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EP.12 - Dave Burdis of Black Shape

Season 2, Ep. 2

Enjoying a spot of bird watching with Matt in episode 12 is Dave Burdis, one half of the rock and roll group Black Shape. Topics include cats, riffs, Ariana Grande, Radio 3, Jazz, as well as how Dave is writing science fiction. Dave is a truly fascinating and prolific musician along with his bandmate Andrew Cleaver who have released a huge catalogue of music in the last 6 months alone. Latest offering is The House EP released by Rat Run Records. The duo reside in London and continue to create some of the most captivating music within their genre.

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