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A one-stop shop for a world of lively reports and in-depth interviews on the newest and finest in art, film, books and the media business – and unique live music sessions from exciting international artists.

A one-stop shop for a world of lively reports and in-depth interviews on the newest and finest in art, film, books and the media business – and unique live music sessions from exciting international artists.
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Location:

London, United Kingdom

Networks:

Monocle

Description:

A one-stop shop for a world of lively reports and in-depth interviews on the newest and finest in art, film, books and the media business – and unique live music sessions from exciting international artists.

Twitter:

@RobertBound

Language:

English

Contact:

Midori House, 1 Dorset Street, London, W1U 4EG, UK +44 20 7725 4388


Episodes

‘Heathers the Musical’

9/17/2018
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The 1989 teen cult classic 'Heathers' has had a musical makeover on the West End. Monocle senior editor Robert Bound, Alice Vincent (arts and entertainment writer for 'The Telegraph’) and Matt Wolf (theatre critic for ‘The International New York Times’) discuss how easy it is to turn a dark comedy about cliques and killers into an all-singing, all-dancing spectacle.

Duration:00:28:50

The Sessions at Midori House: Lyla Foy

9/13/2018
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Foy performs from her brand new album ‘Bigger Brighter’, telling us about the collaborations that formed it and why it is the most honest record she has made so far.

Duration:00:14:56

‘Only To Sleep’ by Lawrence Osborne

9/10/2018
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From James Bond to Sherlock Holmes, plenty of our favourite investigators have had their legacy continued by authors other than their creators. Another such sleuth is the proto noir detective Philip Marlowe, originally the star of novels by Raymond Chandler. ‘Only To Sleep’ is the latest Philip Marlowe novel and it’s by Lawrence Osborne. On this week’s episode it is reviewed by Katie Law, deputy literary editor at the ‘Evening Standard’, and John Mitchinson, co-founder of Unbound.

Duration:00:27:52

The Sessions at Midori House: Anna Calvi

9/6/2018
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Armed with just her electric guitar, Calvi wows Midori House with a trio of tracks from her brilliant new album ‘Hunter’.

Duration:00:17:20

‘Hunter’ by Anna Calvi

9/3/2018
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Anna Calvi’s new album ‘Hunter’ deals with the ideas and limitations of gender stereotypes, all told through her brand of cinematic indie rock. Robert Bound and journalists Sophie Brown and Kate Hutchinson discuss the new LP and the rise of the female rockstar.

Duration:00:29:51

The Sessions at Midori House: Tiny Ruins

8/30/2018
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New Zealand band Tiny Ruins first played for us in 2014 when they released their LP ‘Brightly Painted One’. Now they’re back with a more expansive sound and a new album on the way, from which they play a couple of tracks for us.

Duration:00:17:51

Autumn lookahead 2018

8/27/2018
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Robert Bound and his team of cultural clairvoyants tell us what we will be watching, listening to and reading this autumn. Our guests are film critic Simran Hans, broadcaster and DJ Georgie Rogers and Ted Hodgkinson, head of literature and spoken word at London’s Southbank Centre.

Duration:00:29:28

The Sessions at Midori House: Oscar Jerome

8/23/2018
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British musician Oscar Jerome takes to the studio to play us some of his south London soul.

Duration:00:17:40

‘Disenchantment’

8/20/2018
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‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Futurama’ creator Matt Groening has released his new animated series ‘Disenchantment’ on Netflix. But when you have a couple of hits under your belt, how easy is it to impress fans again? Tom Edwards and the TV critics Lucy Jones and Toby Earle ask whether ‘Disenchantment’ can match the success of its predecessors.

Duration:00:28:46

The Sessions at Midori House: Sons of the East

8/16/2018
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Sydney’s Sons of the East drop by to play us a few indie-folk tracks in the midst of their European tour.

Duration:00:15:45

‘The Meg’

8/13/2018
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Robert Bound, Fernando Augusto Pacheco and film critic for ‘The Telegraph’ Tim Robey talk shark movies and see if this summer’s offering, ‘The Meg’, has any bite.

Duration:00:26:17

The Sessions at Midori House: Lucie Silvas

8/9/2018
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British singer and songwriter Lucie Silvas tells Andrew Mueller how a move to Nashville has affected her musical career and performs a few tracks from her new album ‘EGO’.

Duration:00:15:42

‘Less’ by Andrew Sean Greer

8/6/2018
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This year ‘Less’ by Andrew Sean Greer picked up the Pulitzer prize for fiction, which was a surprise to critics as this accolade is rarely given to funny books. Robert Bound and writers Lucy Scholes and Andy Miller ask why this novel has been such a hit and whether we take comedy seriously enough.

Duration:00:29:41

The Sessions at Midori House: Mixtape: Australia

8/2/2018
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Listen back to some of our favourite performances by Australian artists who have made the trip all the way around the world to play in our London studios, including tracks by Julia Jacklin, Cub Sport, Sarah Blasko and Middle Kids.

Duration:00:15:46

‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again’

7/30/2018
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Tom Edwards is joined in the studio by the film critic Anna Smith, deputy music editor of ‘The Guardian’ Laura Snapes and Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco to discuss why the sequel to ‘Mamma Mia’ is the shot of unabashed musical escapism that everyone needs right now.

Duration:00:24:08

The Sessions at Midori House: Charley Crockett

7/26/2018
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Texan singer Charley Crockett sings the blues for us and explains how he went from street performer to recording artist.

Duration:00:14:47

Now That’s What I Call Music

7/23/2018
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As the king of compilations ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ celebrates its 100th edition, Henry Rees Sheridan sits down with Peter Robinson, journalist and founder of Popjustice, and Rob Copsey, editor of The Official Charts, to discuss the legacy of this musical brand.

Duration:00:29:41

The Sessions at Midori House: Talos

7/19/2018
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Irish musician Eoin French, AKA Talos, joins us in the studio to play acoustic versions of his electro-pop.

Duration:00:16:08

Hayward at 50

7/16/2018
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As the Hayward Gallery celebrates half a century, Robert Bound takes a look at why it was built, the art it has housed and its importance in London. He is joined in the studio by Jane Morris, editor at large of 'The Art Newspaper', and architecture and culture writer Owen Hatherley.

Duration:00:28:07

The Sessions at Midori House: Our Girl

7/12/2018
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London trio Our Girl are set to release their debut album ‘Stranger Today’. Lead singer Sophie Nathan comes to Midori House to play an acoustic set.

Duration:00:14:15