How British Indie’s Reaching War-Torn Libya

2013LibyaBritishCouncilIf you found yourself scanning radio frequencies in Tripoli, capital of the still war-torn Libya, you might not expect to hit upon the latest slice of garage-psych from Temples or Savages’ ferocious manifesto ‘Shut Up’.

But if you were listening this week, you could well have done. The British Council’s weekly radio show, The Selector, broadcasts UK music to 39 countries scattered across the planet, with Libya just being the most recent addition to their roster.

Back in London, presenter Goldierocks lays out their philosophy: “We play everything from hip-hop through to thrash metal, jazz, blues, electronica… just whatever’s new and fresh and we feel represents the underground culture of the UK.”