Exclusive interview with Domino Radio

Domino Radio was, for one glorious week in early June, a 24-hour a day, pop-up radio station set up by Domino Records in Wandsworth, London.

The creation of label co-founder Jacqui Rice it featured a number of the label’s artists behind the mic including Al Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand) Robert Wyatt and Matt Helders ( Arctic Monkeys) as well as Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream) and record biz supremo James Endeacott who presented the ‘breakfast show’ between 10 and 12 in the mornings. Domino described the station as being in the spirit of Radio Caroline, the John Peel Show and Woman’s Hour although we didn’t hear a great deal of programming that could have been mistaken for that Radio 4 favourite. It wasn’t all music however, the great Robert Wyatt made a largely spoken word show where he played and talked about his favourite records (see Saturday’s programming to hear this).

Bowers & Wilkins got involved by supplying the station with P5 headphones which were used by the various DJs and presenters over the week. While there were naturally plenty of Domino acts played these were clearly in the minority, while I was there the vibe was nicely eclectic including tracks by The Kinks, Cass McCoombs and The Jayhawks.

The station broadcast on FM in London and on the web to listeners around the world and thanks to the wonder of radio on-demand you can hear any of the shows at http:// dominorad.io for the next few months.

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