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Anna Coddington

Anna Coddington. Photo: Aidee Walker

Anna Coddington live session

The Silver Scroll finalist is joined by Nightchoir’s Mike Hall on backing-vocals and double-bass playing her Sean Donnelly produced song Bird in Hand as well as a beautiful interpretation of the Major Lazer track Get Free.

WFMU

Brian Turner is the music director of the longest running free-format radio station in the USA, New Jersey’s WFMU. Emma Smith talks to Turner about the secrets of on-air survival while continuing to broadcast scratchy vinyl by often obscure artists in a cynical radio market.

Simon Raymonde

Cocteau Twins band members Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde for the record label Bella Union just before their band broke up. The label today looks after the Dirty Three, Beach House, Fleet Foxes, and Laura Veirs, to name just a few. Simon Raymonde was in the country recently, as part of the NZ Music conference Going Global. He kindly let Mailee Mathews eavesdrop on his conversation with Ben Howe.