Last night (5th May), the third in a new series of Later… With Jools Holland took place.
The standout performance came from Tobias Jesso Jr., making his UK television debut and showcasing ‘Without You’ from the debut album ‘Goon’. Landing ahead of an appearance at The Great Escape (14th-16th May), his stripped-down rendition was a highlight from the show.
Alabama Shakes also appeared, playing ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’ from their second album ‘Sound & Color’.
Performances also came from The Unthanks, Shaun Escoffery and FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks), who played ‘Johnny Delusional’ and ‘Police Encounters’.
Next week’s edition of Jools features Paul Weller, Lianne La Havas and Curtis Harding.
An extended edition of this latest episode airs on BBC Two at 11.35pm, Friday 8th May.
Tobias Jesso Jr.
All the biggest and best tracks of the week, rounded up and reviewed.
Less a reinvention than a glance back to his most minimal early demos.
The Canadian plonked the soulful cut online today, with no explanation. Why not, eh?
He joined Este, Alana and Danielle for a game of The Battle of the Movie Song.