47 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.

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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.

    #47 Cate Le Bon

    #47 Cate Le Bon

    Seja talks to her guest Cate Le Bon about how growing up listening to Crowded House and Neil Young made her a sucker for good melody, how Welsh language culture has evolved and the challenges of writing in a different language. Cate tells Seja about looking up to bands like the Super Furry Animals, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci and Datblygu, how cathartic her other creative endeavours like ceramics and furniture making have been and how she uses different instruments to serve her songs. They chat about John Cale, obsessing over friends’ songs, singing in underwhelming keys, and their favourite keyboard sounds.

    Cate’s strange show experience was illustrated by Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia).

    You can see all illustrations on Instagram @hearsejpodcast or on the HearSej facebook page

    • 38 min
    #46 Ed Kuepper (The Saints)

    #46 Ed Kuepper (The Saints)

    Seja talks to her guest Ed Kuepper (The Saints, The Laughing Clowns) about the beginnings of the Saints, growing up in Brisbane, and pre punk tabloid hysteria. Ed tells Seja about how much the band achieved in its short lifespan, how getting banned from venues made them open their own club, and what a revelation it was moving to London. Ed and Seja chat about their love of the Kinks, their feelings about 2007's Pig City show that the Saints briefly reformed for, and writing songs in German.

    Ed's show story was illustrated by Alex Gillies (@againstwoodgrain). You can see his work on Etsy under AlexGilliesWoodcuts.

    All illustrations can be viewed on instagram @hearsejpodcast or on the HearSej Facebook page

    • 53 min
    #45 Gareth Liddiard (The Drones, Tropical F**k Storm)

    #45 Gareth Liddiard (The Drones, Tropical F**k Storm)

    Seja talks to her guest Gareth Liddiard (The Drones, Tropical F**k Storm) about some of his experiences growing up in Port Hedland, Western Australia and London, how free jazz cassettes opened his mind to weird music and how he got started on the saxophone, bass and guitar. Gareth tells Seja about playing in his punk/hardcore band at surfie parties, the comradery he gained through music and how he got his job as a roadie. They chat about what a great musical family The Drones dropped into on arrival in Melbourne, the differences between playing in all boy/all girl bands, respect (or lack of respect) for other people’s equipment, and Gareth’s writing process. Also a touch of World War 2 talk.

    Gareth’s strange show experience is illustrated by Conrad Greenleaf (Richard in Your Mind, Stressless).

    All illustrations can be viewed on instagram @hearsejpodcast or on the HearSej Facebook page

    • 44 min
    #44 Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia)

    #44 Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia)

    Seja talks to her guest Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia) about their shared German heritage, how Clem Burke and Devo transformed his life with their look and music, and his introduction into punk. Fred tells Seja about reaching out to John Waters as a teenager and their resulting friendship, the similarities between music and comedy improvisation and his thoughts on music criticism. Fred and Seja also share their unique stories about getting to perform live with Devo.

    Fred’s strange show story was illustrated by the incredible musician and their mutual friend Courtney Barnett (@courtneymelba).

    All illustrations can be viewed on instagram @hearsejpodcast or on the HearSej Facebook page

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #43 Holly Throsby

    #43 Holly Throsby

    Seja talks to her guest Holly Throsby about how she started playing guitar as a child after finding one on the street, being inspired by the movie La Bamba, and the concurrent learning of guitar and coffee drinking. Holly tells Seja about her first songs, her creative school mates, how she got signed to Spunk Records and the fortuitous international tour supports she received through the label. They chat about her band Seeker Lover Keeper, her two novels Goodwood and Cedar Valley, her writing and planning process for both songwriting and prose, and her experiences with stage fright.

    Holly’s strange show story was illustrated by Vanessa Norlander (@ness_noralander) and can be seen on Instagram @hearsejpodcast or on the HearSej Facebook page.

    • 49 min
    #42 Montaigne

    #42 Montaigne

    Seja talks to her guest Jessica Cerro (Montaigne) about her structured routine, positive self talk and self belief and how social media can be both positive and negative. Jess tells seja about writing in LA with different producers and serendipitous moments that changed her life. They discuss her songwriting process, her vocal technique, how to get live shows together and stage banter.

    Montaigne’s strange show story was illustrated by @aluna.ink.

    All illustrations can be viewed on instagram @hearsejpodcast or on the HearSej Facebook page

    • 50 min

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