It’s Sunday evening so it’s time for The Northern Soul Podcast.

BirdToBeastThis week Lucy McNamara chats to psych-folk duo Bird to Beast. The darlings of BBC 6music, this married pair from Lancashire spin magic from the sounds of yesteryear to create something fresh and unique. Their harmonies tip a hat to the pop nous of greats like The Beach Boys, Kate Bush and The Beatles as well as contemporary singer-songwriters like Rufus Wainwright, Andrew Bird and James Mercer.

Also on Lucy’s playlist this week are, among others, Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds, Cate Le Bon, Metronomy and Blood Orange.

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