Later…with Jools Holland has, by and large, pretty much had its day now. I don’t know why. Something of its soul has been lost. There’s just something…missing.
Which is, of course, a shame. There’s very little in the way of TV music coverage these days. So it’s a pity that the one thing that is still around is virtually entirely forgettable.
That said, I’ve made some rather good musical discoveries thank to Later….
It’s where I first came across Bellowhead and Beirut. It’s where I heard one of Damon Albarn’s many side-projects, The Good, The Bad and the Queen.
More recently, there’s been Caravan Palace. An electro-swing outfit from Paris.
Their music is infectious, fun and full of life. And you can read more about them here.