190 episodes

Across over ten years of going to shows, I've met countless fascinating people that are joined together by the fact I love their music. This is a medium in which I look to find out the bigger picture, the extended story and the journey that brought them to where they are. No genre or topic is off limits. I'm David James Young - and all my friends are in bar bands.

All My Friends Are in Bar Bands David James Young

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    • 4.9 • 23 Ratings

Across over ten years of going to shows, I've met countless fascinating people that are joined together by the fact I love their music. This is a medium in which I look to find out the bigger picture, the extended story and the journey that brought them to where they are. No genre or topic is off limits. I'm David James Young - and all my friends are in bar bands.

    All My Friends Are in Bar Bands: The Farewell Tour (2015-2022)

    All My Friends Are in Bar Bands: The Farewell Tour (2015-2022)

    All My Friends Are in Bar Bands is coming to an end in 2022 on its 200th episode.

    That's what this episode is, so if you don't want to listen to a 10-minute ramble then skip this download, you've gotten the gist there.

    On the off-chance you do, thanks for listening.

    Support David on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

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    • 9 min
    Episode 184: My Friend Ben Lee

    Episode 184: My Friend Ben Lee

    Few could have predicted that the scrawny Jewish kid with the guitar in Sydney's eastern suburbs would go on to conquer the world. Hell, even fewer could have predicted his second-ever gig would be opening for Sonic Youth. Still, that's just how Ben Lee's career has unfolded - just when you think you have all the answers, he changes the questions. An ARIA winner, a two-time Hottest 100 runner-up and a keen collaborator with everyone from Josh Radnor to Joel Madden, Lee's life can't be summed up with a mere hour of conversation. Still, it's worth a shot.

    With thanks to Ben Lee, Caitlin Harnett and Wollongong UniBar.

    Produced by Paul McWhirter, edited by David James Young.

    Follow Ben on Facebook: @benleemusic
    Follow Ben on Twitter: @benleemusic
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    Follow Ben on TikTok: @benleemusic

    This podcast was recorded on Dharawal land and edited between Wirundjeri and Dharawal land.

    Support David on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 183: My Friend Gretta Ray

    Episode 183: My Friend Gretta Ray

    When then-triple j breakfast hosts Alex Dyson and Matt Okine decided to surprise Melbourne singer-songwriter Gretta Ray with news she'd won a competition through the station’s Unearthed initiative, they did not head to her place of work. Nor did they go to her place of residence. Instead, they ended up at Princes Hill Secondary College, where Ray was a student. A prodigious singer and budding songwriter, Ray could not have predicted the ensuing years of national and international touring, millions of streams and a steady ascent to the top of Australian pop's echelon. Now barely in her 20s, a debut studio album awaits - but not before a quick Bar Bands debrief on her choral background, conquering festivals, genre code switches and meeting her heroes.

    Gretta Ray's debut album Begin to Look Around arrives August 27 via Ballarat/EMI Music Australia.

    Special thanks to Mariam Dib.
    Recorded by David James Young and Gretta Louise Ray.
    Produced and edited by David James Young.

    Follow Gretta on Instagram: @grettaray
    Follow Gretta on Twitter: @grettaray
    Follow Gretta on Facebook: @grettaraymusic

    This podcast was recorded on Wirundjeri and Tharawal land, and was edited on Tharawal land.

    Support David on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min
    Episode 182: My Friends Sly Withers

    Episode 182: My Friends Sly Withers

    Lonely and dreaming on the west coast, Jono Mata and Sam Blitvitch both aspired to be the guitar heroes they saw on their screens at an impressionable age. With Sly Withers - both men's first in-earnest band - they were able to achieve something far greater. With their open, honest every-man take on pub rock and pop-punk, the band quickly carved a niche that soon became bigger than either could have anticipated. With the release of their second studio album Gardens, the band find themselves among the top of the food chain in Australian rock - which is quite the feat for a band that was barely out of high school when it started. Reflecting on their story over a drink on the patio of a Newtown Airbnb, Mata and Blitvich connect the dots to explain how a fledgling guitar band ended up on the national airwaves and touring the country with Amy Shark.

    Gardens is out now via Dew Process.

    Special thanks to Amy Simmons, Deathproof PR, Nathan Wood, Dew Process and Skinny O'Leary.

    Produced and edited by Paul McWhirter. Additional editing by David James Young.

    Follow Sly Withers on Instagram: @slywithers
    Follow Sly Withers on Twitter: @slywithers
    Follow Sly Withers on Facebook: @slywithers

    This podcast was recorded on Gadigal land and edited on Wirundjeri and Tharawal land.

    Support David on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

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    • 30 min
    Episode 181: My Friends STUMPS

    Episode 181: My Friends STUMPS

    Much like the inner rings of a cut-open tree, there are a surprising degree of layers to Sydney trio STUMPS. Although they boast a confident, extroverted frontman in Kyle Fisher, he had never actually even so much as sang a note on stage prior to the band's formation in the late 2010s. Their rhythm section, meanwhile - bassist Merrick Powell & drummer Jonathan Dolan - had never played indie-rock before; instead, their bread and butter was hardcore punk matinees - making songs to literally scream at the sun in scene stalwarts Perspectives. So, how did all three end up making jaunty post-punk-revival-revival indie-disco? Gather round, and we'll tell you a tale.

    Special thanks to Kyle Fisher, Pat O'Hara, Beau Somers and The Lansdowne Hotel.
    Produced and edited by Paul McWhirter. Additional editing by David James Young.

    Follow STUMPS on Instagram: @stumpstheband
    Follow STUMPS on Twitter: @stumpstheband
    Follow STUMPS on Facebook: @stumpstheband

    This podcast was recorded on Gadigal land and edited on Wirundjeri and Tharawal land.

    Support David on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 52 min
    Episode 180: My Friend Charlie Collins

    Episode 180: My Friend Charlie Collins

    Charlene Bailey has lived a life of reintroductions. A promising country upstart in the heart of Tamworth, the singer-songwriter got her start as a child prodigy in a family band. She later emerged as a prospective indie-pop darling in the big smoke of Sydney and Los Angeles, helming Tigertown for some prosperous but simultaneously tumultuous years. These days, folks know her as Charlie Collins - a big-voiced, big-hearted and utterly charming artist that sonically composes her past and present to create something well worth investing in for the future. With two new songs out in the world - one of which features her childhood hero Kasey Chambers - it felt opportune to saddle up next to Ms. Collins and her two playful cats in her Sydney abode, discussing both the story so far and what we can expect going ahead.

    Charlie's new singles "Fuck It" and "Honey Can We Run Away" are out now via Island Records.

    Produced and edited by Paul McWhirter.
    Additional editing by David James Young.

    Follow Charlie on Instagram: @charliecollins
    Follow Charlie on Twitter: @xcharliecollins
    Follow Charlie on Facebook: @iamcharliecollins

    This podcast was recorded on Gadigal land and edited on Wirundjeri and Tharawal land.

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    Support David on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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David James Young is an amazing podcaster. His passion for all things music is so so so inspiring.
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