Launched earlier this month, New Music Fix Daily is a brand new 6 Music show committed to showcasing new music from every style and genre, airing Monday-Thursday from 7pm-9pm. In addition to the pair’s personal new music selections, the show will also welcome an array of artists and guests sharing their new music tips and recommendations.
Grant and Ravenscroft will also be broadcasting live from Glastonbury this year, with special shows featuring performances and interviews with an array of performers.
Headliner caught up with Grant and Ravenscroft for a chat about 6 Music’s unique ability to bring new music to its audience, what listeners can expect from their new show, as well as some of their Glastonbury highlights and who they are looking forward to seeing at Worthy Farm this year…
How has week one of the new show been for you both?
Tom: It’s been a lot of fun. We were both a little bit nervous going in on the first day as we’ve done a few shows together, but we’ve not worked together loads, and it’s a new show and the audience is apprehensive as they don’t know what they are going to get, but it took off pretty much immediately. After five minutes we felt very comfortable and started really enjoying ourselves. Not that we weren’t expecting it to, but we were just surprised at how well it went so quickly.
Deb: It did feel like a big deal as it’s a new thing for 6 Music to have a show like this and any change in the schedule comes with a certain amount of controversy, as people are so protective of 6 Music and the DJs, but immediately it just felt very natural. And we went out to Primavera before we started with the production team, so we already felt like this little unit. So there was a momentum that pushed us into the first show.
What can listeners expect from New Music Fix Daily?
Tom: Obviously it’s a new music show so a third of it’s me, a third is Deb, and the rest of the team also have some input so it’s a combination of things that are new by artists you’ve never heard of from realms you’re not familiar with, as well as things that are new from people you know very well but just haven’t heard yet. We’re trying to introduce people to new things without scaring them off. It’s about finding that balance.
Deb: Tom and I have both been DJs for a long time and we have an interest in hunting for new music, and our tastes crossover quite a lot but they are quite different too, so that makes it interesting. But it’s important it’s not alienating for people. A lot of the stuff me and Tom likes is not inaccessible but it’s not necessarily stuff that you’d expect to hear on an early evening radio show, so it’s tempered with some features like Hot Tip, where a big name artist will pick their favourite emerging artists, so that’s an interesting perspective too. It’s important for 6 Music to have a hub where new artists can be discovered.