Post-Punk.com presents interviews and discussions about post-punk, goth, industrial, synth, and shoegaze, and more! Hosted by Editor in Chief Alex Baker, along with an assortment of contributing editors, the Post-Punk Podcast is an oral history of a thriving music scene that initially began during the late 70s.
Post-Punk Podcast Episode 5 with Wayne Hussey of The Mission
On the fifth episode of the Post-Punk Podcast, our Editor-in-Chief Alex Baker spoke to Wayne Hussey of The Mission, a band that formed in wake of The Sisters of Mercy's debut album First and Last and Always, and its aborted follow-up. During the interview, Wayne talks about his work with several other bands, including Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls and Dead or Alive. Wayne also spoke on what the original Goth scene featured at Planet X in Liverpool was like, as well as his visit to Danceteria in New York, and the origins of some of the iconic Goth fashions of the 80s, including the famous Goth cowboy hat. Wayne discussed all of this and more, including the origins of some iconic songs from both TSOM and The Mission, with more in-depth details on these stories to be found in part one of his autobiography Salad Daze. Wayne also launched The Remission International Charity collaboration, where various artists from the Post-Punk and Gothic Rock scenes came together in support of front-line workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can find more info about the "Tower of Strength 2020" aka "TOS2020" here. Be sure to check out Wayne's Lynchian duet of ‘The Delicate Balance of All Things” with his wife Cinthya for Michael Ciravolo's Beauty in Chaos, a collaborative track that heralds more to come between Mr. and Mrs. Hussey. If you have enjoyed this, please support the Post-Punk Podcast through our Patreon Page, or directly via our Contact Form here. And don't forget to leave a review on the podcast platform of your choice. Thank you to Jason Corbett from Actors for creating our intro music, Korine for creating our outro, and our Editors Frank Deserto and Andi Harriman.
June 08, 2021
Post-Punk Podcast Episode 4 With Doc Hammer
On the fourth episode of the Post-Punk Podcast, our Editor-in-Chief Alex Baker catches up with his old friend Doc Hammer following the release of his band Weep's recent album Too Much Nothing. You may know Doc Hammer as Dr. Girlfriend on the Venture Bros, an animated program that was on cartoon network’s Adult Swim, that he co-created along with Jackson Publick. But before Doc was known as Eric Hammer, a baroque, flamboyant, Dracula-looking, and often shirtless, Gothic Rock guitarist from the bands Requiem in White, and Mors Syphilitica. During the interview, Doc discusses exactly what Goth is, as well as talking about Bauhaus, The Damned, Sisters of Mercy, and Siouxsie and the Banshees. As well as his acquisition of guitar that if you were to open a museum of post-punk, it would be the highlight of the collection. If you enjoy the show, please support the Post-Punk Podcast through our Patreon Page, or directly via our Contact Form here. And don't forget to leave a review on the podcast platform of your choice. Thank you to Jason Corbett from Actors for creating our intro music, Korine for creating our outro, and our Editors Frank Deserto and Andi Harriman. *Photo by Alice Teeple
April 13, 2021
Episode 3 With Ronny Moorings of Clan of Xymox
On the third episode of the Post-Punk Podcast music industry veteran and contributing editor Thomas Thyssen joins Editor in Chief Alex Baker for an interview with Clan of Xymox founder and frontman Ronny Moorings. During the interview, we look back on 40 years of the band, beginning with their rare Demo EP Subsequent Pleasures, and discuss how with the help of Dead Can Dance's Brendan Perry, Clan of Xymox were signed to 4AD. Throughout the interview, we delve further into Clan of Xymox's 4AD years. During this time, they would release their classic 1985 self-titled debut album, which features the fantastic single A Day, and Stranger, both remixed by John Fryer into dancefloor hits as the and its follow-up Medusa. In light of Clan of Xymox's recent release Peel Sessions on vinyl, we also discuss the two recording sessions for John Peel's radio show, which, as legends goes, is how the Genre 'Darkwave" was coined. For the first time in decades, these Peel recordings are finally available on vinyl and digital formats through Dark Entries. George Horn remastered all songs at Fantasy Studios. Eloise Leigh designed the sleeve, taking inspiration from Vaughn Oliver's iconic designs for 4AD. A 2-sided insert with archival photos and notes from Ronny and Anka recounting their experiences recording at the BBC studio. Order Here If you enjoy the show, please support the Post-Punk Podcast through our Patreon Page, or directly via our Contact Form here. And don't forget to leave a review on the podcast platform of your choice. Thank you to Jason Corbett from Actors for creating our intro music, Korine for creating our outro, and our Editors Frank Deserto and Andi Harriman. We also, of course, thank Thomas Thyssen for co-hosting this episode.
March 28, 2021
Post-Punk Podcast Episode 2 With Luis Vasquez of The Soft Moon
Post-Punk.com is happy to announce the launch of the Post-Punk Podcast, a regular series featuring interviews with influential artists in the international music scene. At the moment, each episode is recorded and produced remotely, yet with the highest audio quality possible. For Episode Two, we chatted with The Soft Moon’s Luis Vaquez about celebrating 10 years of his influential post-punk band, along with discussing our favorite horror films, and his solo instrumental album A Body of Errors, and playing Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival in 2018. A Body of Errors is out now on Coloured Vinyl and CD formats, with the 14 track album also available on all the digital platforms for streaming. Join Luis Vasquez in his home studio as he performs A Body Of Errors on March 19th, 2021 at 8 pm EST and 5 pm PST (March 20th, 2021 | 2 am UTC / 1 am GMT). The performance will have a 72 Hour Rebroadcast window. Purchase Tickets here. For our upcoming podcast episodes, we have some wonderful guests lined up and recorded already, many that who are legends who have seldom if ever done a podcast before. But we can only produce this podcast series with your support. If you like what you hear, please support the Post-Punk Podcast through our Patreon Page, or directly via our Contact Form here. We would like to thank Jason Corbett from Actors for creating our intro music, Korine for creating our outro, and our Editors Frank Deserto and Andi Harriman.
March 19, 2021
Post-Punk Podcast Pilot Episode With Mark Reeder
An in-depth interview with multifaceted artist, dance music guru, and label owner Mark Reeder, whose history deeply intertwines with that of New Order. Originally hailing from Manchester, Reeder moved to Berlin in 1978, where he became the German label rep for Factory Records. Mark would then bring Joy Division over for their famous Kant Kino gig, which inspired the song Koma Kino. Following the demise of The Birthday Party broke up, Mark also convinced Nick Cave to move to Berlin. Nick ended up crashing on Mark’s couch, later forming Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds during his residency in the German Capital. Mark also managed the band Malaria!, and formed his own band, Die Unbekannten, which later changed its name to Shark Vegas. Shark Vegas would tour Europe with New Order in 1984, and later Bernard Sumner would produce the band’s single for Factory Records, You Hurt Me, in 1986. Mark’s documentary about his life in Cold War-era Berlin, B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin, also inspired New Order to use some scenes from the film for their music video for Singularity, a track featured on the band's last album Music Complete. (Reeder also remixed that track.) Additionally, Mark just released his fantastic new remix album Subversiv-Dekadent...which may or may not have been his classification by the Stasi during the 1980s... Mark also just released his diabolically good Dirty Devil remix of New Order’s latest single "Be a Rebel". Also in the podcast, Mark talks also talks about the making of Anton Corbijn's Ian Curtis biopic Control, misconceptions about Curtis and Annik Honore, as well as his part in the creation of New Order's hit single Crystal. Intro music by Jason Corbett from Actors. Outro Music by Korine. Support Post-Punk.com via Patreon. Photo of Mark Reeder by by Saki Hinatsu
March 17, 2021