96 episodes

Musician and synth-enthusiast Seja talks to her guests about their creative endeavours, where they came from, and what inspires them.
She is also asking about the strangest or worst show/experience the person has had as part of their artistic venture. The answer to this question will not only be played on the podcast, but also illustrated by a different artist each time.
Illustrations will be posted on the HearSej Facebook and Instagram pages.

HearSej Seja Vogel

    • Music
    • 4.9 • 102 Ratings

Musician and synth-enthusiast Seja talks to her guests about their creative endeavours, where they came from, and what inspires them.
She is also asking about the strangest or worst show/experience the person has had as part of their artistic venture. The answer to this question will not only be played on the podcast, but also illustrated by a different artist each time.
Illustrations will be posted on the HearSej Facebook and Instagram pages.

    #96 Michael Rother (Neu!, Harmonia, Kraftwerk)

    #96 Michael Rother (Neu!, Harmonia, Kraftwerk)

    Seja talks to her guest Michael Rother (Neu!, Harmonia, Kraftwerk) about playing these 50 anniversary of Neu! Shows in Australia and if they have conjured up and feelings of nostalgia. Michael tells Seja about being grateful for his musical freedom, having a popularity resurgence for old records 20 years after their release, and his opinion on terms like Krautrock and Motorik. They chat about playing in bands with people who may not be your friends, growing up in Düsseldorf, and being introduced to Little Richard by his older brother. Michael talks openly about Klaus Dinger (dummer in Neu!), Conny Plank (engineer and producer), Jaki Liebezeit (Can), Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider (Kraftwerk) and Roedlius and Möbius (Cluster).

    Michael’s strange show story was illustrated by Kate Reid @itrecordsmelb or @katekatereid.

    All illustrations can be seen on instagram @hearsejpodcast or on the HearSej facebook page.

    • 51 min
    #95 Jason Lytle (Grandaddy)

    #95 Jason Lytle (Grandaddy)

    Seja talks to her guest Jason Lytle (Grandaddy) about growing up Modesto, moving to LA on his own terms, home recording and weird shows in Germany. Jason tells Seja about the last tour he did of Australia, his thoughts on continuing to use the name Grandaddy, and wanting to honour one’s own influences without compromise. They chat about imposter syndrome, their love of Jeff Lynne, synths and how to keep songs interesting.

    Jason’s strange show story was illustrated by friend of the podcast Spod. You can see more of Spod’s music and videos @spodemonic or or https://www.spod.com.au/

    All illustrations can be seen on instagram @hearsejpodcast or on the HearSej facebook page.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    #94 Hannah Joy (Middle Kids)

    #94 Hannah Joy (Middle Kids)

    Seja talks to her guest Hannah Joy (Middle Kids) about her feelings on releasing the new Middle Kids album Faith Crisis Pt 1, the inspiration and journey of the album and what the word faith conjures up for people. Hannah tells Seja about touring with a kid, the role that alcohol can take in songwriting and performance, and her first experience of acting in a movie (check out the film Christmess). They also chat about lyrics and rhyme schemes, performance anxiety and instrumental songs.

    Hannah’s strange show story was illustrated by friend of the podcast Leith O’Malley. You can see more of his amazing artwork at www.leithomalley.com or on instagram @leithomalley.

    All illustrations can be seen on instagram @hearsejpodcast or on the HearSej facebook page.

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    • 47 min
    #93 Gaz Coombes (Supergrass)

    #93 Gaz Coombes (Supergrass)

    Seja talks to her guest Gaz Coombes (Supergrass) about what it’s like supporting Robbie Williams in Australia, his current killer band members and his latest album ‘Turn the Car Around’. Gaz tells Seja about translating these songs to a live setting, building his home studio and how that sparked a big moment of songwriting energy, and how his record became a comfort and a friend during the UK lockdowns. They chat about the writing and recording process including trying to keep first takes, mumble tracks and crafting the ideas, how Lennon made Gaz feel ok to express all the big feelings, getting signed as a teenager and capitalising on the Britpop label.

    Gaz’s strange story was illustrated by Davey Lane @daveyhellolane. Thank you also to Davey for helping to make the whole chat happen.

    All illustrations can be seen on instagram @hearsejpodcast or on the HearSej facebook page.

    • 58 min
    #92 - Hannah Cameron

    #92 - Hannah Cameron

    Seja talks to her guest Hannah Cameron about moving to Melbourne from Brisbane to study jazz voice, first being inspired by Laura Marling and Missy Higgins and how she balances playing and teaching music. Hannah tells Seja about being a choir nerd who loved harmonies and how getting therapy and her subsequent self reflection in adult life has helped her songwriting. They chat about album making buddies, getting to play your favourite songs with the people who wrote them and the special kind of hell that is comping your own vocals.

    Hannah’s strange story was illustrated by Jack Spider @socialjacktivism.

    All illustrations can be seen on instagram @hearsejpodcast or on the HearSej facebook page.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #91 - Asha Lorenz (Sorry)

    #91 - Asha Lorenz (Sorry)

    Seja talks to her guest Asha Lorenz (Sorry) about being in Australia for the first time, growing up in the London music scene but taking it for granted and listening to Bob Dylan instead. Asha tells Seja about what it’s like being in her genre-diverse band Sorry and her experiences translating the songs to a live setting. They chat about being the only girl on tour, finding the perfect intoxication balance on stage and what’s next for Asha in terms of writing new songs and making some changes.

    Asha’s story was illustrated by Lucy Dyson. You can find more of her work on instagram @lucydysonsphere or at www.lucydyson.com.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

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Hilariously fun and informative

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Only discovered this recently: am enjoying working through the back catalogue of thoughtful chats with players from across the Australian entertainment landscape.

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