Category: Radio 1

BBC SOUND OF 2018 LIVE, Maida Vale Studios – Evening Standard, 31 Jan 2018

The BBC’s annual Sound of… poll is a valuable indicator of which musicians are on their way to ubiquity. Some of the 2018 batch were brought together last night for Radio 1, in a studio adorned with a plaque dedicated to a hot young thing of yesteryear, Bing Crosby. The winner this year, Norwegian singer Sigrid, is already rewarding the… Read more →

CHARLIE SLOTH interview – Evening Standard, 18 Nov 2017

Charlie Sloth is usually pretty good at introducing himself. “It’s the people’s prince, the best looking fat guy in the universe, just ask your mum!” is his regular opening salvo when he arrives at the microphone to host the drivetime show on BBC Radio 1xtra or The Rap Show on Radio 1. It’s when he has to introduce his own… Read more →

ANNIE MAC interview – Evening Standard, 23 Sept 2016

Luckily, before I meet Annie Mac, I find an article that she wrote in 2014 which lists the questions that she hates being asked (note to pop stars: if you could all do this and compile it in some sort of easily accessible database, that’d be really helpful, ta). Her personal bugbears all concern queries as to what it’s like… Read more →

BBC RADIO 1’S FUTURE FESTIVAL, Maida Vale Studios – Evening Standard, 20 Jan 2016

The endless lists of music tips for 2016 may be an exercise in bet-hedging – there has to be one arena filler among the dozens of new names being flung around by Spotify, MTV, the BRITs and so on – but certain round-ups can’t be ignored. Radio 1’s Future Festival, broadcast live and filmed for the iPlayer, is an annual… Read more →

B. TRAITS INTERVIEW/RADIO 1 IBIZA – Evening Standard, 2 Aug 2013

Radio 1 is upping sticks (glowsticks, naturally) this weekend and relocating to Ibiza. It will broadcast live from the White Isle and is putting on a free party for 7,000 at the vast Ushuaïa Beach Hotel at Playa D’en Bossa this evening, before rocking Privilege club tomorrow and presumably sitting still, head in hands, on Sunday. Leading the army of… Read more →

NICK GRIMSHAW’S RADIO 1 BREAKFAST SHOW – Evening Standard, 24 Sept 2012

A new era began on Radio 1 this morning, not exactly with a bang. “So this is happening. This is actually happening. Good morning Great Britain,” said new Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw, sounding as surprised as anyone that he, a 28-year-old party boy from Oldham who used to occupy John Peel’s late night slot, has been chosen to wake… Read more →

RADIO 1 VISUAL CHART SHOW/BLACK CAB SESSIONS – Evening Standard 24 February 2012

Radio 1 DJ Reggie Yates is counting down the latest official top 10, as he has done every Sunday evening since 2007. I am excited – that childhood experience of sitting close to the radio, willing your favourite band to climb even higher than last week, possibly with a twitchy finger hovering by the ‘record’ button on the tape deck,… Read more →