We are very excited to announce that BBC Radio 3’s flagship experimental music programme Late Junction, will be coming to End Of The Road festival this year. Curating an evening on the Tipi Stage with a range of ground breaking and exciting artists from around the globe, Late Junction and End of The Road have carefully selected artists to perform on the night with their sets recorded for broadcast on the programme after the festival.
To celebrate this brand new partnership, KLEIN, a singer and producer based in South London (by way of Lagos), was live in session on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction last night (Tues 13th June 2017). KLEIN gave listeners a taste of her unique and hypnotic blend of gospel, experimental electronic production, raw vocals and striking aesthetic which she will bring to the Late Junction curated evening at End of The Road this summer. Her self-released album Only was on many tastemaker lists last year and she recently won a Oram award for innovative women in music.
Next up we have Greek and Australian duo Xylouris White. Comprised of singer George Xylouris whose lute playing seems otherworldly, as well as one of the best-loved artists on Crete, and the Dirty Three drummer who needs no introduction, the Jim White. The likes of Bill Callahan, Nick Cave, White Magic, PJ Harvey and Cat Power all know that there’s more to White’s drumming than mere accompaniment. Their second album Black Peak was released last October to wide critical acclaim and features vocals from Bonnie “Prince” Billy no less.
Joining them will be Tuareg vocalist and guitarist Mdou Moctar. Revered as an innovator in his home country of Niger, Moctar is known for his psychedelic, electronic adaptations of traditional Tuareg music and his unconventional style has won him accolades both in Niger and abroad. His 2008 debut album Anar was a breakaway success on the MP3 sharing networks of West Africa and he has since released two highly regarded albums internationally.
Recordings of all performances will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction on the 12th to the 14th September from 11pm.