This Song Is Yours

  • 362. Belle and Sebastian

    32:47
    Our guest today is Stevie Jackson from the iconic indie pop band Belle & Sebastian. Hailing from Scotland, this musical collective has charmed fans for nearly three decades with their distinctive indie and twee sound. In today's episode, we discuss their upcoming Australian tour, their first in over six years. We delve into Australia's enduring love affair with the band, memorable moments from past tours, and the sonic landscape and songwriting of their latest album, Late Developers. Additionally, we touch on the upcoming 30th anniversary of Tigermilk and whether fans can expect any special celebrations for this milestone.Belle and Sebastian: Instagram / SpotifyPurchase ticket to Belle and Sebastian live on tour here.Visit our official website here and follow us across our socials.
  • 361. Griff

    26:13
    Our guest on the podcast today is UK pop singer and songwriter Griff. Known offstage as Sarah Faith Griffiths, she's making waves this week with the release of her highly anticipated debut record, Vertigo. Griff has collaborated with the likes of Chris Martin and shared the stage with superstars like Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa. Today, she joins us to talk about everything Vertigo. In this episode, we delve into the songwriting across the album and how the process can sometimes mirror the anxiety of a hangover. We discuss her early introduction to music and her journey into music production as a child. We also chat about her experience supporting Taylor Swift on the Eras tour and her upcoming Australian tour dates in August.Griff: Instagram / SpotifyPurchase ticket to Griff live on tour here.Visit our official website here and follow us across our socials.
  • 360. Michael Marcagi

    15:31
    Our guest today is singer-songwriter Michael Marcagi. The folk-rock troubadour has been having a stellar 2024. After his song 'Scared to Start' went viral on TikTok, it propelled him to a brand new audience and saw the release of his American Romance EP. He finds himself in Australia this month, playing dates nationwide, including a spot at Spin Off Festival in Adelaide. In today's episode, we talk to Michael about returning to folk songwriting, the inspiration behind 'Scared to Start,' and his journey into music. We also chat about his experiences touring and who he's excited to see at Spin Off Festival.Michael Marcagi: Instagram / SpotifyPurchase ticket to Spin Off Festival here.You can support the pod here: TSIY Insta / TSIY TikTok / TSIY Youtube
  • 359. Towa Bird

    16:15
    Our guest today is rock songwriter Towa Bird. She's a singer, songwriter, producer, and famed guitarist who has played with Olivia Rodrigo and toured with Renee Rapp. Towa Bird is releasing her debut album, American Hero, today, and we've got her on the podcast to chat about it. In today's episode, we discuss the making of the record and how long it's been in the works. We delve into her introduction to music and forming a band at 12. We also explore the importance of representation in music and the impact of seeing yourself reflected in your musical idols. Plus, we talk about the possibility of Towa Bird touring in Australia.Towa Bird: Instagram / SpotifyPurchase 'American Hero' here.You can support the pod here: TSIY Insta / TSIY TikTok / TSIY Youtube
  • 358. FUKHED

    29:11
    Our guest today is dance and techno DJ and producer FUKHED, the artist project of Lynn Tran. Starting out by DJ-ing in her bedroom before moving to clubs, FUKHED's career has taken a massive leap forward over the past 12 months. She’s played festivals like Field Day and Beyond the Valley and released her single "No C No A." In late July, she'll join dance and electronic artists like DJ Seinfeld and JamesJamesJames on the Sound Archives Stage at Spin Off Festival, alongside artists like Baby Gravy, The Last Dinner Party, and Conan Gray. In today's episode, we talk to Lynn about the origins of the FUKHED name, playing festival sets versus club gigs, her creative process, and what more we can expect from her this year.FUKHED: Instagram / SpotifyPurchase tickets to Spin Off Festival 2024 here.You can support the pod here: TSIY Insta / TSIY TikTok / TSIY Youtube
  • 357. The Decemberists (Colin Meloy)

    23:41
    Our guests today are one of my favourite bands of the last 20 years....it's The Decemberists! The beloved indie rock band from Portland, Oregon, has been delighting audiences for over 20 years with their literary take on indie and folk rock, featuring critically acclaimed albums like 'The Crane Wife' and 'The Hazards of Love.' Last week, they released their brilliant ninth studio record, their first double album, 'As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again.' In today's episode, we were lucky enough to speak with frontman Colin Meloy about the new record. We discuss the distinctive sound of this album, which combines elements of all previous Decemberists records. We explore the unique sections of the double album and how some parts sound completely different from others. Additionally, we delve into Colin's introduction to songwriting and the birth of the band. Plus, we probe Colin about when we might see them in Australia next.The Decemberists: Instagram / SpotifyPurchase 'As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again' here.You can support the pod here: TSIY Insta / TSIY TikTok / TSIY Youtube
  • 356. LAUREL

    24:10
    Our guest on the podcast today is the incredibly talented LAUREL. The British pop singer-songwriter has worked with Aussie artists like Flume and Kita Alexander and is here to celebrate the release of her highly anticipated second record, "PALPITATIONS." In today's episode, we dive deep into the exciting sonic shift away from her debut, "DOGVIOLET," and explore the creative process behind the album. We discuss her collaboration with longtime partner Jeremy Malvin, also known as Chrome Sparks, and how her music has evolved. LAUREL also shares insights into her growing connection with the Australian music scene, her experiences touring down under, and her ventures into the fashion world.LAUREL: Instagram / SpotifyPurchase 'PALPITATIONS' here.You can support the pod here: TSIY Insta / TSIY TikTok / TSIY Youtube
  • 355. Bonny Light Horseman

    24:05
    Our guests today are folk rock trio Bonny Light Horseman, featuring Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson, and Josh Kaufman. They recently released their stunning third studio album, a double album titled "Keep Me On Your Mind / See You Free”. This album, which was recorded in an old Irish pub, blends traditional folk music with a more experimental and raw sound. In today's episode, we talk to Eric, Anaïs, and Josh about the delicate and stunning songwriting that permeates this record. We discuss the most challenging song to record due to its heartbreaking lyrics and talk about taking this record out on tour, including whether Bonny Light Horseman might make their way to Australia.Bonny Light Horseman: Instagram / SpotifyPurchase 'Keep Me On Your Mind / See You Free' here.You can support the pod here: TSIY Insta / TSIY TikTok / TSIY Youtube
  • 354. Crowded House (Nick Seymour)

    37:49
    Our guest today is the iconic band Crowded House! Last week, they ushered in a fresh chapter with their brilliant 8th studio record, 'Gravity Stairs.' We have original member Nick Seymour with us in today’s episode to delve into all things 'Gravity Stairs.' We'll talk about the songwriting process of this record, how the band members united from different corners of the globe to create this fantastic album, and the fresh dynamic the new lineup brings to the band's sound. Furthermore, we'll dive into the evolution of the band's music and how the infusion of new members introduced new elements into this globally loved band. Additionally, we'll discuss their upcoming Australian tour, giving fans a sneak peek into what they can expect from these highly anticipated shows. Crowded House: Instagram / SpotifyCatch Crowded House on tour here.You can support the pod here: TSIY Insta / TSIY TikTok / TSIY Youtube
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