Want to delve deeper into the music? Listen to these great shows
1 SONG EXPLODER
Join host Hrishikesh Hirway every fortnight as he invites popular artists to dissect one of their songs, telling the stories behind how they’ve come together, from production to lyrics to the moment they realise the track is complete. He finishes each show by playing the song in full. Get ready to add a ton of new tracks to your playlists!
2 DISTRACTION PIECES WITH SCROOBIOUS PIP
Revered rapper and label boss, Scroobious Pip invites a host of artists along for in-depth conversations. He’s made a big push to address the gender balance of guests via excellent interviews with Holly Ross from The Lovely Eggs/angelica fame on motherhood and touring with a baby, 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, as well as more recent numbers with pals, Paloma Faith and former Radio 1 presenter, Gemma Cairney.
One for all the pop culture fans. SRSLY is run by two art critics – Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz – who work at The New Statesman but are also massive geeks when it comes to chart hits and Taylor Swift. They cover TV and books too, but on the music front, their latest album debriefs are always very well considered.