The Late Night Listening Club returns to the airwaves, after an Easter scoffing Creme Eggs, with a belly full of albums and great music to talk about.

After the release of her debut album We Slept At Last, we caught up with the very talented Marika Hackman on her UK tour, to talk about the album, her songwriting, and the confidence it takes to be honest and not conform to the pop mainstream.

Plus, Maxine looks at the legacy of Moby’s 1999 album Play as we catch up on the albums released over Easter, including our Album of the Week from Say Lou Lou.

The Late Night Listening Club – Marika Hackman! by Alex Rogers on Mixcloud

Spring King – City

Raw and raucous indiepop from Manchester’s Spring King. It’s infectious and oozes coolness.

 

Florence + The Machine – Ship To Wreck

Second single from album number 3. So upbeat, and one of Florence’s best.

 

Madeon – Imperium

Only 20?!?! A determined anthem from Madeon’s debut album – more on that later in the show.

 

The Story of Moby’s Play

Moby’s 1999 album has become a classic and inspiration for many – Maxine reports.
Alpine – Foolish

Taken from the Melbourne six-piece’s sophomore lush release.
Hot Chip – Need You Now

They’re back!
We Were Evergreen – Be Like You

An awesome reinterpretation of a children’s classic. The Jungle Book.
Marika Hackman Interview

I spoke to Marika before her headline show at Bush Hall, London; about her debut We Slept At Last, writing, and performing.

Marika Hackman – Animal Fear, Cannibal, Ophelia.

 

Albums Catch-Up
Young Fathers – Soon Come Soon
Circa Waves – Get Away
Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener
James Bay – Hold Back The River
Madeon – Pay No Mind (feat. Passion Pit)
The Prodigy – Wild Frontier
Say Lou Lou – Games For Girls (feat. Lindstrøm)

Album of the Week: Say Lou Lou – Lucid Dreaming
Say Lou Lou – Peppermint

A unique and nicely crafted debut from the poptastic sisters.
Muse: The Early Days

Maxine takes a look at the band’s early years.

 

Coasts – Modern Love

 

Patrick Watson – Places You Will Go