Alternative Episodes

June 21, 2020 Alternative

68: The one with Matthew Ferraro

Matthew Ferraro’s written, arranged and produced original music for Academy Award winning films like The Insider and The Incredib…

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May 21, 2020 Alternative Punk

60: The one with Toyah Willcox

My guest today really needs no introduction. She’s appeared in the 1978 film Jubilee, and Quadrophenia the following year. Her…

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May 3, 2019 Alternative Country

53: The one with The Los Pacaminos’ Jamie Moses

Self-taught guitarist Jamie Moses has gone from playing US Air Force bases at the tender age of 13 to stadiums with Queen and Pau…

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Sept. 7, 2018 Alternative Funk

47: The one with The Blockhead's Derek Hussey

This tale is about the frontman of one of the most iconic bands of the last 40 years. Best known for singles Hit Me With Your …

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Dec. 14, 2017 Alternative

43: The one with Some Kind of Illness

I chat with the hottest band to come out of #Manchester since Oasis. It’s contagious, it’s creating an epidemic, it caused by …

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Nov. 10, 2017 Alternative Folk Pop

42: The one with John Otway

It’s exactly 40 years since John Otway’s now legendary appearance on The Old Grey Whistle Test with Wild Willy Barrett with gymna…

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Aug. 23, 2017 Alternative Pop Rock

37: The one with The Jesus And Mary Chain's Jim Reid

The Jesus and Mary Chain have been back in the studio for the first time in 2 decades facing the difficulties of recording togeth…

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April 28, 2016 Alternative Blues Pop

26: The one with The New York Doll’s Earl Slick

Earl Slick Talks Bowie and Station To Station. He's played with David Bowie, John Lennon, Yoko Ono Band, The New York Dolls…an…

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Dec. 18, 2013 Alternative Rock

19: The one with The Darkness' Ed Graham

The Darkness are just ending a headline UK tour after re-forming in 2011. Drummer Ed Graham chats about the band getting back tog…

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Oct. 12, 2013 Alternative Rock

16: The one with Bowling For Soup's Chris Burney

Texan punk rockers Bowling For Soup are back with a new album "Lunch. Drunk. Love." which sees the band return to the UK for thei…

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Sept. 22, 2013 Alternative Rock

15: The one with Skunk Anansie

Getting Under Skunk Anansie’s Skin There are few female lead-singers quite as formidable as Skunk Anansie’s Skin. Independe…

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Aug. 28, 2013 Alternative Pop

4: The one with The Teardrop Explodes’ Julian Cope

One from the analogue vaults. After The Teardrop Explodes finally did explode in 1983, Julian Cope continued to beguile audien…

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