This Song Is Yours
Heather Baron-Gracie (Pale Waves)
Recorded in person while Pale Waves is here in Australia, we're thrilled to have front woman Heather Baron-Gracie back on the podcast as our guest for this episode. Currently touring in support of their new record "Unwanted," Heather takes a break to chat with us about the songwriting process within the band and the personal nature of some of the songs on their latest album. We also discuss the potential fourth record, what fans can expect from the band's future releases, and her newfound balance while touring.
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Thanks again to Heather Baron-Gracie for her time. We also want to give a special shout out to Rachel from Dirty Hit for her help with this episode.
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260. The Tallest Man on Earth28:59In today's episode, we are thrilled to have Swedish troubadour Kristian Matsson, better known as The Tallest Man on Earth, as our guest. In April, he released his highly anticipated 7th studio record, "Henry St.”. It's a beautiful record that marks a new chapter in his musical journey as he expands his sound with a full band. In today's episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Kristian about his experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, which unfortunately prevented him from writing new music. We delve into his collaboration with Nick Sunburn (Sylvan Esso) and the transition to a fuller sound with a band. Additionally, we explore Kristians earliest memories of touring Australia, as he is set to return for a tour in December of this year.The Tallest Man on Earth: Instagram / Facebook / SpotifyThanks again to Kristin Matsson for his time. We also want to give a special shout out to Dave from Diamond Creative Services for his help with this episode.You can help follow and support here: TSIY Insta / TSIY FB / TSIY TikTok / TSIY Youtube / TSIY Patreon
259. McKinley Dixon31:15In this episode, we welcome Chicago-based musician, rapper, and songwriter McKinley Dixon. Hailed by The Guardian as one of 2023's most promising musical newcomers, McKinley blends jazz, hip-hop, spoken word, and soul into his music, offering a unique perspective on the modern American experience and educating people on black history. His critically acclaimed record "For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her" exposed him to a wider audience, and today, he releases his equally stunning fourth studio album "Beloved! Paradise! Jazz!?”. Join us as we delve into the influence that American novelist Toni Morrison has on the record and McKinley's creative process in the studio. We discuss the sonic landscape of the album and his recent attention from publications like Pitchfork and The Guardian. Finally, McKinley shares his excitement about visiting Australia and his plans to meet a koala if he ever comes to tour down under. McKinley Dixon: Instagram / Facebook / SpotifyThanks again to McKinley Dixon for his time. We also want to give a special shout out to Lily from The Oriel Co for her help with this episode.You can help follow and support here: TSIY Insta / TSIY FB / TSIY TikTok / TSIY Youtube / TSIY Patreon
258. Nicholas Allbrook37:26Making his welcome return to the pod, our guest today is prolific psych-rock songwriter Nicholas Allbrook. Known for his work in Pond, Tame Impala, and his solo project, Nick is making a brilliant return with his fourth solo record titled "Manganese," set to release on June 9th. In this episode, we chat with Nick about the inspirations behind the sonic landscape of his new album and how he approaches songwriting. We also discuss his forthcoming solo tour and the differences between touring with his bandmates in Pond. Nick also shares how he balances the beautiful and soaring melodies of his music, with the more serious themes in his songs. Nicholas Allbrook: Instagram / Facebook / SpotifyCatch Nick on tour here.Thanks again to Nicholas Allbrook for his time. We also want to give a special shout out to Jake from Inside Out Agency for his help with this episode.You can help follow and support here: TSIY Insta / TSIY FB / TSIY TikTok / TSIY Youtube / TSIY Patreon
257. Bad//Dreems39:16Our guests today are the beloved garage rock band Bad//Dreems. The four-piece from Adelaide have toured with artists like Midnight Oil and The Chats, and return this week with their fourth studio record, Hoo Ha!, No surprise to anyone who knows the bands music, the album touches on themes close to their hearts, including the rights of First Nations people, the Australian male psyche, and their hometown of Adelaide. In today's episode, we talk with Alex and Ben from the band about their approach to capturing their live sound on the album, their songwriting methods, and the recording process with Dan Luscombe, who has worked with The Drones and Courtney Barnett. Additionally, we talk about their podcast, 'Hoo Ha!' Bad//Dreems: Instagram / Facebook / SpotifyFind the guys on tour here.Thanks again to Bad//Dreems for their time. We also want to give a special shout out to Darryl from Six Boroughs Media for his help with this episode.You can help follow and support here: TSIY Insta / TSIY FB / TSIY TikTok / TSIY Youtube / TSIY Patreon
256. flowerkid25:06We're excited to have flowerkid as our guest! The indie pop project of musician and songwriter Flynn Sant burst onto the scene in 2018 with songs like 'boy with the winfields and the wild heart' and 'vodka orange juice’, and solidified his position as one of Australia's most exciting young songwriters. He recently returned with his brilliant single 'Diss & Disappoint’, and in today's episode we discussthe songwriting process for the single and what inspired it, as well as flowerkid's honest lyrics and why they resonate with people. We also talk about diversity within the music industry and why songwriting from marginalised communities is becoming more prominent. flowerkid: Instagram / Facebook / SpotifyThanks again to flowerkid for his time. We also want to give a special shout out to Thomas and Lucy from Warner Music Australia for their help with this episode.You can help follow and support here: TSIY Insta / TSIY FB / TSIY TikTok / TSIY Youtube / TSIY Patreon
255. Matt Maltese35:16In this episode, we sit down with indie pop songwriter Matt Maltese to talk about his fourth studio album, "Driving Just to Drive." Known for his prolific output, Matt has been making music since the age of 14 and has already released four studio records and four EPs in just seven years. His music has gained him a dedicated following, including artists like Doja Cat, Maisie Peters, and BTS. In today’s episode, we discuss his songwriting process and how he's able to create such beautiful, heartfelt music. With his new album just released, Matt is excited to bring his music to Australia on tour later this month, and we talk about what fans can expect from his live shows. Matt Maltese: Instagram / Facebook / SpotifyFind tickets to his Australian tour here.Thanks again to Matt Maltese for his time. We also want to give a special shout out to Bailey from Nettwerk for her help with this episode.You can help follow and support here: TSIY Insta / TSIY FB / TSIY TikTok / TSIY Youtube / TSIY Patreon
254. Wallice returns!37:49In today's episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Wallice, the rising star of indie rock music. After the success of her Off the Rails EP, Wallice signed with Dirty Hit, the label of The 1975 and beabadoobee. Her new single ‘Best Friend’ and the announcement of her forthcoming third EP, Mister Big Shot, has everyone buzzing with anticipation. We were lucky enough to sit down with Wallice during her recent tour of Australia with The 1975 and chat about her experiences on the road, her songwriting process, and her return to Australia later this year. We also delve into her signing with Dirty Hit and the making of Mister Big Shot.Wallice: Instagram / Facebook / SpotifyThanks again to Wallice for her time. We also want to give a special shout out to Rachel from Dirty Hit for her help with this episode.You can help follow and support here: TSIY Insta / TSIY FB / TSIY TikTok / TSIY Youtube / TSIY Patreon
253. The New Pornographers21:29In this episode, we sit down with AC Newman, the frontman of the Canadian supergroup The New Pornographers. Formed in 1997, the band has been a staple in the indie rock scene for over two decades, producing nine studio albums. Their latest release, Continue As A Guest, has been in the spotlight lately, and we had the pleasure of chatting with AC about the album. We dive into the band's songwriting process and how it has evolved over the years. We also touch on how the band's collective nature has influenced their music and their journey as a supergroup. AC talks about the making of the new album, the challenges of promoting a record during a pandemic, and his thoughts on the band's continued success. Plus, we couldn't resist asking about the possibility of another tour down under!The New Pornographers: Instagram / Facebook / SpotifyAC Newman: Twitter / Facebook / SpotifyThanks again to AC Newman for his time. We also want to give a special shout out to Chris from Chris Hamilton Publicity for hhis help with this episode.You can help follow and support here: TSIY Insta / TSIY FB / TSIY TikTok / TSIY Youtube / TSIY Patreon
252. Modest Mouse22:15On today's episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Isaac Brock, the frontman of Modest Mouse. With over 25 years as one of the most celebrated indie rock bands of our time, Modest Mouse has made their mark on the indie rock scene with iconic albums such as The Lonesome Crowded West and Good News for People Who Love Bad News. The band are headed to Australia to headline Daydream Festival, which kicks off this week. In this episode, we chat with Isaac about returning to Australia, the making of The Golden Casket, and his songwriting approach. We dive into the legacy of their previous albums and why they still resonate with fans today. Plus, we get a glimpse into Isaac's listening habits, including his love for Australian acts like Tropical Fuck Storm and the children's show soundtrack Bluey. Modest Mouse: Instagram / Facebook / SpotifyBuy tickets to Daydream Festival here.Thanks again to Issac Brock for his time. We also want to give a special shout out to Tiarne from Morsecode PR for her help with this episode.You can help follow and support here: TSIY Insta / TSIY FB / TSIY TikTok / TSIY Youtube / TSIY Patreon