After a slight leave of absence due to Barlow being in Germany and our inability to record a podcast whilst Crazy Arm do a soundcheck, the Under The Bridge podcast is back. This week we’re joined by Lewis Bolland – someone you may remember from such episodes as: Episode #24 – and we’ve decided to change up the format a bit. After realising that doing a ‘news’ segment can really get boring, and that the show goes off the rails anyway,we’ve cut it in favor of one ‘main topic’ which, again, goes off the rails. Either way, it’s still your bi-weekly dose of obscenity and hilarity.
This week we’re talking about Leeds Festival…for about five minutes, until the topics of transexuals, Lewis’ listening habits and Barlow’s constant namedropping take over the entire podcast. The music this week comes from the, newly available, Chuck Ragan/Sam Russo/Jimmy Islip/Helen Chambers Split LP. You should totally head over to Specialist Subject Records and get one of those. In fact, buy two. That way you’ve got both variants. Also: Lewis and Ian perform a song at the end of the show, as is the case when Lewis is about. Enjoy!
Clip shows are usually saved to show off the ‘best bits’ of a particular show, or if the creators can’t be arsed to come up with something new. However, Under The Bridge #25 is none of these. We recorded a show with Ciaran Lenehan and Dave Hughes their gig (that we put on!) in Manchester, and it was a little shambolic to say the least. So we decided to cut out the best bits of that show and make a clip show out of them.
Due to the nature of this show, there’s no proper show notes. What we did discuss was a lot of sexual conquests, Dave’s new album and Ben Weasel. It’s a shorter show than usual, which must be a relief to most of you. We’ll be back again soon with a proper show featuring more awesome, musical, guests.
“I might just start selling my shit, like…One of your five a day” – Ian Critchley
Can you believe that, a little over a year ago, the idea of doing a podcast was just a passing thought? Oh how far we’ve come. There’s been times when we ran way too long, times when the audio quality wasn’t exactly the best and we’ve definitely offended every listener we have at least once. Despite all of this (and Ian’s original misgivings) we recorded 24 episodes of Under The Bridge.
It started off as little more than two, badly recorded, dudes getting drunk over Skype and talking crap about the latest nuggets of wisdom, bestowed upon us by the music industry. Today…it’s still the same, with Skype replaced by Ian’s flat. In all seriousness though, we’ve had some great guests on the show: Ben Marwood, Chris Farren (Fake Problems), Giles Bidder (Great Cynics) and Jeff Clemens (Gamerwok Entertainment), just to name a few. We’ve also crafted a much tighter, well prepared show. Yes, believe it or not a lot of thought goes into each UTB recording.
So, if you enjoy “the podcast that Chris Farren hates most” – hearing the “Frank Turner Minute”, our stories of woe and all our crudest moments – thank you. I just have one question…why? (Leave your responses in the comments). Anyway, here’s to another fantastic year of Under The Bridge. We’ve got some great stuff coming up that we think you’ll be into. For now, why not listen to Episode #24, or maybe you should watch it?
“I would absolutely not do it with Davey Havok” – Chris Farren
Everyone knows that Under The Bridge is “the podcast Chris Farren hates most”, so it was quite a surprise when he agreed to come back on the show. Of his own free will, no less. Moon & Back Music’s, Cara Moore joined our Floridian friend to complete this week’s line up. Though we did get Kieran Kelly (of Moving North and Throwing Stuff) on the phone to talk about the upcoming Crazy Arm/Cory Branan/Sam Russo tour. There was also a rap battle…
“I’m going to write opinionated pieces about how much of a twat I am” – Ian Critchley
We were out of action for almost a month, but this week marks the return of Under The Bridge. This week’s a pretty good one, though it is marred by a few technical issues. We, again, recorded the show in the same room, something that seems unlikely to change any time soon. The change of scenery and increased alcohol consumption resulted in us calling up a few people we know. James Hull (Leagues Apart) makes a, half asleep, appearance on the show this week. His appearance was followed up by Great Cynics’ vocalist Giles Bidder, who was more than happy to accept our call and egg us on to call more people. However, because we called from a mobile, the interference is pretty bad. You can still make out what everyone’s saying but it’s pretty bad. Other than that, it’s a good show. Enjoy!
“Can we call it sign language Meg Ryan?” – Ian Critchley
After a slight absense, the Under The Bridge podcast is back, and we even recorded in the same room! Inan unprecedented move, we recorded the show live from a hotel room in Manchester, overlooking the infamous bridge after which the podcast is named. After drinking copious amounts of beer and doing a couple of shots of Jameson whiskey (kindly provided by Frank Turner), we talked about the Welsh language, the night’s festivities and Tyler, The Creator.
“I Have Never Satisfied A Woman, I Have Never Satisfied A Woman” – Ian Critchley
To try and get us back to our bi-weekly schedule we’ve got another, highly topical, Under The Bridge podcast for you this week. Barlow and Ian sat and chatted about Descendents’ fun, but shambolic, show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Against Me! taking on the One Tree Hill theme tune, Blink-182’s cancelled European plans and the Westboro Baptist Church’s picket of a Less Than Jake gig.
“Come down to hell and suck my red cock” – Ian Critchley/Satan
We tried and failed to get back to our regular bi-weekly schedule, but at least you have another podcast to listen to. This week’s podcast is a shorter one than the last few (we’re trying to keep them within an hour), but it’s still as insightful and offensive as ever. This week Ian makes sure you know the differences between ‘classical’ and ‘baroque’ music, we talk about the Jeff Buckley biopic and we answer a ton of questions.Music comes from Austin Lucas’ new album, A New Home In The Old World (buy it here!)
“You could, like, cure AIDS with the theremin…” – Ian Critchley
Here we are for another Under The Bridge, it’s time to spent another hour or so listening to “drunken louts” offend the world with their views. I hope you all know that we are not full of hate and everything we say is in jest. We have another guest this week, and he’s a musical guest too. As Cara Moore correctly guessed, Ben Marwood is joining us this time around. He’s here to discuss the week in music and to talk about his forthcoming jaunt around the UK with Frank Turner and Franz Nicolay. Tune in for fun, frolics and a fuck load of swearing!
“Why does Thom York spell his name with a ‘H’, is he a wanker?” – Ian Critchley
Wouldn’t a tattoo of an aligator wearing sunglasses and smoking a cigar saying “I hate bitches” be great? We seem to think so. In this latest dose of Under The Bridge we’re joined by, GamerWok Entertainment editor in chief, Jeff Clemens for more offensive and insightful musings about music. In this episode we have an interview with Giles Bidder (a.k.a Cynics), talk about the new Radiohead record and discuss colloquial terms for English and Canadian money.