Who’s Next

Later with Jools Holland reaches episode seven of its nine-week run tonight and features the usual eclectic mix of musicians from around the globe. Most of the performers, however, will be very familiar with London. Florence Welch was born there and her band, Florence + the Machine, will be playing songs from their second album, Ceremonials. Former Suede frontman, Brett Anderson, will be promoting his fourth solo album, Black Rainbows. Pete Townshend is, of course, better known as guitarist and songwriter for The Who. Last month, Pink Floyd released a 38th anniversary edition of Dark Side of the Moon. It’s also 38 years since The Who released Quadrophenia and Townshend will be playing songs to celebrate its re-release. I wonder why they couldn’t have waited until 2013. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, My Morning Jacket have been going for over a decade. Circuital is the title of their sixth studio release since 1999. Agadez is the name of the region in Niger where the singer and guitarist named Bombino grew up. It also gives its name to his first collection of songs that he released earlier this year. London-based Cold Specks sing about Holland on their debut single. The band is led by Canadian singer Al Spx and her voice and music are heavily influenced by the blues. Later goes out live every Tuesday on BBC Two and is followed by a recorded show every Friday

Oh Darling (The Beatles cover) – Florence + the Machine

Oceans Burning (The Horrors cover) – Brett Anderson

Girl From The North Country (Bob Dylan cover) – Pete Townshend

All The Best (John Prine cover) – My Morning Jacket

Tar Hani – Bombino

Holland – Cold Specks

Clockwise from top left: Brett Anderson, My Morning Jacket, Cold Specks, Bombino, Pete Townshend, Florence

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