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Temp Fans is a podcast that explores the complete studio discography of legacy, popular, or downright obscure artists. We started out as a Facebook group where we listen to an album a day by a chosen artist, from start to finish, even the bad bits. And that's what this podcast is.

Join us as we dive through the good, the bad and the what? Take your time and listen along. Feel free to pause us and go listen on Spotify or wherever to the albums. Or go to our Spotify playlist where you will find the pod spliced up and inserted into a curated playlist of selected tracks.

To date Nick and Ewan have been joined by an ever growing roster of guests, who all have one thing in common; they want the chance to talk about artists that inspire passion in them. That's not to say this is a gushfest, there are plenty of dissenting opinions on the way.

As we dive through the discographies, why not dive through our past episodes and listen to:
John Tansey on The Pogues
Ben Zimmer, Emily Baldoni, Lael Wageneck, Steven Miller, Zoë Von Hess, Jonathan Fisher, and Emma McDermott on David Bowie
Nick Hilditch, Brendan Quigley and Aron T White on The Butthole Surfers
Ben Zimmer, Jesse Jarnow, and Jeffrey Lewis on Yo La Tengo
Aron T White and Chris Whitby on Can
Ewan, Emily Baldoni, and William Shunn on Spoon
Scott Donald and Si Sharp on QOTSA
Nick Hilditch, John Henderson, Fliss Kitson, J Fisher, Zoë Von Hess, Joe Mitchell, James Kennedy, Mike Plowman, Aaron Troy White, and Tansy McNally on The Fall
Emily Baldoni, Gavin Hogg, and Paul Hanley on Love
Christopher Whitby and Glenn Hodgson on Number Girl
​Zoë Von Hess, Cheri Amour, and Chris Whitby on ESG
​Chris Whitby, Cheri Amour, and Nick Taylor on Mclusky

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Temp Fans is a podcast that explores the complete studio discography of legacy, popular, or downright obscure artists. We started out as a Facebook group where we listen to an album a day by a chosen artist, from start to finish, even the bad bits. And that's what this podcast is.

Join us as we dive through the good, the bad and the what? Take your time and listen along. Feel free to pause us and go listen on Spotify or wherever to the albums. Or go to our Spotify playlist where you will find the pod spliced up and inserted into a curated playlist of selected tracks.

To date Nick and Ewan have been joined by an ever growing roster of guests, who all have one thing in common; they want the chance to talk about artists that inspire passion in them. That's not to say this is a gushfest, there are plenty of dissenting opinions on the way.

As we dive through the discographies, why not dive through our past episodes and listen to:
John Tansey on The Pogues
Ben Zimmer, Emily Baldoni, Lael Wageneck, Steven Miller, Zoë Von Hess, Jonathan Fisher, and Emma McDermott on David Bowie
Nick Hilditch, Brendan Quigley and Aron T White on The Butthole Surfers
Ben Zimmer, Jesse Jarnow, and Jeffrey Lewis on Yo La Tengo
Aron T White and Chris Whitby on Can
Ewan, Emily Baldoni, and William Shunn on Spoon
Scott Donald and Si Sharp on QOTSA
Nick Hilditch, John Henderson, Fliss Kitson, J Fisher, Zoë Von Hess, Joe Mitchell, James Kennedy, Mike Plowman, Aaron Troy White, and Tansy McNally on The Fall
Emily Baldoni, Gavin Hogg, and Paul Hanley on Love
Christopher Whitby and Glenn Hodgson on Number Girl
​Zoë Von Hess, Cheri Amour, and Chris Whitby on ESG
​Chris Whitby, Cheri Amour, and Nick Taylor on Mclusky

    Future of the Left

    Future of the Left

    You can't stop us now. Fresh from last week's Mclusky we take on Andrew Falkous' next band...The Future of the Left!!!
    We discuss under 18 gigs at Camden Crawl, seminal indie-albums, pitchfork reviews, eating cheeseburgers at a Butlins, oh and all of the albums from Future of the Left.
    Re-joining Nick and Ewan are Chris Whitby , punk squatter Cheri Amour, and Nick Taylor from the rather excellent My Teenage Band podcast.
    We look at
    https://open.spotify.com/album/4AtTkh8Sk5exRhk6fKtou5?si=4c0d252498c74083 (Curses)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/6YlwVZIJbmnwm2pBXuElt0?si=038c3bc745374a32 (Travels with Myself and Another)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/0vtg51pIYs6AZu9hO3d3Ja?si=ca9f16fbe83043ed (The plot against common sense)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/0z5rucuDS60erocBIvpPTC?si=8ed53e0dbc144c71 (How to stop your brain in an accident)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/4L0525ca7Yt5twzqMIWyuf?si=c2ca6322ef974d69 (The peace and truce of Future of the Left)
    Find out more about Cheri's writing and broadcasting at http://cheriamour.co.uk/ (http://cheriamour.co.uk/)
    And check out My Teenage Band at https://www.myteenageband.com/ (My Teenage Band)
    As usual there's a playlist incorporating the podcast and selected songs
    https://sptfy.com/tffotlpl (https://sptfy.com/tffotlpl)
    If you fancy supporting the show, either leave us a review somewhere (Apple Podcasts would be awesome) or ....drumroll.... JOIN OUR PATREON (and help keep the lights on, I don't like the dark) which is over https://www.patreon.com/tempfans (here)
    Regardless of whether you can chip in, a 5 star review (if you feel like it) on Apple or Podchaser would help enormously. Or just tell your mates!!
    Jonathan is the genius behind our theme music and you can hear more of his stuff on his https://jonathanfisher.bandcamp.com/ (Bandcamp)
    Additional music in this episode by https://sessions.blue/licensing/ (Blue Dot Sessions )
    All available under the following licenses:
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Mclusky

    Mclusky

    We are back for Season Three
    Just as we kicked off Season Two with something loud, we thought we would repeat the trick with South Wales' own (well apart from the lead singer) Mclusky.
    If you are thinking "who?" then you probably feel exactly like Ewan did when we started all this but by next week's episode it will all become clear.
    Joining Nick and Ewan are Chris Whitby who will be taking us through the albums , and pod veteran, author, radio host, musician, can i say polymath? Cheri Amour! What, that's not enough? Fine, let's also add Nick Taylor from the rather excellent My Teenage Band podcast.
    We look at
    https://open.spotify.com/album/6nHTKj76qq6Kwa3SNMhCAW?si=jBpg1FAARrqb7pzB-JirgA (My pain and sadness is more sad and painful than yours)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/6VrBKifHnEcJz4sOVXhIKC?si=dd2c1a203c8b4104 (Mclusky do Dallas)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/1YZwckn0zZyeTXE1SdHNy3?si=e68e0f9f25b2437b (The difference between me and you is that I'm not on fire)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/5zuXoWVhexEnqYMi3ukoK3?si=a7dcf80cf8704c14 (Mcluskyism)
    There are body parts mentioned, a few impressions of The Young Knives, and some post-hardcore shenanigans.
    Find out more about Cheri at http://cheriamour.co.uk/ (http://cheriamour.co.uk/)
    And check out My Teenage Band at https://www.myteenageband.com/ (My Teenage Band)
    As usual there's a playlist incorporating the podcast and selected songs
    https://sptfy.com/tfmclusky (https://sptfy.com/tfmclusky)
    If you fancy supporting the show, either leave us a review somewhere (Apple Podcasts would be awesome) or ....drumroll.... JOIN OUR PATREON (and help keep the lights on, I don't like the dark) which is over https://www.patreon.com/tempfans (here)
    Regardless of whether you can chip in, a 5 star review (if you feel like it) on Apple or Podchaser would help enormously. Or just tell your mates!!
    Jonathan is the genius behind our theme music and you can hear more of his stuff on his https://jonathanfisher.bandcamp.com/ (Bandcamp)
    Additional music in this episode by https://sessions.blue/licensing/ (Blue Dot Sessions )
    All available under the following licenses:
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    ESG

    ESG

    We have finally done ESG justice!!!
    So, back in the early days of Temporary Fandoms we put out a half-finished pilot looking at the output of criminally underrated band ESG. Finally, after a year of churning out episodes we are able to present a proper episode on this amazing punky dancy groovy group.
    Re-joining Nick and Ewan to take us through their back catalogue are Zoë Von Hess and Chris Whitby, and new to the pod, the simply amazing Cheri Amour (who is only writing the book on the seminal ESG album Come Away with ESG for 33/3 !!!!)
    We talk our way through their career, look at why they are underrated, talk about one of the most sampled tracks of all time, and discuss some...poor albums covers.
    Even if you listened to the pilot there is plenty here for you to dive into.
    Find out more about Cheri at http://cheriamour.co.uk/ (http://cheriamour.co.uk/)
    As usual there's a playlist incorporating the podcast and selected songs
    https://sptfy.com/tfESG (https://sptfy.com/tfESG)
    If you fancy supporting the show, either leave us a review somewhere (Apple Podcasts would be awesome) or https://www.buymeacoffee.com/tempfans (donate a few euros, dollars, pounds) . We currently have small costs every month and it would be great to lower our outgoings.
    Regardless of whether you can chip in, a 5 star review (if you feel like it) on Apple would help enormously.
    Jonathan is the genius behind our theme music and you can hear more of his stuff on his https://jonathanfisher.bandcamp.com/ (Bandcamp)
    Additional music in this episode by https://sessions.blue/licensing/ (Blue Dot Sessions )
    All available under the following licenses:
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Number Girl

    Number Girl

    Welcome to your new favourite band.
    OK, welcome to your new favourite band if you like Pixies, Hüsker Dü and Japanese stuff.
    In this episode Ewan tries to convince Nick, returning pod favourite Chris Whitby, and pod newcomer, guitarist of Math Rockers Delta Sleep, Glenn Hodgson of the merits of Japan's Number Girl.
    Despite only putting our 4 albums between 97 and 2002 the legacy of Number Girl on the Japanese Alt Rock scene cannot be overestimated. They brought melodic US-style Post Hardcore and left a legacy of guitars, innovation and … some questionable song titles.
    We take a look at
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZTL3Ub8AEo (Schoolgirl Bye Bye) (1997)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/0SZzkQKnO96Di2u24UzaWB?si=ZSzYx_QDTr-ah1VsnBCCzw (Schoolgirl Distortional Addict) (1999)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/4WiWqQjkdvOrSLfazFxW01?si=Pt0XmP7TRx2eKcvwrWFL8g (Sappukei )(2000)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/51K6a7FHtfA7MgTUuR8WRA?si=GKqPo1_SSi-pH0ELYQEvng (Num-HeavyMetallic) (2002)
    For more, check out the band website for merch, music and stuff
    https://numbergirl.com/ (https://numbergirl.com/)
    We try to get to grips with what made them important, wonder why nobody outside Japan seems to know who they are and fail miserably to understand the obsession with Japanese Schoolgirl iconography.
    We also call Pixies - The Pixies, get some album titles wrong and horrendously mispronounce anything Japanese. Oh, and someone's mic got unplugged halfway, see if you can spot whose...
    As usual there's a playlist incorporating the podcast and selected songs (as the first album is not available on Spotify, there are tracks from B-Side and Live recordings in there)
    https://sptfy.com/tfNumberGIRL (https://sptfy.com/tfNumberGIRL)
    Glenn is the lead guitarist of Brighton's excellent Delta Sleep, and their latest album, a collection of live tracks accompanied by a series of short films is well worth your time. Check them out, and buy something from their bandcamp at https://deltasleep.bandcamp.com/music (https://deltasleep.bandcamp.com/music)
    If you fancy supporting the show, either leave us a review somewhere (Apple Podcasts would be awesome) or https://www.buymeacoffee.com/tempfans (donate a few euros, dollars, pounds) . We currently have small costs every month and it would be great to lower our outgoings.
    Regardless of whether you can chip in, a 5 star review (if you feel like it) on Apple would help enormously.
    Jonathan is the genius behind our theme music and you can hear more of his stuff on his https://jonathanfisher.bandcamp.com/ (Bandcamp)
    Additional music in this episode by https://sessions.blue/licensing/ (Blue Dot Sessions )
    All available under the following licenses:
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Love: Part 2 1969 - 1974

    Love: Part 2 1969 - 1974

    Can Arthur Lee make good business decisions?
    It's 1969, surely they play at Woodstock?
    What is the actual difference between a Love album and an Arthur Lee solo album?
    What did Arthur Lee do at an Our Price record store? (post credits nugget)
    Re-joining Nick and Ewan are Emily Baldoni, Gavin Hogg, and Paul Hanley to share their opinions.
    In this episode we work our way through .
    https://open.spotify.com/album/0SblIgrbsZaUnfRmkmPPKm?si=8RuMaU8oRTGpOPHkFupOYw (Out Here) (1969)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/5Z8HWUWndd5e7Rq21WokaO?si=P8frrpMqS7OZLixKmHkkFQ (False Start) (1970)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/12CzN49PxzFYQTOtTalAex?si=GawZxwdfTAWlpw8Dx_WTlg (Black Beauty) (1973)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/5fhrpFxoThV3rhboaG1PzC?si=7ei1yOfCTaSV2ee42Kai9g (Reel to Real) (1974)
    As usual, take your time. Pause the pod, go and find the music on Spotify, Deezer, tidal, YouTube, apple music or wherever. You have plenty of time. Or just dust off your own Fall albums and listen again.
    Or listen to a selection on our combined podcast playlist
    https://sptfy.com/tflove2 (https://sptfy.com/tflove2)
    We know that Spotify has weird licensing around the world, if there seems to be an album missing from the playlist, let us know.
    Also come and join us at our homes over at http://www.tempfans.com/ (www.tempfans.com) or https://beat.rehab/tempfans (beat.rehab/tempfans) and find all the playlist links and episodes.
    Or just follow us on your favourite pod player https://temporary-fandoms.captivate.fm/listen (here)
    Find out more and listen to the Giddy Carousel of Pop https://giddypoppod.home.blog/ (here)
    Paul currently drums for Brix and the Extricated and you can buy their stuff https://blangrecords.bandcamp.com/music (here )
    You can also buy copies of his two books ( Leave The Capital: A History of Manchester Music in 13 Recordings, and HAVE A BLEEDIN GUESS: The story of Hex Enduction Hour) from http://www.route-online.com/authors/paul-hanley.html (here)
    AND Paul Has only gone and made his own Fall podcast ( I like to think we gave him the idea) and that is over https://linktr.ee/Ohbrothershow (here)
    If you fancy supporting the show, either leave us a review somewhere (Apple Podcasts would be awesome) or https://www.buymeacoffee.com/tempfans (donate a few euros, dollars, pounds) . We currently have small costs every month and it would be great to lower our outgoings.
    Regardless of whether you can chip in, a 5 star review (if you feel like it) on Apple would help enormously.
    Jonathan is the genius behind our theme music and you can hear more of his stuff on his https://jonathanfisher.bandcamp.com/ (Bandcamp)
    Additional music in this episode by https://sessions.blue/licensing/ (Blue Dot Sessions )
    All available under the following licenses:
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 53 min
    Love: Part 1 1966 - 1968

    Love: Part 1 1966 - 1968

    If you have ever wanted to know what makes music "Baroque" then listen on...
    Putting The Fall behind us, kind of, we head back to the 60s and take in the West Coast sound of Love. The Band that could have had Jimi Hendrix in, that could have played at Woodstock, that could have been... oh just listen!
    Re-joining Nick and Ewan is pod favourite Emily Baldoni, and making their debuts are Gavin Hogg (host of the THE GIDDY CAROUSEL OF POP - Possibly the number 1 Smash Hits Pod around) and Paul Hanley (author, podcaster, drummer of Brix and the Extricated, and once upon a time ...The Fall) to share their opinions.
    Poor old Snoopy...
    In this episode we work our way through .
    https://open.spotify.com/album/36UBSvMuqK8r7WYialQrLV?si=M5kvXaGfSdGk5SMaso7SXw (Love )(1966)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/6SJqCAxTntHxfVpMSmWOu3?si=6g4xQPRPSly2in9gvEBG0Q (De Capo) (1966)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/2amHBpP8C0EUy6yBNy6nN6?si=-Xv1T0gDRVuJGfdvHLfIpw (Forever Changes )(1967)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/7kH6Bp3j5cN4GNNkZdnavs?si=N3aL3LybTamUHaApU5sNgA (Four Sail) (1968)
    As usual, take your time. Pause the pod, go and find the music on Spotify, Deezer, tidal, YouTube, apple music or wherever. You have plenty of time. Or just dust off your own Fall albums and listen again.
    We had a few audio issues with this one (minor echoes), hopefully they won't get in the way of listening.
    Or listen to a selection on our combined podcast playlist
    https://sptfy.com/tflove1 (https://sptfy.com/tflove1)
    We know that Spotify has weird licensing around the world, if there seems to be an album missing from the playlist, let us know.
    Also come and join us at our homes over at http://www.tempfans.com/ (www.tempfans.com) or https://beat.rehab/tempfans (beat.rehab/tempfans) and find all the playlist links and episodes.
    Or just follow us on your favourite pod player https://temporary-fandoms.captivate.fm/listen (here)
    Find out more and listen to the Giddy Carousel of Pop https://giddypoppod.home.blog/ (here)
    Paul currently drums for Brix and the Extricated and you can buy their stuff https://blangrecords.bandcamp.com/music (here )
    You can also buy copies of his two books ( Leave The Capital: A History of Manchester Music in 13 Recordings, and HAVE A BLEEDIN GUESS: The story of Hex Enduction Hour) from http://www.route-online.com/authors/paul-hanley.html (here)
    AND Paul Has only gone and made his own Fall podcast ( I like to think we gave him the idea) and that is over https://linktr.ee/Ohbrothershow (here)
    If you fancy supporting the show, either leave us a review somewhere (Apple Podcasts would be awesome) or https://www.buymeacoffee.com/tempfans (donate a few euros, dollars, pounds) . We currently have small costs every month and it would be great to lower our outgoings.
    Regardless of whether you can chip in, a 5 star review (if you feel like it) on Apple would help enormously.
    Jonathan is the genius behind our theme music and you can hear more of his stuff on his https://jonathanfisher.bandcamp.com/ (Bandcamp)
    Additional music in this episode by https://sessions.blue/licensing/ (Blue Dot Sessions )
    All available under the following licenses:
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 1 hr

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euzie ,

Good fun deep dive

A great mix guests talking about the albums of bands they love.
It's nice to spend time with one artist and not keep soing the spotify shuffle

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