24 episodes

Skin has been in the music industry for over 30 years, making music and headlining festivals with her band Skunk Anansie. She currently hosts her own show on Absolute Radio, where she interviews her musical heroes, famous friends, and the most exciting up and coming talent. From Debbie Harry to Paul Weller to Arlo Parks, Skin and her guests relive past experiences, swop stories on and off tour, look ahead to new music, and generally just spill the tea. But there’s only so much time on radio. So, finding the chats touching, interesting and inspiring, Skin wants to give you the chance to hear the full conversations in all their glory – just a couple of musicians having a heart to heart. This is Skin Tings.

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    • 4.4 • 84 Ratings

Skin has been in the music industry for over 30 years, making music and headlining festivals with her band Skunk Anansie. She currently hosts her own show on Absolute Radio, where she interviews her musical heroes, famous friends, and the most exciting up and coming talent. From Debbie Harry to Paul Weller to Arlo Parks, Skin and her guests relive past experiences, swop stories on and off tour, look ahead to new music, and generally just spill the tea. But there’s only so much time on radio. So, finding the chats touching, interesting and inspiring, Skin wants to give you the chance to hear the full conversations in all their glory – just a couple of musicians having a heart to heart. This is Skin Tings.

    Nova Twins

    Nova Twins

    In this series of Skin Tings, Skin focuses on some of the up-and-coming talents that are catching her attention, and that she think you need to be aware of too!

    In this episode, Skin is joined by Nova Twins to talk about why they enjoy being a DIY band, how their new album reflected the times in which it was made, and being compared to Skunk Anansie.

    • 23 min
    The Anchoress

    The Anchoress

    In this series of Skin Tings, Skin focuses on some of the up-and-coming talents that are catching her attention, and that she think you need to be aware of too!

    In this episode, Skin is joined by The Anchoress to talk about incorporating difficult topics in music, why she wanted to be a producer & multi-instrumentalist and

    • 34 min
    Menna

    Menna

    In this series of Skin Tings, Skin focuses on some of the up-and-coming talents that are catching her attention, and that she think you need to be aware of too!

    In this episode, Skin is joined by Menna to talk about how they met in Nashville, why she tries not to listen to too much contemporary music, and being a woman in the music industry.

    • 32 min
    Zeal & Ardor

    Zeal & Ardor

    In this series of Skin Tings, Skin focuses on some of the up-and-coming talents that are catching her attention, and that she think you need to be aware of too!

    In this episode, Skin is joined by Manuel from Zeal & Ardor to talk about his place in the Swiss heavy metal scene, how an unfortunate brush with racism actually helped start the new project, and how his music addresses politics.

    • 24 min
    Du Blonde

    Du Blonde

    In this series of Skin Tings, Skin focuses on some of the up-and-coming talents that are catching her attention, and that she think you need to be aware of too!

    In this episode, Skin is joined by Du Blonde to talk about being in complete control of their artistry, the importance of the album, and what inspires her lyrically.

    • 32 min
    The Blackness of Rock #6

    The Blackness of Rock #6

    Join Skin as she looks to the past to pay tribute to those that formed this genre, as well as looking forward to those leading its resurgence. She also addresses everything in between as each week we’ll be putting together the pieces of the puzzle to discover more about the blackness of rock!

    The Blackness of Rock concludes with Skin addressing the current state of rock & race, something she discusses with British punk band, Big Joanie, and broadcaster, Sophie K.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Jessd77 ,

Such a great listen

Love every single one of these episodes - such great intimate chats, more please Skin ❤️

KateColl7 ,

Great first series of podcasts with interesting and varied musicians

I’ve loved this entire series and am looking forward to more! Skin is a totally natural interviewer and has a great rapport with her guests which results is some fascinating and highly entertaining chats 😀

dan andreas blake jackson-yang ,

Annie Lennox is not as aware of the world as she says she is.

If so, she perhaps would have added Some caveats when talking about how much she admires her artist daughters ability to focus and paint all day.

What is more difficult is to work a minimum wage job, scraping it altogether to buy exactly what you need to create the thing you have in mind, then find the time and space to do it well in one go because you cannot afford to make a mistake.

But you know, it is nice she admires and loves her daughter. I believe radical youths would call this checking her privilege. Admittedly she earned her privilege from a wonderful career but my point is her daughter isn’t quite earning it in the same way, so being mindful of that would be nice. Not that it changes the quality of the podcast, just that I was happier listen to Annie Lennox sing before I heard her be interviewed.

Oh well.

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