The latest Simple Folk Radio Show will be broadcast on Sunday 23rd December at 5pm (UK Time). Simple Folk Radio’s Holiday Hootenanny will be starring KIMYA DAWSON and will be hosted by Dillon with studio guest Nicol (Frozy).
“Kimya Dawson straddles the line between precious and profound”.- Rolling Stone
Kimya Dawson is a Grammy winning, platinum selling singer songwriter most widely known for her work on the JUNO soundtrack and her former band, The Moldy Peaches. She has released 6 solo albums, including a children’s album “Alphabutt”. She has been featured in Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, NY Times, NME, Q, AOL, etc. She has performed live on the View, at the Independent Spirit Awards, TED/Boulder, was invited to perform on Sesame Street, and also performed at the REM Tribute at Carnegie Hall.
“Warm, personable, and often erring on charmingly twee, Kimya Dawson’s music has always communicated with her fans via revealing and heartfelt lyrics. Dawson’s short-lived duo the Moldy Peaches spearheaded the so-called anti-folk movement in 2001 with their self-titled debut, which blurred fairly light compositions with slapdash, seemingly spontaneous stories. In contrast, topics such as body image, depression, and child abuse made their way on to Dawson’s last solo album… With Dawson, the focus is on the lyrics, with her music tending to serve as a mere platform for sprawling, humorous stories whose serious subject matter contradicts the childlike catchiness underpinning them. Both lyrically and in her quick yet carefully considered delivery, Dawson most closely resembles her buddy Jeffrey Lewis. Each artist has a sharp wit that overrides his or her faux naïve spin, and while Dawson’s music is often about her own self-exploration and questioning, she also offers advice to her listeners. “I Like Giants” is a funny, metaphor laden shout out to anyone who has ever had body confidence issues, and “Caving In” is about accepting those days when you feel helpless and low. The only time I ever met Kimya Dawson, she grabbed me and gave me a huge bear hug for seemingly no reason; that’s kind of how her music feels– like a comforting, unexpected embrace” – Mia Lily Clarke/Pitchfork
Broadcast Schedule – UK Time Zone
Sunday 23rd December 2012 @ 5pm – on Folk Radio UK
Then repeated on the following:
Monday: @ 2am
Tuesday: @ 1pm (Extra Christmas Day slot)
Wednesday: @ 9pm
Friday: @ 1pm
Coming Soon on Simple Folk Radio: Sunday 30th December
your monthly host DANIEL GREEN (Laish) with special studio guest ROZI PLAIN (Fence Records)