the indie alternative with chris olden
James Walsh - Starsailor

James Walsh - Starsailor

September 29, 2022

On this episode I'm delighted to be joined by James Walsh. 

James talks about the recent 20 year anniversary tour of their debut album Love is Here, his formative years, song writing process and forthcoming new material.

I really enjoyed talking with with james who was very generous with his time.

Keep up to date with Starsailor and James's solo news here.

starsailorband.co.uk

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CUD - Will Potter

CUD - Will Potter

September 22, 2022

Welcome back! On this episode I was delighted to speak again to Will Potter of CUD.

Will talked about the forthcoming 30 year anniversary tour of Asquarius, how the band were formed, musical influences and the writing process of their new material. I had a great time catching up with Will again and it was great to get the low down on whats next for Martin Bland and Geezer!

Here are links to the bands website where you can get tickets to for the tour and the hear about forthcoming releases. 

CUD - links

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Alex White - The Electric Soft Parade

Alex White - The Electric Soft Parade

August 20, 2022

On the episode I'm joined by Alex White one half of Brighton's The Electric Soft Parade.

Alex provides an insight into the bands early influences, their rise to fame and their writing and recording process.

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Mike Heaton - Embrace

Mike Heaton - Embrace

August 3, 2022

Hey All! On this episode I had a great chat with Mike Heaton of Embrace.

Mike talks about the writing and recording of their upcoming new album 'How to be a person like other people' which is released at the end of the month and the upcoming tour.

Mike also shares his musical influences and hair metal days!

Details of the album and upcoming tour can be found here;

embrace.co.uk

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Paul Laird. Author of The Birth and Impact of Britpop

Paul Laird. Author of The Birth and Impact of Britpop

June 30, 2022

Welcome back! on this episode I have a fascinating chat with Paul Laird whose new book The Birth and Impact of Britpop explores this musical phenomenon in a refreshing and personal way.   

Paul marries his encyclopedic knowledge of music with some very frank,  introspective observations and anecdotes.

If you are a lover of the era and books on the well known, and not so well known artists that inhabited it, then you really should check it out. 

Here is a link to the book below;

The-Birth-and-Impact-of-Britpop-Mis-Shapes-Scenesters-and-Insatiable-Ones-Hardback

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David Gedge - The Wedding Present

David Gedge - The Wedding Present

April 8, 2022

This episode I'm joined by David Gedge of The Wedding Present. 

David talks to me about his musical influences, his song writing process, the continuation of the Sea Monsters 30th anniversary tour and lots more. 

Really enjoyed this one, links to the website are below. 

scopitones.co.uk

 

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Michele Stodart

Michele Stodart

April 1, 2022

This episode Michele Stodart joins me to talk about her early musical influences, how she approaches song writing, collaborations and lots more. Really enjoyed this one. Please do check out Michele's solo work. Links to her patreon and socials are below!

www.patreon.com/michelestodart

michele-stodart.bandcamp.com

twitter.com/MicheleStodart

www.facebook.com/MicheleStodart

 

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Tom McRae

Tom McRae

March 25, 2022

Absolutely delighted to be joined by one of the UK's finest song writers Tom McRae.

Tom talks about his writing process, collaborations, how he approaches a new album and loads more. 

So honored to speak to Tom who was incredibly generous.  New material and Tour on the horizon!

https://tommcrae.com

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*Update Episode*

*Update Episode*

March 18, 2022

Hello! Unfortunately this is not a regular episode but an update to inform you all that its becoming increasingly difficult if not impossible to release episodes on a weekly / regular basis. As you know I’m not part of any network and without sponsorship it’s becoming really hard to secure guests and share their stories with you as regularly as I have been doing over the last two years or so.

I have some potential guests lined up these will be put out on a completely ad hoc basis.

Doing this podcast over the last couple of years has been an absolute blast and your support has been amazing.

If you have any ideas or suggestions of artists that you would like me to reach out to I'll see what I can do, get in touch on a social media, drop me a DM or send me an email.

Thank you again for all your support see you soon.

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Charlotte Cooper - The Subways

Charlotte Cooper - The Subways

March 5, 2022

On this episode Charlotte Cooper of The Subways joins me to talk about writing and recording their new album, early influences, the legacy of Rock and Roll Queen and loads more!

Keep up to date with the new album release and tour dates here:

www.thesubways.net

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