Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist. The Fitting Room album was I Tell A Fly by Benjamin Clementine, out now on Virgin/EMI.

Benjamin Clementine’s story is that of an uncompromising artist. When he was 19, the London-born musician moved to Paris without a real plan, other than to create, and where most would draw the line at homelessness, Clementine did not. He got by on his own, busking in the streets and sleeping in them too. Eventually, he began receiving some well-deserved attention from the right people, which led to playing bigger shows and festivals, and even an appearance on Later with Jools Holland. Jump ahead a couple years, and he’d won the coveted Mercury Prize for his debut full length, At Least For Now. After being enlisted by Damon Albarn to appear on the new Gorillaz album, Clementine has now returned with his sophomore effort, I Tell A Fly. His voice is best described as classic and sophisticated, and his style and delivery, as theatrical as can be. Benjamin Clementine demands your attention, surely a skill that he developed during his years as a Parisian street busker.


—hour 1—

Serve The Rich – PINS

Spent The Day In Bed – Morrissey –  Low In High School 

Last Time I Saw You – UNA

Modafinil Blues – Matthew Dear

Chasin’ – Cub Sport – BATS

You Know Me Better – J. Roddy Walston & The Business – Destroyers of the Soft Life 

Furnaces – Ed Harcourt – Furnaces 

Shadows and Reflections – Marc Almond – Shadows and Reflections 

Tinseltown Swimming In Blood – Destroyer – ken

Bulletproof – Me Not You

Creature Comfort – Arcade Fire – Everything Now 

Bofou Safou – Amadou & Mariam – La Confusion

Hologram – The Horrors – V

Slip Away – Perfume Genius – No Shape 


Bad Baby – Sarah Jaffe 

Illusionist – Clara Nova – Iron Age

Deviant – Decent Criminal – Bloom

I’m In Love – Umm – Double Worshipper 

Rites of Investiture – Circa Survive – The Amulet 

Alta – Ty Segall

Finally – Cymbals Eat Guitars – Pretty Years 

My Smile Is Extinct – Kane Strang – Two Hearts and No Brain 

Baseball – Hippo Campus

Beautifully Unconventional – Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life 

Shake Your Heel (feat. Tristen) – Steelism – ism 

Pleasure – Feist – Pleasure

Fallen Leaves – The Deep Dark Woods – Yarrow

Wonderful Wonderful – The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful 

Charger (feat. Grace Jones) – Gorillaz – Humanz 

—hour 3—

Standing In The Middle of the Field – Cut Copy – Haiku From Zero

Jumbo Jet – Shout Out Louds – Ease My Mind 

Nothing Left To Say – Hajk

The Weather – Pond – The Weather 

Something For Your M.I.N.D. – Superorganism 


God Save The Jungle – Benjamin Clementine – I Tell A Fly

Better Sorry Than A Safe – Benjamin Clementine – I Tell A Fly

Phantom Of Alleppoville – Benjamin Clementine – I Tell A Fly

Another Weekend – Ariel Pink – Dedicated To Bobby Jameson 

Streets Been Talkin’ – Kele Okereke – Fatherland


Hurts To Liv – liv