Posts Tagged ‘KCRW’

Dreamy and cinematic Other Lives are getting ready to release their third album. Watch / Listen to the full session here: They began as a band called Kunek out of Stillwater, Oklahoma. Rechristened Other Lives in 2008, they released their first album under that name a year later, an atmospheric gem of a record that marries an orchestral rock sound with the sensibility of a classic singer-songwriter vibe. They returned for another batch of majestic, pastoral folk-rock in 2011, which led them to perform with the likes of Bon Iver and Radiohead over the next year. They’ve taken a break since then to prepare a new album, and if there are two clichés worth using to describe the record, they would be: 1) the third time is the charm, and 2) it has been worth the wait. Guest host Chris Douridas showcases material from Rituals when Other Lives stop by Morning Becomes Eclectic.

SAVAGES – ” Live at KCRW “

Posted: February 15, 2015 in MUSIC
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Hyped London-based post-punk band Savages visited Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW to play a set in the studio. Savages a rock band from London and lead singer Jehnny Beth (real name: Camille Berthomier) is from France. The band’s guitarist Gemma Thompson had come up with the name for the band and had been discussing the idea with singer Jehnny Beth for almost a year. Thompson says the band’s name was derived from books, such as Lord of the Flies, that she read when she was younger . The band was eventually formed in October 2011 and they had their first gig in January 2012 supporting rock band British Sea Power. Their manager John Best also manages Sigur Ros. Here is the full session. Enjoy!

Savages  Live at KCRW 

1. City’s Full, 2. She Will 3. Waiting for a Sign 4. Hit Me 5. Husbands

During their first trip to the States in the space of a couple of months, Wolf Alice took to their first ever KCRW session, showcasing beloved cuts and new takes from a 2015 debut album. Wolf Alice has an intriguing name and a beguiling vocalist named Ellie Rowsell. The London-based band manage to merge grunge rock with pop choruses and we’ll hear it live when they make their US debut on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Two days on from joining Alt-J at the O2 Arena, London, Ellie Rowsell and co. checked in with host Steve Inskeep for an interview and extended session.

Alongside ‘Storms’, ‘Fluffy’ and ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’, the London four-piece played further cuts from a debut LP. ‘You’re A Germ’ and ’90 Mile Beach’ gained all-thrills airings – the latter will definitely feature on a full-length, Rowsell confirmed in conversation.

Wolf Alice performed:

Moaning Lisa Smile
Your Love’s Whore
90 Mile Beach
You’re A Germ
Giant Peach

Singer-songwriter  musician and painter Joseph Arthur was a big fan of and friend to Lou Reed. Arthur pays tribute to his mentor with an album of some of his favorite covers on “Lou” . Here Arthur performs his song “I Miss the Zoo” whilst painting. I saw him at the Musician venue last year in Leicester he truly is an awe inspiring artist. Arthur’s one man band live performances incorporate looping techniques and several distortion techniques. His live performances are recorded through to the last note and then burnt to CD-R. They are sold immediately to fans after the concert.