Barbara Lynch is a Lady-Tom Waits with her own unique rasp, and some heavy (and we mean heavy) themes of love lost and how war and our ignorance have ruined our planet. In The Nickelodeon is in a class all its own, borrowing from ragtime, jazz, and dropping in a few beautifully heartbreaking love songs. It’s a record from 2008 that is steeped in 1929, and feels prescient even today. Get in the loop!!!
A couple of cheeky Communist-themed fellas from London who like to make loud music. It’s punk, it’s rock, but above these it’s poetry. We trace Red Arms’ tunes from the EP Welcome to the New Cold War and into their latest release, Let Every Nation Know. Jess recites some of her favourite lyrics ever on the show, and Dylan praises the ‘take no prisoners’ prose of anti-record exec anthem No Inspiration.