Richard Hughes, the drummer with Keane, popped in for a chat with Rik. They talked about a drunken promise to record a country song, the new album Strangeland and recording it in the glorious Sussex countryside!
Scissor Sisters - 16/04/12
Ana Matronic from Scissor Sisters popped in for a chat with Rik Scott ahead of the release of their eagerly awaited new single. Only The Horses comes out on May 20th, followed a week later by their four studio album Magic Hour through Polydor. You can hear the interview in full below.
Alexandra Burke - 08/03/12
Our own Anna Bingham caught up with X Factor winner Alexandra Burke before the release of her forthcoming and eagerly awaited second album. Find out what Alex really thought about her performance on the X Factor judging panel, her inspirations and aspirations and on her rush to have some Baby Burkes!
Alyssa Reid - 02/02/12
Having spent the best part of a year dominating
the Canadian charts, 18 year-old singer-songwriter, Alyssa Reid has now unleashed her heart-wrenching ballad 'Alone Again' in the UK. Alyssa tells Chris how she got her break and the difficulty of dealing with fame at a young age.
Cover Drive - 23/01/12
Discovered after posting just one video on YouTube, Cover Drive are now spreading their feel-good,
vibe across the UK. Just before topping the singles charts with Twilight, the Bajan foursome
popped in for a chat with Chris.
Manic Street Preachers - 21/10/11
Listen again to James Dean Bradfield from The Manic Street Preachers in conversation with Pete McIntosh.
Matt Cardle - 21/10/11
Ten months on since winning the X Factor and becoming the UK Christmas number one with When We Collide, English singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Cardle releases his debut album this week.
Adam Young from Owl City - 11/10/11
In the space of a shockingly brief two years, Adam Young has sold almost twelve million tracks, had a No.1 single – the ubiquitous Fireflies – in 24 countries, seen his debut Ocean Eyes album go gold or platinum in nine countries, and played sold out shows on a world tour.
Toploader - 15/09/11
Congratulations to all of our listeners that won tickets to see Toploader - putting on a intimate, accoustic concert in their hometown of Eastbourne.
Chris Bailey caught up with Joe and Dan backstage before the gig, watch the chat here.
Will Young - 04/08/11
Exactly ten years since his first Pop Idol audition,
multi-platinum singer Will Young is back with a brand new single and album. He's also announced a 23-date major UK and Irish tour this autumn including a night at the Brighton Centre on November 17th. Chris Bailey caught up with Will to find out more.
Beverley Knight - 22/06/11
UK soul sensation Beverley Knight has released a covers album with a difference. ‘Soul UK' is her unique take on some British soul classics from the past 4 decades. She spoke to Pete McIntosh about her labour of love, her inspirations and how she painfully managed to narrow it down to just 13 songs.
The Script - 18/05/11
Selling over 600,000 copies of their Number One album 'Science & Faith' since its release last year as well as shifting an impressive 2 million copies of their self-titled debut, The Script have cemented their reputation as one of the UK's most important adult pop groups. If you missed Chris Bailey catching up with Glen from The Script, listen again below.
Mike And The Mechanics - 11/05/11
Following a six-year hiatus and a massive reunion world tour with Genesis, Mike Rutherford has joined forces with one of the UK's most successful R&B acts Andrew Roachford and Canadian born actor and singer Tim Howar for a new generation of Mike + The Mechanics. Just ahead of their UK tour the guys popped in for a chat.
Mike Posner - 21/03/11
What do you get if you cross Kid Cudi and Asher Roth with a little bit of Justin Timberlake thrown in for good measure? 23 year old, Mike Posner. Having started his career around 2 years ago by making mixtapes in his college dorm, Mike has since achieved Worldwide success with his debut single Cooler Than Me selling over 2.5 million copies.
The Wanted - 14/03/11
Since their debut single
All Time Low
topped the charts last August, The Wanted have quickly became one of the biggest new acts around... although they still want to 'upgrade'! The guys started working on their second studio album in January and the lead single Gold Forever is released this week in aid of Comic Relief.
Toploader - 10/03/11
Remembered best for their global hit Dancing In The Moonlight, local lads Toploader are back with their first new material in eight years. But why did they suddenly breakup in 2003? And did they walkway penniless from their record label? Joe and Dan made the short journey to our studio to put the record straight and play their brand new single.
The Pierces – 08/03/11
Raised in Alabama by free spirited, hippie parents in a large family of five children, sisters Allison and Catherine created a special bond through their music. In their late teens they decided to pursue a musical career and record labels came courting soon after. The Pierces released their new single You'll Be Mine on 7th March and their album You & I will be released early summer.
Hurts - 03/03/11
Manchester duo Hurts, have come along way since the days of working in a graveyard and eating noodle-sandwitches. Theo and Adam released their debut album last year and have since toured with Sissor Sisters, won Best New Band at the NME Awards, and were recently approached to work with Leona Lewis.
Clare Maguire - 18/02/11
Clare quit school at the age of 17 to follow her dream of becoming a full-time singer-songwriter. Six years on, she's come top five in the Sound of 2011 poll and is one of this year's most promising new artists. In between touring with Hurts and Plan B she dropped in for a chat.
Sara Bareilles - 10/02/11
Sara first found international fame in 2008 when she released her debut hit single Love Song. Three year's later and she supporting Maroon 5 on their UK tour to coincide with the release of her brand new album
Kaleidoscope Heart released on 21st February.
Scarlette Fever - 26/01/11
Hertfordshire born singer-songwriter Scarlette Fever released her new single Crash & Burn on 16th January. Pete McIntosh caught up with Scarlette to find out more about the new single and forthcoming debut album Medication Time.
Emma's Imagination - 20/01/11
27 year old Scottish singer-songwriter Emma Gillespie first found fame last September after being crowned the winner of Sky 1's Must Be The Music. She has since been signed to Gary Barlow's music label, achieved two top ten hits, and has just released her debut album Stand Still.
Alexis Jordan - 28/10/10
Alexis rose to fame at the age of 14 when she reached the semi-finals of America's Got Talent in 2006. After being eliminated from the show, she began to upload cover songs on YouTube, of which received millions of views. The exposure led Alexis to the attention of Jay-Z, who signed her to his label.
Mark Ronson - 15/09/10
World renowned artist and producer Mark Ronson is back in September with a brand new album The Record Collection which unlike previous album Version contains brand new material and a host of guest artists. Mark will also be embarking on a UK tour during September and October and dropped into the Evening Show to give Pete a sneak preview.
The Ting Tings - 14/09/10
Jules and Katie burst onto the scene a couple of years back when their debut album We Started Nothing produced 2 number one singles with Shut Up And Let Me Go and That's Not My Name. They have spent the last few months in the basement of a disused Jazz Club in Berlin recording their second album and new single ‘Hands' which comes out on October 11th . Take a listen to what they had to say…
Manic Street Preachers - 08/09/10
Manic Street Preachers release the first single from their 10th studio album 'Postcards From A Young Man' this month. The new album features guest appearances from members of Guns N Roses and Echo & The Bunnymen. The Manic's are currently undertaking their biggest ever UK tour but James from the band found time to stop by for a chat with Pete on the Evening Show.
Lady Antebellum - 10/08/10
Formed in Nashville, Tennessee (where the music comes from!) 3 piece band Lady Antebellum had a chat with our Pete McIntosh during a whistle stop visit to the UK. They told us about their elation of winning and performing at the Grammys, to their proud moment of being invited on to Oprah and more importantly how they got their unusual name!
Sean Kingston - 16/04/10
Sean burst onto the music scene at the age of just 17 in 2007 when ‘Beautiful Girls' went straight to #1 in twenty countries around the globe. Since then he has become one of the World's biggest urban music stars. Sean spent only 48 hours in the country, so we felt honoured he chose to speak with our man Pete McIntosh on the evening show.
Ellie Goulding - 10/02/10
Ellie Goulding is set to be one of the biggest new stars of the year - she has already won the Sound of 2010 poll, and will follow in the footsteps of Florence & The Machine by picking up the Critics Choice Award at the Brit Awards on Tuesday 16 th February. Her debut album is out in March.
Daniel Merriweather - 16/12/09
The 26 year old Australian has had quite a year, reaching the Top 10 with 'Change' and 'Red'. His debut album 'Love and War' also reached the Top 5 in the UK. Daniel's heading back to New York for Christmas but before he left he dropped in to take a look back at the last 12 months and his career to date.
Ke$ha - 04/11/09
Ke$ha joined Pete on the evening show ahead of the release of her debut single ‘Tik Tok' – a song that is already massive in the states. Ke$ha is best mates with Katy Perry and also provided the vocals on Flo Rid'as #1 single 'Round Round'.
Athlete - 30/09/09
Who knew something as gorgeous as the music from Athlete could hail from a place such as Deptford! We did! Which is why we invited the very talented Joel, Carey and Tim along to the studios and said “Hey boys! Bring your instruments!” And they did! Listen again to Athlete's live acoustic set and the good old gossip they had with Pete McIntosh about their new album Black Swan.
Athlete - Full interview (13mins):
Athlete - Black Swan Song:
Athlete - Superhuman Touch:
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