Music is Nice with Ishmael Ensemble

Brought to you by Josh Aitman & James Zaremba, Melodic Distraction’s first weekly show explores everything and anything, old and new – just as long as it sounds sweet.

Music Is Nice is what is says on the tin, nothing but nice music for 2 hours straight. Join James or Josh alongside a very special guest each week for a show where anything goes.

Alongside an extended chat with their special guest, they’ll be taking a deep dive into both their own and their guests’ wide musical tastes. The show will trawl into the archives while also looking into future of fresh new sounds. Expect guests appearances from close friends of the station including the likes of Crazy P, Banoffee Piees, Bryony Jarman pinto and many more…

This week, Josh heads to a packed out Soup Kitchen in Manchester to watch Bristol-based outfit Ishmael Ensemble! Earlier this year they released their debut album A State of Flow and are currently taking it out on the road. Listen back to their full live set, plus an exclusive interview with band leader Pete Cunningham. They discuss how they’ve got to where they are now, plus their eagerness to transform their debut album with each live gig they perform.