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Podcast 704 | FIZZ, Sofia Kourtesis and English Teacher

In her final podcast of the year, Jenessa Williams goes both hard and home, drawing on her favourite party starters and chill-out ambient tracks from the past month. Artist “Song” [Album] JungKook “Standing Next To You” [GOLDEN[ Nubiyan Twist “So Mi Stay” [Single] Mannequin Pussy “Sometimes” [I Got Heaven] Bored At My Grandmas House “Inhibitions”…


Podcast 701 | Featuring L’Rain, Priya Ragu and IVE

In the October edition of her ‘First Lady’ podcast, Jenessa Williams remains in her jazz bag, celebrating the way that rich, playful instrumentation is pervading across diasporic pop, grunge and folk. Artist “Track” [Album] Sampha “Dancing Circles” [Lahai] Priya Ragu “Power” [Santhosam] Boygenius “Powers” [the rest] IVE “Baddie” [I’VE MINE] Grrrl Gang “A Fight Breaks…


Podcast 693 | Featuring NoName, Victoria Monet and Victoria Canal

In the August edition of her podcast, Jenessa Williams chats about call-out rappers, R&B revivalists and breakout emo artists. Artist “Track” [Album] Supershy “Keep It Rising” [Happy Music] NoName “Namesake” [Sundial] Victoria Monet “On My Mama” [Single] Olivia Rodrigo “Bad Idea, Right?’ [GUTS] KennyHoopla “Keep A Window Open//” [Single] Aespa “Better Things” [Single] Bleach Lab…




Podcast 682 | Featuring Olivia Dean, CMAT and The Japanese House

On her return to the podcast, Jenessa Williams chats about honeymoons, Windrush, and the joyful relief of not having to pretend that you like your mates’ new music. Artist “Track” [Album] Eloise “Drunk On A Flight” [Single] CMAT “Have Fun!” [Crazymad, For Me] Arlo Parks “puppy” [My Soft Machine] Spielmann “The Right Track” [Single] The…


Podcast 677 | Featuring Lizzy McAlpine, Kara Jackson and Bloc Party

It’s [edit] radio wedding week! Jenessa Williams plays her latest smaltzy faves, as well as some beautifully-unromantic emo-acoustic, good-time indie and dance. Artist “Track” [Album] Beabadoobee “Glue Song feat. Clairo” [Single] Lizzy McAlpine “Ceilings” [Five Seconds Flat] Boygenius “Cool About It” [the record] SBTRKT “L.F.O. feat. Sampha & George Riley” [L.F.O EP] Bloc Party “High…


Podcast 673 | Featuring Jimin, BoyGenius & Sabrina Carpenter

Jenessa Williams takes us through her favourite tracks of the month, including a BTS star’s first foray into solo music, an interpolation of a Hip-Hop classic from Britain’s hottest new R&B group, and a song that takes aim at the endemic sexual abuse and misconduct taking place in emo and alternative scenes. Artist “Track” [Album]…


Podcast 669 | Featuring Hannah Jadagu, Maisie Peters and Sam Smith

Jenessa Williams shares her favourite picks from the last month of musical discovery, roaming across alt-pop, alt-rock and alt-R&B. Artist “Track” [Album] ENNY “No More Naija Men” [Single]Maisie Peters “Body Better” [The Good Witch}Paramore “Thick Skull” [This Is Why]Bully & Soccer Mommy “Lose You’ [Single]Sam Smith “How To Cry” [Gloria]Hannah Jadagu “Say It Now’ [Single]Knucks…