From one artist to another. The Adamantium is a Toronto-based interview show hosted by Adam R. Harrison featuring musicians, celebrities & local personalities in casual conversations about art, culture & entertainment.
E132 Ian D'Sa (Billy Talent)
Guitarist, Ian D’Sa, of Canadian punk rock band, Billy Talent, joins us on the season premiere episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss their long anticipated sixth studio album, Crisis of Faith, and the process of getting it completed over the last two years. We also talk about how his travels to India inspired the first single “Forgiveness I + II” and it’s cinematic video series, collaborating with Rivers Cuomo on their single “The End of Me,” the upcoming 20th anniversary of their debut self-titled album, meeting Jimmy Page and Dave Grohl, and Ian’s background in animation.
E131 John-Angus MacDonald (The Trews)
Guitarist, John-Angus MacDonald, of quintessential Canadian rock band, The Trews, joins us on the season finale episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss their latest album, Wanderer, and the pandemic anthem single “I Wanna Play,” as well as legendary Hamilton musician, Bob Lanois’ participation in the music video. We also talk about the upcoming 20th anniversary of their debut album, House of Ill Fame, the story behind their classic tune “Poor Ol’ Broken Hearted Me,” Christmas songs, The Grey Cup tailgate, and Monty Python references.
E130 Ewan & Shamus Currie (BROS)
Canadian duo, BROS, made up of Ewan & Shamus Currie of The Sheepdogs, join us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss their second album, Vol. 2, as well as their latest set of Christmas singles, and the context behind “Sad Christmas.” We also talk about their experimentation with alternative instruments and styles, the influence their father has had on their music, movie scoring, catchy song formulas, Currie family Christmas traditions, the best and most annoying Christmas songs, the English teen pop group with the same name, and plenty of Simpsons references.
E129 Ron Hawkins (The Lowest of the Low #2)
Canadian singer-songwriter and The Lowest of the Low front man, Ron Hawkins, joins us again on The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss their new double live album, Taverns And Palaces, the significance of those gigs, and the elements of a really good live recording. We also talk about the background to their single, “When She Falls,” the 30th anniversary of their debut album Shakespeare My Butt, and the honour of being affiliated with some of the most legendary venues around Toronto.
E128 Sara Kays
Singer-songwriter, Sara Kays, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss her song-writing process and how she’s grown into her latest EP, Struck By Lighting. We also talk about breaking out during a pandemic, crowd testing lyrics over TikTok, busking as an early teenager, and her first experience in Canada.
Canadian hip hop trailblazer, K-OS, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss the return of live music, and why he has always gravitated towards rock n’ roll artists. We also talk about his latest single “HOT BOY” with 16-year old emerging Toronto talent, KAGE E, his cover of The Cars’ “Just What You Needed,” and the importance of variety in his music.
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Easily one of my favourite podcasts, so many great guests. I always listen to it and never disappoints!
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I love this podcast! From local homegrown celebrities to world renowned artists, Adam brings everyone into the conversation. Get the inside scoops, background info, new releases, and song recommendations on your favorites, or find a new talent. No matter what you are looking for, this podcast is the place to stay in touch with the Toronto music scene. Looking forward to seeing much more from him!