Sounding Bored Episode 28: The NME remembered, David Byrne, Concretism

April 12, 2018

For Episode 28 of the pod, Rob Langham is joined by Londoners Terry Duffelen and Del Mantle to look back on the life and times of the New Musical Express which finally called time on its print edition in March 2018. There are mentions for The Smiths, Billy Bragg, Public Enemy, Keith Richards and Danny Baker while new albums from Concretism and David Byrne are anticipated and appraised respectively. Follow the team on Twitter at @soundingbored69


Sounding Bored Episode 27: Black Panther Soundtrack

March 9, 2018

In the latest podcast, Rob Langham is joined by David Cox and Josh Wells to run the rule over the soundtrack to mega-movie and cultural watershed Black Panther, curated by Kendrick Lamar and featuring Jorja Smith, Ab-Soul, James Blake, SZA, Future, The Weeknd and others. There's also time for a discussion of the film itself while Ned's Atomic Dustbin, the Mexico City Olympics and the town of St Albans all receive mentions. Follow the pod on twitter at @soundingbored69


Sounding Bored Episode 26: Is it time for the Grammys to be axed?

February 8, 2018

In the podcast’s twenty sixth episode, Rob Langham, Amy Laurens and David Cox ponder the future of the Grammys after the annual awards came under fire for their lack of inclusivity and relevance. Mentions for Bruno Mars, U2, Sting, Jay-Z and SZA are followed by a discussion on the current state of music podcasting featuring the York Times Popcast, All Songs Considered and the Slate Hit Parade.


The Sounding Bored Interviews No. 3: Trev McCabe of Odd Box Records

January 29, 2018

In the third of our dedicated interview pods, Rob Langham and Ben Woolhead pitch up at Pop'n'Hops vinyl and craft beer emporium in Cardiff to chat with Trev McCabe, founder of said operation and also the head honcho of Odd Box Records, purveyors of top quality music for almost a decade now. Trev reflects on the economics of running both operations, the process of choosing which music to release and a third venture that has seen him start a burgeoning club night in the Welsh capital.


Sounding Bored Episode 25: New Music for 2018; Shame, Nilüfer Yanya, Rainbow Reservoir, Shopping

January 18, 2018

For the first pod of 2018, Rob Langham and Ben Woolhead are joined by Trev McCabe of Odd Box Records to assess what’s in store for the year musically. Established acts such as My Bloody Valentine, Vampire Weekend and No Age jostle for attention with Nilüfer Yanya, Shame and Rainbow Reservoir while album of the month is Shopping’s The Official Body.


Sounding Bored Episode 24: Our Top Albums of 2017

December 13, 2017

Following an unbearably tense period of voting and lobbying, the Sounding Bored team, here represented by host Rob Langham, David Cox and Niall Kennedy, are pleased to announce their rundown of their favourite LPs of 2017 as well as some of the near misses. There are mentions for Mount Eerie, Public Service Broadcasting, Richard Dawson, Childish Gambino, Lorde, St. Vincent and Mark Lamarr. As ever, you can follow the pod on twitter at @soundingbored69.


Sounding Bored Episode 23: The Music of Scandinavia

December 6, 2017

For episode 23 of the podcast, Rob is joined by Amy Laurens and Brian Guerin to reflect on the musical heritage of the nordic regions. Acts both massive (ABBA, Whigfield, a-ha) and less well known (The Radio Dept., Motorpsycho and The Sound of Arrows) are placed under the spotlight while there is also space for discussion of the lurid Norwegian death metal scene and whether there is a Scandinavian cultural continuum. Album of the month, appropriately enough, is Fever Ray's Plunge.


The Sounding Bored Interviews No. 2: Indie DJ Steve Reynolds of Darklands

November 9, 2017

In the second of the Sounding Bored interview pods, Rob Langham chews the fat with Steve Reynolds, the mastermind of topnotch indie/alternative club night Darklands. Steve provides an insight into how to steward a popular club night and the tunes to spin with mentions for The Jesus and Mary Chain, New Order, Camper Van Beethoven, Pixies, the Psychedelic Furs, Jane Weaver and Public Image Limited. After listening to the podcast, get yourself down to Reading's South Street Arts Centre for the next installments of Darklands on November 25th and December 16th, 2017 while you can keep up to date on the event at @darklandsUK


Sounding Bored Episode 22: Sacred Cows: The Smiths, Britney Spears, Radiohead, Pink

November 1, 2017

Episode 22 of the pod sees Rob reconvene with dream team Amy Laurens and David Cox to discuss music's sacred cows. The reputations of The Smiths, Britney Spears and Radiohead are wrenched through the mangle while this month's new album is Pink's Beautiful Trauma. Follow the pod on twitter at @soundingbored69


Sounding Bored Episode 21: The Mercury Music Prize, Sampha, LCD Soundsystem, The Other Dramas

October 12, 2017

In the twenty first edition of the podcast, Rob is joined by Maria and Richie from Oxford band The Other Dramas to assess the 2017 Mercury Music Prize won by Sampha as well as the history of the award. Album of the month is LCD Soundsystem's American Dream.