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Hollie Smith

Her new album, Humour And The Misfortune Of Others is out March 15th. We talk to Hollie about the bluesy gospel choir and the unhinged guitar solos that pepper the record. She's had Radiohead playing non-stop in the car recently. She also waxes on the unusual harmonic structure underpinning one of Gin Wigmore's early compositions, These Roses. Listen here.

Broken Bells

It can be intriguing when an ensemble is billed as a "project". When Brian Burton, a.k.a Dangermouse and James Mercer from The Shins announced this new act last September the epithet of "band" didn't seem to fit. With obtuse binary postings on their website and melodic, yet experimental music available for free download it's all very modern. Kirsten Johnstone reports.