Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Full, unedited interview with Ben Lloyd & Nigel Powell

If you listened to last week's show you'll have heard our interview with Ben Lloyd & Nigel Powell of Frank Turner's backing band, The Sleeping Souls. That was just a 10 minute edit of a 40 minute interview and so here it is in full.

They talk about their life in music, playing in a teenage version of Radiohead, The Unbelievable Truth, Dive Dive and falling in with Frank Turner and ending up on the opening ceremony of the London Olympics!

Recorded backstage at the Plymouth Pavilions in February 2014 (hence the background noise) this was a great interview to do with two great guys who I could have talked to all day.


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  2. Hi Nick,
    I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Can you please assist someone who loved Brit Pop his freshmen year of college, 1996. I had a mix tape made by one of the big magazines Q or NME or the like. On the tape was a punky, fast tempo little song whose lyrics said something about "waiting for the big, big disaster..." And ended with a kind of playful punky squalling? I would be a terrible music critic. Anyway I have searched for this song and just been unable to find it. Does it ring a bell? Do you know of a savant who might be able to figure it out from this half remembered fragment? Thank you!! I know no where else to turn!
    Warm regards,

    1. Will see what we can find out for you!

    2. Hi Nick,
      Thank you so much for the response! I really appreciate it. I grew up in San Francisco and summer before college saw Ash play free concert in Union Square, then in New York, and beginning of summer having finished first year of college g/f and I got last minute tickets to London Suede, fun moment in our lives! There was a New Yorker article in 1997 about Brit Pop phenomena that wasn't probably revelatory for a devoted fan, but another sign of the music's cultural influence/zeitgeist...