The Return of Later…with Jools Holland


Later…with Jools Holland returns to the BBC this week for its 35th season. The first episode will feature the usual diverse collection of talent that the show gives us every week. American folk singer Alela Diane has been one of the most-played artists on my account this year. Florence and the Machine make their first appearance following their Mercury Prize nomination for their debut album, Lungs. Gossip (formerly known as The Gossip) will be featuring songs from their fourth album, Music for Men. American singer-songwriter and part-time actor, Lyle Lovett, will most likely be showcasing tunes from his upcoming Natural Forces album. Muse will play a few songs from their fifth album, The Resistance, which is released this week. Jimmy Cobb played on Mile’s Davis’ Kind of Blue album fifty years ago and he turns up with his So What band. Finally, the former drummer from The Police, Stewart Copeland, makes an appearance to plug a book he has out. Here are a few songs by some of these bands, a cover of a Police record and a song about Miles Davis

To Be Still (Daytrotter Session) – Alela Diane

Postcards from Italy (Beirut cover) – Florence & the Machine

Are You That Somebody (Aaliyah cover) – The Gossip

The Bed’s Too Big Without You (The Police cover) – Sheila Hylton

Feeling Good (Nina Simone cover) – Muse

Miles Davis & The Cool – The Gaslight Anthem