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Zombie Zombie’s cinematic sound

They’re known for their fright-fest of slasher flick keys, alien electronics and cinematic sound. So perhaps it’s not surprising that French electric duo Zombie Zombie have recorded their first film soundtrack. But the movie "Bloody Beans" is not a horror flick, but rather an exploration of the Algerian War of Independence through the eyes of children. One half of the band, Cosmic Neman, joins Jade Barker in the studio to explain how they got involved in the project.

Also on the show, we take a look at the latest album releases, including new tunes from “Elbow” and “Metronomy”. Plus, you may recognise his voice but you might not know his face. We meet the man behind the hit songs “Wake Me Up” and “I Need a Dollar”, as Aloe Blacc releases his own solo album.

By Mark THOMPSON , Jade BARKER

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2015-04-01 culture

Film Show : 'Suite française', 'Shaun the sheep' and 'A perfect man'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson joins us to take us through this week’s new releases, starting with the film adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky's wartime novel "Suite Française" starring...

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2015-03-31 culture

Asaf Avidan's Gold Shadow

Listening to his voice, you may think of a female singer from long ago. Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan are all in there, they add up to his original sound. Asaf...

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2015-03-30 culture

Jeanne Added on her classical pop-crossover

Singer-songwriter Jeanne Added is on set to talk us through her pop-classical crossover. Music critic Mariam Saab brings us a new release from Ringo Starr and a documentary...

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2015-03-27 culture

Sound Bites: Eating on tour with Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos

The lead singer of the British rock band Franz Ferdinand takes readers on a rock-and-roll culinary adventure around the world in his book "Sound Bites", which has just been...

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2015-03-26 culture

Carl Barat’s Glory Days

He's best known as a founding member - along with Pete Doherty - of the influential English band The Libertines, as well as the shorter-lived Dirty Pretty Things. Carl Barat...

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