6 episodes

Join Jeremy Bolm, vocalist of Touché Amoré and founder of the record label Secret Voice, for his latest project, The First Ever Podcast. This is an honest look at the humble beginnings of all kinds of different artists - from actors and musicians to poets and photographers. 


Through conversation, Jeremy explores how their first experiences with their art form lead them to where they are today. In today’s world of instant gratification, it’s important to be reminded that not everything happens fast and easy. To succeed as an artist, it often takes a lot of steps and wrong turns along the path. And uncovering the nuances of those creative journeys is what this show is all about.

The First Ever Podcast Jeremy Bolm

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

Join Jeremy Bolm, vocalist of Touché Amoré and founder of the record label Secret Voice, for his latest project, The First Ever Podcast. This is an honest look at the humble beginnings of all kinds of different artists - from actors and musicians to poets and photographers. 


Through conversation, Jeremy explores how their first experiences with their art form lead them to where they are today. In today’s world of instant gratification, it’s important to be reminded that not everything happens fast and easy. To succeed as an artist, it often takes a lot of steps and wrong turns along the path. And uncovering the nuances of those creative journeys is what this show is all about.

    Andy Hull: Chicago Were My Beatles

    Andy Hull: Chicago Were My Beatles

    Jeremy talks to Andy Hull, lead singer and songwriter for Manchester Orchestra, Bad Books, and Right Away, Great Captain! 


    During this episode they discuss Andy’s early love of church music and acapella harmonies, the soundtrack to the 1993 film The Firm, Andy’s grandparent’s prolific gospel group The Joymakers, struggling with piano lessons and music theory, learning to play Song 2 by Blur on a $100 Yamaha acoustic, studying chord progressions in Bob Dylan songs, Andy’s songwriting process, losing a ‘Battle of the Bands’ in high school, how Andy’s parents supported and encouraged the creation of his first album, the importance of indie record stores, founding Manchester Orchestra, getting a call from Rick Rubin at 20 years old, developing a DIY ethic through touring with Colour Revolt and Anathallo, the challenges of balancing family life with music, Andy’s collaboration on the latest Touché Amoré single, Limelight, and more. 


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    • 45 min
    Atiba Jefferson: Blue Skies, Red Curbs, Green Palm Trees

    Atiba Jefferson: Blue Skies, Red Curbs, Green Palm Trees

    Jeremy talks to Atiba Jefferson, acclaimed skateboarder and photographer, with a catalogue spanning both the sports and entertainment industries.


    During this episode they discuss growing up in Manitou Springs, Atiba’s twin brother Ako, discovering punk and skateboarding at the same time, hanging out and skating at Acacia Park, being influenced by Straight edge culture, Atiba’s first skate shoes, falling in love with photography, saving up paychecks for weeks to buy a camera from a pawn shop, seeing Matt Hensley and Ron Allen skate at at a demo, having photos printed in Slap Magazine for the first time, shooting Tony Hawk skating the loop in 1998, the relationship between photographers and their subjects, and more. 


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    • 46 min
    Will Yip: Pivoting and Shifting

    Will Yip: Pivoting and Shifting

    Jeremy talks to Will Yip, renowned multi-genre music producer and founder of the record label Memory Music. During this episode they discuss how Will captured Touché Amoré and Self Defense Family recording together in one room for their collaborative Self Love EP, growing up in Philadelphia, discovering The Chronic by Dr Dre and falling in love with hip hop, being a fan of all genres, learning to play drums, Korn and the rise of nu-metal, learning to write songs in 8th grade, progressing from drumming to producing, recording live shows for The Fray and Cradle of Filth, getting a job a Studio 4, working with Lauryn Hill, and more. 


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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeremyXBolm

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Reba Meyers: We Have to Be Ready for This

    Reba Meyers: We Have to Be Ready for This

    Jeremy talks to Reba Meyers, guitarist, vocalist and founding member of the hardcore band, Code Orange. During this episode they discuss early musical rivalries with siblings, finding punk, becoming part of a subculture, transitioning from flute to guitar, founding Code Orange Kids, getting dropped off by parents to play house party shows, touring with Xerxes, shooting music videos on a shoestring, recording Code Orange’s first demo at a make-shift home studio, collaborating with Full of Hell, the drive to constantly improve as a musician, and more. 


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    • 37 min
    Brendan Yates: Breathe the Pressure

    Brendan Yates: Breathe the Pressure

    Jeremy talks to Brendan Yates, Turnstile frontman and drummer for Trapped Under Ice. During this episode they discuss the coronavirus lockdown, making cassette mixtapes on a boombox radio, first instruments, jamming with friends after school, improvising cover songs at Brendan’s first show, recording tracks at a neighbour’s home studio, Trapped Under Ice’s first european tour, founding Pop Wig Records, and more. 


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    • 47 min
    Welcome to The First Ever Podcast

    Welcome to The First Ever Podcast

    Join Jeremy Bolm, vocalist of Touché Amoré, for his brand new show, The First Ever Podcast. This podcast is all about exploring the humble beginnings of world-renowned artists of all types - from actors and musicians to poets and photographers.


    Each episode features a different guest sharing the origins of their creative journey and the keys to success they’ve discovered along the way.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Schnabelbuch ,

Truly inspirational

I really enjoyed the first two episodes and I’m looking forward to the following episodes.

This podcast is highly recommended!

its_yve ,

First (best) ever podcast

Listening to this reminded me how I miss going to shows or hanging on a festival, waiting to hear the first tunes of your beloved artist.
Jeremy has not only a nice voice to listen to, also for me not being a native speaker, it’s easy to follow and good to understand.
The 1. Episode started of with such an amazing guest, I love turnstile and what they were talking about is so interesting. It’s not just a typical interview, it’s way deeper and inspiring.
I recommend listening to this if you have any interest in music or art in general.
Great job Jeremy, can’t wait to hear more!

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