For the latest podcast, Bill Cummings and Jim Auton are joined by Mark Beaumont a writer for the NME since 1995, he currently writes a regular column for the publication. He also freelances for the likes of Uncut, The Guardian and the Times and more. They talk new music, how he puts his column together, the nature of music reviews, interviewing via Zoom, how hard it is for acts to reach a wider audience, plus classics from the Magnetic Fields, Headswim, and X-Ray Spex.
They talk Mark’s history in music writing, how hard it is to be critical in the social media age, any advice he would give aspiring music journalists today and more.
Hinds – Riding Solo
Folly Group – Four Wheel Drive
St Vincent – Pay your way in pain
The Hold Steady – Family Farm
The Joy Formidable – Into The Blue
Charlotte Adigery – Bear with me(and I’ll stand bare before you)
The Magnetic Fields – Be True to your bar
Headswim – Tourniquet
X-Ray Spex – Oh Bondage! Up Yours!
Produced by Andy Von Pip