You and the Night and the Music with Adrian Arratoon


You and the Night and The Music with Adrian Arratoon:

October/November 2011

“Yé-yé girls and boys with guitars, who rock, albeit quietly. Wide open roads and songs from the cold seas. The shock of the old. Sahara Blue and All Systems Red. Françoise Hardy. More Françoise Hardy (you can never get too much Françoise Hardy). Doomed romantics. Tracks to bewitch and bewilder. Songs of love. Any questions? Thought not.”

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Shows turn over on the thirteenth of every month. For older interviews, please explore the archive, above.

This month’s show features an interview with Roy Wilkinson, former manager of British Sea Power, the band that features two of his brothers. We talk about his highly entertaining book, a biography of the band cum family farce, Do It For Your Mum. And we’re also joined this month by Dutch blogger Guuzbourg of the excellent Filles Sourires website, to talk about the current state of French music.

This Place is a Shelter – Olafur Arnalds
Born Under a Bad Sign – Fairewell
Sur la Planche – La Femme

French music special with Guuzbourg from Filles Sourires (
Je fume pour oublier que tu bois – Keren Ann
Tout va Bien – Chloé Lacasse
Adieu – Coeur de Pirate
Dirty Looks – Lou Lesage
Le poinçonneur des Lelas – Lulu Gainsbourg & Angelo Debarre

Nightengale Floors – Damien Valles

Interview with Roy Wilkinson, author of Do It For Your Mum
including tracks:
Fear of Drowning – British Sea Power
Green Grass of Tunnel – British Sea Power
A Lovely Day Tomorrow (Czech version) – British Sea Power and The Ecstasy of St Teresa

There is Loving/Among Us/There is Loving – Kevin Ayers

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