All My Friends Are In Bar Bands

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Synopsis

Across over ten years of going to shows, I've met countless fascinating people that are joined together by the fact I love their music. This is a medium in which I look to find out the bigger picture, the extended story and the journey that brought them to where they are. No genre or topic is off limits. I'm David James Young - and all my friends are in bar bands.

Episodes

  • Episode 174: My Friend Tony Di Blasi (The Avalanches)

    Episode 174: My Friend Tony Di Blasi (The Avalanches)

    17/12/2020 Duration: 55min

    You all know the story by now. Formed in 1997, megastars by 2000, whatever-happened-tos by 2004, has-beens by 2006, comeback kids by 2016 - and, finally, comeback kids again in 2020. Of course, those are just the touchstones - in truth, there's way more to The Avalanches' story than you might expect. It starts in a fruit shop, it heads up to country Victoria, through to the suburban sharehouses of Melbourne and onto a festival stage in Barcelona. Keyboardist, producer and founding member Tony Di Blasi has seen it all - and he's ready to get into the gory details of how The Avalanches went to hell and back to secure their status as all-time greats. The Avalanches' new album We Will Always Love You is out now. Stream, download and purchase the album here: https://theavalanches.lnk.to/wewillalwaysloveyou Special thanks to Mariam Dib, EMI Australia, Karl Chandler and The Little Dum Dum Club. Recorded by David James Young and Tony Di Blasi. Mixed and edited by David James Young. Follow The Avalanches on Faceb

  • Episode 173: My Friend Imogen Clark

    Episode 173: My Friend Imogen Clark

    26/11/2020 Duration: 44min

    It's rare to be simultaneously a decade-plus performance veteran and also still under the age of 30, and yet Imogen Clark happily exists within that Venn diagram. This ain't no child-star operation, either - really, this Blue Mountains native is just getting started. Having toured internationally, supported Shania Twain and even navigated a global pandemic to get her unique blend of country, rock and pop out to the world, Clark is a rare firebrand - and if you're not familiar already, make it a priority to rectify that. Imogen Clark's First Annual Holiday Hootenanny takes place at the Factory Theatre on December 9. Tickets available here: https://bit.ly/FAC20_ImogenClark Special thanks to Nicole Stringer, Jeremy Dylan, Chugg Entertainment and Potts Entertainment. Mixed and edited by Paul McWhirter. Additional editing by David James Young. Follow Imogen on Facebook: @imogenclark.music Follow Imogen on Instagram: @imogen__clark Follow Imogen on Twitter: @imogen_clark All My Friends Are in Bar Bands is pa

  • Episode 172: My Friends Something for Kate

    Episode 172: My Friends Something for Kate

    19/11/2020 Duration: 54min

    They're one of the most distinctive figures in the history of Australian rock music - not least of all because their frontman is nearly seven foot tall. They're a platinum-selling Hottest 100 runner-up with decades of sold-out theatres to their name, but they're also one of the more vulnerable and emotively-striking bands this country has produced. There's never been a band quite like Something for Kate before - and it's likely there never will be. From their music room in their suburban Melbourne home, vocalist/guitarist Paul Dempsey and bassist Stephanie Ashworth share the finer details of their lives in music - both together and apart. Something for Kate's new album The Modern Medieval is out now. Stream, purchase and download it here: https://somethingforkate.lnk.to/TheModernMedieval Special thanks to Mariam Dib and EMI Music Australia. Recorded by Paul Dempsey and David James Young. Mixed and edited by Paul McWhirter. Additional editing by David James Young. Follow Something for Kate on Facebook: @s

  • Episode 171: My Friends Sarah Blasko, Johnny Mackay (Children Collide, Fascinator) and Patrick Matthews (Youth Group, The Vines) - LIVE!

    Episode 171: My Friends Sarah Blasko, Johnny Mackay (Children Collide, Fascinator) and Patrick Matthews (Youth Group, The Vines) - LIVE!

    12/11/2020 Duration: 01h17min

    After a super-fun first round, the late crowd shuffled in for a second round of Bar Bands banter. This time around, it was a celebration of some of David's formative years in front of the stage and listening in his bedroom. This included Hurstville's own Patrick Matthews - founding member of The Vines and bassist of Youth Group - as well as Children Collide frontman Johnny Mackay and ARIA-award winning veteran vocalist Sarah Blasko. There's a lot of history here - some well-remembered, others best forgotten. It's all a lot of fun, though. Besides, arguably no other podcast this year will take you from lunch at Warren Ellis' house to The Big Banana to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Special thanks to Kristy Pinder, Betty Fink, Chris Sheppard and Roly Elias. Recorded live at The Vanguard in Sydney on October 25, 2020. Mixed and engineered live by Anieke Robinson. Post-production and editing by Paul McWhirter. Additional editing by David James Young. Sarah Blasko appears courtesy of Look Out Kid. Johnny Mack

  • Episode 170: My Friends Alex the Astronaut, L-FRESH the LION and Brae Fisher (Dear Seattle) - LIVE!

    Episode 170: My Friends Alex the Astronaut, L-FRESH the LION and Brae Fisher (Dear Seattle) - LIVE!

    05/11/2020 Duration: 01h36min

    On the eve of Bar Bands' fifth birthday* (*not really) and David's 30th* (*also not really), a diverse but elite crew of Australian musicians descended upon The Vanguard in Sydney for a night of storytelling, song-sharing and top-tier banter. This is the first of two episodes recorded that night, which sees the inimitable Alex the Astronaut, L-FRESH the LION and Dear Seattle's Brae Fisher coming together for a wholly unique and entertaining panel. Criss-crossing across their entire respective careers, we find plenty of intersections along the way - as well as plenty of laughs. Special thanks to Mel Cheng, Ash Maher, Chris Sheppard and Roly Elias. Recorded live at The Vanguard in Sydney on October 25, 2020. Mixed and engineered live by Anieke Robinson. Post-production and editing by Paul McWhirter. Additional editing by David James Young. Alex the Astronaut appears courtesy of One Louder Entertainment. L-FRESH the LION appears courtesy of Elefant Traks. Brae Fisher appears courtesy of Heavy Legged and Dome

  • Episode 169: My Friend Kate Miller-Heidke

    Episode 169: My Friend Kate Miller-Heidke

    29/10/2020 Duration: 37min

    Are you all ready? Are you ready? Get set, let's go. We're heading on a journey through the career of one of Australia's most unique and powerful voices - the kind that can elicit tears as quickly as it can shatter glass. Although physically locked down (at the time) in Melbourne, her stories span across the globe - from bikie bars in Tasmania to behind a golden mask on television. Kate Miller-Heidke has taken on pop charts, festival stages, musical theatre, the opera and just about every dive in the Valley you can think of - and she's not done, either, as her fifth studio album is testament to.  Kate Miller-Heidke's new album Child in Reverse is out now. She will perform at Brisbane's Fortitude Music Hall on November 20 and 24. Thanks to Mariam Dib and EMI Music Australia. Follow Kate on Facebook: @katemillerheidke Follow Kate on Instagram: @katemillerheidke Follow Kate on Twitter: @kmillerheidke All My Friends Are in Bar Bands is part of the Not For Print podcast network. Follow us on Instagram: @notfor

  • Episode 168: My Friend Maddy Jane

    Episode 168: My Friend Maddy Jane

    23/10/2020 Duration: 39min

    Imagine an island within an island. Pretty isolated, right? That was life for a young Maddy Jane, whose connection to music was her ticket to the world. Now a resident on the mainland - Wollongong, specifically - Maddy's brand of heartfelt jangly indie-rock has afforded her a myriad of unbelievable opportunities. From arena openers, to national tours, to her very own prom night, Maddy has taken it all on - and that was all before her album even came out. Now, with her album out and (at long last) some shows to play, Maddy is ready to share her story - from humble public-school beginnings to chumming it up with Harry Styles. Tickets for All My Friends Are in Bar Bands' Fifth Birthday are almost gone - less than 20 for the early show, less than 30 for the late. Join us at The Vanguard on October 25! Tickets available here: https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/all-my-friends-are-in-bar-bands-5th-birthday-and-davids-30th/122481 Thanks to Madeleine Woolley, Kristie McCarthy, Lemon Tree Music, Iggy and Paul McWhir

  • Episode 167: My Friend Lisa Caruso

    Episode 167: My Friend Lisa Caruso

    15/10/2020 Duration: 36min

    Don't let the electric guitar and the sultry singer-songwriter stuff fool you - Lisa Caruso didn't always dream of glamourous indie rock & roll. As a child she was an aspirational pop star, which in turn gave her the confidence needed to pick up the guitar and see where it took her. Where it's taken her is all the way to her debut album, In Feelings, which has been several years in the making across several continents. For now, though, we're grounded in Sydney's inner west on a rainy Friday afternoon - why not talk PJ Harvey, Destiny's Child, headset mics and (literally) shitty situations? Lisa's debut album In Feelings is out now. Tickets for All My Friends Are in Bar Bands' Fifth Birthday are 50% sold for the early show. Join us at The Vanguard on October 25! Tickets available here: https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/all-my-friends-are-in-bar-bands-5th-birthday-and-davids-30th/122481 Thanks to Lisa Caruso, Phil Jamieson and Paul McWhirter. Follow Lisa on Facebook: @lisacarusomusic Follow Lisa on Instag

  • Episode 166: My Friends Phil Stack  Abby Dobson

    Episode 166: My Friends Phil Stack & Abby Dobson

    09/10/2020 Duration: 58min

    Phil Stack has hauled his trusty double bass into just about every RSL, pub, club, theatre and arena you can think of. Abby Dobson has sung all the way from tiny restaurants in Europe to the open air of The Domain in Sydney. They've both managed to notch songs of theirs into the Australian psyche – Phil with “In the Summertime” as part of Thirsty Merc, Abby with “Even When I'm Sleeping” as part of Leonardo's Bride. After all these years, however, both still have an insatiable love of performing – indeed, it's what has brought them together for this very chat in the first place. Ahead of Phil's album launch show in Sydney – where Abby will support – the two spoke openly about lugging PAs, surviving grunge, Paris syndrome and how hindsight in 2020 is still 20/20. Catch Phil and Abby playing live at Mary's Underground in Sydney on Thursday October 15. Tickets available here: https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/phil-stack-%E2%80%93-%E2%80%98colourful-noisy%E2%80%99-album-launch/122236 Tickets for All My Friend

  • Episode 165: My Friend Fanny Lumsden

    Episode 165: My Friend Fanny Lumsden

    02/10/2020 Duration: 51min

    Fanny Lumsden is a household name - provided, of course, that your house is located at least 50kms or so from the nearest city. She's at the helm of the Country Halls tour, which has seen her perform from coast to coast and plenty of spots in-between alongside her husband Dan and their trusty caravan. Of course, that was until this year - Lumsden's plans for her third album Fallow were put on hold back in March, as were the world's. Fear not, though - from her scenic Tooma home, there were still plenty of stories to be shared across an unconventional, endearing career.  Thanks to Red Dirt Road Productions, Dan Stanley, Wally, El Davros and Paul McWhirter. Follow Fanny Lumsden on Facebook: @fannylumsdenmusic Follow Fanny Lumsden on Instagram: @fannylumsden Follow Fanny Lumsden on Twitter: @fannylumsden All My Friends Are in Bar Bands is part of the Not For Print podcast network. Follow us on Instagram: @notforprintpods For updates on Bar Bands, as well as other podcasts and writing endeavours, follow David

  • QA 2, plus An Announcement!

    Q&A 2, plus An Announcement!

    18/09/2020 Duration: 12min

    Coupla questions, but more importantly WE'RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! Sorry, I did I say live show? I meant live shows! All My Friends Are in Bar Bands' 5th Birthday (and David's 30th) Sunday October 25 The Vanguard, Sydney Early show (6:30pm) and late show (9:30pm) Tickets $15 - $1 from every ticket going to Support Act On sale now from www.thevanguard.com.au https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/all-my-friends-are-in-bar-bands-5th-birthday-and-david-s-30th-/122481 Support David on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 164: My Friends Knocked Loose

    Episode 164: My Friends Knocked Loose

    03/09/2020 Duration: 38min

    Knocked Loose are just what the Colonel ordered: A fresh batch of Kentucky-fried, scorched-earth, brutal-beatdown hardcore to throw bodies off stages to. The band's menacing and unrepentant approach to the genre has cemented them as heavyweights despite only being two albums and a handful of years in. Hell, even Corey Taylor has championed them as the future of heavy music. How did these southern boys send their trajectory skyward? Prior to a show in Newcastle with Jesus Piece, vocalist Bryan Garris and drummer Kevin "Pacsun" Kaine broke down their own personal musical histories and how they inevitably intertwined within a small town that they turned into a global village for hardcore. Thanks to Janine Morcos, Dallas Does PR, Mark Bawden, Ash Hull, Greg Bower, Destroy All Lines, the Cambridge Hotel and Paul McWhirter. Follow Knocked Loose on Facebook: @knockedloose Follow Knocked Loose on Instagram: @knockedloosehc Follow Knocked Loose on Twitter: @knockedloose All My Friends Are in Bar Bands is part of th

  • Episode 163: My Friend Kate Cooper (An Horse)

    Episode 163: My Friend Kate Cooper (An Horse)

    28/08/2020 Duration: 35min

    Growing up in the concrete slabs of the Gold Coast, you can't always get what you want. It wasn't until Kate Cooper moved up north to Brisbane that she was truly able to get some degree of satisfaction. A mid-2000s stint at the helm of Iron On turned her into one of the country's cult indie darlings, which blossomed to a global scale with her next band, An Horse. Things were very very good for awhile there, but things also got very very real. Cooper doesn't hold anything back in discussing the highs and lows of her career at the tail-end of a national An Horse tour back in late February. Thanks to Sarah Thompson, Poison City Records, Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich, Damon Cox, the Factory Theatre and Paul McWhirter. Follow An Horse on Facebook: @anhorse Follow An Horse on Instagram: @anhorse Follow An Horse on Twitter: @anhorse All My Friends Are in Bar Bands is part of the Not For Print podcast network. Follow us on Instagram: @notforprintpods For updates on Bar Bands, as well as other podcasts and writing endeavou

  • Episode 162: My Friends RAT!Hammock

    Episode 162: My Friends RAT!Hammock

    13/08/2020 Duration: 51min

    With a blend of psychedelia, pop, folk, jangle, indie, shoegaze and rock & roll, RAT!Hammock have assembled and curated a sound that is irresistible and wholly endearing. It's made them a lot of friends and fans along the way, which is always a plus - but this band, like most their age, started out with no loftier ambitions in mind. They're suburban kids, ranging from aspiring metalheads to baby Elvis impersonators. How exactly did they all end up in Brisbane, on a co-headlining tour with Horror My Friend and sold-out signs on the door? It's a long story. A fun one, too. Thankfully, there was some dude with a microphone there to document the entire thing. Thanks to Rad Management, the Black Bear Lodge and Paul McWhirter. RAT!Hammock's new single "Word Of The Day" is out now. Follow RAT!Hammock on Facebook: @RAThammock Follow RAT!Hammock on Instagram: @rathammockmusic Follow RAT!Hammock on Twitter: @RAThammock All My Friends Are in Bar Bands is part of the Not For Print podcast network. Follow us on Instag

  • Episode 161: My Friends Starcrawler

    Episode 161: My Friends Starcrawler

    07/08/2020 Duration: 34min

    Fresh out of rock & roll high school, LA's Starcrawler wasted little time in delivering their punchy blend of glam, punk and rock & roll to an unsuspecting but entirely appreciative audience. It's turned their late teens and early 20s into a dazzling melee of sold-out shows and jaw-dropping accomplishments, receiving recognition from industry giants like Dave Grohl and Sir Elton John along the way. In January 2020, Starcrawler came to Australia for the very first time. In-between shows, they took a half-hour of power out of their busy schedule to elaborate on how this slap-dash batch of wiry teen rockers evolved into one of their city's most talked-about rock bands. Thanks to Charlie Ellison, Remote Control Records, The Lady Hampshire and Paul McWhirter. Follow Starcrawler on Facebook: @starcrawlertheband Follow Starcrawler on Instagram: @starcrawler Follow Starcrawler on Twitter: @thestarcrawler All My Friends Are in Bar Bands is part of the Not For Print podcast network. Follow us on Instagram: @notforpr

  • Episode 160: My Friend Newton Faulkner

    Episode 160: My Friend Newton Faulkner

    24/07/2020 Duration: 43min

    It wouldn't matter if Newton Faulkner had one hit or not - he'd still be a wonder. Whether it's his inventive and dizzying guitar playing or his stirring, emotive voice, Faulkner has remained one of the more charming and entertaining prospects of the singer-songwriter circuit - both in his native UK and abroad. He's spent most of the last decade working on his terms, outside of the structure of major labels and primarily touring with little more than a pedal board and his tour manager - who also happens to be his sister. What can we learn from the freewheelin' Newton Faulker? Quite a lot, as it turns out. From teenage punk bands to sold-out theatres, there's not much this ginger ninja hasn't done. Newton's new EP 'Chapter I - I Can Pretend' is out now via Battenberg Records. Stream it here: https://open.spotify.com/album/2OOW5OVQghI1grgnMIalBA?si=xhTSj1MdQUWbQ-r4qSqKOA Thanks to Nicole Stringer, Chugg Entertainment, the Oxford Art Factory and Paul McWhirter. Follow Newton on Facebook: @newtonfaulkner Foll

  • Episode 159: My Friend Henry Wagons

    Episode 159: My Friend Henry Wagons

    16/07/2020 Duration: 54min

    Here he is. The mayor of Goodtown. The king at the top of the Tower of Song. The alt-country frontman's alt-country frontman. Better at bingo! Better at chess! He even beat you on the NAPLAN test! That's right folks, Henry fucking Wagons is here. In a Bar Bands first, we're speaking from hundreds of kilometres away - David in Wollongong, Henry in the wild west of Victoria. Don't think for a second that's gonna kill the vibe, though. What we have here is a conversation for the ages - we begin in the suburbs of Melbourne, we end up in a hotel room somewhere in Canada and we talk about just about everything that happened in-between. There's noise collectives! Country bands! Banter about Bob Dylan! What more could you want? Wagons new EP 'Need A Ride?' is out now via Spunk Records. Stream, download and purchase it here: https://wagons.bandcamp.com/album/need-a-ride Thanks to Jo Corbett Publicity. Follow Henry on Facebook: @henrywagons Follow Henry on Instagram: @henrywagons Follow Henry on Twitter: @henrywago

  • Episode 158: My Friends Obscura Hail

    Episode 158: My Friends Obscura Hail

    25/06/2020 Duration: 51min

    What started in a bedroom on the south coast of New South Wales has now spread its wings and traversed the country - singing songs, sharing stories and exploring a wide spectrum of musical ideas. Sean Conran was synonymous with Obscura Hail from his teens and well into his 20s before the moniker expanded to include other people. In 2019, this included bassist/vocalist Tamara Issa and drummer/percussionist Stevie West - and it was this line-up that created the project's most recent effort, the Zero EP. While on a national tour in support of it back in November 2019, the trio shared tales from across parks in Nowra, rough nights in Bendigo and crab shacks in outer-suburban Melbourne. Stream, download and purchase Obscura Hail's discography: https://obscurahail.bandcamp.com/ Thanks to Charlie Ellison, Remote Control Records, The Oxford Hotel and Adam Buncher. Follow Obscura Hail on Facebook: @obscurahail Follow Obscura Hail on Instagram: @obscurahail Follow Obscura Hail on Patreon: www.patreon.com/obscurahail

  • Episode 157: My Friends The Carbons

    Episode 157: My Friends The Carbons

    11/06/2020 Duration: 48min

    Conroy Ross, Paul Minor and Tomy Thisdale grew up in small-town Canada, dreaming of the west coast. Each found their way to music in a similar fashion, and soon enough they ended up in a tight-knit music community exploring their love of rock music in all its shapes and forms. Having originally formed The Carbons with a different lineup, Tomy first recruited Paul and then Conroy to be a part of the band - and now, with well over a year of experience playing together, The Carbons have their sights set on the next level. In November 2019, the trio toured Australia for the very first time. In-between dates at the Australian Music Week conference, the band held court upstairs at the Town Hall Hotel and shared tales from ramshackle pubs, makeshift US jaunts and Montreal assholes. For your chance to win a vinyl copy of RVG's new album Feral, thanks to Our Golden Friend, email barbandspod@gmail.com with your name, address and favourite episode of Bar Bands. Entries close June 26. The Carbons' new single "Superhero

  • BLACK LIVES MATTER

    BLACK LIVES MATTER

    05/06/2020 Duration: 38s

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