If you like good music yeah yeah and you like watching telly yeah yeah then tune in or set your Skybox this weekend to Sky Arts 267/268HD. Yes – beautifully simple and utterly engaging music series From The Basement is back! The ratings were so good that the lovely people at Sky have decided to run the first series again this weekend.
From The Basement is unique in the sense that it is purely artist led – no audience, no cheesy interviews, no annoying whizzy graphics – just bands doing their own thing in the studio. The icing on the cake is that the audio is recorded and mixed live by none other than uber-god Record Producer and From the Basement creator Nigel Godrich. Word on the street tells us that the next series out later this year will feature Radiohead, Mark E Smith and The Fall, Shortwave Set, Andrew Bird – and that is just for starters.
From the Basement Weekend kicks off today Sat 24 May at: 21:00 White Stripes/The Shins/Neil Hannon from Divine Comedy 21:50 Thom Yorke/Albert Hammond Jr/Envelopes 22:40 Beck/Jarvis Cocker/Jamie Liddell
Sun 25 May line up is: 21:00 Sonic Youth/Jose Gonzalez/Laura Marling 21:50 Super Furry Animals/PJ Harvey/Freeblood 22:40 Damien Rice/E from Eels/Architecture In Helsinki/Autolux
If you don’t have Sky then you can watch clips and see the new Radiohead preview here. And if that is still not enough then you can start saving up for the forthcoming Series One DVD with loads of extra’s out Autumn 2008.