WHAT'S ON THIS MONTH...
Highlights from Q partners Absolute Radio this month include Arctic Monkeys live, a football-and-rock’n’roll special and Miles Kane chatting about his new album. ARCTIC MONKEYS LIVE FROM NOS ALIVE FESTIVAL
Absolute Radio, 9 August, 9pm Sarah Champion introduces highlights from the Sheffield outfit’s recent set – recorded live at the Nos Alive festival in Lisbon, Portugal, earlier this month. Expect tracks from new album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino plus a liberal sprinkling of Arctic Monkeys classics as well.
Absolute Radio, 11 August, 2pm Comedian and writer Matt Forde joins Absolute Radio’s Matt Dyson – two Matts with, bizarrely, a shared love of Nottingham Forest FC – to launch the new Premier League season. Highlights include the best rock music from the last four decades plus plenty of pithy asides and goal updates throughout.
MILES KANE INTERVIEW
Absolute Radio, 12 August, 9pm Birkenhead’s best dressed man joins Danielle Perry to chat about his career so far, as guitarist with The Little Flames, frontman of The Rascals, and his success as one half of The Last Shadow Puppets with Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner. Plus, expect to hear how the co-writes came about, with both Jamie T and Lana Del Rey, on his latest album Coup De Grace.
THE NO REPEAT GUARANTEE
Absolute Radio, 24 August, 9am Weekdays nine to five, Absolute Radio never plays the same song twice. It’s called the “No Repeat Guarantee”. As it’s the Friday before a Bank Holiday weekend, the Music Team is taking the day off and letting you choose the songs. Claire Sturgess and Sarah Champion are in charge, taking requests throughout the day from 9am.
FAMILY TREE SPECIAL
Absolute Radio, 27 August, 7pm Five hours of brilliant records – each one linked to each other in some way. Danielle Perry is your host, explaining the connections between songs by the likes of Pulp, Paul Weller, Blondie and The Beach Boys, for an extended edition of Absolute Radio’s Family Tree.
Alive and kicking: Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner.