Political activist and singer/songwriter Billy Bragg has landed his own monthly radio show on file-sharing website Spotify.

The A New England singer will debut his new programme, which will feature his personal favourite tracks, on 11 February (14).

He says, "I'm looking forward to using my talking playlist to introduce listeners to some of the amazing material in Spotify's back pages.

"One of my favourite artists from the '50s is a guy named Louis Prima. Spotify have over 100 albums of his on their system and he's just one among thousands of obscure artists who have languished in the racks in second-hand record stores for the past half century. I'm hoping to bring some of those names to light as well as playing some of my favourite tracks from the 21st century."