Episode two of our Punk Rock Radio show is now online, featuring a lot of angry banter plus new tunes from Swayze, Jealous, Neurotic Fiction, Screaming Toenail and more.
On this week’s podcast I got really damn angry about the UK government, coronavirus, sexism and racism, and I argued with trolls on the internet. I thought: where better to let out that rage than on a public music forum, where will respond and/or care?
I enjoyed the new radio podcast format massively for Round #1, so I thought I’d try it again. I’ve played some bangers and done my best to give you some solo banter – I’ve talked a lot more on this episode and I will not be the slightest bit offended if you skip ahead to the juicy punk rock tunes.
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Listen to our fresh new radio show: an hour of punk rock and chat. Featuring Hightime, Sunliner, Modern Shakes, Cigar, Link 80, Not on Tour and many more.
I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus with our regular Shout Louder Podcast activity – largely to do laziness! After weeks of coronavirus lockdown, I thought it was time to share some new music with you, albeit in a different format to usual.
Rather than my usual offbeat interview-style, I’ve compiled a radio show of new punk rock releases, with a few older favourites thrown in. I’ve talked my usual absolute nonsense between songs for you listening pleasure.
Listen below or subscribe on Soundcloud / any decent podcast platform for an hour of upbeat tunes.
Enjoy this special extra-shambolic episode of the Shout Louder podcast, to bring light to your locked-down lives.
In an effort to bring some light to your locked-down lives, we’ve recorded an absolute shambling train wreck of a podcast for your entertainment.
Josh plays bass in Fair Do’s, takes excellent live music photographs under the moniker Cold Front Photography, and is an integral part of the Shout Louder operation behind the scenes. He’s also not usually allowed near microphones for reasons that will become immediately obvious.
Full of in jokes and with almost no relevance to music whatsoever, we run the verbal gamut of mental health, technology, hygiene, elephants and shitting in salad bowls.
We hope that this bonus episode will bring some relief from the lockdown, the coughing and daily enforced viewings of Boris Johnson’s droopy mug. Apologies in advance for everything you’re about to hear.
Sarah speaks to audio engineer Ed Hall about dedicating his life to music, advice to bands looking to record and all things mastering.
In December 2019, Sarah travelled up to Colne, Lancashire to record a fresh interview for the Shout Louder podcast, with Ed Hall at All Silk Mastering House.
Ed is an incredibly knowledgeable, affable audio engineer, who’s dedicated his life to recording and working in music. Previously known for his bands A War Against Sound and Egos At The Door, he’s now playing with Edgarville but focusing on his business.
Ed has recently expanded his business to include All Silk Recording Studio, a new recording space in Rawtenstall, so that they can offer a full recording, mixing and mastering service. They also do live sessions that are an ideal starter for DIY bands.
The latest episode of the Shout Louder Podcast features a conversation with Andrew Summers: Eat Defeat frontman and tour manager extraordinaire. Fresh from The Fest we talk about touring the USA, getting hounded by cops and surviving on caffeine.
On our latest episode of the Shout Louder Punk Podcast we have a great chat with Andrew Summers! You may remember him from such bands as Eat Defeat, Kickback UK and The Fractions… as well as his career as a well-respected, Pokemon-obsessed tour manager.
We get cosy in his living room in Leeds to talk touring, caffeine and all things ska. Fresh off a USA tour with Eat Defeat, he’s got plenty of tales to tell. We reminisce about the noughties UK punk scene, harmless run ins with the police and trips to our favourite tour venues.
Eat Defeat have just released a new single Wake Up, which you can hear on the podcast, along with their earlier song Can’t Say I’ll Miss You. Listen on Soundcloud, Apple, Google, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Eat Defeat will be playing Do It Together Fest, which Shout Louder is putting on with Be Sharp Promotions and Colin’s Punk Rock World on 24-25th January 2020. Grab a ticket here.
The Shout Louder Punk Podcast returns with an interview with Scottish misery-punks Goodbye Blue Monday!
The Shout Louder podcast makes a triumphant return, with Scottish misery-punks Goodbye Blue Monday!
Sarah caught up with Graham Lough on tour, to talk about the band’s musical origins, the minefield of mental health and The Power of Ska.
The whole interview with Goodbye Blue Monday was a right giggle, and will appeal to old fans and new. Give it a listen and get excited for the new season of the podcast!
The podcast features some special musical treats from Goodbye Blue Monday, the Garry Biscuits cover band and Terrafraid‘s ‘Control’. Misery-punk may have ruined their lives, but it makes for a hilarious listen.
Double interview with two of melodic hardcore’s technical powerhouses.
Over the summer, Sarah got the opportunity to chat with two of the international fast-punk scene’s most stunningly melodic acts.
Firstly, at Brakrock Ecofest in Belgium, Sarah caught up with Étienne Dionne and Alexis Trépanier from Canadian technical masters Mute, a band who’ve been stunning audiences with their unrivalled guitar work for 20 years. As true legends of the tech scene they have a brilliant selection of tour tales to share with us.
Later, at Punk Rock Holiday, Sarah had a fun chat with Pekka Multaharju and Emil Stenbäck from One Hidden Frame: a brilliant melodic hardcore band from Lappeenranta in Finland and one of Shout Louder’s personal favourites.
One Hidden Frame have been going since 2002, however some of their best work has come in the form of their 2017 album Harmful Content and their recently released split EP with Thousand Oaks. We were absolutely delighted to get to chat to one another, and no doubt you’ll enjoy it too.
If you’re a fan on technical, interesting melodic hardcore, then you will love this podcast. Even if that’s not your bag musically, we’re sure you’ll love our chat.
These were the songs we played:
Mute – Fill The Void
Adrenalized – Crawling From The Ashes (feat. Étienne Dionne)
We say goodbye to Manchester DIY punk legends Revenge, in this hilarious, boozy session.
A couple of weeks ago, Sarah met up with Andy Davies, Chris ‘Big Hands’ Hinsley and Matt Woods from Manchester’s Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man down the pub. We got pissed and we talked shit… and we recorded the whole thing.
Revenge have been a band for nearly 15 years, however they’ve chosen to call it a day in 2018. We took this final opportunity to celebrate their history as a band, and to say goodbye to an act that have been overwhelmingly influential in the UK punk scene – a shining example of what can be achieved through a truly DIY approach.
You can expect talk of human pyramids, tigers, Mr Blobby and Princess Diana… all accompanied by a healthy pint or four. We also have an exclusive announcement: listen up and you’ll get to hear the first band announcement for their farewell gig on December 8th.
Scottish DIY legend Derrick Johnston shares some wisdom and some love for our flourishing punk scene.
2018 has been a busy year for Derrick Johnston. As one of Scotland’s DIY musical stalwarts, he’s probably best known for running Make-That-A-Take Records and being one of the organisers of Book Yer Ane Fest. His band Uniforms have recently released a new 7” EP via TNS Records and he’s been solidly touring his solo project Tragical History Tour. He’s part of a crew that runs Conroy’s Basement in Dundee alongside a good ol’ regular job. It’s been non-stop.
Fortunately, Derrick managed to impart some of his wisdom and share some mutual music appreciation with Sarah on today’s podcast. With years of experience in booking and playing shows, promoting bands and making the most of what you’ve got, Derrick’s an honestly inspiring individual and a pleasure to listen to.
Enjoy today’s podcast and remember, even when you’re feeling like Sisyphus pushing the rock up the hill, the pure love created by the DIY punk scene is more than worth the effort.
Listen to Sarah getting drunk with Spoilers, Rebuke and Captain Trips on this second Punk Rock Holiday special.
On today’s podcast, we will be whisking you back in time to the beautiful, sun-drenched beach at Punk Rock Holiday. Sarah grabbed Spoilers, Rebuke and Captain Trips for a chat at Slovenia’s premier punk festival. Grab a drink, put your feet up and listen to us getting progressively drunker as the day goes on.
Ben Davis and Dan Goatham from Kentish punks Spoilers have just released a sterling debut album in the form of Roundabouts. They’re a hilarious bunch so we jumped at the change to discuss the album, their summer holiday plans and
We speak to Petter Mossberg and Phil Nordling from skate-punks Rebuke. We share a pina colada, discuss their 15 years as a band, the current Swedish music scene and some of the bands they currently admire.
Finally, we spoke to Rich Mayor of Portsmouth skate-punks Captain Trips. We were officially 10+ cocktails deep at the time of recording, so it’s nice to have a recorded reminder of a conversation we’d no doubt have forgotten. We cover important topics like showering, cress, sweat, flip-flops, Dean Gaffney and solo projects.
I highly recommend sticking around to the end, as Sarah’s sobriety goes rapidly downhill in quite an amusing way. As Petter quite accurately puts it, “You meet too many cocktails.”
We play the following songs:
Spoilers – Roundabouts (from album Roundabouts is out now on Little Rocket Records, SBAM Records and Boss Tunage)
Rebuke – Take To The Seas (from their album Wouldworks, out on Disconnect Disconnect Records)
Captain Trips – Bottom Of The River (from their EP Stand By now on Umlaut Records)
If you enjoyed this, check out our first PRH Cocktail Special with Ducking Punches, The Murderburgers and Dead Neck.