Sounding Bored Episode 15: Music of the Noughties, Dirty Projectors, LCD Soundsystem

March 30, 2017

The latest edition of the pod sees Tom Sutton join Rob Langham and Niall Kennedy to look back to the 2000s and a musical landscape upon which Bill Callahan, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire, Pitchfork and the New York borough of Brooklyn all made their mark. Album of the month is Dirty Projectors' eponymous eighth album.


Sounding Bored Episode 14: Hip Hop & Gangsta Rap; Sleaford Mods

March 16, 2017

In the fourteenth edition of the pod, Rob Langham is joined by David Cox and newcomer Josh Wells to discuss the phenomenon that is Hip Hop, twenty years on from the slaying of The Notorious B.I.G. LP of the month is Sleaford Mods' English Tapas.


Sounding Bored Episode 13: New Music for 2017; The xx

January 24, 2017

In the latest episode of the podcast, Niall Kennedy and Amy Laurens return to join Rob Langham in pondering the musical possibilities for 2017 with mentions for Acid Arab, Japandroids, the Magnetic Fields and Abattoir Blues among others. Album of the month is the third long player from The xx, I See You while the panel reflect on the passing of George Michael.


Sounding Bored Episode 12: Our Top 10 Albums of 2016

December 20, 2016

To round off a first year in the business, Amy Laurens joins Rob and Ben to run through the list of the Sounding Bored team's top 10 LPs of 2016.


Sounding Bored Episode 11: The Current State of Live Music, Honeyblood

December 9, 2016

In the penultimate episode of 2016, Ben and Rob welcome Brian Guerin to discuss the current state of live music from the personal, cultural, socal, economic and performance point of view. LP of the month is Honeyblood's Babes Never Die.


Sounding Bored Episode 10: Manchester’s Musical Legacy, Jagwar Ma

November 1, 2016

Episode 10 of the pod sees Mike Gibbons join Ben and Rob to talk about Manchester as a music city;Joy Division, The Smiths, Take That, Northside and more. Album of the month is Aussies Jagwar Ma's Every Now and Then.


Sounding Bored Episode 9: Nevermind 25 Years On, Angel Olsen

September 27, 2016

In Episode 9 of the pod, Ben Woolhead and Rob Langham are joined by fervent Nirvana fan David Cox to reflect upon the band's landmark release Nevermind after a quarter of a century. Album of the month is Angel Olsen's My Woman.


Sounding Bored Episode 8: Pros and Cons of Spotify & Streaming, Pup

August 16, 2016

In Episode 8 of the pod, the team take the opportunity to assess the impact of online streaming on music by placing Spotify and other providers under the microscope. Are they a force for good? LP of the month this time out is Toronto band Pup's The Dream is Over.


Sounding Bored Episode 7: Pet Sounds at 50, Bat For Lashes, Superstar Producers

July 26, 2016

For Episode 7 of the pod, Amy Laurens joins Ben and Rob to discuss the enduring influence of The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds after half a century and the importance of production to music, concentrating on some of the masters of the art. Album of the month is Bat For Lashes' The Bride.


Sounding Bored Episode 6: Ins and Outs of Festivals, James Blake

June 19, 2016

In the sixth episode of the pod, the team assess the current festival scene and how it compares to those of yesteryear while highlighting the variety of experiences on offer including glamping, posh nosh, poetry and nary a mention of a toilet. The album of the month up for discussion is James Blake's The Colour in Anything.