Growing Up Punk is a podcast about punk rock and all its friends. Your hosts David and Aaron grew up listening to punk rock, and now they talk about it. Weekly episodes dive into classic punk albums (mostly from the 90s and early 00s), as well as interviews from some of your favourite punk rockers.
148: Discovering: Chief State w/ Fraser Simpson (vocals)
It's our first installment in our Discovering: Summer series. This is the one where David discovers Vancouver based pop punk band, Chief State, with their singer Fraser Simpson.They discuss 3 of the bands that played the biggest influence on Fraser, as well as 3 songs from the Chief State collection, including a discussion about their new record Waiting For Your Colours (Mutant League).Their LinksFollow Chief State on Instagram.Grab some Chief State merch.Northern Scene:Save 15% with the PROMO CODE: growingupOur LinksJOIN OUR PATREON JOIN OUR DISCORDGRAB SOME MERCHTWITTERINSTAGRAMFACEBOOK
Radio, Radio: June Rewind
Listen in as David and Aaron play songs from some of their favourite June (and a few earlier) releases. They also throw in a couple throwback songs for good measure.Featuring music from Speedway, Foreign Hands, Living Room, We Struck Gold, Squint, and more!PlaylistApple MusicSpotifyOUR LINKSSave 15% at Northern SceneJOIN OUR PATREONJOIN OUR DISCORDGRAB SOME MERCHTWITTERINSTAGRAMFACEBOOK
147: We Were Sharks w/ Randy Frobel (vocals)
It's the one where David welcomes Randy Frobel (vocals) of Ottawa, Ontario pop punk band, We Were Sharks.As always, in this episode we dive into Randy’s introduction to the world of punk and hardcore, also what it’s like being an ‘old ass man’ playing pop punk. Randy also shares his thoughts, and the stories behind 5 of his favourite We Were Sharks songs.THEIR LINKSInstagramMerchBandcampMUSIC VIDEOSHow To Lose Your CoolProblemsOUR LINKSSave 15% at Northern SceneJOIN OUR PATREON JOIN OUR DISCORDGRAB SOME MERCHTWITTERINSTAGRAMFACEBOOK
146: Small Brown Bike w/ Mike Reed
It's the one where David interviews Mike Reed, of Small Brown Bike.In this episode they discuss Mike's introduction to punk and hardcore, The Minutemen, always being in bands with his brother, the upcoming album from 84 Tigers, and Mike shares his 5 favourite Small Brown Bike Songs.THEIR LINKSInstagram (Small Brown Bike)Instagram (84 Tigers)84 Tigers Pre-orderBandcampSave 15% at Northern Scene Our LinksJOIN OUR PATREON JOIN OUR DISCORDGRAB SOME MERCHTWITTERINSTAGRAMFACEBOOK
145: Discovering: Hey Thanks! w/ Travis Opal (Vocals)
It's the one where David discovers Hey Thanks! with Travis Opal (vocals).They just released their debut full length, Start/Living on Iodine Recordings. You’re about to find out more about the band, but let me say this, if you enjoy going for long drives and listening to upbeat pop punk with heavy pop sensibilities, and songs that’ll remind you of yesterday….this band is for you.In this episode, Travis shares a few songs that have inspired him over the years, as well as the stories and thoughts behind three songs off of their new record.Speaking of their new record, order it now from Northern Scene and save 15% at checkout!THEIR LINKSInstagramMerchBandcamp Our LinksJOIN OUR PATREON JOIN OUR DISCORDGRAB SOME MERCHTWITTERINSTAGRAMFACEBOOK
144: Four Year Strong w/ Alan Day (Guitar & Vocals)
It's the one where Aaron interviews Alan Day of Four Year Strong.If, by chance, you have no idea who Four Year Strong is, they are a pop punk band from Massachusetts. As one of the pillars of the easycore scene of the 2010s, they have been crafting some of the greatest anthems of the past 15-20 years.In this conversation they talk about their unique songwriting style, many miles on the road, evolving their sound, and of course the stories behind 5 of Alan’s favourite Four Year Strong songs.THEIR LINKSInstagramMerchThe Darling Fire Pre-OrderSave 15% at Northern Scene Our LinksJOIN OUR PATREON JOIN OUR DISCORDGRAB SOME MERCHTWITTERINSTAGRAMFACEBOOK
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I in fact group up punk as well.
Aaron is my spirit animal. Love the podcast, gents.