Playing tracks by
Peaness, Xiu Xiu, Sorie Kundi, Pissed Jeans, Koloah and more.
This show was 74th in the global alternative chart.
There can't be a better way to start the year than with a new session from Diane Marie Kloba, so that's exactly how we start it. In addition to that, we continue to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the Festive Fifty with tracks from the only Peel Session ever to register all four of its tracks in the chart.
Other than that, it's mainly about unearthing reasons to be optimistic about the year ahead in the shape of some terrific January 2017 releases from the likes of Suggested Friends, Stef Chura, Ummagma, Cate Le Bon and Peaness. We've also got something from the forthcoming albums from Xiu Xiu and Talisman, due out in February and March respectively.
We also find room for some great tunes that snuck out towards the end of 2016, including something from Ukraine's Koloah, Russia's Autistic Nursing Home and show favourites The Lasso from Arizona, while this month's Peel Back... section features a brace of tunes that appeared in session for John Peel twenty and thirty years ago.