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The podcast that talks to musicians about mental health,  band life, and fashion.

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The podcast that talks to musicians about mental health, band life & Fashion

HOW TO PROMOTE SHOWS BY THE BIGGEST BANDS IN THE WORLD, BY ZAC FOX.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ed Sheeran, New Adventures. Zac has worked with many of the biggest stadium acts in the world. She talks to us for an hour on the job as Chief Operating Officer for the Kilimanjaro Group. Plus how she stooped so low, as to tour manage our band once. For anyone getting to the end. She never confirmed it was Barry Gibb. 

THE JOINING A BAND EPISODE

Helen Fisher joins us to talk about what it is like to join a band, be the only girl in the band, and be the most talented member. would she do it again? listen here.

THE GREEBO EPISODE

We chat to one of our favourite bands of the moment. Greebo. Essex's own Fontaines D.C. Plus 2 exclusive acoustic tracks, including their new single 'Settle Down or Knuckle Up' . Out now.

CAN WE HELP YOU FEEL BETTER?

Meet Ellie, A Therapist that shall be working from our shop. Available for bookings to help you if you're feeling lost on your journey. Hear how on this episode.

THE FRONT MAN/WOMEN/PERSON EPISODE

What's it like to front a band? The pressure of performance, thinking of things to say and what to do. Our top 5 front people of all time also gets an airing. 

BONUS POD

This week is a short bonus Pod. Shop News announcement coming at ya.

HOW A SMALL BUSINESS SURVIVES A YEAR OF LOCKDOWN

It's the year anniversary of going into lockdown for the first time. We thought it would last a couple of months. How wrong we were. How has a small vintage clothing company survived this?

THE EMBRACE EPISODE

We welcome Richard McNamara; guitarist & songwriter in the band Embrace. He's a Producer and guitarist in Eevah. He's a good lad.

THE BEST & WORST THINGS BEING IN A BAND

We give our TOP 5 Best & Worst things about being in a band.From soundcheck, Friendship to Crushing Disappointment. What would you choose? please note - we had 'technical problems'. The mic broke at the end, and we couldn't fix it. So it cuts out right before you get our number 1 best things. Probably appropriate.

THE EEVAH EPISODE

EEVAH are an Electronic 80's inspired Electro Pop Band. We chat with Lead Singer, Songwriter and Driving Force Nicole. Plus get the first listen of their new single out in March. Listen to the end for the exclusive play. Go check the out.

THE 80's

Never has a whole decade been summed up in an hour podcast before, and it still hasn't. We 'attempt' to give you all the Shocks, TV, Fashion, Films and Music in a decade of gluttony & Thatcher. We give you 'Da 80ys'.

THE LAMPLIGHT CLUB EPISODE

The Lamplight Club. Cinematic, Post Gothic, Nick Cave Vibes.  We chat with Toby, and Baz on the new single, how the band came about and what life looks like going forward after lockdown. Their new single 'Shake' comes out soon.

LIFE IN A RECORDING STUDIO

Ever wanted to know what happens when a band spend weeks together in a studio? Are you in a band, can you relate? This Episode we tell our story, from the months we spent together in a studio.
It became our second home.

COULD YOU NEED TO SEE A COUNCILLOR

We Actually chat mental heath!!!!
We talk with Mel Skeet, School Councillor at a Colchester school. We talk about young people, their mental health. How to help a friend, and tell-tale signs for poor mental health.

THE VERDICTS EPISODE

We chat to The Verdicts, about the relationship between friendship and band life. The new EP, plus the inside scoop on life as a Verdict and lockdown as a young adult.

SEASON 2 TRAILER - Same Old Bad Jokes

Season 2 is upon us.
We look back over what we learn from season 1, what to expect from season 2 and Our Covid Christmas hell.
New features, now thought same old bad jokes.

TOP 5 CHRISTMAS SONGS OF ALL TIME EPISODE

Absolute scenes. The official best Christmas Songs of all time. The shop is open, and we're trying to serve customers at the same time.

5 WORST XMAS SONGS EPISODE

This Episode Steve's Dad was in the shop, so we asked him to join us on the podcast. Possibly an error.
Things got weird.
This week we discuss the worst 5 Christmas songs of all time.
No doubt you will be outraged by our choices.

THE PRETTY VISITORS EPISODE

We talk to Pretty Visitors on their new single, life in lockdown, fashion, plus one of them actually defends The 1975's music.

THE BAND MANAGER EPISODE

We talk to Fergal, manager of 3 acts.
We talk about the pressure of band management, best things about the job, and his opinion on how best to further a bands career.

ALL TITER, NO LOLS

Lockdown life be Shooting a Christmas Video.
This episode we just chat.

THE SOUND ENGINEER  EPISODE

All good gigs need one.
The sound engineer has an important role to play in a gig.  We chat to Raphael Knapp, on why it's important, how to get into this career and the best bits of the job.

THE FANTASY BAND EPISODE

Ever played this game? Name your fantasy band line up. Singer, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums.
Your favourite musician for each position.
who's yours?

THE JOE HYTHE EPISODE

Electro Pop Artist Joe Hythe chats with us about his new single Ghost, his journey in music, overcoming mental health challenges, plus we get an exclusive performance of his single.

THE GUITARIST EPISODE

You love a Face Melter of a guitar solo, or are a washy noise type of vibe.
If you a love guitarist in a band, this episode is for you.
A tribute to all the guitarists out there.

THE BEST AND WORST DRESSES PEOPLE IN MUSIC EPISODE

Does a glittery leotard do it for you?
Do you prefer your rockstars to dress from Marks and Spencer? It's all personal taste. Or is it?

THE MAKING A MUSIC VIDEO EPISODE

How and Why does a band shoot a music video?
Are they still relevant?
Also, 20 years old: Kid A - Radiohead

THE TOP 5 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME

We countdown our top 5 albums of all time.
We decide on the 1 album we recommend you ALL listen to.
These albums will knock your socks off.

THE PYJAMA PARTY EPISODE

Releasing your first single is an exciting time to be in a band. We get an exclusive performance of their single, and get deep into the challenges of growing up in a social media world.

THE SOUNDCHECK EPISODE

What's the one good thing about soundchecks? Find out in this episode.

THE SANDCASTLE JESUS EPISODE

We chat with Sandcastle Jesus on their new single Bombshells, life in a band, and challenges of song writing. This episode also includes a live performance. 

THE SAM EAGLE EPISODE

We talk music production, songwriting 8 bars of music during lockdown, his experience with his new record label, and pressure making a debut album.
Also, we get into Radiohead. Again. Sam also plays live some new material.

THE WHERE ARE THEY NOW EPISODE

We talk at life after music.
How it makes you feel, and the work choices you have to make.
We also look at what generation Britpop are doing now

THE GABBY RIVERS EPISODE

We chat with Gabby Rivers, about social media, song writing, her hopes, dreams, and how mental health plays such an important part of being a performer.

THE LYRICS EPISODE

Are Lyrics most important to a song, or is it melody, the hook or the drums.This episode we talk about Jez's experience is songwriting, and his relationship with lyrics.
Plus we chat with Sam Clayton on his band for life.

LISTEN TOGETHER - A GRAND DON'T COME FOR FREE

A Grand Don't Come for Free - The StreetsA podcast Special. We ask our Special Guest John Dunster, what was the album that had the most effect on him?
We listen live, discuss it, and dissect the narrative.
Listen together. Do you agree with us?

NEW PORTEOUS EPISODE

Ben Buttler AKA Porteous talks how to write songs, and theory behind great song writing. You learn about why he's such an amazing musician and how you can learn the piano. Plus an exclusive new song is played

THE HOW TO NAME YOUR BAND EPISODE

Blur, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys and Bowling for Soup are all band name. Are they actually any good? Does it matter?
We look at the importance of your band's name, and give advice on how to name your own 

THE BLACK CACTUS STUDIO EPISODE

Ever had a dream to start a recording studio? You can do it. Hard work, and being brave. We talk to AJ and George from Black Cactus Studio on the first day they were open. They have some great plans to help young musicians on their journey.

THE BAND RIVALRY EPISODE

Have you ever had a band rivalry, that seemed at the time to be really important? We look at the reasons for this? Why they happen, and what is the point?
Plus look at some famous rivalries from the past. 

THE ANORAK PATCH EPISODE

Anorak Patch are on the crest of a wave. 2 singles in, and already on BBC 6 A list, Spotify main playlist, in the NME, and Look East.
Listen to their story.

THE BACK STAGE EPISODE

Backstage at a gig.
We talk about band life in the dressing room;
the Libertines allegedly stealing our booze, and the time Electric 6 took a dump in our toilet.

THE HIRAMEKA HI-FI EPISODE

This episode we talk to Ben Wright, drummer in alt rock band Hirameka Hi-Fi. We talk relationships, the song writing process, almost splitting up during their first NME interview and the difference between European and UK tours. 

THE OPEN A SHOP EPISODE

Steve & Jez take a walk along the process of opening up a clothes shop. From negotiating, the stress, dealing with the piss taking builders, to our first party trying to woo the 'opinion leaders' in Colchester. We also have a discussion on Racism, being too passive and what we are gonna do about it. Toby from the Robin Cancer Trust gives his Band for life.

THE FUTURE OF FESTIVALS EPISODE

This week we are joined by special guest Lee Wakefield, PR for numerous dance festivals across the country. We talk about the future of music festivals after Lockdown, and what we can all do to help them. Plus he gives anyone interesting in getting into the music industry advice you can not miss.
PLUS special email from Zac Fox, that has put on some massive shows including Chillie Peppers, and Ed Sheeran. on her thoughts of the future of music festivals.

THE FESTIVALS EPISODE

Steve & Jez look at Festival experiences that we've all had, Our band relationship with music festivals, and ask the question ' what 4 celebrities would you share a tent with at a festival?
'Pamela Anderson, Jay from Inbetweeners, Boris Johnson & Lee Mack.

THE FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS EPISODE

What would you sacrifice to follow you dream?This episode Steve & Jez chat to Connor Finch on his journey with mental health, hospitalised by an eating disorder, and how he beat this to follow his acting dream to be accepted in a top London Acting college.