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A podcast focusing on a musical artists' discography. A different artist every season. Currently on Season 2: Are You Amused?: a critical analysis of the history, cultural impact, and music of Muse. Join Adam, Steve, and Lucas, as they tackle an artists' entire discography. They're going album by album, track by track, to find out if context can change your experience of music, how people become obsessed with artists, and to ultimately answer the question 'what is music?' For each artist one ...
 
If you’re here then we’d like to assume you are a music fan with impeccable taste, and appreciate the job we’re trying to do in promoting the very best in alternative music. Both Stephen and Remfry (that’s us) have written and spoken millions of words about our favourite bands in everything from The Independent and The Guardian to Metal Hammer and Team Rock Radio, and beyond. We have dedicated large chunks of our lives to passionately promoting our favourite music, but never has there been a ...
 
The StageLeft Podcast lifts the veil on the music industry by telling the stories of those with a unique vantage point. We talk to the unsung heroes behind the success and help young musicians going into an ever complex industry by gleaning advice about the working practices of the the greats from those who were in close proximity when the magic was being made. The StageLeft Podcast has featured musicians who’ve worked performed live & in the studio with David Bowie, Elvis Presley, The Beatl ...
 
Clint Boon, the organ playing Mancunian legend from Inspiral Carpets brings you anecdotes from his life in music and the people he's met along the way. From the early days with Noel Gallagher as his roadie to recording music with Alfie Boe in his attic. This is a show that will take you on a musical journey, with many famous voices coming along for the ride.
 
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From his Brentwood beginnings to being the music producer of iconic Rock bands and artists including The Who, Roger Daltry, Wilko Johnson and his long-standing relationship with Manic Street Preachers. David is both charismatic and a great storyteller, from almost studying Maths, to following his true calling of Music by working in a studio and the…
 
We’re joined by a special guest this week as Ash from Sugar Horse steps up to cast his critical eye over the week’s new releases which are The Ultra Vivid Lament by Manic Street Preachers (36:20) Sometimes I Might Be Introvert by Little Simz (59:22) Hey What by Low (84:31) and God is Partying by Andrew W.K. (107:17) There are also brief reviews of …
 
Founding member of The Coral Paul Duffy discusses over 20 years as bassist with Liverpool's beat combo, tells us what it was like playing in a rhythm section with former guest Danny Goffey of Supergrass, supporting Oasis, compares Ian Broudie, John Leckie, and Geoff Barrow's production techniques and twists our melon on the creation of the new reco…
 
Steve and Remfry are kicking themselves after never having previously heard this excellent suggestion from David S Grop to discuss Locust, the second full-length album by Swedish alt metal quintet Mary Beats Jane. Maybe they're being too harsh on themselves though ... as the boys discuss, if you weren't from the US or the UK in 1997, it was a tough…
 
The Big Mates are joined by music journalist and author, Mark Beaumont to discuss Kanye West, sex rampages, Reading Festival, and all things Muse. Adam, Steve, Lucas, and Mark chat about the band, taking in their whole career and looking at how they fit into the current musical landscape, and also discuss Mark's book, Out of This World: The Story o…
 
BEEEEARD OOOOIL! Stephen ‘Metalcore Fan Aggressor’ Hill and Remfry ‘Post-Rock Cowardly Lion’ Dedman review the latest new releases in the world of alternative music in the form of Horizons / East by Thrice (59:20) Conquering by Employed To Serve (76:14) Pilgrimage of the Soul by Mono (107:07) and Torn Arteries by Carcass (119:14). Steve talks about…
 
I've gone back home to Teesside for this episode, I'm chatting to Jo Ager (General Manager of Stockton Globe venue). During the 50's to the 70's the Stockton Globe hosted acts such as The Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Shadows, Cliff Richard and The Beatles (Twice!). On Monday 6th September the venue reopened with Pop chart toppers M…
 
Are you wondering how to get into music production, mixing, programming, composing, songwriting and drumming? Well look no further! Emre Ramazanoglu is doing it all at the very highest level. After making a move from his roots in Portsmouth to London, Emre became a musical chameleon working with David Holmes, Noel Gallagher, Sia, Carly Rae Jepsen, …
 
The Big Mates provide insightful commentary for the Drones World Tour Film by Muse. Adam, Steve, and Lucas discuss the show as released into cinemas (and sneakily uploaded to YouTube). Watch along here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gii3EX0OamQ You can now wear your fandom on your (literal) sleeve! What Is Music? now has a RedBubble shop with lot…
 
BONG. THIS IS AN EMERGENCY NEWS BROADCAST. The Big Mates discuss the newly released album by Manic Street Preachers, The Ultra Vivid Lament. They give their first impressions and pick some standout tracks. You can now wear your fandom on your (literal) sleeve! What Is Music? now has a RedBubble shop with lots of cool and stupid designs. You can get…
 
Andro is unique, has had a huge history and has an even bigger future. We learn in the interview that Andro has now left Jungle, having been part of that unit as backing singer and dancer. We learn about the highlights of being in Jungle for a number of years, the importance of androgynous influences on young people, the origin of the iconic hat an…
 
The Big Mates discuss conspiracy theories, Celine Dion, The Cramps, and Drones by Muse. Adam, Steve, and Lucas continue their discussion on the band's seventh studio album, exploring the context behind the album, how it was recorded, and concluding their track-by-track deep-dive, discussing the music, lyrics, themes, and everything inbetween! They …
 
It’s a heck of a week for looooong releases with a fair dollop of controversy thrown in there for good measure as we take a look at the long-awaited double album Donda by Kanye West (10:32) before also casting a critical eye over Iron Maiden’s latest double opus Senjistsu (53:33) as well as 21st Century Love Songs by The Wildhearts (80:54) and Molo…
 
The Big Mates discuss the sunburn, trifle, Roy "Chubby" Brown, and Drones by Muse. Adam, Steve, and Lucas begin their discussion on the band's seventh studio album, exploring the context behind the album, how it was recorded, and beginning their track-by-track deep-dive, discussing the music, lyrics, themes, and everything inbetween! What is this a…
 
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