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.


Sounding Bored Episode 5: Radiohead and Oxford as a Music City with Ronan

May 24, 2016

In the fifth installment of the podcast, the team welcome Ronan Munro, founder and editor of Oxford music magazine Nightshift and use a wider discussion of the city's musical impact to lead into analysis of Radiohead's ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool.


Sounding Bored Episode 4: Wire, Teleman, PJ Harvey, Besnard Lakes

May 5, 2016

In the pod's fourth episode, the team run the rule over Wire's 15th LP Nocturnal Koreans, pick their favourite albums of the year so far and bemoan the cancellation of Drive Like Jehu's curation of the All Tomorrow's Parties event. Follow us on twitter at @soundingbored69 and subscribe on iTunes.


Sounding Bored Episode 3: Record Stores, Anna Meredith, Prince

April 25, 2016

In Episode 3 of Sounding Bored, Niall Kennedy, Rob Langham and Ben Woolhead run the rule over Anna Meredith's stunning album Varmints, pause to reflect on the death of Prince and discuss the future of the record store in the wake of 2016's Record Store Day. Follow the team on twitter at @soundingbored69