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New Noise: 16 Sept '09 - Peggy Sue Special

New Noise: 16 Sept '09 - Peggy Sue Special

Playing tracks by

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue & The Pirates, PJ Harvey, Townes van zandt, Throwing Muses and more.

In January 2007 I contacted Brighton duo Peggy Sue and The Pirates asking to play a song of theirs – ‘The New Song’ - on a new podcast I’d just started making: New Noise. Since then, the band have released an EP, slightly changed their name, gained a member, signed to Wichita records and released an album, 2010’s ‘Fossils & Other Phantoms’. 

This week, 18 months on, the band release the follow up: ‘Acrobats’. The album – produced by John Parish – has been variously described as ‘a brooding monster’, ‘distinct and complex', and ‘a huge step forward’.

Having interviewed the band before, this time I attempted to dig a little deeper. As well as talking to the band collectively about the new record and its reception, I wanted to try and explore more about each member’s individual role in the outfit, and so asked to interview each of them separately, too. 

Along with album songs, the band also pick music by the likes of Neil Young, PJ Harvey, Townes Van Zandt and more.