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BBC 6 Music launches late night new music shows

By | Published on Thursday 6 March 2014

6 Music Recommends

BBC 6 Music has announced that, from later this month, it’ll be playing a little bit more new music each week, with a new series of shows called ‘6 Music Recommends’. Presented in turn by Lauren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft, Mary Anne Hobbs and Steve Lamacq, the hour long programmes will run each night from midnight, starting from 11 Mar.

The station’s Head Of Music Jeff Smith said: “‘6 Music Recommends’, alongside our well established and influential weekly new release playlist, highlights BBC Radio 6 Music’s different and innovative approach to new music and music programming. The power of our presenters’ passion and expertise for music will be further highlighted and it will help us continue to build our reputation as the best and most creatively programmed music channel anywhere”.

Tom Ravenscroft added: “‘6 Music Recommends’ is a cool new place where I’ll be hanging out and playing my favourite new music from the week, some of it pillaged from other shows on the station, some from my own mind. I’ll be picking my top tracks each Wednesday night and trying to persuade the listeners to allow them into their hearts and perhaps into their record collections. All the tracks are also all in one place with BBC Playlister”.

Echoing this, Mary Anne Hobbs said that she saw her show as a challenge to “change people’s lives with sound”, which sounds like fun. But she’s only got an hour in the middle of the night to do it. To kick start things, BBC 6 Music will be playing nothing but tracks released since the start of the year from 10am to 10pm on Monday. So tune in to find out if ten hours worth of good music has been released in the last two months.