The slot of co-host on The Show has been an interchangeable position for the last month. We have had everything from physiologists to arts organisations (all united with distaste for old Adam’s ego). What a diverse box of frogs the show has become.
In keeping with that theme I had a particularly special co-host this week in the form of Amy Turnnidge (I have admired her work for quite some time now), stage name Theoretical Girl, who graced the studio with her presence. We talked about the recent album, influences, her time in the studio and party rings. Below is a little sample to whet the appetite. The show will probably broadcast on the 26th of this month. But watch this space, as this may change due to requirements of next week’s co-host (fingers crossed Jeremy Dyson with a interview from Will Self).
You might be quick to judge the Â music of Theoretical Girl and dismiss her as another female musical performer, with the recent fad of such things (I blogged on this before). You would however, be as wrong as a one man band in a library (terrible metaphor).Â A quick listen to the album and you will realise that the music is in no way faddish but very fruitful, bold and complex. Something that can be lacking into todays pop music. Coming from a traditional musical background has clearly influenced her work, and bleeds into the very nature of the songs. Highly recommended with a show rating of 3 (on our 0-3 rating system).
Amy played thatÂ night to a respectably turned out 1 in 12 club,Â with impeccable stage manners and renditions from her recently released album ‘Divided’. I would highly recommend you listen to our show, the album and a live performance. You can do all these things with your ears alone!Â Below is a small portion of our time in the studio. Also listen out for my in depth NME style review of Ellen and the Espacaped right at the end. I will post a full interview when The Show has been broadcast.
The Show With Theoretical Girl (download)[audio:Theoreticalgirlteese.mp3]