Bon Hiver

This week’s episode of Later with Jools Holland doesn’t feature too many big names, but at least a couple of the acts will be worth watching. The Canadian singer, Feist, has released her fourth album and it’s called Metals. She co-wrote Brandy Alexander with fellow Canadian, Ron Sexsmith, for her third record and recorded his composition, Secret Heart, on her second one. The version below is from a radio session. Feist has performed with the Wisconsin musician Justin Vernon in the past. He is better known as Bon Iver and received a ton of critical praise for his debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago. His self-titled follow-up was released earlier this year. Below, he sings a Feist song that appeared on an Australian radio session. Ben l’Oncle Soul is the pseudonym of Benjamin Duterde from France. He followed up the 2009 mini-album Soul Wash with a self-titled debut last year. His soulful rendition of Seven Nation Army appears on both. Londoner Lianne La Havas brings a little bit of soul to Final Form by Manchester’s Everything Everything. You can also download four free live songs from her website. And now for something completely different. It’s not often that metal bands appear on Later, but Mastodon are a metal band that hail from Atlanta, Georgia and don’t sound too bad on their lengthy version of Orion by Metallica. Some normality is restored by a former member of the Rat Pack named Buddy Greco, a singer and pianist who shares his birthday with yours truly. He’s promoting the very first release of Live at the Sands, recorded in Las Vegas in 1967. I’m in Love had been a hit for him earlier that decade. Later goes out every Tuesday and Friday night on BBC Two

Secret Heart (Ron Sexsmith cover) – Feist

The Park (Feist cover) – Bon Iver

Seven Nation Army (White Stripes cover) – Ben l’Oncle Soul

Final Form (Everything Everything cover) – Lianne La Havas

Orion (Metallica cover) – Mastodon

I’m In Love – Buddy Greco

Clockwise from top left: Ben l’Oncle Soul, Feist, Bon Iver, Buddy Greco, Lianne La Havas, Mastodon