Episodes

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20181127 (6M)

Classic and cutting-edge\u00a0music, with live sessions and archive performances.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

20181205 (6M)

Classic and cutting-edge\u00a0music, with live sessions and archive performances.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

20190116 (6M)

Classic and cutting-edge\u00a0music, with live sessions and archive performances.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

20190205 (6M)

Classic and cutting-edge\u00a0music, with live sessions and archive performances.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

20190206 (6M)

Classic and cutting-edge\u00a0music, with live sessions and archive performances.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

20190207 (6M)

Classic and cutting-edge\u00a0music, with live sessions and archive performances.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Best of 2018's Sessions and Music20181218 (6M)

Day 3 of Marc's annual perusal of his bestest and most favouritest sessions and tunes.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Best Tunes and Sessions of 201820181220 (6M)

It's the final day of Marc's review of his bestest and most favouritest sessions and tunes of 2018 so please enjoy.the likes of the Oh Sees, Field Music and Ty Segall.

And its not Thursday without Rob Hughes dropping by to drag Marc into the Parallel Universe armed only with an old music paper .

Next stop 2019!

Final day of Marc's review of his bestest and most favouritest sessions and tunes of 2018.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Best Tunes and Sessions of 201820181213 (6M)

Day 1 of Marc's yearly review of his bestest and most favouritest sessions and tunes

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Best Tunes and Sessions of 201820181217 (6M)

Day 2 of Marc's yearly review of his bestest and most favouritest sessions and tunes.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Best Tunes and Sessions of 201820181219 (6M)

Day 4 of Marc's review of his best bits of 2018, Quality all the way!

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Classic archive sessions from Jesca Hoop and the Revillos20190109 (6M)

Marc brings you a handcrafted selection of classic and cutting-edge music

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Classic sessions from the Damned and Ivor Cutler.20190107 (6M)

Marc brings you a handcrafted selection of classic and cutting-edge\u00a0music.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Darren Hayman Live In Session20181204 (6M)

Thankful Villages Volume 3 is the final instalment of Darren Hayman’s epic study of rural British life.

A Thankful Village is one where every soldier returned alive from the Great War. Darren has visited all 54 of these villages and made a sound recording, painting and film in each one.

The record takes the form of a fantastical radio show as Darren unearths lost human stories from hidden rural idylls.

Playing songs of his new album Thankful Villages Volume 3 - it's only Darren Hayman.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Du Blonde in Session20181210 (6M)

Beth Jeans Houghton's alter ego Du Blonde in session this evening.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Field Music20190123 (6M)

Classic and cutting-edge music, plus the mighty Field Music live in session.

Inspired by the Imperial War Museum's' Making a New World season, Sunderland's finest Field Music are performing a brand new suite of music at the IWM sites in Salford and London . Perhaps they'll be playing some of it tonight?

And if that wasn't enough there'll be classic archive session tracks from Porcupine Tree, Emma Pollock, Dutch Uncles and Beth Gibbons.

Classic and cutting-edge\u00a0music, plus the mighty Field Music live in session.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Full Of The Joys of Spring.20190321 (6M)

Marc back from his holiday, fun and frolics will be on offer.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Hen Ogledd Live In Session20190114 (6M)

The band will be playing tunes off new album Mogic, it's the band's third long playing release and a cracker.

Founded by Richard Dawson and harpist, Rhodri Davies, with the addition of Dawn Bothwell and Sally Pilkington, Hen Ogledd’s meaning comes from the Welsh name for The Old North.

The album explores artificial intelligence, witches, nanotechnology, pre-medieval history, robots, romance, computer games and waterfalls. It'll put a smile on your face without a doubt.

Problem Child was Marc's Recommended Track and happily found its way on the 6 music playlist.

The band will be playing tunes off new album Mogic - it's the band's third and a cracker.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Huw Stephens sits in20190318 (6M)

Blood Red Shoes join Huw in session tonight, as he returns from SXSW. Get Tragic is the title of the band's 5th studio album which was released at the end of January 2019.

The duo are from Brighton and after an acrimonious split they are back together having ditched their guitar rock for a more synth/keyboard sound.

This is going to be interesting.

Blood Red Shoes join Huw in session tonight, as he returns from SXSW.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Huw Stephens sits in20190320 (6M)

Adwaith join Huw tonight for a live session.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Huw Stephens sits in20190319 (6M)

Classic and cutting-edge\u00a0music, with live sessions and archive performances.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

James Yorkston Live In Session20190311 (6M)

James has a new album out called The Route To The Harmonium, tunes from this tonight.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Lavinia Blackwall Live In Session20181203 (6M)

Amazing vocalist from Trembling Bells, Lavinia Blackwall live in the studio. She'll be performing her new solo single Waiting for Tomorrow - which is released in 2019 - can't wait.

She released no less than 7 studio albums with the Trembling Bells and has worked as a performer and arranger with Nick Garrie, Kaleidoscope, Mike Heron and Bonnie Prince Billy.

Her new solo material is a rich tapestry of lyrical melodies and beautifully arranged songs - ably accompanied by the talents of Marco Rea ( The Wellgreen, Euros Childs) and Jim McGoldrick (The Wellgreen) and Seb Jonsen (Helicon and The Tomorrow Syndicate).

The amazing vocalist from Trembling Bells, Lavinia Blackwall live in the studio.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete20190110 (6M)

Mexican duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete live in session, plus the usual masterful mix of classic and cutting-edge music.

Lorena Quintanilla and Alberto Gonzalez aka Lorelle Meets The Obsolete begin their UK tour with a date in Salford's most exclusive venue - the Marc Riley 6 Music studio. The duo’s fifth album De Facto is out soon.

Plus as it's a Thursday Rob Hughes will be along with an old music paper to drag Marc into the Parallel Universe.

Classic and cutting-edge\u00a0music, with Lorelle Meets The Obsolete live in session

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Low In Session20190128 (6M)

2018 saw the release of Low's current album Double Negative.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Mark Stewart of the Pop Group20190121 (6M)

Top quality classics and cutting-edge\u00a0corkers hand picked just for you

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Micah P Hinson and Julia Jacklin in Session20181128 (6M)

Bringing us tunes from his new album, When I Shoot At You With Arrows it's only the class act Micah P Hinson. Another class act Austalian/British artis Julia Jacklin plays us some new music too - Joy.

Micah was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The new album was released in October 2018. Recorded in 24 hours somewhere in East Texas, after asking musicians that had played an important role in his musical upbringing. The album was recorded over one 24 hour period, some feat.
The Title was inspired by a stone carving at a cathedral in the town of Santiago de Compostela, of St. James, which is surrounded by 24 musicians, The Musicians of the Apocalypse.

Bringing us tunes from his new album, it's Micah P Hinson. Julia Jacklin is in session

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Mick Harvey and\u00a0Christopher Richard Barker in Session20181211 (6M)

Bad Seed Mick Harvey and writer Christopher Richard Barker join us in Salford for much music from new album The Fall And The Rise Of Edgar Bourchier and The Horrors Of War.

Adapted from the poem The Haunted Yellow Hours, the new single Further Down The Line describes how a soldier attempts to comfort his dead colleagues.

The album examines the work of a fictitious World War I poet, Edgar Bourchier, through his poetry as put to music in a concept album. The release coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, on 11 November 2018.

In addition to Mick Harvey and Christopher Richard Barker, the album features contributions from J.P. Shilo, a long time collaborator of Harvey’s and Jade Imagine, Simon Breed and Alain Johannes as guest vocalists.

Bad Seed Mick Harvey and Christopher Richard Barker join us in Salford for much music.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Mudhoney Live in Session20181129 (6M)

Seattle based four-piece Mudhoney in session from Maida Vale. The band formed in the late 80's and 2018 saw them celebrate their 30 anniversary with a live album LiE.

The band is vocalist Mark Arm, guitarist Steve Turner (Green River), bassist Guy Maddison (Monroe's Fur and Lubricated Goat) and drummer Dan Peters (Bundle of Hiss).

The band's new album is called Digital Garbage.

Seattle-based fourpiece Mudhoney in session from Maida Vale.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Odetta Hartman Live In Session20190131 (6M)

All the way from New York City it's Odetta Hartman live in session in Salford.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Parallel Universe With Rob Hughes Tonight20190328 (6M)

With a music magazine in hand, Marc and Rob take a retrospective peek at old music news.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Return to the Parallel Universe20190124 (6M)

Classic and cutting-edge music, lovingly handpicked by Marc just for you. Plus Rob Hughes returns, armed with an old music paper to drag us all into the Parallel Universe.

And if that wasn't enough there'll be classic archive session tracks from Porcupine Tree, Emma Pollock, Dutch Uncles and Beth Gibbons.

Classic and cutting-edge\u00a0music, plus Marc and Rob venture into the Parallel Universe.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Rozi Plain Live In Session20190115 (6M)

Based in Bristol and making a welcome return to the studio here in Salford, it's only Rozi Plain with new music.

The ten track album was self-produced with the help of a long list of musical friends including Kate Stables, Jamie Whitby Coles, Neil Smith (all This is the Kit), Chris Cohen, Joel Wästberg (Sir Was) and Sam Amidon.

Plus we've raided the BBC Archives to bring you sessions from Thomas Tantrum , Cardiacs (the last session they ever did with Tim), Bauhaus and Beth Gibbons.

Making a welcome return to the studio is Rozi Plain, who is back with new material.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Spratley's Japs Live in Session20190204 (6M)

The band were formed by Cardiac's front-man Tim Smith and Joanne Spratley.
The band released one album - 1998's Pony - and one single - 1999's Hazel.
Joanne reformed the band in 2016 for a live gig in Brighton, Tim was there to watch as he still remains unwell - lots of love will be going out to Tim at this session.

Piped up from London Village tonight's studio guests are Spratley's Japs.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Steven Malkmus and The Jicks In Session and BC Camplight20181212 (6M)

The former Pavement front-man and current leader of Stephen Malkamus and the Jicks has recorded a session for us plus a Manic Q and A uncovering his deepest darkest secrets.

Sparkle Hard is the seventh album Stephen has made with the Jicks since forming that band, after Pavement’s 1999 breakup, came out in May 2018.

After recording Demos in 2015 at his home studio in Portland, Oregon, Malkmus later recorded the finished album with his bandmates — keyboardist Mike Clark, bassist Joanna Bolme, and drummer Jake Morris — and producer Chris Funk of the Decemberists.

Plus BC Camplight, the man behind Marc's Album of the Year, Deportation Blues, will be dropping in for a tune and a chat.

It's only former Pavement frontman in session with new band Stephen Malkamus and the Jicks

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Teleman In London and Pozi in Salford20190325 (6M)

2 for 1 bands tonight - thank you Teleman and Pozi - value for money.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

The Shadracks Live In Session20181126 (6M)

The Shadracks are a three-piece rock and if you will roll band from Medway, Kent.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

The Wave Pictures Live In Session20190117 (6M)

The Wave Pictures are on tour and swinging by to play some live music for us.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Tiny Ruins and Pauline Murray provide archive sessions20190129 (6M)

Classic and cutting-edge\u00a0music, with live sessions and archive performances.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Tiny Ruins and Pauline Murray provide archive sessions20190130 (6M)

Classic and cutting-edge\u00a0music, with live sessions and archive performances.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Tom Ravenscroft sits in20190314 (6M)

Tom's joined tonight for a live session by 7 piece Bristol based band Pet Shimmers.

Songwriting skills come courtesy of Oliver Wilde while Will Carkett, Richard Clarke, Ellie Gray, Lexie Jennings, Mig Schillace and Helena Walker provide their own magic to proceedings.

The band has only been working together since the beginning of February 2019, but is just about to release double AA sided, Mortal Sport Argonaut/Super Natural Teeth.

Tom's joined tonight for a live session by Bristol band Pet Shimmers.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Tom Ravenscroft sits in20190312 (6M)

Classic and cutting-edge\u00a0music, with live sessions and archive performances.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Tom Ravenscroft sits in20190313 (6M)

Tom's joined tonight for live music by Rina Mushonga.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Vic Godard Live In Session20181206 (6M)

The Greatest Living Englishmen, punk pioneer, leader of the Subway Sect and recently retired postman Vic Godard live in session.

Forty years since his first musical endeavours with the Subway Sect, after encouragement from Malcolm McLaren, Vic is still around delighting fans and collaborators such as Edwyn Collins, Irvine Welsh and of course Marc Riley (who's dubbed him the Greatest Living Englishman).

The Greatest Living Englishmen and recently retired postman Vic Godard live in session.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Warm Drag20190122 (6M)

Top quality classic and cutting-edge music, plus Warm Drag live in session.

Straight from Los Angeles Warm Drag are Vashti Windish on vocals and Paul Quattrone on two Akai MPC 1000 samplers. Their self titled debut album came out in August 2018 and we've caught them right at the beginning of their UK tour.

And if that wasn't enough there'll be classic archive session tracks from Porcupine Tree, Emma Pollock, Dutch Uncles and Beth Gibbons.

Plus dig out your double denim and crank the volume up to eleven for the latest instalment of the A-Z of Rock.

Top quality classic and cutting-edge\u00a0music, plus Warm Drag live in session.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Yeah Yeah Noh live in session.20190103 (6M)

A favourite of John Peel back in the day it's only Leicester band Yeah Yeah Noh live in session. The band's first release, in 1984, was put out on Marc Riley's In-Tape Records.

The band's last release Cutting the Heavenly Lawn of Greatness. Last Rites for the God of Love came out in 1985.

Splitting up in 1986, luckily for us the band reformed in 2011.

A favourite of John Peel back in the day it's only Yeah Yeah Noh live in session.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

Year Zero20190102 (6M)

Returning from festive fun and frolics, Marc's got his big bag of musical goodies.

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances

You Tell Me in session plus Woody Woodmansey20190108 (6M)

Field Music’s Peter Brewis and Admiral Fallow's Sarah Hayes aka You Tell Me are live in session

After first meeting at a Kate Bush celebration concert Peter and Sarah embarked on a musical collaboration that has resulted in a self titled debut released this very week. They tour the UK with it in March but you can get a sneak preview of what it sound like tonight.

Plus to help celebrate what would have been David Bowie's 72nd birthday there's an exclusive interview with the last remaining Spider from Mars, Woody Woodmansey

And if that wasn't enough we have gems from the archive from the Damned, Jesca Hoop and Ivor Cutler.

You Tell Me are live in session and we celebrate Bowie's birthday with Woody Woodmansey

Classic and cutting-edge music, with live sessions and archive performances