25 episodes

Hey scenesters!

On The Boys in the Band Podcast we bring you exclusive interviews with the musicians who soundtracked the 00s indie scene.

The best gigs, the secrets to songwriting the biggest hits, and what came next… Hear the inside stories from your favourite bands.

If you loved that scene - The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, Mystery Jets, The Cribs, The Maccabees, The Holloways etc - then this is the podcast for you!

Get in touch and let us know your favourite bands/songs/gigs from the era.

Twitter: @TheBITBpod

Instagram: @boysinthebandpod

Facebook: The Boys In The Band Podcast

Or drop us an Email - boysinthebandpod@gmail.com

Written, presented and produced by Peter Smith and Richard Gallagher

Artwork by Daniel Curtin

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Hey scenesters!

On The Boys in the Band Podcast we bring you exclusive interviews with the musicians who soundtracked the 00s indie scene.

The best gigs, the secrets to songwriting the biggest hits, and what came next… Hear the inside stories from your favourite bands.

If you loved that scene - The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, Mystery Jets, The Cribs, The Maccabees, The Holloways etc - then this is the podcast for you!

Get in touch and let us know your favourite bands/songs/gigs from the era.

Twitter: @TheBITBpod

Instagram: @boysinthebandpod

Facebook: The Boys In The Band Podcast

Or drop us an Email - boysinthebandpod@gmail.com

Written, presented and produced by Peter Smith and Richard Gallagher

Artwork by Daniel Curtin

    The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger, cracking America, a hiatus and a comeback, and new album news

    The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger, cracking America, a hiatus and a comeback, and new album news

    Duh-duh do, duh-duh do, duh-duh duh-duh duh-duh do...! The Fratellis wrote one of the most iconic songs of the 00s indie scene - Chelsea Dagger. On this week's The Boys in the Band Podcast bass player Baz tells us all about it: how it was written, the incredible response, and why it's still in demand now. 

    We also chat about the band's debut album, why they went on hiatus after their second album, and what pulled them back together. 

    Baz tells us about playing with the Twang during that break - and has the latest on the Fratellis' sixth album which has been postponed by the pandemic. 

    The Fratellis fan? Share your memories of the band with us: 

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    Written, presented and produced by Peter Smith (https://twitter.com/psmithxi?lang=en) and Richard Gallagher

    (https://twitter.com/richgallagher84?lang=en-gb) Pod thumbnail design by Daniel Curtin (https://twitter.com/dan_curtin_ksr?lang=en-gb)

    *Recorded on 24 September 2020* 

    • 41 min
    The Dead 60s - Matt McManamon on Riot Radio, breaking America, an unreleased second album, and playing with The Specials

    The Dead 60s - Matt McManamon on Riot Radio, breaking America, an unreleased second album, and playing with The Specials

    Matt McManamon was frontman for ska rockers The Dead 60s who had a breakout hit with Riot Radio - a track which gained them success in USA as well as here in the UK.

    Matt talks us through touring the States, putting together their hit-packed debut - each single went into the top 30 - and the strange circumstances behind their recorded second album never being released... apart from in France!

    Matt has since gone on to play with The Specials and has a great story about his 'audition' for the band, plus he tells The Boys in the Band Podcast the latest on his new solo album which is coming soon...

    The Dead 60s fan? Share your memories of the band with us: 

    Twitter: @TheBITBpod
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    Written, presented and produced by Peter Smith (https://twitter.com/psmithxi?lang=en) and Richard Gallagher

    (https://twitter.com/richgallagher84?lang=en-gb) Pod thumbnail design by Daniel Curtin (https://twitter.com/dan_curtin_ksr?lang=en-gb)

    *Recorded on 6 September 2020* 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Hot Hot Heat - Steve Bays on pop and punk, the best UK venues, building a recording studio, and hit single Bandages

    Hot Hot Heat - Steve Bays on pop and punk, the best UK venues, building a recording studio, and hit single Bandages

    Canada's finest Hot Hot Heat became huge hits on both sides of the Atlantic after their debut album Make Up The Breakdown landed in 2002.

    Singer Steve Bays tells The Boys in the Band Podcast the story of their rise and what came next - from touring with the world's biggest bands to fusing punk, pop and dance beats... and why their breakthrough single came to be about Bandages!

    We examine all five albums, why they took their recording budget and built their own studio - and what Steve thought of being called a peacock by Carl Barat! 

    Hot Hot Heat fan? Share your memories of the band with us: 

    Twitter: @TheBITBpod
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    (https://www.facebook.com/TheBoysInTheBandPod/) Or drop us an Email - boysinthebandpod@gmail.com

    Written, presented and produced by Peter Smith (https://twitter.com/psmithxi?lang=en) and Richard Gallagher

    (https://twitter.com/richgallagher84?lang=en-gb) Pod thumbnail design by Daniel Curtin (https://twitter.com/dan_curtin_ksr?lang=en-gb)

    *Recorded on 2 September 2020* 

    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Long Blondes - Kate Jackson and Dorian Cox on being unsigned stars then indie disco hits... and making the NME Cool List

    The Long Blondes - Kate Jackson and Dorian Cox on being unsigned stars then indie disco hits... and making the NME Cool List

    The Long Blondes were Britain's best unsigned band - until Rough Trade picked up the indie disco favourites, with Giddy Stratospheres among their standout tunes.

    But, as Kate Jackson and Dorian Cox tell The Boys in the Band Podcast, the Long Blondes had formed before any of them could play their instruments! We chat about how the hard work paid off in the practice room, how they put together their two respected albums, which cultivated a dedicated fanbase, and what it's like to be in the top 10 of the NME Cool List! 

    The band were forced to split in 2008 when Dorian suffered a stroke and the pair also reflect on the impact of that scary time - and how, gladly, they've both moved on to make more music and art since then.

    The Long Blondes fan? Share your memories of the band with us: 

    Twitter: @TheBITBpod
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    (https://www.facebook.com/TheBoysInTheBandPod/) Or drop us an Email - boysinthebandpod@gmail.com

    Written, presented and produced by Peter Smith (https://twitter.com/psmithxi?lang=en) and Richard Gallagher

    (https://twitter.com/richgallagher84?lang=en-gb) Pod thumbnail design by Daniel Curtin (https://twitter.com/dan_curtin_ksr?lang=en-gb)

    *Recorded on 27 August 2020* 

    • 51 min
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Accidental internet pioneers, getting experimental, and famous fans

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Accidental internet pioneers, getting experimental, and famous fans

    On this week's show, Alec Ounsworth tells us the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah story - from the inspiration behind that standout name and how they rose to prominence without a record label thanks to their online following, to their experimental sound. 

    We ask him what it was like to have A-list stars including David Bowie and the Talking Heads' David Byrne at their shows as they gained a respected reputation - plus, the obstacles met along the journey. 

    There's also news about new CYHSY releases! 

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah fan? Share your memories of the band with us: 

    Twitter: @TheBITBpod
    (https://twitter.com/TheBITBpod) Instagram: @boysinthebandpod
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    (https://www.facebook.com/TheBoysInTheBandPod/) Or drop us an Email - boysinthebandpod@gmail.com

    Written, presented and produced by Peter Smith (https://twitter.com/psmithxi?lang=en) and Richard Gallagher

    (https://twitter.com/richgallagher84?lang=en-gb) Pod thumbnail design by Daniel Curtin (https://twitter.com/dan_curtin_ksr?lang=en-gb)

    *Recorded on 20 August 2020* 

    • 44 min
    Blood Red Shoes - Laura-Mary Carter on a distinctive, developing sound, running a record label, and why #brokenrecord matters

    Blood Red Shoes - Laura-Mary Carter on a distinctive, developing sound, running a record label, and why #brokenrecord matters

    Laura-Mary Carter is one half of Blood Red Shoes along with Steven Ansell and this week on The Boys in the Band Podcast she tells the story of the Brighton duo's five-album journey - and what's in store on record number six.

    Plus we chat about the challenges of a two person band, why they decided to set up their own label and how it's supporting emerging bands, and the importance of the #brokenrecord campaign to ensure artists are rightly rewarded for their music.

    Blood Red Shoes fan? Share your memories of the band with us: 

    Twitter: @TheBITBpod
    (https://twitter.com/TheBITBpod) Instagram: @boysinthebandpod
    (https://www.instagram.com/boysinthebandpod/) Facebook: The Boys In The Band Podcast
    (https://www.facebook.com/TheBoysInTheBandPod/) Or drop us an Email - boysinthebandpod@gmail.com

    Written, presented and produced by Peter Smith (https://twitter.com/psmithxi?lang=en) and Richard Gallagher

    (https://twitter.com/richgallagher84?lang=en-gb) Pod thumbnail design by Daniel Curtin (https://twitter.com/dan_curtin_ksr?lang=en-gb)

    *Recorded on 13 August 2020* 

    • 54 min

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