Very weirdly, Tortoise have just been interviewed by Radio 4’s somewhat stuffy, uptight Today programme. It was a little feature at the end of the show, and I’ll see if I can post a link to the ‘Listen Again’ recording once the programme has finished. There was discussion of their upcoming UK gig, and comment from a music lecturer who said Tortoise are on their ‘listening lists’ (I suppose it makes sense for music courses to have listening lists in the same way others have reading lists). There was also some discussion of new songs, so I assume that means there’s a new album on the way? I think I missed the memo.Odd quote of the interview: ‘We expect them to rush the stage because there’s nothing more boring than a seated audience.’ I can’t help feeling if the audience did rush the stage, the band might be a little put out… And finally, as a special treat, here’s a unique exclusive recording of new song Minors, recorded by Tortoise for the show.