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A Guardian podcast of the week. (Formally Back to BritPop)

the indie alternative with chris olden Christopher Olden

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    • 4.9 • 60 Ratings

A Guardian podcast of the week. (Formally Back to BritPop)

    Mike Heaton - Embrace

    Mike Heaton - Embrace

    Hey All! On this episode I had a great chat with Mike Heaton of Embrace.

    Mike talks about the writing and recording of their upcoming new album 'How to be a person like other people' which is released at the end of the month and the upcoming tour.

    Mike also shares his musical influences and hair metal days!

    Details of the album and upcoming tour can be found here;

    embrace.co.uk

    As always, thank you so much for your support!

    If you would like to contribute financially to help keep things ticking along, here's a link where you can buy me a virtual coffee! 

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    • 24 min
    Paul Laird. Author of The Birth and Impact of Britpop

    Paul Laird. Author of The Birth and Impact of Britpop

    Welcome back! on this episode I have a fascinating chat with Paul Laird whose new book The Birth and Impact of Britpop explores this musical phenomenon in a refreshing and personal way.   

    Paul marries his encyclopedic knowledge of music with some very frank,  introspective observations and anecdotes.

    If you are a lover of the era and books on the well known, and not so well known artists that inhabited it, then you really should check it out. 

    Here is a link to the book below;

    The-Birth-and-Impact-of-Britpop-Mis-Shapes-Scenesters-and-Insatiable-Ones-Hardback

    Paul on twitter;

    As always, thank you so much for your support!

    If you would like to contribute financially to help keep things ticking along, here's a link where you can buy me a virtual coffee! 

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    • 35 min
    David Gedge - The Wedding Present

    David Gedge - The Wedding Present

    This episode I'm joined by David Gedge of The Wedding Present. 

    David talks to me about his musical influences, his song writing process, the continuation of the Sea Monsters 30th anniversary tour and lots more. 

    Really enjoyed this one, links to the website are below. 

    scopitones.co.uk

     

    As always, thank you so much for your support!

    If you would like to contribute financially to help keep things ticking along, here's a link where you can buy me a virtual coffee! 

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    • 35 min
    Michele Stodart

    Michele Stodart

    This episode Michele Stodart joins me to talk about her early musical influences, how she approaches song writing, collaborations and lots more. Really enjoyed this one. Please do check out Michele's solo work. Links to her patreon and socials are below!

    www.patreon.com/michelestodart

    michele-stodart.bandcamp.com

    twitter.com/MicheleStodart

    www.facebook.com/MicheleStodart

     

    As always, thank you so much for your support!

    If you would like to contribute financially to help keep things ticking along, here's a link where you can buy me a virtual coffee! 

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    • 40 min
    Tom McRae

    Tom McRae

    Absolutely delighted to be joined by one of the UK's finest song writers Tom McRae.

    Tom talks about his writing process, collaborations, how he approaches a new album and loads more. 

    So honored to speak to Tom who was incredibly generous.  New material and Tour on the horizon!

    https://tommcrae.com

    As always, thank you so much for your support!

    If you would like to contribute financially to help keep things ticking along, here's a link where you can buy me a virtual coffee! 

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    • 34 min
    *Update Episode*

    *Update Episode*

    Hello! Unfortunately this is not a regular episode but an update to inform you all that its becoming increasingly difficult if not impossible to release episodes on a weekly / regular basis. As you know I’m not part of any network and without sponsorship it’s becoming really hard to secure guests and share their stories with you as regularly as I have been doing over the last two years or so.

    I have some potential guests lined up these will be put out on a completely ad hoc basis.

    Doing this podcast over the last couple of years has been an absolute blast and your support has been amazing.

    If you have any ideas or suggestions of artists that you would like me to reach out to I'll see what I can do, get in touch on a social media, drop me a DM or send me an email.

    Thank you again for all your support see you soon.

    If you would like to contribute financially to help keep things ticking along, here's a link where you can buy me a virtual coffee! 

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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Fatharryfifa21 ,

Excellent podcast

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to many episodes of this podcast, it brings back great memories from the singles and albums I have loved over the last 20 years or so.

Next category ,

A great project

It’s been a delight listening to some of these interviews. Some wonderful music/culture came out of this scene and it’s fascinating to hear some of the characters reflect on the period and their work since.

Steve C 1974 ,

Miles Hunt Ep

I have enjoyed all the ones so far but the Miles Hunt has been my favourite to date.

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