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This is the podcast of the UK music journalist James McMahon. Former Features Editor of NME. Former Editor of Kerrang! Like the magazines they used to make, but don't anymore.

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    • 4.7 • 45 Ratings

This is the podcast of the UK music journalist James McMahon. Former Features Editor of NME. Former Editor of Kerrang! Like the magazines they used to make, but don't anymore.

    Episode 276: Alien Ant Farm

    Episode 276: Alien Ant Farm

    Alien Ant Farm is an American rock band that formed in Riverside, California in 1996. They have sold over 5 million records to date.

    On this episode I speak to singer Dryden Mitchell and guitarist Terry Corso.

    Their upcoming sixth record, ~mAntras~, is released on April 26th.

    Watch this episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFbBrwgResc

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    GET TICKETS TO MY CONVERSATION WITH GILES SMITH ON THURSDAY, MAY 9th.

    Want more? Join The James McMahon Music Podcast Patreon.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5jY33R9cXA

    Thankyou to our Patreon members! 
    John Foley.
    Wilfreda Beehive.
    Joe Frost.
    Conor McNicholas.
    John Earls.
    Laura Norton.
    Mike Clewley.
    Ricky Murray.
    Danielle Walker.
    Claire Harris.
    Dana Landman. 
    Laura Kelly Dunlop. 
    Michael Woods.
    Billy Reeves.
    Eric Meredith.
    Caitlin Moran.
    Eve Barlow.
    Nige Tassell. 
    Twitter - @jamesjammcmahon Substack - https://spoook.substack.com YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Vf_1E1Sza2GUyFNn2zFMA Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/jamesmcmahonmusicpod/

    • 31 min
    Episode 275: Rozalla

    Episode 275: Rozalla

    Rozalla is a Zambian-born Zimbabwean popstar.

    She is best known for her 1991 smash hit, 'Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)'. She released her sixth album, Turn on The Light, in February.

    Rozalla will appear at Superboxx Festival at Rochester Castle, Kent, on July 6th, Reminisce Festival in Liverpool on September 7th, and on the Biggest Disco arena tour later this year at Wembley, Glasgow and Birmingham. Tickets are available here.

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    GET TICKETS TO MY CONVERSATION WITH GILES SMITH ON THURSDAY, MAY 9th.

    Want more? Join The James McMahon Music Podcast Patreon.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5jY33R9cXA

    Thankyou to our Patreon members! 
    John Foley.
    Wilfreda Beehive.
    Joe Frost.
    Conor McNicholas.
    John Earls.
    Laura Norton.
    Mike Clewley.
    Ricky Murray.
    Danielle Walker.
    Claire Harris.
    Dana Landman. 
    Laura Kelly Dunlop. 
    Michael Woods.
    Billy Reeves.
    Eric Meredith.
    Caitlin Moran.
    Eve Barlow.
    Nige Tassell. 
    Twitter - @jamesjammcmahon Substack - https://spoook.substack.com YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Vf_1E1Sza2GUyFNn2zFMA Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/jamesmcmahonmusicpod/

    • 28 min
    Episode 274: Simon Fowler, Ocean Colour Scene

    Episode 274: Simon Fowler, Ocean Colour Scene

    Simon Fowler has been the frontman of Ocean Colour Scene since their formation in Birmingham, England, in 1989.

    Ocean Colour Scene headline Wychwood Festival, which takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse between May 31st and June 2nd. Tickets are available here.

    Watch this episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbx-3yDs0nU&t=5s

    Show theme by Bis.

    GET TICKETS TO MY CONVERSATION WITH GILES SMITH ON THURSDAY, MAY 9th.

    Want more? Join The James McMahon Music Podcast Patreon.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5jY33R9cXA

    Thankyou to our Patreon members! 
    John Foley.
    Wilfreda Beehive.
    Joe Frost.
    Conor McNicholas.
    John Earls.
    Laura Norton.
    Mike Clewley.
    Ricky Murray.
    Danielle Walker.
    Claire Harris.
    Dana Landman. 
    Laura Kelly Dunlop. 
    Michael Woods.
    Billy Reeves.
    Eric Meredith.
    Caitlin Moran.
    Eve Barlow.
    Nige Tassell. 
    Twitter - @jamesjammcmahon Substack - https://spoook.substack.com YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Vf_1E1Sza2GUyFNn2zFMA Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/jamesmcmahonmusicpod/

    • 39 min
    Episode 273: Austin Williams, Swim Deep

    Episode 273: Austin Williams, Swim Deep

    Swim Deep are a British indie band formed in Birmingham, England, in 2011. On this episode I speak to singer Austin Williams.

    The group release their fourth record, There’s A Big Star Outside, on June 7th. The band tour the UK that same month.

    Watch this episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xPmCC1z8Fo&t=2587s

    Show theme by Bis.

    Want more? Join The James McMahon Music Podcast Patreon.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5jY33R9cXA

    Thankyou to our Patreon members! 
    John Foley.
    Wilfreda Beehive.
    Joe Frost.
    Conor McNicholas.
    John Earls.
    Laura Norton.
    Mike Clewley.
    Ricky Murray.
    Danielle Walker.
    Claire Harris.
    Dana Landman. 
    Laura Kelly Dunlop. 
    Michael Woods.
    Billy Reeves.
    Eric Meredith.
    Caitlin Moran.
    Eve Barlow.
    Nige Tassell. 
    Twitter - @jamesjammcmahon Substack - https://spoook.substack.com YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Vf_1E1Sza2GUyFNn2zFMA Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/jamesmcmahonmusicpod/

    • 56 min
    Episode 272: Chesney Hawkes

    Episode 272: Chesney Hawkes

    Chesney Hawkes is an English singer, songwriter, and occasional actor.

    Hawkes started his career at the age of 19 when he appeared in the 1991 film Buddy's Song, which featured his best-known single 'The One and Only' on the soundtrack. It topped the UK Singles Chart for five weeks and reached the top 10 in the United States.

    His sixth album will likely be released later this year.

    Watch this episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eOeU9Gn784&t=1817s

    Show theme by Bis.

    Want more? Join The James McMahon Music Podcast Patreon.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5jY33R9cXA

    Thankyou to our Patreon members! 
    John Foley.
    Wilfreda Beehive.
    Joe Frost.
    Conor McNicholas.
    John Earls.
    Laura Norton.
    Mike Clewley.
    Ricky Murray.
    Danielle Walker.
    Claire Harris.
    Dana Landman. 
    Laura Kelly Dunlop. 
    Michael Woods.
    Billy Reeves.
    Eric Meredith.
    Caitlin Moran.
    Eve Barlow.
    Nige Tassell. 
    Twitter - @jamesjammcmahon Substack - https://spoook.substack.com YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Vf_1E1Sza2GUyFNn2zFMA Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/jamesmcmahonmusicpod/

    • 58 min
    Episode 271: Billy Reeves

    Episode 271: Billy Reeves

    Billy Reeves is an English songwriter, musician, record producer and BBC broadcaster.

    Formally a member of the London-based indie-band Theaudience - which featured a teenage Sophie Ellis-Bextor on vocals - Reeves now makes music under his own name.

    A lifelong fan of Brentford FC, he commentates live on the club's website as well as writing a column in the match-day programme.

    His new solo album, Steve, is released on April 5th via Last Night From Glasgow.

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    GET TICKETS TO MY CONVERSATION WITH LUKE HAINES AT ROUGH TRADE WEST, LONDON, ON APRIL 4th.

    Want more? Join The James McMahon Music Podcast Patreon.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5jY33R9cXA

    Thankyou to our Patreon members! 
    John Foley.
    Wilfreda Beehive.
    Joe Frost.
    Conor McNicholas.
    John Earls.
    Laura Norton.
    Mike Clewley.
    Ricky Murray.
    Danielle Walker.
    Claire Harris.
    Dana Landman. 
    Laura Kelly Dunlop. 
    Michael Woods.
    Billy Reeves.
    Eric Meredith.
    Caitlin Moran.
    Eve Barlow.
    Nige Tassell. 
    Twitter - @jamesjammcmahon Substack - https://spoook.substack.com YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Vf_1E1Sza2GUyFNn2zFMA Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/jamesmcmahonmusicpod/

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Guy Burgess ,

Love it

Simply my favourite podcast. Loved the EMF one: James was right about Stigma being a classic! Keep it up ! Donald MacLean

Sheffielder ,

Great podcast for any music fans

I listen to every one of these episodes as they’re always insightful, entertaining and knowledgable.

Keep them coming they’re great.

Gaz Barritt ,

Great podcast

Always interesting guests and good conversations. So pleased it’s back for good!

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