quote:Jools is joined in the studio by Glasgow's own Paolo Nutini, who returns after a five-year break since his multi-platinum Sunny Side Up album. He performs tracks from his new long player Caustic Love.
One of the most talked-about new bands of the year, from Brighton - singer and guitarist Ben Thatcher and drummer Mike Kerr, also known as Royal Blood - make their Later debut with their formula of heavy blues riffs and rock choruses.
From New Zealand, Neil Finn, who has appeared on the show in a variety of guises over the years, pops in to play selections from his new Dizzy Heights album. Plus, making her UK televison debut is New York-based singer-songwriter Joan Wasser, better known as Joan As Police Woman, who is doing a tune or two from her critically acclaimed album The Classic. Brooklyn five-piece Lucius perform songs from their Wildewoman album.
Born into a Jamaican family in Dagenham, East London, vocalist Zara McFarlane has been described as 'the most interesting jazz singer to appear in years'. With her quartet, she performs their take on the reggae classic Police and Thieves from her If You Knew Her album.
quote:Joining Jools in the studio are Leicester's stadium rockers and upcoming Glastonbury headliners Kasabian, debuting tracks from their upcoming fifth album '48:13', appropriately named after its running length. Following her collaboration in 2013 with David Byrne, New York singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark aka St. Vincent, returns to perform on the show. She released her fifth and self-titled album to much critical acclaim in early 2014.
Former Roxy Music member and producer extraordinaire Brian Eno and front man of long-running dance outfit Underworld Karl Hyde, have joined forces to record an album entitled 'Someday World', which is an organic blend of melody and dance grooves. Also on the show are Ibibio Sound Machine, an eight-piece British-based band who veer between the West African highlife sound mixed with modern post-punk and electro, led by London born Nigerian singer Eno Williams.
New York singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant, known for her work with the group 10,000 Maniacs back in the 1980s, has recorded her first new collection of original material for 13 years which has been described as 'an alluring mix of the political and the personal'.
And making his TV debut, from Bristol, is George Ezra who cites Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie as his musical influences.