117 episodes

The Wasting Time Podcast is a UK-based pop punk and alternative music discussion.

With guests, music reviews and weekly topics.

The Wasting Time Podcast The Wasting Time Podcast

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    • 4.4 • 11 Ratings

The Wasting Time Podcast is a UK-based pop punk and alternative music discussion.

With guests, music reviews and weekly topics.

    Tony Lovato (Mest) Returns

    Tony Lovato (Mest) Returns

    We are thrilled to welcome Tony Lovato, singer for Mest, back to the podcast. We were keen to talk to Tony ahead of Mest's new single 'When We Were Young'.
    Tony tells us about the upcoming album and how it came about. He discusses writing in the Hollywood Hills with Taylor Carroll from Lit.
    Mest will be reaching their 30th anniversary next year, we discuss their legacy and why the band is still very much relevant today.
    When We Were Young feat. Jaret Reddick is out everywhere April 11.
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    Sherry Saeedi and Nick Lippman (Verswire)

    Sherry Saeedi and Nick Lippman (Verswire)

    Today we are joined by Sherry Saeedi and Nick Lippman from Verswire. Launched in 2022, Verswire is a VC incubator for artists providing development and label services. Sherry and Nick teamed up with Mark Hoppus and Pete Wentz when they created the company. 
    Sherry and Nick tell Chris about how the company has grown and how they see it as the future. Verswire is currently working with Beauty School Dropout and girlfriends, but expect to see more names on their roster very soon.
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    G’Ra Asim and Rhiana Hernandez (Baby Got Back Talk)

    G’Ra Asim and Rhiana Hernandez (Baby Got Back Talk)

    We are joined by G’Ra and Rihanna from the band Baby Got Back Talk. Forming in 2017, the band have been making catchy, pop punk songs and have attracted a large following. We discuss the band's formation and how they ended up on Wiretap Records.
    G’Ra recently wrote a piece for the Boston Globe 'A rollicking rebuke to the idea that rock music isn’t black music'. This was a pushback against recent comments from Rolling Stone cofounder, Jann Wenner. 
    Baby Got Back Talk have put together a mixtape full of artists demonstrating that Wenner’s argument that woman and people of colour 'didn't articulate at that level' within rock music is nonsense. 
    The band will also be releasing a new song and video which will accompany the article and mixtape. Keep an eye out for this soon.
    In the mean time, check out the most recent EP from the band 'Wince, Repeat', available everywhere.
    Also mentioned at the beginning of this episode are Essex band Sharp Eyes. If you haven't already, check out their fantastic new single 'Past Your Best'.
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    Cassadee Pope

    Cassadee Pope

    We are delighted to be joined by Cassadee Pope for episode 115. It's fair to say that Cassadee has had a fascinating career. We discuss her beginnings with the Warped Tour band Hey Monday and coming up in that scene. After Hey Monday disbanded, Cassadee entered The Voice in the US, which she ended up winning. This led to a successful career in the pop-country world. Most recently, she has embarked on a welcome return to pop punk. We dicuss all of this as well as what the future holds for her.
    Cassadee Pope's new album will be out soon, keep an eye out for that!
    We also have a clip of the fantastic new single 'Past Your Best' by Essex band Sharp Eyes. This will be out everywhere on March 6, don't sleep on them!
    Chris and Nick also discuss LOVEBREAKERS' recent support slots with the mighty Billie Joe Armstrong and his band The Coverups as well as their long-awaited album 'Wonder' which is out March 1. 
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    Will Nutter (Amber Pacific)

    Will Nutter (Amber Pacific)

    This time we are joined by Will Nutter of the Seattle-based band Amber Pacific. Amber Pacific burst onto the scene in the mid-2000s, building up a solid fanbase with their catchy sound. Chris and Will talk about the band’s influence and their career, as well as how the band operates today. If you don’t know them, it’s well worth diving into their catalogue.
    Watch out for new Amber Pacific music coming this year!
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    Ingo Knollmann (Donots)

    Ingo Knollmann (Donots)

    Episode 113, and we are joined by singer Donots' singer, Ingo Knollmann. The Donots are a huge band in Germany and this year celebrate their 30th anniversary! Ingo tells Chris all about how the band have grown throughout their career and have recently played their biggest shows to date. As well as running Solitary Man Records with the rest of the band, Ingo also hosts 'Donots Rockshow' on Radio Bob. 
    If you are in Germany, look out for some of their big 30th anniversary plans later this year as well as their shows with Green Day.
    Chris and Nick also take the time to get Nick's live reaction and review of the new GAMETIME song 'All In' featuring Scott Sellers of Rufio fame.
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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Unhappyjune2013 ,

Great guests

great hosts

LouWaitWhat ,

Pretty Damn Good

A simple structure with a really nice flow - touches on both niche and mainstream punk so there's something for everyone and the chemistry between the presenters is great. Also downloaded a couple of the band recommendations after listening so it's great if you're looking for new music suggestions. All in all, a total winner - looking forward to the next one!

doughty182 ,

Great stuff

love it lads

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