Preview: Later … with Jools Holland


Joining Jools on the second show of the new series are Liam Gallagher, Rex Orange County, Amyl And The Sniffers, Kojey Radical and Celeste.

Completing the line-up is singer and podcast queen Jessie Ware, who is co-hosting the Friday night’s hour-long episode and will be joining Jools at the piano tonight for a Sam Cooke classic.

Rock ‘n’ roll star Liam Gallagher is back with his second triumphant number one solo album Why Me? Why Not, a nostalgic follow up to his platinum selling solo debut, As You Were. Joining Liam on the drums for The River – and making his TV debut on the show – is his son Gene Gallagher. Not only will Liam perform, but he will be joining Jools for a chat about the latest record.

With a reputation for their raucous gigs and penchant for mullets punk rockers Amyl And The Sniffers promise to shake up the studio. The Australian four-piece released their self-titled debut earlier this year, packed with punchy short tracks like recent single Monsoon Rock, it clocks in at a fast- paced 29-minutes long.

Jools welcomes the highly anticipated debut of 21 year-old Surrey singer-songwriter Rex Orange County. His forthcoming third album, Pony, was written, recorded and performed almost entirely by the music maestro himself.

Contemporary Renaissance Man Kojey Radical will be on the show to play tracks from his latest EP, Cashmere Tears. The emerging east London rapper is a unique and visually exciting artist who is fast becoming one of the most interesting voices of his generation.

Making her debut is promising new singer Celeste, hot off the release of her hauntingly beautiful single, Strange. Born in LA, now based in Brighton via Essex, Celeste draws influence from the greats including Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin, whose records made up her grandfather’s collection.

Later … with Jools Holland – Thursday at 10.00pm.