Grinderman performing “Worm Tamer” live on Jools Holland.  If this doesn’t put some swagger in your step, I don’t know what will.

Wednesday, 29th September

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds performing “Cindy, Cindy” on Jools Holland.

Grinderman performing “Palaces of Montezuma” on Later with Jools Holland.

It’s perverse that Grinderman delivers what I consider to be one of the most romantic songs I’ve enjoyed in recent memory, but these lyrics are quite touching, in their own way:

The Epic of Gilgamesh 
A pretty little black A-line dress 
I give to you 
The spinal cord of JFK 
Wrapped in Marilyn Monroe’s negligee 
I give to you 
I want nothing in return 
Just the softest little breathless word 
I ask of you 
A word contained in a grain of sand 
That can barely walk can’t even stand 
I ask of you 

Friday, 3rd December

The Unthanks performing “Here’s the Tender Coming” on Jools Holland.

I am smitten by these tangle-haired ladyfolk lasses!

Monday, 30th May

The Low Anthem performing “Charlie Darwin” on Jools Holland.

The Low Anthem performing “To Ohio” on Jools Holland.

Joanna Newsom performing “‘81” on Jools Holland

Saturday, 6th August

Joanna Newsom performing “Jackrabbits” on Jools Holland.

Sunday, 7th August

Portishead performing “Machine Gun” on Jools Holland.

Saturday, 22nd October

Bjork performing “Hyperballad” on Jools Holland.

Sunday, 23rd October