'Three Wise Women' will curate music and documentaries between December 24-26
St Vincent, Neneh Cherry and Alison Goldfrapp are to curate a portion of BBC 6 Music’s Christmas programming.
Dubbed ‘The Three Wise Women’, Cherry, Goldfrapp and Annie Clark of St Vincent’s shows will be broadcast on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Clark promises to play music from J Dilla, Nine Inch Nails, John Coltrane, Cate Le Bon and Peggy Lee among others during her December 24 broadcast.
Delving into the BBC archives, Clark will also dedicate part of her day to documentaries of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ and ‘The Hounds Of Love’ by Kate Bush. Live music will be provided from past sessions by Fela Kuti at Glastonbury as well as Stereolab, Nick Cave, and PJ Harvey.
Meanwhile, on Christmas Day, Neneh Cherry will share hip-hop documentary Looking For The Perfect Beat Way Out West: The Bristol Underground Story. The following day Goldfrapp will play Iggy Pop’s recent John Peel lecture alongside live performances from Air, Leonard Cohen, Stereolab, and Radiohead as well as David Lynch’s ‘First Time’ special and Iggy Pop’s ‘Car Songs’ show.
St Vincent‘s self-titled album was named NME’s Album Of The Year 2014. NME’s Track Of The Year for 2014, meanwhile, is Future Islands’ ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’.
The full Top 50 list of both albums and tracks is featured in this week’s issue of NME, on newsstands and available digitally now. It includes in-depth interviews with a host of artists whose work made the lists.