An Australian music podcast where Gen and Aless give you your front row ticket to the stories behind the sound.
27. Finding Your Calling With Natalie Carol of Valley Queen
Before the release of debut album 'Supergiant' in Australia, we welcomed the lovely Natalie Carol, vocalist of LA indie rockers Valley Queen, to the GA family. Nat originally lived in Arkansas, and she takes us through finding her calling as a musician in LA after being surrounded by the medical and art worlds, the myth-making at the heart of songwriting and music recs from her friends in Cosmo Gold to tour mates The Wild Reeds.
Featuring tracks from Twin Shadow, Ecca Vandal, Cosmo Gold, Stella Donnelly and The Wild Reeds.
26. Swapping Tracks, Music Roots & Eating Habits With Lizi Blanco of The Beautiful Monument
Melbourne-based heavyweights The Beautiful Monument get personal on new release 'I'm The Reaper', out on June 28, delving into dealing with the death of multiple loved ones and strained relationships. Vocalist Lizi Blanco settles in one night to chat all about the record, how her Spanish roots shaped the first songs she listened to growing up, and seeing the world through an animal's eyes on album track 'The Silencer'.
Featuring tracks from Gideon, Melanie Martinez, Mary J Blige, Crimson & Clover, Clarissa Mei and Sam Fender.
25. Catching up with Gen & Aless - Breaking Fresh Formats, Music and Ground
The GA team have decided to bring in more content - and a more personal side to the pod - by stripping it back down to how the podcast first started: conversations between two friends. On the first monthly catch-up, the two break down what's been happening this past year, from Gen starting a new job, to Aless joining the New Age Noise Collective for women in electronic music. The pair also discuss how content is changing in the GA world, as well as their setlist tracks this past month.
Featuring tracks from Snail Mail, LPX, Orla Gartland, Redhook, Between Friends and Black Eyed Peas.
24. Chatting On Substance Not Looks, Punk & Football with Drew Gardner of Totally Unicorn
Sydney mathcore band Totally Unicorn go to a new place with forthcoming album, 'Sorry', its stripped back sound allowing vocalist Drew Gardner's dynamic and fiercely personal lyrics to come to the fore. He sits down with Gen for an in-depth episode about the record, the waxes and wanings of punk rock, overcoming bullying over his weight and saying a big "screw you" with latest track, 'Prized Pig'.
Featuring tracks from Party Dozen, Gravel Pit, Caravãna Sun and The Living End.
23. GA Turns One! Celebrating Milestones & Relatable Rap With Evil Eddie of Butterfingers
It's been a huge year for the General Admission (GA) family, with the podcast celebrating turning one this month. In tandem with the milestone, and toasting a second one, music journalist Genevieve Gao sat down to discuss the iconic album 'Breakfast at Fatboys' turning 15 with 'Evil' Eddie Mark Jacobson, lead vocalist of Brisbane hip hop band Butterfingers. Parts seriousness and all laughter, the two let the chips fall where they may, from discussing the roots of relatable rap and hip hop, to Eddie singing a snippet of his kids' favourite song from a family trip.
22. Overcoming Endometriosis With Jennie Skulander of Devilskin
Kicking things off in 2019, Gen sits down with guest host Jen Skulander from NZ heavy band Devilskin, ahead of their tour supporting Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. In a banter-fuelled yet rich chat, the two delve into shooting their latest music video, as well as the group's brand new track 'Endo' - Jen cracks open her struggles with endometriosis, a common but often debilitating condition in women causing severe period pain, heavy bleeding and fatigue among other symptoms.
Featuring tracks from Halestorm, Rage Against The Machine, Esoterik and The Cat Empire.