#181. Bernard Butler on 'Good Grief' and His Long-Awaited Solo Comeback
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1w ago
In Episode #181 of The XS Noize Podcast, host Mark Millar speaks to songwriter and producer Bernard Butler to discuss Good Grief – his first new solo album in 25 years. Between then and now, Butler had ventured into the world of pop songwriting and producing, including two seminal albums with folk musician Sam Lee, a Mercury nominated project with actor Jessie Buckley as well as working with Bert Jansch and Ben Watt from Everything But The Girl, The Libertines, Tricky and an eight-million selling, Grammy-winning record with Duffy. In this interview, Bernard discusses the writing and recording ..read more
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#180. Tim Booth of James on new album 'Yummy' and his debut novel 'When I Died for the First Time'
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1w ago
In Episode #180 of The XS Noize Podcast, host Mark Millar speaks to Tim Booth lead singer from JAMES about their latest album YUMMY and writing his debut novel “When I Died for the First Time.” JAMES have released their 18th studio album YUMMY which reached number one on the UK Albums Chart after 42 years in the music industry and in March Tim Booth published his first novel When I Died For The First Time. In this interview, Tim discusses the writing and recording of YUMMY, upcoming live shows writing his first novel and lots more. Listen to episode #180 of The XS Noize Podcast with Tim Booth ..read more
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#179. DJ/Producer Arthur Baker on the early days of hip hop, Sun City, the Sex Machine EP, remixing huge hit records & more.
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3w ago
In Episode #179 of The XS Noize Podcast, host Mark Millar speaks to legendary DJ/Producer Arthur Baker, credited as a leader, pioneer, and trailblazer in electronic music. Masterminding breakthrough experimentation with tape edits and sampling. He left Boston for New York at the start of the 1980s. Initially DJing and producing disco and soul, he was drafted in by Tommy Boy Records to produce for hip-hop crew Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force. Planet Rock, the seminal single — with vocals by MC G.L.O.B.E. — that came out of those sessions, unwittingly kick ..read more
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#178. Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey on touring to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic album "Into The Gap"
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1M ago
In Episode #178 of The XS Noize Podcast, host Mark Millar speaks to Tom Bailey from The Thompson Twins about touring to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic album Into The Gap. The Thompson Twins are widely regarded as one of the most iconic bands of the 1980s and provided the soundtrack to many people’s lives during that incredible era of music. On the eight-date UK tour in May, Tom will perform the legendary Thompson Twins’ album Into The Gap, the 1984 lauded number 1 album in full along with other classic tracks. The album which has sold over five million copies worldwide spawned t ..read more
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#177. Conor O’Brien of Villagers on new album "That Golden Time"
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1M ago
In Episode #177 of The XS Noize Podcast, host Mark Millar speaks to award-winning Dublin singer-songwriter-instrumentalist-dramatist Conor O’Brien of Villagers about the new album That Golden Time. The exquisite new album unfurls Conor O’Brien’s trademark melodic flair, his gift for simultaneously vivid and subtle arrangements and lyrics that couch his hopes, fears and dreams in richly absorbing poetry. That Golden Time takes its name from the fifth track, which doubles as the album’s lead single. In this interview, Conor discusses the writing and recording of That Golden Time. He also lo ..read more
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#176. Neil Arthur (Blancmange) on the career-spanning compilation 'Everything is Connected (The Best of Blancmange 1979-2024)'
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1M ago
In Episode #176 of The XS Noize Podcast, host Mark Millar speaks to Neil Arthur from Blancmange about the career-spanning compilation Everything is Connected (The Best of Blancmange 1979-2024). Blancmange’s story is one of two distinct chapters. In the early ‘80s, they infused the emergent synth-pop scene with oblique lyrics, wry British humour and occasionally tabla-tinged sonics, an unlikely mix which saw them soar into the Top 10 with singles such as Living On The Ceiling, Blind Vision and Don’t Tell Me. And since 2011’s Blanc Burn album, they’ve taken that singular style into a n ..read more
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#175. BANNERS discusses his new album 'All Back to Mine'
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1M ago
In Episode #175 of The XS Noize Podcast, host Mark Millar speaks to award-winning Liverpudlian pop singer, and songwriter BANNERS (aka Michael Nelson) about his new album All Back to Mine. BANNERS is known for his effervescent melodies and immensely relatable lyrics about the human condition. With Nelson's latest full-length, All Back to Mine, it's safe to say he owns a market share in feel-good anthems streamlined to soundtrack your best life. The album includes his highly praised singles The Best View In Liverpool, Anywhere For You, Have You Ever Loved Someone, Name In Lights, Tell You I Lov ..read more
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#174. Neil Finn and Nick Seymour on new Crowded House album 'Gravity Stairs'
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2M ago
In Episode #174 of The XS Noize Podcast, host Mark Millar speaks to Neil Finn and Nick Seymour from Crowded House about their eighth studio album 'Gravity Stairs.' Produced by the band with Steven Schram (Paul Kelly, San Cisco), Gravity Stairs shows Crowded House’s current incarnation featuring Neil Finn, Nick Seymour, Mitchell Froom, Elroy Finn and Liam Finn. In this interview, Neil Finn and Nick Seymour discuss the writing and recording of Gravity Stairs. We also discuss their favourite Crowded House songs, songwriting, Neil getting abducted in Belfast and more. Listen to episode #174 of The ..read more
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#173. Michael Smyth of Belfast Shoegaze Band Virgins on debut album ‘Nothing Hurt and Everything Was Beautiful’
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2M ago
In Episode #173 of The XS Noize Podcast, host Mark Millar speaks to Michael Smyth, guitarist and founder of Belfast shoegaze band Virgins, about their highly anticipated debut album ‘Nothing Hurt and Everything Was Beautiful’.  The album finds the band exploring a broader sonic palette, seamlessly moving between the gaze-pop of s l o w l y, l o n g and d i s a p p e a r e r to the dance-influenced s o f t e r. To the ethereal, heavy expansiveness of p a l e f i r e and t e n d. Their captivating sound doesn’t rely on recycling shoegaze tropes but brings a fresh and contemporary approach t ..read more
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#172. Paul Draper on Live Shows Marking the 25th Anniversary of Mansun’s Iconic ‘Six’ Album
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2M ago
In Episode #172 of The XS Noize Podcast, host Mark Millar speaks to acclaimed songwriter and former Mansun frontman Paul Draper to discuss his upcoming live shows to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the iconic Mansun album Six. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Six, in April 2024, Paul Draper and his live band are hitting the road, playing legendary venues up and down the UK. This will be the last chance for fans to see Paul perform Six live in its entirety. For these very special headline shows, Draper is playing, in full, the iconic album by Mansun, the grou ..read more
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