Bad Hotel is a podcast by Will Joseph Cook and fellow songwriter and illustrator Daniel Huddlestone. They talk music, art, live performance and what it's like to live in these worlds. With a new creative guest every episode, Dan and Will literally can’t stop learning.
Episode 10: 'The Dream Job for the Visually Inclined'
On this episode of the Bad Hotel podcast, we are joined by Frank Fieber: creative director at Sony music. Creating everything from cover art to merchandise to music videos, he injects awesome visual ideas into a recording artist's campaign. Currently, Frank's working with artists such as Declan McKenna, Koffee and Headi One. He’s also worked on campaigns for Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini and Charli XCX.
Episode 9: ‘Great British Beans’ - With Declan Mckenna
Heck, Declan’s in the house. In this episode we’re joined by indie singer-songwriter, Declan McKenna. We discuss his new album ‘zeros’, naked spas, activism within music, the importance of music illiteracy, toxic tweets, his teenage rise to fame.. and most importantly, Declan finally breaks his silence on his complex relationship with baked beans.
Episode 8: 'Lego Suicide' - With Bertie Gilbert
Woah! Don’t just walk in like that without knocking! Anyway… It’s Episode 8 and we are joined by film maker Bertie Gilbert. From problematic lego animations to award winning indie flicks, we unpack Bertie’s creative journey through the world of online film making. Other topics include: Bertie’s blood relation to Draco Malfoy, incels, IT 2, breadstick trauma, Kermit the frog, MysteryGuitarMan and most importantly the tropical soft drink - Lilt.
Episode 7: 'The Floater' - With Katie Craik
Everyone calm down, it’s Episode 7. In this instalment of the Bad Hotel podcast we are joined by music industry enigma Katie Craik. Together we unfold the humble beginnings of commuter scooting, reveal a problematic love for serial killers, kick gender normative clothing to the curb… AND host the Bad Hotel’s first ever wedding. Starring one of London’s most loved indie music connoisseurs, there’s no shortage of hot takes and meandering memoirs in this episode. Wow.
Episode 6: 'A Baritone in the Wind' - With Oscar Scheller
It’s Episode 6 and everything is aligning perfectly. In this instalment of Bad Hotel, Daniel and Will are joined by artist, producer and pop writer - Oscar Scheller. Together they explore the pivotal transition Oscar made from lone wolf solo artist, to hyper collaborative writer. It’s no easy ride switching lanes like that, so bring your mediation mat and call your therapist, we’re about to unpack this knapsack of change.
Episode 5: 'A Mutual Terribleness' - With Jamie Glass
Oh God! It’s episode 5, and lead singer of notorious indie rock band Indoor Pets - Jamie Glass, is here for some reason. Tales of the quartet’s tumultuous journey to the release of their debut album ‘Be Content’ are punctuated by anecdotes of moisturising routines, the dangers of soy, end of the world fantasies... and much, MUCH more! All for the unreasonably low price of £0.00!