Later... With Jools Holland S56E02 - Robert Plant, Declan McKenna, London Grammar
Jools Holland returns for the second programme of the series, filmed at Jools's unique south London recording studio.
This week, Jools chats to the legendary Robert Plant, who talks him through his own musical journey, loves and influences, illustrated by a diverse selection of clips from the extensive Later… archive. Frontman of one of the biggest bands in the world, Led Zeppelin, Plant is now enjoying his fourth decade of a successful solo career and a more recent role as podcast host of Digging Deep. Having previously performed on Later... nine times in various guises, Plant joins Jools as he releases a career- spanning album with tracks from his 11 solo records and previously unreleased material.
Declan McKenna joins Jools in the studio in a special performance at the piano of Be An Astronaut, from his recently released and critically acclaimed second album Zeros, a record heavily influenced by his 70s glam heroes, including David Bowie. From Hertfordshire, now based in north London, the 21-year-old recorded Zeros last year in Nashville, but its themes of disconnect and isolation resonate even more strongly now. He makes his second appearance on Later..., having performed in 2016 ahead of the release of his debut record What Do You Think About the Car?
And in a specially shot performance, the show welcomes back London Grammar, a trio who have graced the Later... studio twice before. The band, who met and formed as students at Nottingham University, are back with their first new music since their 2017 number one album Truth is a Beautiful Thing. New single Baby It's You has the group's familiar dreamy sound but with a new Balearic vibe.