69: Jordan Merrick
In this extra "nice" episode, and our final one for 2021, Jordan Merrick does a deep dive into his recent sophomore album “Waiting Blues”, explaining the connections between songwriting, a record's themes, and the album art.
Featuring these awesome new tracks:
India Dupriez - Venomous
Laura Mac - Garage Full of Dreams
The Human Kind - Walk To The River
Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers - Miss Your Birthday
The Fat Bastards - Forearms
Bellwether - Charade
Storm & Stone - Fire & Smoke
Abby Wolfe - Lose Myself
Interview starts at approx. 25 min mark.
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SHORTCUT 4 - Hachiku @ the Gaso22:33Back in November of 2021, Daniel chatted to Anika, the brains behind indie pop artist Hachiku right before her album launch show at the iconic Gasometer Hotel. In this chat, Anika goes in depth about what she's been up to in the year since her debut record's release.Find Hachiku on her socials:InstagramTwitterYouTubeListen to the original episode with Hachiku here. The full AMR Podcast Specials series can be found here.
SHORTCUT 5 - Jack Botts @ Sooki Lounge17:35The AMR Sooki Lounge Podcast series returns with Daniel chatting to Jack Botts right before his gig at the venue. The pair discuss Jack's ongoing tour to support his 2021 EP "Slow Mornings", the nuances of van life, and Daniel gets to review Jack's expertly-poured water.Find Jack on his socials:InstagramYouTubeThe full AMR Sooki Podcast series can be found here.
68. 68: Marianne Leigh02:14:53Singer-songwriter Marianne Leigh may be New Zealand's biggest fan of T-Swift's lyrics, and a recovering emo kid, but this certainly does not inhibit her own musical accomplishments! She tells us how she is improving with her own lyrics and collaborative skills, with the release of her second EP “simple things”.Featuring these awesome new tracks:Jodi - FrenchieSarah Kabbani & Taylor Piggott - DaydreamingTesh Batkins - SpotlightPHIN - MistakesFrank James - STUCK ON YOUMatilda Rose - This Is PersonalHot Donnas - Fear MeThe Holy Rollercoasters - Tears, Heartache and SighsSnowcats - RespireCARDAMONE - Passion To AshesHannah Sands - La La LandTommy Drifter - On FireMarianne's socials:InstagramTwitterYouTubeInterview starts at approx. 33 min mark.
67. 67: Joe Mungovan02:06:00What's it like to record an album at the edge of civilisation, while the world is turning upside down? Joe Mungovan opens a window into the unique experiences that inspired his new record "A Flower In The Weeds".Featuring these awesome new tracks:Sametime - Bitter TasteLuca George - Somebody NewEMPHASIZE THE MC - Vent Elation (feat. Cali Jade)KOOLZ - Beach Daze (feat. LEMAIRE & Scopes)Dorsal Fins - SugarGunning for Allie - StayWicked Envy - FranticBad Juju - American HalloweenClap Clap Riot - MamaOceanique - Hiding From YouAngie Colman - MathsJoe's socials:InstagramTwitterYouTubeInterview starts at approx. 35 min mark.
66. 66: Anna Smyrk01:49:27Anna Smyrk is normally a very well-travelled individual. But with the release of her new EP “The Hour Between Us”, she is well and truly grounded, both literally and metaphorically. She joins Daniel on our returning episode to talk all things record crafting, street playing, and costume wearing.Featuring these awesome new tracks:Pearl - Honeymoon SuiteAbbey Lane - HypnotisedFreehand - It’s Not OverGood Will Remedy - Messin With My Head (feat. Viliani)NO NO NO NO NO - SharksfinAfterthought - Summerset StunnerThe Washing Line Economy - MirrorsJacob Fitzgerald - LonelyAnna's socials:InstagramTwitterYouTubeInterview starts at approx. 21 min mark.
65. 65: reb fountain02:05:10With the landmark release of her sophomore record “Iris”, singer-songwriter reb fountain joins Daniel to lead us into exploring a little bit of the thought-provoking mythology and metaphors that the album explores. There's enough nihilistic quips to even make Nietzsche proud!Featuring these awesome new tracks:Sparrows - I Know FireBrayden Sibbald - FadingZhuli - IKEABrandon Duff - Crystal EyesDICE - Stop SignInklines - Real LifeSouth Summit - River DaysTom Mac - Macedonreb's socials:InstagramTwitterYouTubeInterview starts at approx. 24 min mark.
64. 64: With Blue02:15:57Tom from the indie-rock outfit With Blue explains what it's like to record in a real “fancy pants” studio, as the Brisbane stalwarts releases their debut EP “Pleasure Lies”, a record crafted with gig-laden experience.Featuring these awesome new tracks:Tomorrow People - Give It To MeYoung6ix - Built DifferentThe Predators - Taking FireBefore the King - Fast MachineParis Irwin - TendonsHarry J Hart - No GoodbyePinstripe - You And IDeadshowws - BaltimoreMajor Plains - AvalonSteven Heath - FREEZEVelvet Bloom - RunNaomi Keyte - GreenhillWith Blue's socials:InstagramYouTubeInterview starts at approx. 32 min mark.
63. 63: SILT02:13:06Melbourne alt-pop band SILT tells us what it's like to really find bandmates and producers you can connect with, as they release their absolutely stellar EP “Contact High”.Featuring these awesome new tracks:KingTheFreeSoul - Waste TimeDekleyn - Over AgainIvy Adara - Apartment No. 2Erin Foster - FriendsBen Gillies - Dangerous DistractionsBootleg Rascal - With You (Bad Boys Remix)Whatever, Forever - Ghost Of MeCOLD*WORDS - Kill Me, Please?Catbird - RideJordan Merrick - The Waiting BluesPluto Jonze - New Morning HighLydia Fairhall - FreeSILT's socials:InstagramYouTubeInterview starts at approx. 31 min mark.