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Feb 8, 2020

The Lathums – just a couple of lads from Wigan – are brought to the show this week by "that Jamie". Jamie calls in to the studio to discuss the merits of this fine Northern band. A meteoric rise in 2019 has seen The Lathums rise to prominence and are are sure to make 2020 all their own. We've got their release The Great Escape playing on the show today. However, as regular listeners will know, we never play just one track and today is no different. Jamie – our Content Lead – introduces his track of the month from The Lathums and we have new music from Boulevard 95 reminding us that warmer times are to come to brighten up our cold UK days.

Durand Jones and his outfit The Indications are our bookend artiste this week. A potent deep soul revival band from Indiana fronted by sax man Durand Jones achingly authentic and dripping with Mississippi heritage. Tobin has brought us a couple of bangers here. Their self-titled debut LP was recorded for just $452.11 and a case of beer. The opening track on the show shines a light through the bleak backdrop of American life, transforming it with old-soul croon made new.

Moonshake and their polar opposite Karate Boogaloo also play on the show today. Richard has been digging deep into his personal CD collection to bring us Flow by Moonshake. Also, a pre-release from Psykidelic Oven Mit which is actually now released. Testament to how untidy Richard's home studio is. This recent discovery actually landed on his desk about 12 months ago. We are glad he's had a clearcut at this track is a beauty.

Last but not least we have a play of some fine old bluegrass dedicated to NHS Ian. Ian is one of the country's finest nurses, country/folk/bluegrass aficionado and firm friend of the show. NHS Ian gave Richard a lengthy list of recommendations to get through during his short stay in hospital recently. We can't thank Ian and his team enough for the care that they gave Richard, and everyone who passes through them. Thank you NHS Ian. We'll be featuring some of your recommendations on the show in the future.