Selector Sessions

Our Selector Sessions series brings some of UK music's most exciting artists straight to you. Watch them perform live in the studio with performances from Penelope Isles, Nabihah Iqbal, Hak Baker, The Orielles and many more. And in the Selector Archive, you'll find music from past guests like Elbow, Emmy the Great, Bat For Lashes and Soweto Kinch – recorded exclusively for Selector on their way to huge careers in music.

Bryony Jarman-Pinto Live in Session

Bryony Jarman-Pinto was born in London and raised in Penrith, Cumbria, surrounded by music. Perhaps that's why her music now is so hard to pigeonhole – steeped in jazz, her sophisticated songwriting is brought to life with effortless vocals and layered with soul and elements of folk to create her own unique sound.

This session was recorded for WOW 2021 (Women of the World Festival) in collaboration with Selector Radio and Serious in the UK.

Sinead O'Brien for Selector Live

Sinead O'Brien establised herself as a Selector Radio favourite in 2020 with a run of sit-up-and-take-note songs featuring her unique and compelling spoken-word style inspired by the likes of The Fall's Mark E. Smith and Patti Smith. Her admirers to date include The Guardian, Loud And Quiet, The Quietus, Stereogum, BBC Radio 1, and BBC Radio 6 Music. O’Brien’s writing has also been published by the esteemed London Magazine whose alumni include T.S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath and William Burroughs.

This set was recorded specially for us as a Selector Live show which debuted at the Selector PRO online conference in Ukraine in February 2021.

Penelope Isles Live in Session

Their debut album, Until The Tide Creeps In, has been a critical smash and this session celebrates what makes this Brighton four-piece so special. Penelope Isles came down to the Selector studios in London to record ‘Leipzig’ and ‘Cut Your Hair' and both are sure to raise your spirits with solid gold pop hooks, psych guitars, soaring harmonies and the wide-eyed optimism of youth. This is the UK’s contemporary guitar-band scene at its brilliant best.

Monster Florence Live in Session

These guys had us laughing from start to finish when they came down to record their Selector session in summer 2019. Listen to 'Peepin' and 'Scum' live in the studio and enjoy Monster Florence, a six-piece alternative hip-hop act offering something truly different. They're a collective of rappers and musicians making a hybrid of hip-hop and punk with an influence of UK grime and shades of psych-rock guitar. They released their debut album, Foul, in 2018 and have been championed by the likes of broadcaster Huw Stephens and BBC Introducing.

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Rachel Chinouriri Live in Session

Expect bubbling basslines, laid back grooves and exquisite soulful harmonies from this live session with Rachel Chinouriri, the 20 year old singer songwriter from Croydon. With support from BBC Introducing, she has quickly established herself as ‘one to watch’ and her subsequent singles and her EP Mama’s Boy have cemented her reputation as one of UK soul’s great rising stars.