19 episodes

Join us as we delve deep into the personal journeys of culture-defining creatives and industry insiders from the world of fashion, music, film, photography and more.

Through intimate conversations with host and Creative Blood Founder Laura Conway – in the spirit of ‘passing it on’ – they reveal the tips, rare stories and insights that have helped them navigate their creative paths, designed to help you navigate yours. 

From the influences that sparked their imagination to the creative risks that changed their lives, it’s all in here. Get ready!

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Join us as we delve deep into the personal journeys of culture-defining creatives and industry insiders from the world of fashion, music, film, photography and more.

Through intimate conversations with host and Creative Blood Founder Laura Conway – in the spirit of ‘passing it on’ – they reveal the tips, rare stories and insights that have helped them navigate their creative paths, designed to help you navigate yours. 

From the influences that sparked their imagination to the creative risks that changed their lives, it’s all in here. Get ready!

Subscribe now and be the first to listen.

#creativebloodpodcast

    Georgia, Mercury-nominated artist, on writing sessions with Shania Twain, her boundless approach to creativity and the power of telling your own story

    Georgia, Mercury-nominated artist, on writing sessions with Shania Twain, her boundless approach to creativity and the power of telling your own story

    A self-confessed studio nerd, Georgia Barnes began her career drumming for Kwes, Kae Tempest and Micachu before signing with Domino records and releasing her self-titled debut album in 2015 to critical acclaim. She earned a Mercury nomination for her second album, Seeking Thrills, and has since gone on to collaborate with everyone from Years and Years’ frontman Olly Alexander and Gorillaz to Shania Twain and Vampire Weekend.

    We joined the deeply down-to-earth, multi-talented musician for an intimate chat in her home studio. During the episode, Georgia shares the female music influences who’ve shaped her career from Kate Bush to Missy Elliott, waxes lyrical about the joys of analogue, explains how a 9-5 approach can be surprisingly conducive to creativity, and spills the T on how Shania Twain takes her tea, and that’s not even the half of it!

    “I started out with an idea that I wanted to be this one thing. Over the years, I’ve had to let that go, and I’ve got so much I can offer in different areas”

    This episode is an audio goldmine of creative insights, personal reflections and industry anecdotes from the mind of an artist who eats, sleeps and breathes music. Has Georgia euphoria rubbed off on us? Absolutely.

    Check out Georgia's latest single, Too much, too little.

    Follow Georgia @GeorgiaUK

    What did you think of this episode? Drop us a DM @creativebloodworld

    EPISODE INSIGHTS
    Why overnight success is an industry mythWhy women need to start occupying the engineering spaceHow taking your time can pay offWhy knowledge is an affirmative power that creates resilienceThe importance of being open to different creative pathsWhy routine can be good for creativity
    EPISODE CREDITS
    Hosted by Laura ConwayProduced by Scenery StudiosShow music by Ben Tarrant-Brown

    • 38 min
    So, Max Osinski, our favourite character on the Emmy award-winning hit show, TED LASSO…Tell us all about “Art being messy and collaborative” (And P.S. What was it like being directed by Tom Hanks?!)

    So, Max Osinski, our favourite character on the Emmy award-winning hit show, TED LASSO…Tell us all about “Art being messy and collaborative” (And P.S. What was it like being directed by Tom Hanks?!)

    Last year Max Osinski had barely touched a soccer ball in his life. Now, thanks to his turn in Ted Lasso as spiritual diva and football legend Zava, he’s a fully playable character on FIFA.

    Born in an Austrian refugee camp, raised in Chicago and now living in London Max’s approach to auditions, preparing for a role being on set and working with legends such as Tom Hanks has seen him in Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Walking Dead: World Beyond as well as the movies “In Time” and “Love and Other Drugs”.

    This Summer, he came into our Shoreditch Studio, and pulled ten cards from The Creative Blood Experience deck and in the process, revealed the art of navigating the uncertainty of the acting profession whilst maintaining not just resilience, but a sense of wonder and awe along the way.
     
    Here’s Max on insta and his partner in art + life, wife Dichen Lachman.
    This profile in Vanity Fair gives more insight into the Ted Lasso experience.
    Improve your own accent game in the The International Dialects of English Archive
    And join Max (sort of) on the sofa and try Idris Elba’s Hijack.

    This episode was created in partnership with the brilliant humans here Creative Blood and Scenery Studios.

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    Music by Ben Tarrant-Brown
    Producer Lina Prestwood
    Mixed by Rob Martland

    • 30 min
    So, Samuel de Saboia, contemporary art prodigy…tell us all about your community-based approach to creativity! (And P.S. What does 'peaceful loudness + fierce harmony' mean to you, in relation to getting your work seen and heard?)

    So, Samuel de Saboia, contemporary art prodigy…tell us all about your community-based approach to creativity! (And P.S. What does 'peaceful loudness + fierce harmony' mean to you, in relation to getting your work seen and heard?)

    Travelling the world with just three briefcases, a backpack and his enormous canvases, Samuel de Saboia is considered by many to be a contemporary art prodigy. We caught up with the Brazilian creative nomad in the middle of an art residency in Italy where he was surrounded by birds and statues of deities from around the world. 
    Samuel’s multimedia paintings and sculptures are huge, swirling, colourful odes to Afro-Presentism. His first major solo show in New York, aged just 20 was called Beautiful Wounds and was about the deaths of five of his friends over a period of just six months. 
    He has since exhibited in Zurich, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Marrakesh, Mexico City, and all over Brazil and has close ties with the world of fashion and design; he’s painted the cover for the September issue of Vogue, Brazil, been the cover star of Harper’s Bazaar Art issue  and Comme des Garçons named him their Artist of the year in 2022. 
    Where on earth is Samuel this month? Check out his insta.  
    During our conversation Samuel mentioned curator Alayo Akinkugbe whose work as ABlackHistoryofArt can be explored here and Osei Bonsu, the Curator of International Art at Tate Modern, London. 
    Want to delve further into Samuel’s art? Try this i-D article.
    This episode was created in partnership with the brilliant humans here Creative Blood and Scenery Studios. 
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    Music by Ben Tarrant-Brown
    Producer Lina Prestwood
    Mixed by ORO Audio

    • 33 min
    So, Arielle Pytka, Artist, Athlete, Adventurer....what is the difference between a great idea and a crazy one?! (And P.S. tell us about your dream to create a studio set-up in the middle of nature?)

    So, Arielle Pytka, Artist, Athlete, Adventurer....what is the difference between a great idea and a crazy one?! (And P.S. tell us about your dream to create a studio set-up in the middle of nature?)

    Arielle dropped out of school aged 15 to sail across the Atlantic in a vintage boat - an unpopular decision with the grownups in her life and also the dawn of an incredible creative career as a multimedia artist and filmmaker that has seen her exhibit alongside the likes of Nan Goldin, Wolfgang Tillmans and collaborate with rock royalty. 
    We caught up with the polymath in a rare still moment at her home in Venice, California where she was nursing a broken shoulder (rather than surfing, kayaking, taking photos, painting or making music videos) to pull ten cards from The Creative Blood Experience deck.
    In the episode Arielle references Julian Schnabel’s outdoor studio  which you can see in this film by Nowness, one of her favourite photographers Bill Henson who she connected with on his socials and the Language Transfer App she’s using to learn Italian at speed.
    And take a leaf out of Arielle’s playbook and connect with her on Insta.
    After you’ve listened (or even whilst!) take a closer look at her Archipelago series, the first ever show at LA’s renowned fashion and art space, Just One Eye.
    This episode was created in partnership with the brilliant humans here Creative Blood and Scenery Studios. 
    Say hello @creativebloodworld
    Music by Ben Tarrant-Brown
    Producer Lina Prestwood
    Mixed by Rob Martland

    • 32 min
    So, Jesse Simon, Talent Manager, Co-Founder of Other People’s Children... tell us about the importance of trusting your gut as a talent scout (And P.S. how does Grappling and ice climbing feature in your world?)

    So, Jesse Simon, Talent Manager, Co-Founder of Other People’s Children... tell us about the importance of trusting your gut as a talent scout (And P.S. how does Grappling and ice climbing feature in your world?)

    Over twenty years Jesse Simon built a MASSIVE career managing the careers of some of the biggest models in fashion including David Friend, Ethan James and Gabriette Bechtel via the leading magazines and fashion houses, including YSL, Dior, Dazed, i-D and Vogue. Considered one of the most innovative talent agents Jesse built a reputation at Ford Models LA for seeing that the future was in killer brand strategy and by redefining the terms of what ‘talent’ truly means. Then, two years ago, he jacked it all in to officially transform Other People’s Children, the art collective he’d been co-running since 2017 as a side project into a living, breathing management company, representing a roster of musicians, writers, directors, and artist who are excited to help bring creative solutions to the table, in front of the camera as well as behind the scenes. 

    Recorded in his office, with the OPC team working around him, mere hours before our plane back to London was due to take off, Jesse pulled these cards from The Creative Blood Experience question deck.
    Follow OPC and Jesse on instagram
    Jesse’s on a mission to make grappling an Olympic sport and has launched The Grappling Network which is now available to watch wherever you are - P.s. no, we didn’t know what grappling was either and so glad we weren’t afraid to ask! 
    This episode was created in partnership with the brilliant humans here Creative Blood and Scenery Studios. 
    Say hello @creativebloodworld
    Music by Ben Tarrant-Brown
    Producer Lina Prestwood
    Mixed by Rob Martland

    • 30 min
    So, Low Bros, ultra contemporary artists… tell us all about the importance of being resilient as artists (And P.S. what's the greatest challenge to collaborating with your brother?)

    So, Low Bros, ultra contemporary artists… tell us all about the importance of being resilient as artists (And P.S. what's the greatest challenge to collaborating with your brother?)

    With the paint barely dry on their most challenging project to date we sat down with the retro-futuristic duo behind some of the world’s most beautiful murals, Low Bros.
    In our Shoreditch studio, the real-life brothers opened up in the most beautiful way about the perfectionism behind their complex, painstaking analogue work which is known for its dopamine-inducing palette and iconoclastic attitudes to consumer culture.

    With a prolific output that spans painting, screen prints, super-scale murals, light installations and soon even jewellery the brothers are deeply driven by a strong values compass in their digital-esque work which is, in fact, rendered entirely by hand.
    Of course, you can connect with the Bros here, on Insta and be sure to step into their “Miami sunset-hued” world (our words) here.

    To bring the episode to life this is the tennis court that had them calling their agent in despair and here’s that photo of the boys as youngsters.

    There’s mention of a pivotal article by Juxtapoz magazine - turns out they’ve been writing about the boys for a while!

    For those - like our host Laura - who are intrigued to see what their collab with the German Post Office looks like, imagine no more.

    This is Studio Cult the jewellery brand the Low Bros are collaborating with - we’ve seen it, we’ve held it; it’s incredible.

    And, finally, we’ve asked our very own Director of Operations and AI artist John Noi to render a screenshot of [the Low Bros perfume ad that never was].

    This episode was created in partnership with the brilliant humans here Creative Blood and Scenery Studios.

    Say hello @creativebloodworld

    Music by Ben Tarrant-Brown
    Producer Lina Prestwood
    Mixed by Rob Martland

    • 30 min

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Engaging, inspiring podcast

Love this podcast! Laura is a fabulous host (and what a great voice!) and she gets her guests to tell the most amazing stories. Looking forward to more episodes!

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Pleasantly FRESH

Have been really enjoying listening to the Creative Blood podcast. It gives a fresh and inspiring insight to the deep veins of production world leaving us to see the other side of productivity and organisation may as well be purpose. A joyful listen.

PatriceP ,

Straight talking about making art.

The first episode with Mike Garson is very promising for the series. Not shy about how luck, very hard work, and going beyond boundaries often erected by teachers or other artists, are all key to success (at least in music).

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