EPISODE ELEVEN – DAVE BASCOMBE

Chris has an in-depth chat with mixer, engineer and producer Dave Bascombe, about his years in the recording industry, including his unique take on how one of the most successful albums of the 1980s came together, Songs From The Big Chair by Tears For Fears, which he engineered, and also its successor, The Seeds Of […]

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EPISODE TEN – DOUGLAS DARE

Those who know Douglas Dare will already love his haunting, catchy and thought-provoking piano-led electronica. Those who don’t: you’re missing out on one of the best songwriters at work today. Tim chats to his old touring companion about new album Milk Teeth, the power of a “simple” melody, rude words on tea mugs and the […]

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EPISODE NINE – TIM PALMER

For this episode, Chris and Tim sat down with a proper rock legend: Tim Palmer. Producer of albums for acts as fearsome as Ozzy Osbourne, HIM, Robert Plant, The Mission and Tin Machine, but also as subtle and catchy as Texas, Tears For Fears and The Psychedelic Furs, Tim has done it all: from engineering […]

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EPISODE SEVEN – STEPHEN STREET

“It’s not about how you twiddle the knobs and plug things in, it’s how you relate to people.” Stephen Street is one of those producers who seemingly can’t avoid making kickass albums with seminal bands. The Smiths, Blur, The Cranberries, Sleeper, Shed Seven, Kaiser Chiefs, Pete Doherty – the list stretches off into the distance. […]

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EPISODE SIX – DAVE ERINGA

“There was me, clueless metalhead in a Kiss T-shirt, in amongst all these cool London people, and I think the Manics just recognised another outsider.” For our first show of 2020, Chris speaks to Dave Eringa, a producer whose humour, vitality and passion has given him long associations with Idlewild, Roger Daltrey and – perhaps […]

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EPISODE FOUR – GIL NORTON

“The way someone like Dave Grohl plays the acoustic guitar… you get a sense of why that song exists.” Gil Norton’s journey from minding the 8-track tape machine in Liverpool to producing global smash-hit albums for Foo Fighters and Counting Crows, not to mention classic records by the likes of Feeder, Throwing Muses, Terrorvision, Jimmy Eat […]

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