10 episodes

Welcome to Isolation Discs. A brand new podcast from Thekla that’s here to help alleviate the boredom and keep you entertained during this new era of self-isolation and social distancing. Each episode will feature a different musical artist chatting (remotely) to host Chris Arnold and sharing some of their favourite tunes that are keeping them going during the lockdown. New episodes dropping every Wednesday.

Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast Thekla Bristol

    • Music Interviews
    • 5.0, 14 Ratings

Welcome to Isolation Discs. A brand new podcast from Thekla that’s here to help alleviate the boredom and keep you entertained during this new era of self-isolation and social distancing. Each episode will feature a different musical artist chatting (remotely) to host Chris Arnold and sharing some of their favourite tunes that are keeping them going during the lockdown. New episodes dropping every Wednesday.

    Thekla Isolation Discs - Mr. Scruff TID010

    Thekla Isolation Discs - Mr. Scruff TID010

    It's a big milestone this week for the Isolation Discs Podcast as we reach double figures! And what better way to celebrate episode 10 than by welcoming the legend that is Mr. Scruff to share his lockdown tracks. The Mancunian DJ & producer renowned for his extensive live sets takes time out from homeschooling his 9 year old to chat with Chris about his early days practising on cheap turntables, the detective work that goes into discovering new music, how reducing club capacities could be a good thing, the hot topic that is mobile phones in venues and the joy of becoming part of a festival’s furniture. It’s a longer episode than usual this week as the chat was just too good to cut short – enjoy!

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Thekla Isolation Discs - Hollie Cook TID009

    Thekla Isolation Discs - Hollie Cook TID009

    For episode 9 we welcome the wonderfully talented Hollie Cook to the Isolation Discs Podcast! Alongside sharing her excellently varied tracks with host Chris Arnold, Hollie recounts elements of her interesting backstory and career thus far; including growing up with a Sex Pistol as a parent, starting her musical career in the legendary punk act The Slits, working with Prince Fatty to develop her own sound and how she ended teaming up with the Macedonian Symphonic Orchestra!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Thekla Isolation Discs - Cassia TID008

    Thekla Isolation Discs - Cassia TID008

    We’re going international for episode 8 of the Isolation Discs Podcast – Chris Arnold’s guest on the show this week is Jake, from indie/rock act Cassia, who is speaking to him via a recording studio in Berlin! The pair discuss the differences between UK & Germany lockdown life, how Cassia came to create their unique sound, clear up some misleading rumours about the band and of course have a listen to Jake’s top selected isolation tracks.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Thekla Isolation Discs - The Skints TID007

    Thekla Isolation Discs - The Skints TID007

    For episode 7 of the Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast, Chris chats with vocalist & guitarist Josh from ‘tropical punk’ band The Skints. Speaking from his new pad in lockdown London, Josh shares his selected tracks and has an honest conversation about the current coronavirus situation, alongside telling the story of how The Skints started off as a North London ska band and ended up releasing four multi-genre full length albums, touring all over the planet supporting their heroes and performing on some of the biggest festival stages around.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Thekla Isolation Discs - Heavy Lungs TID006

    Thekla Isolation Discs - Heavy Lungs TID006

    Episode 6 of the Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast sees the mighty Danny Nedelko from Heavy Lungs step up to the plate and select the tracks that are keeping him going during lockdown. A very strong contender for the funniest guest Chris Arnold has interviewed so far, Danny tells tales of growing up in the Ukraine, his friendship with IDLES, how Heavy Lungs got their name and the frustrations of making electronic music as well as disclosing his love of gangsta rap, sweet riffs and Nine Inch Nails.

    • 59 min
    Thekla Isolation Discs - 24hr Garage Girls TID005

    Thekla Isolation Discs - 24hr Garage Girls TID005

    The brilliant Shosh from 24hr Garage Girls joins Chris Arnold this week for episode 5 of the Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast! DJ, producer, promoter and tour de force Shosh has a fascinating backstory which she kindly shares with us while picking some absolute banging isolation tunes. We hear about her life in bands before discovering electronic music, an emotional journey out to eastern Europe as well as how washing dirty ravers at Boomtown Fair resulted in 24hr Garage Girls, the concept group which regularly sells out clubs all over the country. Warning: this episode features air horns!

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

sweet_fa ,

Great podcast

Isolation made was better with isolation discs!

james thurman ,

Makes you feel less isolated

Chris is so relaxed in his interview style. Great tunes and nice chat that makes you feel like the artists you love are also going through the same stuff.

Kevvy Tizzle ,

Perfect Isolation Listening

Really simple format but is a fantastic way to discover new artists and get to know them and where their music comes from.

They have a great variety of acts on, and Chris is a disarming and friendly host that lets the artists and their music do the talking. I even enjoy Chris and Simon’s dry banter and puns at the beginning and end of each show!

Since lockdown, their Wednesday releases have been a bit of a highlight of my week, and even helps me keep track of the weeks as they silently speed by in lockdown!

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