It comes from one of the most respected rock, folk, world and roots labels in the world – Proper (Richard Thompson, The Waterboys, Ladysmith Black Mambazo etc.). Would really appreciate your thoughts either way?

September saw the launch of’s brand new series of weekly podcasts produced and hosted by award winning broadcaster Trevor Dann. Each week a group of panellists including top music journalists, editors, producers, promoters and bookers will join Trevor Dann to discuss Proper Music’s recent releases as well as a range of topical subjects. The series will also feature interviews with artists and labels across the specialist music industry.

Episode 5 of’s new series of weekly podcasts, produced and hosted by award-winning broadcaster Trevor Dann, is available now for free streaming and download through iTunes and SoundCloud.

In a live music special, singer and guitarist Emily Barker plays the theme tune to TV series Wallander (Nostalgia) and two tracks from her latest album Almanac, including the theme tune to The Shadow Line (Pause). Emily talks to Trevor Dann about her childhood growing up in Western Australia, the song writing process and her band The Red Clay Halo.

Host Trevor Dann said: “Proper is a big name in all the musical genres I love – folk, blues, country. jazz, Americana to name but five – and what I love about these podcasts is thate dont have to pigeon-hole the music. Where some radio stations have a folk show or a country show or rock show, we can mix all the genres together. For us it’s all proper music. ”

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