August 11, 2014

SIMON RAYMONDE OF BELLA UNION TO HOST X-POSURE

Musician, producer and record label founder Simon Raymonde will be guest hosting X-Posure show for two weeks this month while XFM’s John Kennedy is away on his summer holiday.

Simon will be presenting the show Monday to Thursday 10pm-1am from Monday 11 August bringing listeners across the UK the best new music, sessions and interviews from some of the world’s most exciting new bands and artists.

Simon is best-known as the bass guitarist and keyboard player with the British band Cocteau Twins from 1983 to 1997. He also contributed guitar, bass, piano and keyboards to the first two albums by This Mortal Coil, another 4AD project.

 Since 1997 Simon has run the Bella Union record label, which has released music by Fleet Foxes, I Break Horses Flaming Lips, Midlake, Lift to Experience, Beach House, Vetiver, Explosions in the Sky, Cashier No 9, Xiu Xiu, Philip Selway and many more…

Raymonde has acted as producer and mixer on many records, including Clearlake’s Cedars, James Yorkston’s Moving Up Country, the first two albums by John Grant’s first band The Czars, The Duke Spirit’s first 2 albums and The Open’s Silent Hours. He also mixed the Fionn Regan album The End of History, which was nominated for the 2007 Mercury Music Prize, and the debut album by Lift to Experience.

Tune in to XFM on 104.9 FM in London, 97.7 in Manchester, 96.3 in Glasgow and across the UK on digital, mobile and online right here at www.XFM.co.uk.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS INCLUDE:

MONDAY 11 AUGUST
VALLEYERS live session + interview

TUESDAY 12 AUGUST
BERNARD+EDITH live session

WEDNESDAY 13 AUGUST
TOM THE LION live session +interview

THURSDAY 14 AUGUST
BC CAMPLIGHT live session +interview

MONDAY 18 AUGUST
CELEBRATION live session

TUESDAY 19 AUGUST
BY THE SEA live session

WEDNESDAY 20 AUGUST
UNKNWN live session

THURSDAY 21 AUGUST
ELEPHANTINE live session +interview

Plus LP of The Week by LIA MICE from Lyon, tracks played throughout Week One.

Plus LP of The Week by CELEBRATION from Baltimore, tracks played throughout Week Two

Plus new tracks from BAHAMAS, DOUGLAS INC, SIMON LORD, WILDERNESS HYMNAL and more.

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