path in the music industry, with two albums and a film soundtrack under her belt at the age of 21. Dou plays a stripped-back session of tracks for us at Midori House.

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17 May 2018
14 min

The Monocle Culture Show - The Sessions at Midori House: Halo Maud: 

French psych-pop musician Halo Maud performs from her debut album ‘Je Suis Une Île’.

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10 May 2018
13 min

The Monocle Culture Show - The Sessions at Midori House: Low Island: 

This week we welcome half of Oxford pop quartet Low Island into the studio, who play from their latest EP and tell us how they’re rethinking live shows.

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3 May 2018
15 min

The Monocle Culture Show - The Sessions at Midori House: HC McEntire: 

HC McEntire tells us about her complicated relationship with the American South and a meeting with Riot Grrrl Kathleen Hanna that led to the release of McEntire’s debut solo album ‘Lionheart’.

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