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This weekly radio programme from The Quietus brings you the best in new and current music, as well as what some would say is vaguely witty banter from hosts (and site editors) John Doran and Luke Turner.

This weekly radio programme from The Quietus brings you the best in new and current music, as well as what some would say is vaguely witty banter from hosts (and site editors) John Doran and Luke Turner.
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This weekly radio programme from The Quietus brings you the best in new and current music, as well as what some would say is vaguely witty banter from hosts (and site editors) John Doran and Luke Turner.




Show 53 – Matt Johnson (The The)

Today’s guest on this very special edition of The Quietus Hour is Matt Johnson of The The. John Doran, Mighty Seb White and Al Overdrive set up office for the afternoon round at his London gaff and, over a very nice cup of white tea, we put the world to rights. While listening to tracks from the Radio Cineola: Trilogy box set Matt talks about his uneasy relationship with celebrity, working with Johnny Marr, the new The The album he’s just started writing and how he feels about taking his...

Duration: 02:16:43

Show 52 – 05/10/2017

For the first time since the Inaugural Day Of Radio, Luke Turner and John Doran are reunited once more on the radio - together in scleretic dreams, both attending the non-stop neurotic cabaret, in tune with the OCD Soundsystem etc. - bound by the adhesive of passable chat and excellent new music. The Mighty Seb White has concocted a fiendish new segment from the show - The Chorus Interuptus - where he plays our hapless hosts snippets from CDs plucked from tQ’s postbag… without telling them...

Duration: 00:39:22

Show 48 – Paddy goes to Green Man

With John and Luke both preoccupied with their radio show, it once again befell staff writer Paddy Clarke to take up the Quietus Hour mantel for our coverage of this year's Green Man Festival. Our resident festival-goer reports from a wet but glorious weekend in the Brecon Beacons, spent in the finest of company. There's also a perfect plethora of music from the weekend's best performers, including Shirley Collins, PJ Harvey, Grumbling Fur, British Sea Power, Madonnatron, Richard Dawson,...

Duration: 00:28:40

Show 44 – 20/07/2017

Back once again like renegade plasterers, John and Luke are reunited on the wireless in the white hot cauldron of torpor, ennui and vague anxiety that is The Quietus Hour. The dynamic duo fall even further down a wormhole of implausible chat with subjects including why Mods are no good at fighting with pirates at sea, producer Seb's convincing impression of Ayrton Senna when he's behind the wheel, our best Persuader to date, the return of Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty and the latest...

Duration: 00:42:45

Show 42 – Paddy goes to Glastonbury

For some reason Glastonbury Festival have given The Quietus a press pass. John and Luke are too old for it now, so we've sent staff writer Patrick Clarke to go for us. -- Listen to this show with full songs, and all other shows on our radio page:

Duration: 00:35:26

Show 25 – Shirley Collins

Last week Quietus co-editor Luke Turner had the great pleasure of travelling down to the ancient town of Lewes, East Sussex to speak to the great Shirley Collins for a Quietus Hour Special. We visited Shirley's cottage to have a brew (she makes an excellent brew) and discuss and listen to nine songs of her choosing. In her front room, recently used to record 2016-highlight album Lodestar, we talked about that record and her return to song, why Morris dancing and the English folk tradition...

Duration: 01:11:37

Show 24 – Matmos

Recently when Luke and John were in Krakow for Unsound, NTS radio kindly invited them to present their show The Quietus Hour live from the festival. When asked who, among all of the musicians, DJs and producers appearing that week, they would like to interview for the show, Matmos were top of their wish list. Drew Daniel and MC Schmidt are already responsible for one of tQ's favourite albums of the year in the shape of Ultimate Care II, which came out on Thrill Jockey and is based on the...

Duration: 00:41:12

Show 23 – 03/11/2016

In this edition of our radio programme we've got a Middle Eastern stormer from Kalbata to open up before great tracks by Solange, Membranes remixed by the Manics, Shirley Collins, Betty Harris, Mutado Pintado, Zsa Zsa Sapien and Admirals Hard interspersed with John and Luke making themselves look preposterously out of touch and old as they chat about their younger years wearing ladies' blouses, how awful the Home Counties were in the 1990s, the joy of Southend, the awful idiocy of...

Duration: 00:37:03

Show 21 – 29/09/2016

"BACK. We knew we shouldn'ta left you. Without some strong chat to step to..." John and Luke are back together at tQHQ and are blazing a trail across the sky like nuclear powered trifle of chat blasted from a cannon of despondency and insomnia. Today, the notionally dynamic duo play tracks by Cakes Da Killa, Peaches, Grumbling Fur, NOMEANSNO, Laughing Len Cohen, Skinny Girl Diet, Innercity Ensemble, Rats On Rafts, Acid Arab, Sleaford Mods and much much more. Emboldened by coffee the pair...

Duration: 00:41:10

BONUS: Green Man Festival (Sunday)

Luke and John broadcasted from a boggy field in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales on Green Man Festival radio. This is Sunday's show (2 of 2).

Duration: 00:19:59

BONUS: Green Man Festival (Saturday)

Luke and John broadcasted from a boggy field in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales on Green Man Festival radio. This is Saturday's show.

Duration: 00:17:57

Show 19 – 25/08/2016

After a triumphant weekend at Green Man Festival together, John and Luke are back for the first time since June. Talking about Green Man and the future - the question of the day is: On a hot day, does ice cream make you hotter or colder?

Duration: 00:37:16

Show 18 – 11/08/2016

It's a double banger of a Quietus Hour week to celebrate our eight birthday and launch of the new podcast version of our weekly selection of the best new music accompanied by passable chat. We've had the special edition where Stewart Lee came in to speak to John Doran about new book Content Provider, some of the music he's listening to currently, and The Fall (obvs). On the second Quietus Hour of the week, Luke Turner is joined by William Doyle, FKA East India Youth, to play choice new and...

Duration: 00:34:03

Show 16 – 28/07/2016

This show of chat and new music has been brought to you by sleep deprivation and coconut water.

Duration: 00:38:32

Show 15 – 21/07/2016

Brilliant brand new music and Threads-grade chat from Natalie Sharp and John Doran.

Duration: 00:29:24

Show 14 – 14/07/2016

Luke Turner is on a saturnine sabbatical so Lone Taxidermist Natalie Sharp steps into his comfortable brogues to co-present an hour of new music and, frankly, barely passable chat with John Doran. Exclusives from Gazelle Twin and Noura Mint Seymali, not to mention new music from Melt Yourself Down, Islam Chipsy and Pearson Sound. PERSUADE US to play your current favourite song. Leave a voicemail on 020 33 93 63 95. (Remember to say who you are, what song you want and WHY. Calls charged at...

Duration: 00:33:33

Show 11 – 23/06/2016

Watch out, people, John’s back on the coffee and we recorded this show after a double-barrelled-cafetiere staff meeting. AIEEEE! So the chat is, it’s fair to say, a lot more chaotic than our usual ribald, reasoned discourse as we get stuck into important issues like bat hunting, moving house, mouse piss, going on tour with thirsty rock groups and the EU referendum. Along the way we even save a popular arts cinema from vandalism by agreeing to someone’s PERSUADER request. All that and music...

Duration: 00:34:42

Show 10 – 16/06/2016

Orange juice drinking contests at pre-school parties, Keith Chegwin in the sauna, why England has transcended useful satire, Orville The Chicken and other issues are discussed alongside brilliant new music from around the globe.

Duration: 00:33:40

Show 9 – 09/06/2016

John arrived at this week’s Quietus Hour recording with a bag of coffee so high-end it came in a packaging made of two eco-friendly materials. With that in mind, we decided to go for a two coffee show and opened with a pair of appropriately momentous bangers by Sex Swing and Robert Hood’s Floorplan. OOOF! As well as more new music by Jenny Hval, Denis Sulta and The Invisible we’ve got a classic overlooked track by The Units, some Family Atlantica and some Adrian Sherwood, not to mention...

Duration: 00:31:53

Show 8 – 02/06/2016

This week The Quietus Hour begins with a John Doran who isn't quite as he seems. What is that high-pitched voice, the sound of innocence? On this week's programme we bring you some of our favourite new music from Darren Hayman, Factory Floor, Nails, Loose Meat, Cats Eyes, Warmduscher, Novelist, Miss Red and Cats Eyes, as well as the usual look at the pertinent news reports of the moment AND The Persuader. Plus corned-beef-grade chat about the things that might lurk behind that mysterious...

Duration: 00:37:39

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