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Watch tUnE-yArDs Play Jools Holland And Impress Robert Plant

On the most recent episode of the British live-music show Later With Jools Holland, tUnE-yArDs came though and played "Water Fountain," the joyously dazed and rhythmically complex song from their new album Nikki Nack. Even if you don't love Merrill Garbus' records, it's deeply impressive to see her and her bandmates recreating those sound… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2014

Interpol – “My Desire (Factory Floor Remix)”

New York's Interpol and London's Factory Floor are two bands with very different takes on retro-minded postpunk darkness. And yet they've come together, with Factory Floor transforming "My Desire," the single from Interpol's new El Pintor album, into a heaving and twinkling seven-minute goth-house assault. It sounds absolutely nothing like the original, to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 23, 2014

Watch U2 Make Their Majestic Jools Holland Debut

The British live-music TV show Later With Jools Holland has been airing on BBC Two since 1992, but U2 have somehow never appeared on the show until the most recent episode. On their episode of the show, U2 played "Volcano," from their new album Songs Of Innocence, live for the first time. They also… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2014

Watch Pharrell, Lorde, Elton John, Dave Grohl, One Direction, & Many More Cover The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” For BBC Music

The BBC describes its new initiative BBC Music as "an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives that amount to the BBC's strongest commitment to music in 30 years." To mark the launch, the media conglomerate commissioned this music video featuring an all-star lineup singing the Beach Boys' classic "God Only… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 7, 2014

Watch Future Islands Take “Seasons” To Jools Holland

Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring brought his signature moves to BBC's Later... With Jools Holland last night. They performed "Seasons (Waiting On You)" which is, of course, off their most recent album, Singles, and the group gave a characteristically passionate performance. The band also posed for an appropriate picture in front of a… More »

By: James Rettig / October 1, 2014

Watch Arcade Fire Perform “We Exist” On Jools Holland

Arcade Fire came back to Later... With Jools Holland on Friday night following their performance of "You Already Know" and "Normal Person" earlier in the week. This time around, they played a mesmerizing version of "We Exist" while a disco ball spun slowly overhead. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / June 1, 2014

Watch St. Vincent Play Jools Holland

St. Vincent has already performed "Digital Witness" on The Colbert Report and SNL, and Annie Clark's band brought a similar take on the song -- complete with robotic dancing, spazzy guitar solos, and many an affected "Yah!" -- to UK talk show Later With Jools Holland. Even if we've seen it before, it… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 29, 2014

Watch Arcade Fire Play “You Already Know” And “Normal Person” On Jools Holland

On the most recent episode of the BBC show Later... With Jools Holland, Arcade Fire brought the recent theatrical version of their live show, playing the Reflektor songs "You Already Know" and "Normal Person." With the geometric stage design and the old-timey dance-rocker stage moves and the deeply ridiculous outfits, the entire spectacle felt… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 28, 2014

Watch The Horrors & The Afghan Whigs Play Jools Holland

The Horrors' swooping, dance-informed new album Luminous came out yesterday, and it's our Album Of The Week during a week when a lot of big albums came out. On the most recent episode of the BBC show Later... With Jools Holland, the band rolled through to play the sweeping single "So Now YouMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2014

Watch The Black Keys Play “Fever” On Jools Holland, Che Tempo Che Fa

The most recent episode of the BBC live-performance show Later With Jools Holland was a deeply star-studded one. The big news from the episode was that the Black Keys played their tense, new wavey single "Fever" live for the first second time. (UPDATE: They actually played "Fever" two days prior on the Italian TV… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2014

Watch Eagulls Play Jools Holland

One of the best songs off Eagulls' very nice self-titled debut was the shoegaze punk of "Possessed." The band stopped by Jools Holland to perform it this week, and now the video is available online. Watch it below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 17, 2014

Watch Neneh Cherry Play Jools Holland

The BBC's live-music show Later With Jools Holland just began its newest season, and one of its first guests was Neneh Cherry, who just returned with the Four Tet-produced Blank Project, her first solo album in 18 years. Cherry is Swedish, not British, but she recorded her earliest tracks in the UK and found her… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2014

Watch The National Play Jools Holland

The National's smoldering intensity is the sort of thing that travels well; I've seen people in Europe freak out just as hard over them as people back home. And they certainly looked poised on the most recent episode of the BBC's Later... With Jools Holland, brooding elegantly through the Trouble Will Find Me single… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2013

Watch Arctic Monkeys Play Jools Holland

Arctic Monkeys released their very good fifth album AM last month, and if the promotional blitz surrounding it has shown us anything, it's that the band has evolved into a ridiculously tight and effortlessly larger-than-life live unit. The band has been making the late-night rounds stateside, and they also recently returned to their native UK,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 23, 2013

Watch MGMT Play Jools Holland

When they're on American late-night shows, MGMT tend to crank up the weirdness. But on the most recent episode of the BBC's Later... With Jools Holland, the band played "Your Life Is A Lie," from their new self-titled album, and played it relatively straight. The one freaky piece of stagecraft i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 18, 2013

Watch James Blake Play Jools Holland Again

James Blake made an appearance of Later… With Jools Holland this week in support of his sophomore album Overgrown. We already saw the video of "Retrograde," now here's footage of Blake performing "Life Round Here."… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 6, 2013

Watch James Blake Play Jools Holland

James Blake visited Jools Holland to play "Retrograde," one of the best songs off his new album Overgrown. If you're a James Blake super fan (and with that Chance The Rapper collaboration more and more people are) you'll notice two cool things. One, the other fella on synths is Rob McAndrews aka Airhead, who… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 3, 2013

Watch Chvrches Play Jools Holland

Glasgow synthpoppers Chvrches released The Bones Of What You Believe, one of the year's most instantly likable debut albums, last week. That album is going to stick with us for a while, and we should get good and used to hearing its songs. And while the group hasn't yet launched a full-scale U.S. media… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 2, 2013

Watch Pixies, Janelle Monáe Play Jools Holland

Later...With Jools Holland had some great guests on this week: Chvrches, Janelle Monáe, and Pixies. Below, check out videos of Janelle Monáe performing "Q.U.E.E.N." and Pixies performing "What Goes Boom." Stay tuned for the Chvrches vid. More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 28, 2013

Watch Kanye Play Jools Holland Again

Earlier this week, Kanye West appeared on the season premiere of BBC Two's Later … With Jools Holland. We've already seen the video of Kanye performing Yeezus single "Bound 2," and now the full episode has surfaced. Kanye also performed renditions of “New Slaves” and “Blood on the Leaves," both differing from the album… More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 21, 2013
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