A series of in-depth music conversations presented by producer Chris Sheldon (Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, Therapy?) and musician/writer Tim Thornton (Fink), analysing those moments in a music career when fortunes changed, and why.
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Ep. 13 - BILLY BUSH
Tim and Chris have a technologically-assisted chat with Garbage and Fink producer Billy Bush, stalwart of the Los Angeles recording scene, about his unconventional entry into the studio world and how he's managed to keep working on the projects that interest him.
Original GC logo by Dawn Kelly.
Ep.12 - ANNA MEREDITH
Tim speaks to classical and electronic composer and general musical magician Anna Meredith, about how her career took a handbrake turn and became something even more unique and extraordinary.
Anna's tracks featured: "Paramour" and "Inhale Exhale" from the album Fibs; "Taken" from the album Varmints, courtesy Moshi Moshi Records.
Thanks to Rachel McWhinney. Original GC logo by Dawn Kelly.
Here's a Spotify playlist of some of Anna's best work, and some other songs we discuss https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2ULYcO43coCyGjhD0oB1jm?si=QtCjFRa0StKYZJUdOgz89g
Ep.11 - DAVE BASCOMBE
Chris has an in-depth chat with mixer, engineer and producer Dave Bascombe, about his years in the recording industry, including his unique take on how one of the most successful albums of the 1980s came together, Songs From The Big Chair by Tears For Fears, which he engineered, and also its successor, The Seeds Of Love.
Here's a Spotify playlist of some of Dave's best work, and other tracks we discuss https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3kbFDmBzVjKByKW2Hx1cSp?si=yJq-Ed3MRlqzuyWFMQkE2A
Original GC logo by Dawn Kelly.
Ep.10 - DOUGLAS DARE
Those who know Douglas Dare will already love his haunting, catchy and thought-provoking piano-led electronica. Those who don't: you're missing out on one of the best songwriters at work today. Tim chats to his old touring companion about new album Milk Teeth, the power of a "simple" melody, rude words on tea mugs and the pitfalls of trying to be commercial on purpose.
Here's a Spotify playlist of some of Douglas's music, plus some other songs we discuss https://open.spotify.com/playlist/43mzv3FwkKyX1nqm3M30AP?si=ZRQ4KOkSQa2Ad2XpZ6gjdQ
Original GC logo by Dawn Kelly
Ep.9 - TIM PALMER
For this episode, Chris and Tim sat down with a proper rock legend: Tim Palmer. Producer of albums for acts as fearsome as Ozzy Osbourne, HIM, Robert Plant, The Mission and Tin Machine, but also as subtle and catchy as Texas, Tears For Fears and The Psychedelic Furs, Tim has done it all: from engineering Dead Or Alive, to mixing tracks for U2 and also Pearl Jam's classic debut, Ten. He also co-produced Tin Machine. Did we mention Tin Machine already? He did Tin Machine.
Here's a Spotify playlist of some of Tim's best work https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2zjrEutoEj0fL51uFaWXo1?si=LvpiQgu4S9ij2sA-TyyFtA
Thanks to Caitlin Palmer. Original GC logo by Dawn Kelly.
Ep.8 - MAXÏMO PARK
“You’ve got to believe in the power of a pop song.”
Tim speaks to Newcastle upon Tyne's finest purveyors of compelling, caustic, romantic, rocking, passionate and peerless power-pop... Maxïmo Park... about their career so far and how - as Depeche Mode once sang - everything counts.
Here's a playlist of some of Maxïmo Park's best tunes to date, plus some other songs we discuss.
Thanks to Alfie Hallam. Original GC logo by Dawn Kelly.
A must listen
Insightful, educational + funny. Just jumped to the top of my must listen list.
Top insights & a great look behind the curtains
This is a really nicely conceived podcast.
Both interviewers have a knack of finding the nub of what they want to get to - tending to divide as to the artist/ producer split but the ones I enjoyed most was the ones where they are in tandem.
A great sign is the amount of other music I have bought & listened to that have been mentioned tangentially in the interviews.
Top work. Keep it up gents.