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Podcast 647 | Featuring Lauran Hibberd, Megan Thee Stallion and Dodie

Sharing her favourite finds of the past month, Jenessa Williams returns to chat emo upbringings, angry black womanhood and changing perceptions of internet stardom as a legitimised route to musical success. Parental Advisory Recommended. Artist “Track’ [Album] Lauran Hibberd “Still Running (5k) featuring DJ Lethal” [Garageband Superstar}Megan Thee Stallion “Not Nice” [Traumazine]Beyoncé “America Has A…


Podcast 643 | Featuring Ethel Cain, Beach Bunny & TinyUmbrellas

Blending poitical indie, k-pop, avant-funk and more, Jenessa Williams pulls together a bumper selection of the tracks she’s been enjoying this past month. Artist “Track” [Album] Ethel Cain “American Teenager” [Preachers Daughter] Sorry “Let the lights on” [Anywhere But Here] Jeshi “3210” [Universal Credit] Emma Jean Thackray “The Rings Of Saturn” [Yellow] Loyle Carner “Hate”…


Podcast 639 | Featuring DOMI & JD Beck, Harry Styles & Nova Twins

Jenessa Williams chats us through the house music chart revival, the gigs that have been impressing her recently (including her picks from Glastonbury), and the best in new pop, jazz, r&b and rock. Artist “Track” [Album] Harry Styles “Grapejuice” [Harry’s House] Rina Sawayama “This Hell” [ Hold The Girl] Nova Twins “Choose Your Fighter” [Supernova]…


Podcast 630 | Bad Boy Chiller Crew, PinkPantheress and ME REX

Jenessa Williams curates a bonus-length playlist to see you through the bank holiday, picking through the best in new pop, indie and alt-rock. Artist “Track” [Album] Wet Leg “Supermarket” [Wet Leg] Bad Boy Chiller Crew “BMW” [Disrespectful] Carmody “Hurricane” [Constellations] Greta Isaac “PAYRI$E” [Single] Harry Styles “As It Was” [Single] Jack Harlow “First Class” [Single]…


Podcast 626 | Rachel Chinouriri, Charli XCX and Orion Sun

Talking spring, sore throats and social upheaval, Jenessa Williams takes you on a lo-fi odyssey of all the chill sounds that have been keeping her company this March. Oliver Sim “Romance With A Memory” [Single] Orion Sun “intro” [Getaway] Rosalia “CANDY” [MOTAMAMI] Normani “Fair” [Single] Jasmine Oakley “Gone” [Single] MUNA “Anything But Me” [Single] Kae…


Podcast 612 | Featuring CMAT, Conan Gray and THE BOYZ

Jenessa wraps up her final podcast of the year by talking about her new band tips for 2022, her enduring affection for a sad banger, and the magic of songwriters who know how to articulate difficult dynamics of family life in their songs. Artist “Track” [Album] Adele “My Little Love” [30] Sam Fender “Better Of…


Podcast 607 | Featuring L’Objectif, Adele & aespa

Fresh off the back of live At Leeds 2021, Jenessa Williams shares her favourite new discoveries from the festival as well as the return of some musical heavyweights. Artist “Track” [Album] Eades “Reno” [Single] Willow Kayne “Two Seater” [Single] Adele “Easy On Me” [30] aespa “savage” [savage] James Blake “Coming Back featuring SZA” [Friends That…


Podcast 603 | Featuring Snail Mail, Let’s Eat Grandma & PinkPatheress

Jenessa Williams returns to edit radio to talk toxic masculinity, unapologetic same-gender love songs and the illustrious history and influence of Black RnB. Artist “Track” [Album] Snail Mail “Valentine” [Valentine] Sam Fender “Seventeen Going Under” [Seventeen Going Under] MUNA “Silk Chiffon feat. Phoebe Bridgers” [Single] Chloe “Have Mercy” [Single] Kehlani “Altar” [Single] Lil Nas X…


Podcast 598 | Featuring Lizzo, Lowertown and Unknown Mortal Orchestra

In today’s podcast, Jenessa Williams talks about sad lo-fi indie, upbeat summer rock and the genre-bending female artists bold enough to commit to their vision without bowing to the pressures of fame. Artist “Track” [Album] Lizzo “Rumors feat. Cardi B” [Single] Victoria Monet “Coastin’” [Single] Unknown Mortal Orchestra “That Life” [Single] Self Esteem “Prioritise Pleasure”…


Podcast 594 | Featuring Sipho, Wet Leg and Sam Fender

On this week’s podcast, Jenessa Williams asks why all the good Indie is coming out of the Isle of White, why we need to pay more attention to the humble B-side and the UK Garage revival that reminds her of a childhood chip shop. Artist “Track” [Album] SIPHO. “BODIES” [Single] Sam Fender “Howdon Aldi Death…