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

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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 

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Friday, 3rd December

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

I am smitten by these tangle-haired ladyfolk lasses!

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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

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Saturday, 6th August

Joanna Newsom performing “Jackrabbits” on Jools Holland.

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Sunday, 7th August

Portishead performing “Machine Gun” on Jools Holland.

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Saturday, 22nd October

Bjork performing “Hyperballad” on Jools Holland.

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Sunday, 23rd October