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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, 22 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.

    Episode 158: My Friends Obscura Hail

    Episode 158: My Friends Obscura Hail

    What started in a bedroom on the south coast of New South Wales has now spread its wings and traversed the country - singing songs, sharing stories and exploring a wide spectrum of musical ideas. Sean Conran was synonymous with Obscura Hail from his teens and well into his 20s before the moniker expanded to include other people. In 2019, this included bassist/vocalist Tamara Issa and drummer/percussionist Stevie West - and it was this line-up that created the project's most recent effort, the Zero EP. While on a national tour in support of it back in November 2019, the trio shared tales from across parks in Nowra, rough nights in Bendigo and crab shacks in outer-suburban Melbourne.

    Stream, download and purchase Obscura Hail's discography: https://obscurahail.bandcamp.com/

    Thanks to Charlie Ellison, Remote Control Records, The Oxford Hotel and Adam Buncher.

    Follow Obscura Hail on Facebook: @obscurahail
    Follow Obscura Hail on Instagram: @obscurahail
    Follow Obscura Hail on Patreon: www.patreon.com/obscurahail

    For updates on Bar Bands, as well as other podcasts and writing endeavours, follow David on:
    Facebook: @davidjamesyoungwrites
    Instagram: @djywrites

    Support David and the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

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

    www.allmyfriendsareinbarbands.com

    • 51 min
    Episode 157: My Friends The Carbons

    Episode 157: My Friends The Carbons

    Conroy Ross, Paul Minor and Tomy Thisdale grew up in small-town Canada, dreaming of the west coast. Each found their way to music in a similar fashion, and soon enough they ended up in a tight-knit music community exploring their love of rock music in all its shapes and forms. Having originally formed The Carbons with a different lineup, Tomy first recruited Paul and then Conroy to be a part of the band - and now, with well over a year of experience playing together, The Carbons have their sights set on the next level. In November 2019, the trio toured Australia for the very first time. In-between dates at the Australian Music Week conference, the band held court upstairs at the Town Hall Hotel and shared tales from ramshackle pubs, makeshift US jaunts and Montreal a******s.

    For your chance to win a vinyl copy of RVG's new album Feral, thanks to Our Golden Friend, email barbandspod@gmail.com with your name, address and favourite episode of Bar Bands. Entries close June 26.

    The Carbons' new single "Superheroes" is available to stream and download now.

    Check it out here: https://thecarbons.fanlink.to/Superheroes

    Thanks to John Larney, Footstomp Music, Australian Music Week, the Town Hall Hotel and Adam Buncher.

    Follow The Carbons on Facebook: @thecarbonsmusic
    Follow The Carbons on Instagram: @thecarbonsmusic
    Follow The Carbons on Twitter: @thecarbonsmusic

    For updates on Bar Bands, as well as other podcasts and writing endeavours, follow David on:
    Facebook: @davidjamesyoungwrites
    Instagram: @djywrites

    Support David and the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

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

    www.allmyfriendsareinbarbands.com

    • 48 min
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    Episode 156: My Friends Cancer Bats

    Episode 156: My Friends Cancer Bats

    Canada's Cancer Bats never formed out of any grand ambitions to change the world - indeed, it began as little more than a side project for Liam Cormier and Scott Middleton. Even so, the next 15 years saw the riff-loving Canucks take their love of punk, hardcore and rock & roll to a global stage. No matter what has come their way, the band has made a point to never lose sight of their roots. They've also made a point of never losing their sense of humour - and this episode will happily testify to that.

    In October 2019, Cancer Bats ran ruckus on Bar Bands before a freezing-cold show with Totally Unicorn in the nation's capitol, Canberra. Cormier and bassist Jaye Schwarzer turned the podcast into their playhouse, while simultaneously offering up informative history of the early 2000s Canadian hardcore scene. Equal parts factual and funny - what's not to love?

    For your chance to win a vinyl copy of RVG's new album Feral, thanks to Our Golden Friend, email barbandspod@gmail.com with your name, address and favourite episode of Bar Bands. Entries close June 5.

    Cancer Bats' most recent releases are The Spark That Moves and the remastered 10-year anniversary edition of Bears, Mayors, Scrapes and Bones.

    Stream, download and purchase both via Cancer Bats' Bandcamp: http://cancerbats.bandcamp.com

    Thanks to Ash Hull, Destroy All Lines, The Basement Canberra and Adam Buncher.

    Follow Cancer Bats on Facebook: @cancerbats
    Follow Cancer Bats on Instagram: @cancerbats
    Follow Cancer Bats on Twitter: @cancerbats

    For updates on Bar Bands, as well as other podcasts and writing endeavours, follow David on:
    Facebook: @davidjamesyoungwrites
    Instagram: @djywrites

    Support David and the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

    This podcast was recorded on Ngunnawal land and edited on Tharawal land.

    www.allmyfriendsareinbarbands.com

    • 47 min
    Episode 155: My Friends Crywank

    Episode 155: My Friends Crywank

    There was never a universe in which such a strange band with such a strange sound and an unmentionable name would be successful. Except, of course, this one. A wholly DIY freak-folk expedition, Crywank have been streamed millions of times and faced a fervent cult fanbase wherever they would show their faces. How exactly did two working-class English punks make such a considerable dent? Vocalist/guitarist James Clayton and drummer Dan Watson (with special guest melodica player Joel Hernandez) offered up a guided tour before their last-ever Sydney show at the Red Rattler theatre towards the end of 2019. Expect ongoing tales of musical boxes, travel disasters and a testicular scare in the midst of an emotional rollercoaster. Yes, all of those stories are real.

    For your chance to win a vinyl copy of RVG's new album Feral, thanks to Our Golden Friend, email barbandspod@gmail.com with your name, address and favourite episode of Bar Bands. Entries close June 5.

    Crywank's final album Fist Me 'Til Your Hand Comes Out My Mouth is out now.

    Stream, download and purchase the album (as well as Crywank's complete discography via their Bandcamp: https://crywank.bandcamp.com/album/fist-me-til-your-hand-comes-out-my-mouth

    Thanks to James Clayton, Dan Watson, Joel Hernandez, Stitches Music, the Red Rattler and Adam Buncher.

    Follow Crywank on Facebook: @crywanktheband
    Follow Crywank on Instagram: @crywank
    Follow Crywank on Twitter: @CrywankBand

    For updates on Bar Bands, as well as other podcasts and writing endeavours, follow David on:
    Facebook: @davidjamesyoungwrites
    Instagram: @djywrites

    Support David and the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

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

    www.allmyfriendsareinbarbands.com

    • 50 min
    Episode 154: My Friend Sasami

    Episode 154: My Friend Sasami

    Sasami Ashworth grew up as a quiet achiever. She pursued music only on her own terms, and even when she ended up in a touring band it w...

    • 28 min

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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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