TELT is the ultimate one stop shop for the best in Scottish music. Providing regular exclusive interviews with new and established artists in Scotland, new music discussions, historical band features and more. Hosted by Jack Conlon (Bad Hombres)
EP28: Paris Street Rebels
TELT returns with EP28 as Paris Street Rebels are welcomed on to the podcast. Ballingry's favourite sons exploded on to the Scottish music scene in 2019 after a string of incredible releases including 'Freakshow,' 'I Don't Wanna Die Young' and 'Nightcrawler,' which has racked up 100k streams on Spotify. Having won the famous Tenement Trail New Artist Competition and appeared at Neighbourhood Festival in Manchester, Kev and Grant tell me all about their whirlwind journey to date; you're in for a treat. We discuss growing up in Fife and it's influence, honing your craft before gigging, the 90s generation, thinking outside the box in regards to social media, suicide and it's uncomfortable place within rock, 7West studios, the lost art of the music video, their documentary, Buzz Lightyear, plans for the future and much more.
EP27: Rennie (The View)
After a couple of weeks off, TELT returns with a unmissable episode as I interview the man himself, Rennie from The View. The View are one of the most successful Scottish bands of the millennium, reaching number one in the UK Album Chart with their debut album 'Hats Off To The Buskers' and selling out shows all over Europe. Initially starting off as a stage tech for the band having been best mates with the boys growing up, Rennie quickly found himself as the 5th member of The View as he became the band's live and studio keyboard player from 'Which Bitch?' onwards. We discuss growing up in Dundee and musical influences, The View's initial runaway success and joining the band, working with producers such as Owen Morris (Oasis), Youth (Paul McCartney) and Albert Hammond Jr (The Strokes), sound teching and tour management, supporting The Stone Roses and Primal Scream, the hiatus, plans for the future and much more.
SP9: The Lapelles
It's an absolute honour to be joined by The Lapelles' Chris Ballantyne, Jack Anderson, Jamie Holmes and Leon Green. The Lapelles are, in my opinion, the seminal Scottish band of the 2010s. In their short time together, the boys, alongside their best friend and frontman, Gary Watson, reinvigorated the Scottish music scene with their distinctive brand of indie rock and infectious personality, paving the way for the incredible wave of successful acts that followed them. As many will know, Gary sadly passed away in August of 2016. Although the boys themselves recognise it wasn’t the album they were going to make, The Lapelles released their eponymous album in March of 2017 as a tribute to Gary, and it received universal acclaim. Gary was and remains a hero and icon to music fans across the UK. If you’re an avid listener of TELT or have even listened to the odd episode, you’ll no doubt have heard The Lapelles mentioned frequently. The influence these 5 boys have had on not only their friends and contemporaries but on a generation of aspiring musicians cannot be understated, and they have firmly cemented themselves as one of the most influential Scottish acts since the turn of the millennium. In this episode, we speak in detail about The Lapelles journey from East Kilbride teenagers to one of the most exciting artists to emerge from the UK over the past 10 years. We discuss growing up in East Kilbride & it's influence on their music, songwriting, Postcard Records & Orange Juice, famous headline shows at the 13th Note & Club Sabbath at the Priory, The Spaghetti Factory, 'Seventeen' getting played at half speed on the radio, support slots with The Last Shadow Puppets, The Kooks, Blossoms & The View, 'Grab Life By,' T in the Park, headline tours, friendship, Tenement TV Session, the album, legacy, the future of The Lapelles, what everyone's up to now and, of course, Gary Watson.
EP26: Rosie Watson (Artist Management)
Rosie Watson from Kingdom Management (Walt Disco, The Ninth Wave, Lucia) joins me for the latest episode of TELT. Having switched lanes from graphic design a few years back, Rosie has been making a name for herself in artist management having worked with some of the most exciting names in the UK music industry during her stint with Kingdom, as well independently managing TELT favourites Dead Pony. This episode is a must listen for anyone looking to make their way in the music industry, whether that be as an artist manager or an artist. We discuss getting involved in artist management and what it is, what makes a good manager, standing out as an artist, the Scottish music scene, working during lockdown, how to get noticed, Dead Pony and so much more.
EP25: Beta Waves
Dale and Harry from SAMA Nominated Dundee psychedelic synth pop duo Beta Waves join TELT for the latest episode of the lockdown series. The boys have generously given TELT an exclusive sneak peak of the title track of their debut EP which is released on Friday the 10th of July, and 'Come On Over' is arguably their most exciting track to date. Since forming in late 2017, the duo have sold out shows across the UK with their unique brand of pop that has seen them perform at the likes of Belladrum festival, support their heroes Jungle at a sold out SWG3 and work at the Grammy Award winning Parr Street Studios that boasts a roster of artists including Stone Roses, Bjork, Echo & The Bunnymen, Pulp, Blossoms and Paolo Nutini. We discuss the band's journey to date and Scottish music as a whole, while touching upon pertinent issues in the music industry such as the power of music streaming giants... and much more.
BD1: Theresa on the Guillotine by Bad Hombres
Welcome to the Breakdown Series of TELT Podcast, where artists break down their most popular songs as they discuss the ideas, the influences, the processes and everything in between that made their chosen track great. For the very first episode of the series, I’ll be taking the lead as I discuss a song I wrote for my band, Bad Hombres, which was the first track from our debut EP, Protest As You Please. This episode features clips from The Beatles, Morrissey, The Fratellis, Fonejacker and Donald Trump.
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A brilliant and informative podcast on the Glasgow music scene! Jack is an amazing, charismatic interviewer and always gets the most out of the interviewees.
Love this! great way to switch off and relax. Always look forward to the next episode, keep up the good work Jack.
Moist but class
As it says on the tin. What a pod! The host Jack is like a lion with soothing tones. 10/10.