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AJ Haynes (of Seratones) on why identity feeds into art
Ken Grand-Pierre talks to Haynes about working on album number two.
46:42
August 23, 2019
Samm Henshaw on making music for the cookouts
On this episode of the podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Henshaw to discuss how he made these new songs and what people can expect from him next.
37:34
August 22, 2019
Audrey on the new generation of artists
Her tracks are brimming with confidence and experimental instrumentation, which she delves into on this episode of the podcast with Ken Grand-Pierre. 
33:22
August 21, 2019
Joseph on the making of Good Luck, Kid
While on a recent New York trip, Ken Grand-Pierre met up with sisters Natalie Closner Schepman, Allison Closner and Meegan Closner to find out how this new album came to be.
22:30
August 20, 2019
Shura on getting intimate with forevher
Ken Grand-Pierre chats with Shura about her writing process, the "dreaded sophomore album", and how being in love has proven to be a positive influence towards her creativity.
45:02
August 16, 2019
The War And Treaty on their story and living with truth
Ken Grand-Pierre met with the duo to discuss the birth of The War and Treaty, why building their career had to happen and how their emotional album (Healing Tide) came to be.
28:37
August 15, 2019
Sons of an Illustrious Father on spreading love with their art
On this episode of the podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre met up with the band to discuss why art means so much to them.
29:12
August 14, 2019
Sulene on shining bright like a Diamond
On this episode of the podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre talks to his friend Sulene about the experiences that helped her produce her best work yet.
37:36
August 2, 2019
Emil Landman on the playfulness of songwriting
Our host, Ken Grand-Pierre, missed Landman while he was in town but luckily they were able to connect to chat about Landman’s time in New York, as well as his journey in music.
40:33
August 1, 2019
Tim Booth on the constant blossoming of James
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with frontman Tim Booth to discuss how the album came to be and why it’s one of James' finest albums.
33:44
July 31, 2019
The 405 Exchange - Will Oliver
On this episode, Ken Grand-Pierre chats with Oliver about the start of his blogs and how he endures the ever-evolving landscape.
46:14
July 29, 2019
Bad Books on the humanity of songwriting
 An early morning Skype call with Bad Books.
43:04
July 17, 2019
Kelly Lee Owens on having devotion to her craft
We sent Ken Grand-Pierre to chat with Kelly in New York, ahead of her gig at Elsewhere Brooklyn.
30:34
July 17, 2019
Joep Beving on the anatomy of Henosis
We sent Ken Grand-Pierre to chat again with Beving about his life and the music that informs it.
36:46
July 17, 2019
Miss June on becoming your new favourite band
This is the story of Miss June.
34:40
July 15, 2019
FINNEAS on projecting his heart through song
We caught up with FINNEAS after a hectic week of shows in New York with his sister Billie. 
20:34
July 12, 2019
Maverick Sabre on distilling his voice on When I Wake Up
Ken Grand-Pierre got to meet with Sabre in Brooklyn ahead of a sold-out show at Rough Trade
30:22
July 11, 2019
Adele Sakey, Lori Gutman and Sophia Ragomo on why the future is female
Three incredibly talented women discuss how they aim to evolve the craft of photography, deal with rampant misogyny, connect with artists and find validation within themselves.
1:16:32
July 10, 2019
Band of Skulls on the evolution of a rock band
"We wanted to keep it powerful and raw, but to also explore the strengths of the electronic music world."
33:34
June 27, 2019
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes in combining ambition with creativity
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Carter and guitarist Dean Richardson to discuss how End Of Suffering came to be.
36:40
June 26, 2019
SYML on the art of keeping things simple
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with SYML while the artist was in Brooklyn.
23:10
June 25, 2019
Tamino connects with his Egyptian roots on Amir
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Tamino to discuss his beginnings, how he made Amir and how Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood became a firm ally.
28:26
June 21, 2019
LPX on Junk of the Heart (track-by-track)
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Plapinger in Brooklyn for a track-by-track deep dive of the Junk Of The Heart EP.
59:08
June 20, 2019
Hayden Thorpe on crafting himself through Diviner
On this episode of the podcast, Thorpe goes deep into that aspect of Diviner, reflecting on who he has become. 
38:44
June 18, 2019
Emotional Oranges on being honest enigmas in music
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to two members of the collective, right before they took to the stage at a sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg show.
27:52
June 17, 2019
Rosie Carney shares the stories behind Bare
 Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Carney in New York to discuss how her new album came to be.
29:26
June 14, 2019
Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene reflect on a life in music
We sent Ken Grand-Pierre to catch up with bandleader Kevin Drew and bassist/vocalist/overall awesome guy Brendan Canning while the band were in New York for a trio of sold-out shows at the historic Webster Hall.
36:16
June 13, 2019
Boston Calling Tapes (2019)
Ken Grand-Pierre was fortunate to chat with such talented acts like Gang of Youths, Christine and the Queens, Adia Victoria, Superorganism, and Easy Life for this special edition of The 405 Exchange podcast.
1:08:42
May 30, 2019
The Amours on beautifully living black excellence
Past, present and future with the Amours.
30:22
May 30, 2019
White Lies on fully embracing themselves on Five
It’s an exciting time in White Lies' career and we sent Ken Grand-Pierre to chat with the band about just that.
31:03
May 29, 2019
Tank & The Bangas on the life and joy of Green Balloon
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with the band for an in-depth talk about how their latest album came to be.
39:17
May 28, 2019
Talos on the sonic landscapes of Far Out Dust
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Talos to discuss how his latest project came to be.
30:18
May 24, 2019
Honeyblood on living and creating on her own terms
Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with the Scottish rocker to find out how the new album came to be.
23:02
May 23, 2019
Johnny Marr on how being uninhibited inspired Call The Comet
We sent Ken Grand-Pierre to talk to Marr in New York.
37:04
May 20, 2019
Aaron Marsh of Copeland talks about finding inspiration in longevity
We sent Ken Grand-Pierre to talk chat to frontman Aaron Marsh about their courageous new album.
29:38
May 10, 2019
Murjani “MJ” Rawls talks writing and self-publishing his books
On this episode of the podcast, we discuss MJ’s career, his growth as a writer, the mechanics of self-publishing books and what he will be working on next.
50:52
May 9, 2019
The 405 Exchange: KOLARS talk creating art with someone you love
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with KOLARS to discuss how they’ve made their live show what it is and what they expect to come next.
33:10
May 8, 2019
Hannah Mohan of And The Kids on creating with pure abandon
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Hannah Mohan, one half of the band, at a busy Brooklyn venue.
26:44
May 3, 2019
Layla McCalla reflects on her youth and Capitalist Blues
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with McCalla before she played a Lincoln Center event in New York.
30:36
May 1, 2019
The 405 Exchange: Ella Vos opens up about cancer and a life in music
Ken Grand-Pierre catches up with Ella before one of her biggest shows to date at Brooklyn Steel.
29:43
April 29, 2019
Elujay on creating Adojio and his love for Acid Jazz
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Elujay after he played to a packed house at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere venue.
23:22
April 26, 2019
Suzannah Schneider on farming and the wonderment of food
Suzannah Schneider shares her experience of working on farms and her passion for nutrition.
48:42
April 25, 2019
Reignwolf on finally releasing Hear Me Out
Ken Grand-Pierre chatted with Cool over Skype to discuss how his debut album finally came to be.
29:45
April 24, 2019
ISLAND on maturing their sound on When We’re Still EP
A fun time was had.
38:35
April 23, 2019
Dave Eggers on Setlists For Young Voices
On this episode, Dave Eggers shares how Setlists For Young Voices came to be, and the special connection music has around the world.
30:44
April 22, 2019
DAWN on heralding the future with New Breed
Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with DAWN in New York to go deep into New Breed.
36:14
April 22, 2019
Ryan Guldemond and Jasmin Parkin of Mother Mother on the honesty of Dance and Cry
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with frontman Ryan Guldemond and keyboardist/vocalist Jasmin Parkin to discuss how their latest album came to be.
20:30
April 12, 2019
The 405 Exchange: Rén With The Mane
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Rén With The Mane in Brooklyn.
26:00
April 11, 2019
Lauren Aquilina returning to music and being her truest self
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Lauren to find out what it’s really been like to be back in the spotlight.
43:02
April 10, 2019
JNR Williams on his debut project, Where We Start (track-by-track)
The only way we could do his latest project justice is going into each track, which is what Ken Grand-Pierre did during his first encounter with JNR Williams.
32:25
April 9, 2019
Pip Blom on forming a band and crafting a debut album
We sent Ken Grand-Pierre to catch up with the band to find out what went into the making of their album, Boat.
37:58
April 8, 2019
J.S. Ondara on his Tales Of America
Ken Grand-Pierre sits with Ondara to find out how his debut album came to be.
26:56
April 5, 2019
Charlotte OC on reclaiming her voice
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Charlotte to discuss where she is now with her career, new music, and what we can expect from her in 2019.
34:27
April 4, 2019
Stuart Bailie on his career and book, Trouble Songs
Stuart Bailie found time in his busy schedule to talk to Ken Grand-Pierre over a cup of coffee.
1:00:10
April 3, 2019
Fatherson on solidifying who they are on Sum Of All Your Parts
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with the trio ahead of a late night NYC show.
36:56
April 2, 2019
Grian Chatten of Fontaines DC on the importance of firm ethos
Ken Grand-Pierre met with Grian ahead of the second of two sold-out shows at Brooklyn’s Union Pool.
21:28
April 1, 2019
Aoife Power and Niall Burns of Whenyoung on why art needs to be fun
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with front-woman/bassist Aoife Power and guitarist Niall Burns to find out what makes Whenyoung who they are.
30:22
March 28, 2019
Alice Phoebe Lou on rediscovering spontaneity in songwriting
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Alice Phoebe Lou to find out how her latest album came to be.
25:09
March 27, 2019
Loah on making art that reflects her cultures
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Loah to discuss her musical journey.
54:42
March 15, 2019
Astrid S on redefining what it means to be a pop star
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Astrid S to talk music, writing in LA, and why being honest gets you further than anything else.
24:12
March 14, 2019
Nina Nesbitt on making the album of her dreams
Nina Nesbitt is back on the 405 Exchange podcast.
25:58
March 13, 2019
Tom Walker on being humbled by his meteoric rise
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Tom Walker in New York to discuss how his debut album came to be.
28:12
March 12, 2019
Brika on helping to change modern pop
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Brika to discuss who she is as an artist.
30:29
March 11, 2019
MUNYA on producing music for herself
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with MUNYA during a snowy day in Manhattan.
44:14
March 8, 2019
Matoma on living a one in a million life
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Matoma at Terminal 5.
26:16
March 7, 2019
Lou Doillon on making a cool af album
She’s an artist that only does things with intention.
45:55
March 6, 2019
SOAK on growing and starting anew
Ken Grand-Pierre gets to the bottom of what it was like for SOAK to return to her native Northern Ireland after touring the world for years and why making different music wasn’t ever a question.
31:06
March 5, 2019
Teeny and Lizzie Lieberson of TEEN on their new album, Good Fruit
With their new album out next month, what better time than now to have them on the podcast?
37:00
February 18, 2019
KT Tunstall looks back to look forward
Past, present, and future with KT Tunstall.
30:22
February 15, 2019
Julia Jacklin on her music becoming more personal
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Jacklin to discuss her forthcoming new album.
44:36
February 14, 2019
DeShaun A. Craddock on carving out a creative path
A creative chat between friends.
1:03:56
February 13, 2019
Brittany Brave on finding integrity through comedy
The importance of not just owning your truths, but using them to help others make sense of their own fallacies and pitfalls.
58:34
February 8, 2019
Balthazar on being a band again (and new album, Fever)
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with co-frontmen Maarten Devoldere and Jinte Deprez to find out how the songs of Fever came to be.
30:49
February 8, 2019
Monica Martin on living her truth through song
Throughout this episode, she shares with Ken Grand-Pierre the difficulties of writing songs that depict her innermost feelings and why it took her so long to arrive to this point.
50:40
February 6, 2019
Aysia Marotta on her photographic passions
Aysia is a New York-based photographer who also directs/edits video and also tours with bands.
50:40
February 5, 2019
Crush Club on putting joy into the world
Ken Grand-Pierre Skyped with both TC Milan and Le Chev to find out what doing Crush Club means for them, and what we can expect from them this year.
26:22
January 14, 2019
Say Lou Lou on making art in the streaming age
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Elektra Kilbey-Jansson and Miranda Kilbey-Jansson in Brooklyn.
32:22
January 11, 2019
Torquil (of Stars) on always speaking his mind and heart
Throughout this episode, Torquil shares his thoughts on streaming, keeping a band going after 20+ years, the importance of instilling purpose into your craft, and where Stars is heading.
36:15
January 10, 2019
Raleigh Ritchie on finding fun from his truths
In this episode, Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Anderson before a sold-out show in Brooklyn to discuss where the Raleigh Ritchie project is now, and where it’s going.
30:54
January 8, 2019
Shad on his short story of a war
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with the musician/writer/radio personality/hip-hop historian/and generally sweet guy we know as Shad.
49:07
December 21, 2018
Elliott Margin (of The Rubens) on the endurance of a band of brothers
Back in the summer, Ken Grand-Pierre had a Skype chat with band member Elliot Margin (keyboards/backing vocals) about how the years been for the band and where they hope to go from here.
29:22
December 20, 2018
Kam Franklin (of The Suffers) on Gulf Coast Soul
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Kam in Brooklyn to find out what Gulf Coast Soul is all about.
20:26
December 19, 2018
MINKE in aiming high and dreaming big
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with MINKE (real name: Leah Mason) via Skype to discuss how she’s shaping her career into reflecting who she is, rather than who she thinks she needs to be.
24:40
December 18, 2018
Ezra Furman on carving out a path while protecting his communities
On this episode of the podcast, Ezra talks to Ken Grand-Pierre about his experiences creating and touring Transangelic Exodus, and why he holds his communities so close to his heart.
1:01:22
December 14, 2018
Tor Miller on Surviving The Suburbs
On this episode of the podcast, Tor speaks candidly with Ken Grand-Pierre about how he ended up making art out of a difficult time.
17:21
December 13, 2018
Laura Jean Anderson on living her truth through song
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Laura Jean Anderson about her past, present, and dazzlingly bright future.
40:14
December 12, 2018
G Flip on her unexpectedly wild year
On this episode of the podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre talks with G Flip.
37:26
December 11, 2018
Max Kerman of Arkells
Max loves people, and on this episode of the podcast, he talks to Ken Grand-Pierre about that love of humanity and why his band means so much to him.
25:28
December 10, 2018
Claire Wellin (Youth In A Roman Field) on her creative journey
This episode aims to cover the wealth of her experiences.
58:10
December 7, 2018
Anna of the North on finding inspiration from relationships
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with the Norwegian songwriter to discuss the future.
37:10
December 6, 2018
JAIN on the story of the eclectic Souldier
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with JAIN at the conclusion of a sold-out tour.
19:10
December 5, 2018
The 405 Exchange: Jojo Abot on why her existence is not a performance
Ken Grand-Pierre vs. Jojo Abot.
26:54
December 4, 2018
Stephen Chen on his project Behaviorist (track-by-track)
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Mr. Chen for an in-depth, track-by-track chat regarding his debut/self-titled EP.
58:08
December 3, 2018
Dream Wife on conquering the world, one show at a time
Ken Grand-Pierre once again talks to the ever-insightful minds of Dream Wife.
34:06
November 30, 2018
Orelsan on his origins and touring America
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Orelsan the day after a sold-out show at New York’s Irving Plaza to discuss his phenomenal rise.
21:42
November 29, 2018
DVTCH Norris on I’m Sad, I Wanna Make It (track-by-track)
On this episode of the podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre skyped with DVTCH to find out how I’m Sad, I Wanna Make It came to be.
44:11
November 28, 2018
Farao on experimenting with old tech for new sounds
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Farao for the latest edition of The 405 Exchange podcast.
31:33
November 24, 2018
Little Boots looks onto the future of her career
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Little Boots to discuss her career and where she’s hoping to go next.
31:12
November 13, 2018
Yoke Lore talks Absolutes (track-by-track)
We sent Ken Grand-Pierre to meet up with Galvin for his second appearance on The 405 Exchange.
47:39
November 8, 2018
Marissa Nadler on discovering her new voice
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Marissa Nadler to discuss how her latest album came to be.
37:32
November 6, 2018
Miles Kane on his Coup De Grace
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Kane via Skype, ahead of a sold-out show in Belgium.
40:06
November 5, 2018
Eliza Shaddad on being inspired by life
Ken Grand-Pierre had a chat with Shaddad over Skype to discuss how her debut album came to be.
27:19
October 12, 2018
Jean-Philip Grobler of St. Lucia on growth and fatherhood
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with St. Lucia's Jean-Philip Grobler to discuss the journey of Hyperion.
50:00
October 11, 2018
Faces On TV on creating Night Funeral
To find out how Night Funeral came to be, Ken Grand-Pierre chatted with Maekelberg via Skype near the tail-end of festival season.
25:29
September 28, 2018
Orla Gartland on independence and her secret demo club
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Orla to find out how 'I Go Crazy' came to be and what we can expect from her next.
37:16
September 27, 2018
Allen Tate on creating In The Waves
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Tate to discuss how his new album came to be.
36:02
September 26, 2018
Mona Haydar on combining art with activism
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Mona to discuss how activism drives her art, and how music became such a prominent fixture in her life.
56:53
September 25, 2018
Bob Moses on how life inspires music
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Canadian duo to find out more about their latest project and what they have planned next.
38:42
September 24, 2018
Coyle Girelli on why Love Kills
Coyle Girelli on crossing dark paths, writing more and more, finding a love for country music, and singing about actual experiences.
33:54
September 17, 2018
Pronoun on progress and staying true to yourself
Pronoun on growth from touring, the Audiotree experience, and plotting a trilogy of albums.
24:15
September 13, 2018
James Veck-Gilodi (of Deaf Havana) on changes and rituals
James Veck-Gilodi on writing in near-isolation, bringing the band into the album, and why change is good.
27:12
September 12, 2018
Camille Trust on becoming a true New Yorker
Camille Trust on choosing to be in New York, looking for a sense of community, the DIY approach, and creating with friends you can trust.
37:55
September 11, 2018
Alex Lahey on touring and her mental year
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Lahey in Manhattan to reflect on the mad year she’s had since releasing her album.
28:12
September 7, 2018
Ólafur Arnalds on growth and unexpected reflections
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Arnalds in Brooklyn to discuss the ways re:member is a different beast than his previous work.
27:27
September 6, 2018
Conrad Sewell on the importance of coming clean
Throughout this talk, Conrad offers some insight into what his life has looked like these last few years and where he’s hoping to go from here.
31:26
September 5, 2018
The Joy Formidable on the delight of surprising yourself
On this episode of the podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre catches up with Ritzy Bryan and Rhydian Dafydd to discuss how AAARTH came to be.
32:56
August 30, 2018
Lauren Ruth Ward on her colourful honesty
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Lauren Ruth Ward in New York.
25:20
August 28, 2018
Camrus Johnson on acting and smiling through life
Camrus joins Ken Grand-Pierre to talk through his journey into acting and why it’s still just the beginning.
58:20
August 21, 2018
The Newport Folk Festival Tapes 2018
Within this episode, Ken Grand-Pierre talks to some of his favourite artists about what makes the festival so special.
37:38
August 14, 2018
The Pierce Brothers on busking and adventure
Within this talk we go into their story and what we can expect from their upcoming debut album.
40:06
August 8, 2018
Cortney Armitage on combining creativity with progress
Ken Grand-Pierre dives into Cortney Armitage's origin story.
39:40
August 7, 2018
An introduction with Ken Grand-Pierre
Cortney Armitage interviews Ken Grand-Pierre about how the 405 Exchange Podcast came to be and what keeps it going.
35:18
August 6, 2018
Ciaran Lavery on finding songs from life ('Bones 4 Blood' video premiere)
Ciaran Lavery shares his life experiences with Ken Grand-Pierre.
36:54
July 12, 2018
JONES on falling in love with NYC
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with JONES to discover how she came to the idea of writing about New York and how the experience of her EP project is changing her as an artist.
23:39
July 11, 2018
HONNE on finding warmth in the light
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with HONNE to find out how their second album came to be.
36:54
July 10, 2018
Zeke Thomas on rediscovery
Zeke Thomas opens up about how his life changed after being assault, the songwriting process, and finding himself once more.
38:00
July 9, 2018
Talos on the emotions and architecture of a song
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Talos to discover how his latest project came to be.
41:36
July 6, 2018
Gordi on her Twilight Residency and becoming a New Yorker
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Gordi in a busy Brooklyn cafe to catch up on life, the songs she’s been writing for album 2, studying to become a doctor, and a whole bunch more.
33:39
July 5, 2018
Chaos Chaos on the heart of their debut album
Asya and Chloe go deep into how their self-titled debut album came to be, and why it was a miracle it was even finished at all.
41:08
July 4, 2018
Sunny Jain of Red Baraat on Sound The People
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Sunny Jain of the band, to discuss the process of bringing their latest album to life.
34:36
July 3, 2018
Meg Myers on finally finding herself
 Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Meg to discuss new music.
42:00
June 29, 2018
Oliver Hazard on their unexpected journey Publish
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with the trio while they were in New York preparing for two shows at the legendary Rockwood Music Hall.
37:54
June 28, 2018
James Alex on why Quiet Slang needed to happen
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke with James Alex over Skype to find out why he decided to go down this beautiful route.
32:32
June 27, 2018
Ash on how Islands came to be
Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with Tim Wheeler and Mark Hamilton to find out how Ash's new album came to be.
45:37
June 26, 2018
Liz Maney on what pulls her to create
She truly is a jack of all trades.
45:24
June 15, 2018
Matt Mays on his life on the road
Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with Matt Mays to discuss Once Upon A Hell Of A Time and the experiences that inspired it.
26:58
June 13, 2018
The Gov Ball Tapes (2018)
Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with Slaves, Mikky Ekko, AURORA, Middle Kids, and the Struts.
1:01:31
June 12, 2018
Ariana and the Rose on Light + Space
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Ariana to discuss how her one of a kind showcase came to be.
37:38
June 4, 2018
WAFIA on reflecting life through art
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with WAFIA to discuss her journey and how she found a home within music.
28:08
June 1, 2018
Blood Red Shoes on challenging themselves and their sound
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with the duo in New York to find out what's next for Blood Red Shoes.
29:16
May 30, 2018
Frida Sundemo on melding visuals and sonic landscapes
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Frida in New York to discuss the importance of art and what it means to her.
20:14
May 29, 2018
Victor Solf of Her on finding life after death
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Victor in Brooklyn to discuss the difficult journey of finishing 'Her'.
33:04
May 28, 2018
Marian Hill on the evolution of their process
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gongol to discuss the unexpected journey towards their second album.
27:25
May 25, 2018
Beans On Toast on comradeship and drunk folk stories
Ken Grand-Pierre versus Beans On Toast.
27:06
May 24, 2018
Ama Lou on her creative direction
She recently wrapped up a successful US tour with Jorja Smith.
25:14
May 23, 2018
The 405 Exchange: Sum 41 on Does This Look Infected, 15 years later
They discuss the 15-anniversary of the band's classic second album, Does This Look Infected?.
27:02
May 22, 2018
Caroline Rose on being true to yourself
For the latest episode of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre catches up with Caroline Rose in New York.
41:20
May 21, 2018
The Weather Station on being creative and reflections
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with The Weather Station for a few moments in New York to go through the songwriting process behind her highly relatable album.
20:48
May 4, 2018
Jacob Banks on Wakanda and creating The Village
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Banks in New York to talk about upcoming music, but mainly just to shoot the s**t.
24:13
May 3, 2018
The 405 Exchange: NoMBE on equality and female empowerment
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Noah to discuss how They Might’ve Even Loved Me came to be.
23:33
May 2, 2018
Jade Bird on ambitions and honest songwriting
Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with Jade Bird in New York to discuss her ambitions.
25:46
May 1, 2018
The 405 Exchange: Jackie Venson on how she makes her guitar sing
On this edition of The 405 Exchange, we go into Jackie’s story, and as a first for the podcast, we're treated to a live performance too.
56:19
April 30, 2018
The 405 Exchange: The Lone Bellow
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with the band before their historic show at New York’s Town Hall Theater.
29:26
April 27, 2018
We Are Scientists on Megaplex and their career
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with the duo to discuss the band's latest album.
42:34
April 26, 2018
The 405 Exchange: Kat Edmonson on being an old-fashioned gal
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Kat Edmonson to learn more about the artist's forthcoming album, Old Fashioned Gal.
33:17
April 25, 2018
TT on expression through experimentation
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Wayman in New York to find out more about her TT project.
30:41
April 24, 2018
Oxymorrons on why rap is the new rock
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Oxymorrons to find out what exactly it is that they’re trying to do with their music.
46:56
April 23, 2018
YUNGBLUD on being deliberately unpredictable
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with YUNGBLUD in Brooklyn for the latest 405 Exchange podcast.
27:01
April 20, 2018
Kimbra on constant evolution and Primal Heart
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Kimbra while she was on tour to discuss her latest album and how it came to be.
21:46
April 19, 2018
Starchild & The New Romantic on the art of Language
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Bryndon in Manhattan to find out how his album, Language, came to be.
32:50
April 18, 2018
Joep Beving's unexpected journey
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with the talented Dutchman in New York for this chat.
45:20
April 17, 2018
Albert Hammond Jr. on finding himself through music
 Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Albert in Brooklyn, ahead of a sold-out show at Brooklyn Steel.
31:56
April 16, 2018
The Aces on When My Heart Felt Volcanic
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with The Aces in New York, during a particularly cold day, to discuss When My Heart Felt Volcanic.
18:14
April 6, 2018
Hinds on why music is more than a lifestyle
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Ana Garcia Perrote (vocals/guitars) and Ade Martin (bass/backing vocals) to find out what’s changed for our favourite Spanish band.
24:04
April 5, 2018
Bruno Major on learning about himself through music
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Bruno during a rainy New York afternoon to discuss A Song For Every Moon.
25:24
April 4, 2018
We Were Promised Jetpacks on live shows and album #4
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with the band to discuss the process of working on a new album and how their live shows have become so special.
24:48
April 3, 2018
The 405 Exchange: Fishbach on touring and finding her audience
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Flora while she returned to New York to play at Nublu. 
28:14
April 2, 2018
Vlad Holiday on going solo and starting anew
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with his old friend to discuss what it’s been like to write for his new project, and where he hopes to see it go from here.
25:06
March 30, 2018
Nina Nesbitt on rediscovering her voice and vigor
How did Nina become the type of artist that’s willing to be so honest and direct? Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with her in New York to find out.
27:14
March 29, 2018
Charlotte Cardin and Mikky Ekko on touring and pop music
It brings us great joy to bring you this special chat between both Charlotte and Mikky, conducted by Ken Grand-Pierre right before their sets at a sold-out New York show.
21:47
March 28, 2018
RYAL on the journey of Silver and Gold
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with the duo at Nevezie’s studio in Astoria to discuss how their project came to be.
22:20
March 27, 2018
Phoebe Bridgers on carving her own path
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Phoebe ahead of a sold-out show in Brooklyn to discuss her album and why longevity is indeed important to her.
23:08
March 26, 2018
Tove Styrke on human connection and the Lorde tour
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Tove, just a mere two days before the Lorde tour, to discuss what songwriting means to her and how she plans to make Americans love her.
31:18
March 23, 2018
Lissie on honesty and reconciliation
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Lissie to discuss where she found herself after touring My Wild West.
41:15
March 22, 2018
Until The Ribbon Breaks on battling alcoholism and finding clarity
Ken Grand-Pierre Skyped with Peter to find out how the album came to be.
24:37
March 21, 2018
Gabrielle Aplin on being the artist she wants to be
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Aplin ahead of her sold-out New York show to discuss the evolution of her sound and why songwriting is all she ever wants to do.
23:11
March 20, 2018
Dermot Kennedy on finding his voice
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Dermot Kennedy ahead of his recent sold-out show in New York.
29:55
March 19, 2018
Christian Tierney on evolving with photography
“I know it’s a good photo if you like it and don’t know who the person in the photo.” - Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Christian Tierney for the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast.
44:22
March 16, 2018
Adrian Daniel on challenging perception and being FLAWD
“That’s the most liberating thing, the idea that I can inspire the people that I work with.” - Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Adrian Daniel for the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast.
37:54
March 15, 2018
Youngr on going viral and enjoying life
“I remember just being fascinated with recording things. It all started with that.” - Ken Grand-Pierre catches up with Youngr for the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast.
21:59
March 14, 2018
Thomas Winkler and Gaby Alvarez on the joys and challenges of music management
“I think people are still trying to catch up to how fast the industry has been changing.” - Ken Grand-Pierre catches up with Thomas Winkler and Gaby Alvarez for the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast.
56:56
March 13, 2018
The Coronas on chasing songs and new heights
“I know no matter where we go, Dublin will always be there.” - Ken Grand-Pierre chats to The Coronas.
33:54
March 12, 2018
Jalen N’Gonda on songwriting and growth
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Jalen about moving to Liverpool, finding a voice, why writing needs to be honest, and knowing this is the beginning of a story.
24:34
March 9, 2018
Editors on Violence (track-by-track)
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with frontman Tom Smith and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Justin Lockey to discuss being a "studio band", evolving, the importance of melody, and how production works as a guide.
49:36
March 8, 2018
Lewis Capaldi on Bruises and being here to stay
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Capaldi via Skype to discuss 'Bruises', his origin story, spending an entire year writing, and working with Jessie Reyez.
26:21
March 7, 2018
Dessa on the art of writing and new album Chime
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Dessa about Chime, why music is an act of catharsis, and writing 'My Own Devices'.
42:26
March 6, 2018
Ryan Winnen on art and the catharsis of painting
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Ryan about the works of Gerhard Richter, the eclectic nature of Sterling Ruby, abstract expressionist Clyfford Still, and painting when off the road.
16:07
March 5, 2018
COIN on touring and their brotherhood
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Chase Lawrence (vocals/keys), Ryan Winnen (drums) and Joe Memmel (guitars) of the band, ahead of their sold out NYC show.
27:32
March 2, 2018
Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly on being a young adult in 2018 Britain
We had Ken Grand-Pierre chat with Duckworth over Skype to go over his new album and his career at large.
38:07
March 1, 2018
Keys N Krates on shedding skin and crafting a new sound
To find out how the project came to be, Ken Grand-Pierre chatted with Keys N Krates over Skype as they prepared for their upcoming tour.
31:48
February 28, 2018
MONA on coming back anew
Ken Grand-Pierre has some history with MONA, and it only made sense that he would link up with Brown while in NYC to find out what lies in the future for MONA.
32:16
February 27, 2018
Naaz on finding creativity through culture and family
Naaz came to the states for the first time, and while she was here, Ken Grand-Pierre got to link up with her and discuss how she went from making music in her bedroom to being nominated for Dutch Grammy’s.
41:29
February 26, 2018
B.Miles on collaboration and finding your voice
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to B.Miles, aka Brenna Miles and Eric Nizgretsky.
29:19
February 23, 2018
Lo Moon on their debut album (track-by-track)
Their debut, self-titled album comes out on February 23rd and to go into the album, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to frontman Matt Lowell and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Samuel Stewart.
56:32
February 22, 2018
Creeper on theatrics and dynamic personalities
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with frontman Will Gould and guitarist Ian Miles to find out how the world of Creeper came together.
37:08
February 21, 2018
Anna Meredith on the importance of longevity and experimentation
Ken Grand-Pierre sat with Meredith, ahead of an anticipated show in Brooklyn.
31:00
February 20, 2018
Jen Cloher on Milk Records and touring the US
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Cloher ahead of her recent sold-out show in Brooklyn, to talk about her latest album and why it was so important to write.
32:46
February 19, 2018
JP Cooper on Grey Skies and fatherhood
To find out how We Were Raised Under Grey Skies came to be, Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Cooper after his recent Brooklyn show.
43:16
February 16, 2018
Sarah Midkiff on writing and working with musicians
Her journey has been a bit unorthodox, to say the least.
41:36
February 15, 2018
Felix White on Yala Records and cultivating talent
To find out how Yala came to be, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Felix White via Skype.
30:30
February 13, 2018
Kitten on Spoiler and being an independent band
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Chaidez in Brooklyn to discover what’s changed for the artist.
34:32
February 12, 2018
San Fermin on writing emotional songs and evolving as a band
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Ludwig-Leone, singer Allen Tate, and trumpet player John Brandon, to delve into how evolution has played a prominent fixture within the band.
28:20
February 8, 2018
Rén With The Mane on crafting music and a stage presence
Ken Grand-Pierre had a chat with the fantastic Renee Orshan, aka Rén With The Mane.
18:30
February 7, 2018
Jesse Boykins III on learning about yourself and crafting a story
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Jesse about covering James Blake at live shows, how a break-up inspired creativity, the story behind Bartholomew, and musical collaborations. 
31:18
February 6, 2018
Craig David on why The Time Is Now
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with David in New York to discuss the journey of his latest album.
26:48
February 5, 2018
Company of Thieves on touring and inspirations
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Company of Thieves about reforming the band after hiatus, reconnecting as friends first, band second, touring as a band again, and how inspiration can come from your own music. 
24:49
February 2, 2018
Van William on Alaska and finding creativity
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Van William about finding creativity during uncertainty, making music that’s both old and new, being raised in Alaska, and working with First Aid Kit.
31:39
February 1, 2018
NIIA on making music
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to NIIA about defining the line between personal and professional, the exhausting experience of dropping an album, finding power behind sexiness, and a whole load more.
33:20
January 31, 2018
The Wombats on new music and anniversary shows
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Matthew Murphy about getting married, where 'Lemon And A Knife Fight’ came from, what will surprise people with album four, and touring anniversary shows for the first album. 
21:02
January 30, 2018
SIVU on living outside of London and Sweet Sweet Silent
Ken Grand-Pierre Skype’s with SIVU to find out how Sweet Sweet Silent came to be, the experience of living with Ménière's disease, and why exploring different sounds is so important to him.
25:50
January 26, 2018
Tawny Lara on confronting addiction and therapy
It was a true privilege getting to learn more about her, as well as sharing all the laughs in between.
52:12
January 25, 2018
EZI on songwriting and moving to LA
To find out the journey of her first EP, Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Zynn to discuss why she was Afraid of the Dark.
35:21
January 24, 2018
Common Holly on creativity and Playing House
Ken Grand-Pierre sat with Nagger in Brooklyn and delved deep into how Playing House came to be.
56:28
January 23, 2018
Stars on therapy and There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light
Ken Grand-Pierre chatted with frontman Torquil Campbell to find out how There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light came to be.
35:14
January 22, 2018
Elli Ingram on love and bringing a long-awaited album to the stage
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Ingram over Skype about how Love You Really came to be.
24:40
January 19, 2018
Cold Specks on False Paradise and tour exhaustion
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Ladan Hussein ahead of her recent show at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right.
24:46
January 17, 2018
Sulene on New York City, South Africa, and touring
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Sulene in Brooklyn where they went in-depth about her reimagined Strange EP, touring with the likes of Nate Ruess and LPX, and what it feels like to go back to South Africa.
47:38
January 16, 2018
Gary Numan on L.A., Trump, and the intimacy of making an album
Ken Grand-Pierre had an in-depth conversation with the legend that is Gary Numan.
37:03
January 15, 2018
Ebru Yildiz on finding a community in New York and working closely with musicians
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Ebru Yildiz to discuss her early days, why New York means so much to her, and why it's a privilege to work with artists.
50:25
January 12, 2018
Parson James on repping Selena in Mexico and pop music
Before 2017 ended, Parson James released a standout single titled, 'Only You', his most honest song to date. To find out how the song came to be, Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Parson James in Brooklyn.
38:04
January 11, 2018
Tom Forest on songwriting and fatherhood
Ken Grand-Pierre chatted with Tom Gracefield, right before the holidays.
33:26
January 10, 2018
Emily Haines on touring solo and being open
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Emily Haines to find out how Choir of the Mind came to be.
20:44
January 9, 2018
Liza Anne on self-doubt and new album Fine But Dying
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with close friend Liza Anne to discuss how her new album came to be and where she sees her music bringing her next.
31:42
January 8, 2018
Lisa Hannigan on Dublin and finding inspiration in upstate New York
Ken Grand-Pierre spent some time with Hannigan in New York.
22:31
December 13, 2017
The Staves on audience dynamics and touring (From The Archives)
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with The Staves in Brooklyn.
30:30
December 12, 2017
Craig David on Miami and working with new talent (From The Archives)
Made back in January while in New York, we find an excitable Craig David holding court like the talk show host we never knew we wanted.
16:30
December 11, 2017
Masha Korovkina on photography and the importance of travelling
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Masha Korovkina to discuss her story, how she came to New York, growing up in Russia, and exploring her creative endeavours.
43:28
December 8, 2017
Dream Wife on the Bad Bitches Club and debut albums
Ken Grand-Pierre chats with the band during their first ever trip to New York, to find out what Dream Wife have in store for the world.
50:11
December 7, 2017
Nilufer Yanya on visiting New York and her debut album
Enjoy this chat that Ken Grand-Pierre had with Yanya during her first-ever trip to the states.
19:20
December 6, 2017
Allen Stone on travelling the world and future music
We sent Ken Grand-Pierre to catch up with Stone in Brooklyn to find out what this next body of work will entail.
34:36
December 5, 2017
Lilly Hiatt on solitude and tackling misconceptions about country music
To find out how Trinity Lane came to be, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Hiatt as she visited New York while on tour with Blitzen Trapper.
27:39
December 4, 2017
Sinéad Harnett on songwriting and mixing genres
Ken Grand-Pierre chatted with Harnett while she was on her first proper tour of the states, ahead of a sold-out show at the legendary SOB’s in New York.
25:20
November 27, 2017
Nick Mulvey on fatherhood and inspirations
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Nick in New York to discuss the journey of his new album, fatherhood and growing as an artist with a vision.
35:23
November 24, 2017
Shout Out Louds on touring and writing love songs
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with frontman Adam Olenius and bassist Ted Malmros to discuss Shout Out Louds' new album and their return to touring.
37:17
November 21, 2017
Curtis Harding on inspirations and live performances
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Curtis about inspirations, what makes Wednesday Morning Atonement special, working with Danger Mouse, and playing live. Check out their conversation below.
16:49
November 20, 2017
Esmé Patterson on controversies and consequences
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Esmé in New York, ahead of a show she did at Bowery Ballroom. They go deep in this talk, covering a myriad of topics some might find to be "taboo” but more than anything else, it’s just two friends catching up.
30:42
November 17, 2017
The Kickback on divorce and David Foster Wallace
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to The Kickback about discussing the band's own podcast series, divorce, finding fun and other meanings within the album, and David Foster Wallace.
39:40
November 16, 2017
Ella Vos on depression and new music
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Ella about postpartum depression, the evolution of her track 'Down In Flames', realizing she could be a mother and musician, the story behind Words I Never Said.
33:26
November 15, 2017
Susanne Sundfør on climate change and new projects
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Susanne about why her next project had to be different, how climate change inspired the new album, working with John Grant, and considering the words that were being sung on 'The Sound of War'.
32:43
November 14, 2017
Royal Blood on not overthinking the big things
Ken Grand-Pierre was lucky enough to catch up with the duo hours before they hit the stage at Madison Square Garden.
19:32
November 13, 2017
Sophie Strauss on New York and the importance of dialogue
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Sophie while she returned to New York City - a place the two originally met when she released her debut EP, Yeah No Fine.
44:15
November 10, 2017
The Amazons on rock music and critics
While in New York, Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with the band to discuss how their album came to be.
32:04
November 9, 2017
Japanese Breakfast on Soft Sounds and Touring
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Zauner while she recuperated in her new home of Philadelphia before she embarked on an extensive tour of Europe and Asia.
47:11
November 8, 2017
Pip Blom on sticking to her vision and touring Europe
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Pip Blom about touring Europe for the first time, staying true to her vision, music videos and forthcoming shows.
23:25
November 7, 2017
JFDR on Pascal Pinon and facing challenges
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to JFDR about the beginning, how the last Pascal Pinon album inspired JFDR, being challenged in new ways by Shahzad, and the present and future of JFDR. 
47:17
November 6, 2017
Son Little on Australia and New Magic
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Son Little about unexpectedly finding inspiration in Australia, the story of Dr. G, how the track 'Blue Magic' played a crucial role for New Magic, and the contrast between the early days of Son Little to where he's at now.
36:59
November 3, 2017
ALA.NI on inspirations and weed
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to ALA.NI about her inspiration uncle, writing from the point of view of other people, and why she recorded the album the way she did.
44:40
November 2, 2017
Everything Everything (Again)
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Everything Everything's Alex Robertshaw about the importance of melody when experimenting, James Corden, working on songs at home, and how vocals drive a band’s ambition.
21:19
November 1, 2017
Ali Raymond of Beatnik Creative on his origin story
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Ali about the Beatnik Creative, the importance of working and believing in artists, and a trip he took to Colombia.
1:07:56
October 30, 2017
Mura Masa on collaborations and evolving
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Mura Masa about his origin story, collaborations, and evolving.
50:13
October 27, 2017
Warhaus on new music and recording in the mountains
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Devoldere about recording an album in the mountains, working with best friend Jasper Maekelberg, and the dynamic of Maarten and Sylvie’s relationship.
36:23
October 26, 2017
Lucy Rose on South America and rediscovering her creativity
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Lucy about travelling South America, returning to the UK, and rediscovering her creativity for Something’s Changing. Check out their conversation below along with the video for 'Second Chance'.
36:06
October 25, 2017
And So I Watch You From Afar on songwriting and their latest album
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to And So I Watch You From Afar's Niall Kennedy about changing the songwriting process, decamping in Pawtucket, Rhode Island for the album, narratives, and what Belfast means to the band.
34:50
October 24, 2017
Aquilo on inspirations and gratitude
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher of Aquilo about the creation of their upcoming second album, how their debut album was made, what inspires an Aquilo song to be born, and the gratitude that comes with touring.
30:44
October 23, 2017
Yoke Lore on touring and the meaning of Goodpain
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Yoke Lore about touring intensely in 2017, what goes into making a pop song work, the meaning of Goodpain, and setting himself apart from non-emotional gingers. 
33:54
October 19, 2017
Enter Shikari on The Spark and creativity
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the band about grinding over the years and the choice to do it, the birth of The Spark, past albums and how they contrast with The Spark, and what keeps the band creative.
33:52
October 18, 2017
Foy Vance on family and future plans
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Foy Vance about family and the importance of caring for them, learning about the type of songwriter Foy Vance is, the journey of The Wild Swan, and plans for the future.
40:55
October 17, 2017
YELLE on making music in France
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Yelle about returning to the music world, what's it's like to make music in France, and loads more.
38:08
October 16, 2017
Ron Pope on iced coffee and working hard
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Ron Pope to discuss iced coffee, working hard, the early experiences of touring, and why a good song can be about anything. 
35:52
October 13, 2017
Mutemath on longevity and experimentation
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Meany about the respect that comes with longevity, having fans who “get it”, and being comfortable with experimenting.
37:02
October 12, 2017
Songhoy Blues on performing live and Africa Express
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Gabra and drummer Nathanael Dembélé about bringing life onto the stage, Africa Express, why performing live is more fulfilling than being in the studio, and loads more.
38:08
October 11, 2017
Mondo Cozmo on solar panel backpacks and his origin story
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the artist about coming to terms with having to start anew, the origin story of Mondo Cozmo, and having a band of brothers on the road.
21:42
October 10, 2017
Elizabeth and the Catapult on Keepsake and dealing with tragedy
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Ziman about why it’s important to write, even when dealing with tragedy, how a younger Elizabeth Ziman would view Elizabeth and the Catapult, the journey of creating Keepsake, and why it’s inspiring to be in New York.
35:53
October 9, 2017
K.Flay on music genres and life experiences
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the artist about why not adhering to genre can confuse some people, meeting Dan Reynolds and signing with his label, and how liberating it is to write about true experiences.
38:27
October 6, 2017
Potty Mouth on moving to LA and hitting the road
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the band about moving to LA, feeling inspired by being around other creatives, how their new music video for 'Twisted' came to be, and what it feels like to be on the road again.
19:48
October 5, 2017
The 405 Exchange: Cam Avery on songwriting and going solo
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the artist about the differences between touring with Tame Impala and his solo project, what he learned from Kevin Parker, and writing from experiences.
39:16
October 4, 2017
The 405 Exchange: Tei Shi on finding her creative spirit
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the artist about coming to New York and finding her creative spirit, how her debut album came to be, how being a producer helps her approach writing, and the dichotomy between lyrics and music.
26:03
October 3, 2017
The 405 Exchange: Cold War Kids on changing things up
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the band about the arc of their discography, why they're more than just an indie band, how LA Divine came to be, and working with Bishop Briggs.
27:48
October 2, 2017
Cape Francis on creative spaces (Ep. 49)
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Cape Francis about Falling Into Pieces, the importance of having a dedicated creative space, and the story behind standout track, '5 In The Morning'. 
29:22
September 22, 2017
Blue Americans on Paris and New York (Ep. 48)
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Kris about New York, the experiences and subtext of 'Bull On Venice Beach' and 'Holy Goo', decamping to Paris, and unexpectedly returning to music.
38:30
September 21, 2017
Little Dragon on Gothenburg and new music (Ep. 47)
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Yukimi Nagano and Erik Bodin about the beauty of returning to Gothenburg, working with James Ford and Patrik Berger, how Season High came together differently than previous releases, and what it was like to tour/collaborate with Gorillaz.
24:18
September 20, 2017
Valerie June on the importance of connecting with people (Ep. 46)
For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Valerie about the importance of connecting with people, the experiences of living/visiting Tennessee and New York, why it feels cathartic to be on stage and perform, and how sharing her personal stories on The Order of Time even surprised herself.
22:38
September 19, 2017
Eric Tsurumoto on photography and creativity (Ep. 45)
For the latest installment of the 405 Exchange Podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre photographer Eric Tsurumoto about his amazing work, why exploring creativity is important, the intimacy of taking portraits, and what it feels like to see a live show from a photographer's perspective.
53:56
September 18, 2017
Jacob Banks on soul and the importance of truth (Ep. 44
For the latest installment of the 405 Exchange Podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Jacob about why the truth matters most of all. the importance of unity in our current world, forthcoming music, and the true meaning of "soul".
33:20
September 15, 2017
Oh Wonder on fans and working in the studio (Ep. 43)
For the latest installment of the 405 Exchange Podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the pair about the perfect time to release an album like Ultralife, the importance of engaging with your fans, why they both thrive in the studio, and the beauty of working with people who get your vision
26:58
September 14, 2017
LPX on Neon Gold and NYC (Ep. 42)
For the latest installment of the 405 Exchange Podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Lizzy about trying new things, how liberating it feels to take risks, NYC dive bars/late nights, and the way other Neon Gold artists have inspired her over the years.
38:10
September 13, 2017
VÉRITÉ and Nicole Mago on friendship and inspiration (Ep. 41)
For the latest installment of the 405 Exchange Podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to VÉRITÉ and Nicole Mago about the birth of a friendship, the glamour and sweat of touring, the trust and honesty it takes to capture someone, and how your friend's creativity can also inspire you.
25:17
September 12, 2017
Marika Hackman and The Big Moon on friendship and the Mercury Prize (Ep. 40)
For the latest installment of the 405 Exchange Podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Marika Hackman and The Big Moon about friendship, the surprise of selling out crowds in the states, and being nominated for a rather big award. Check out their conversation below, along with some rather excellent photography.
20:02
September 11, 2017
Zola Jesus on evolving (Ep. 39)
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Zola Jesus to discuss her new album, how the writing process must always change, why the word "evolve" is important, and the importance of your music and art being one.
40:06
September 8, 2017
Izzy Bizu on touring and her journey (Ep. 38)
Izzy Buzu discusses opening up for Coldplay, travelling the states, and why sharing experiences with people is important for music.
18:58
September 7, 2017
Dan Croll on mental health and songwriting (Ep. 37)
For the latest installment of the 405 Exchange Podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Dan to discuss the importance of talking about mental health, anxiety, the process behind Emerging Adulthood, and why there are never any limits in the recording studio.
37:43
September 6, 2017
KAYE on music, politics & Game of Thrones (Ep. 36)
Charlene Kaye is one of the lead singers of the band San Fermin. When not with San Fermin, she is also a fierce solo artist, whose songs make you rethink what you thought you knew of femininity and the word "pop". Ken Grand-Pierre sits with her in Chelsea, Manhattan sat to discuss life in the dark new Empire, why our stances matter, songwriting as a form of liberation, and the importance of fighting what's expected of you.
48:02
September 5, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Coely
Just trust us on this: your new favourite artist is from Belgium.
49:08
September 1, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Jaymes Young
It's time you got to know the extremely talented Jaymes Young.
26:08
August 31, 2017
A Special 405 Mix from Saint Sister
"Most of them are songs we've been listening to lately."
42:16
August 30, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Gordi
Fresh from the release of her debut album, Reservoir, Ken Grand-Pierre catches up with the brilliant Gordi.
20:06
August 30, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Noah Kahan
Another day, another podcast from the prolific Ken Grand-Pierre.
26:28
August 29, 2017
Views From The 405 Episode 04: Brand New, The War On Drugs, Nadine Shah, Tears For Fears
Our music writers discussion podcast looks back at some of the most notable releases of the month, and then even further back to before our time.
1:30:52
August 28, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Grace Mitchell
An interview in the bustling streets of New York.
17:32
August 28, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Tank and the Bangas
If you don't want Tank and the Bangas to win, we can't be friends.
29:44
August 25, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Mew
Ken Grand-Pierre grilled the king of Denmark for the latest edition of his podcast.
33:32
August 24, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Bishop Briggs
This is probably the shortest podcast we've ever produced, but there's a lot of magic packed into the runtime.
12:44
August 23, 2017
The 405 Podcast - Everything Everything
Are Everything Everything the most criminally underrated band in the UK? Yes.
33:44
August 22, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Harts
Ken Grand-Pierre recently caught up with Australian musician HARTS during his recent trip to New York.
53:40
August 21, 2017
The 405 Podcast: El Mar
Ken Grand-Pierre had a chat with Brooklyn-based El Mar (Joey Primero) for the latest edition of his podcast.
54:50
August 14, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Welshly Arms
Cleveland-based band Welshly Arms are the latest guests on Ken Grand Pierre's Podcast.
29:24
August 10, 2017
Views From The 405: Episode 03
The 405's music discussion podcast is back to take you through the notable new album releases - both good and bad - before taking you back to spend some time with The Clientele's debut album The Violet Hour.
1:35:35
August 7, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Public Service Broadcasting
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Public Service Broadcasting for a chat.
40:18
August 4, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Greta Van Fleet
The latest instalment of our 405 Podcast comes from Michigan band, Greta Van Fleet.
28:04
August 3, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Sweet Crude
Ken Grand-Pierre met up with New Orleans band Sweet Crude ahead of their Brooklyn show with Ben l'Oncle Soul.
19:54
August 2, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Overcoats
Ken Grand-Pierre met with New York-based Overcoats for the latest edition of his podcast.
29:48
July 31, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Sorcha Richardson
Just two friends catching up.
45:36
July 24, 2017
Views From The 405 Episode 02
In episode 2 of The 405's new music discussion podcast, we touched on recent events, new album releases and looked back at Arcade Fire's second album Neon Bible.
1:30:53
July 19, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Ariana and the Rose
It was a pleasure talking to Ariana and The Rose. An absolute pleasure.
32:00
July 19, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Bright Light Bright Light
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with the excellent Bright Light Bright Light for the latest edition of the 405 podcast.
30:14
July 18, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Dagny
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Norwegian pop genius ahead of her debut NYC show.
25:07
July 10, 2017
The 405 Podcast: The Skins
Ken Grand-Pierre had a brief chat with The Skins ahead of their recent show at NYC's Mercury Lounge.
34:12
July 7, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Ray BLK
Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with Ray BLK to discuss all her incredible achievements to date, being a songwriter first, and staying true to her vision
17:10
July 3, 2017
The 405 Podcast: The Aces
Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with our favourite pop group, The Aces to discuss their debut EP, their bond, travelling, and a million other things.
17:48
June 30, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Charlotte Cardin
Ken Grand-Pierre had a chat with Canadian musician Charlotte Cardin about her eclectic sound, her debut album - which she's currently working on - and future plans.
23:28
June 29, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Sofi Tukker
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Brooklyn's finest, SOFI TUKKER, about their eclectic nature, music, Brazil and more.
33:05
June 28, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Lindsey Luff
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to singer-songwriter Lindsey Luff about her self-titled debut album, the human experience, and much more.
32:28
June 27, 2017
Views from The 405: Episode 01
The first episode of a new music discussion podcast hosted by The 405 writers; Episode 01 features discussions of Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Fleet Foxes, LCD Soundsystem, Big Thief, Jlin and much more.
1:20:42
June 25, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Baio
Ken Grand-Pierre grabbed some time with Chris to discuss his latest solo album Man Of The World, and how world events helped shape it.
21:31
June 22, 2017
The 405 Podcast: The Big Moon
Back in April, London four-piece The Big Moon released their debut album Love in the 4th Dimension to high acclaim. Hell, the acclaim was so high, I'm surprised they even had the time to sit down with our very own Ken Grand-Pierre, but they did and we're very grateful for that.
30:37
June 22, 2017
The 405 Podcast: J Bernardt
Jine Deprez from Belgian indie band Balthazar recently announced he'd be putting out his debut solo album under the moniker of J. Bernardt, so what better time for us to get him on the 405 podcast?
25:26
June 21, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Fishbach
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to French musician Flora Fischbach, aka Fishbach, while she was in New York City for a show at the Lincoln Center. They discussed her debut album À Ta Merci, her origin story, and much more.
35:26
June 20, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Loyle Carner
Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with the charming Loyle Carner in New York to discuss the artist's debut album Yesterday's Gone and what he has planned for the future.
29:09
June 19, 2017
The 405 Podcast: Anik Khan
Grand-Pierre caught up with Queens rapper Anik Khan to discuss the fantastic Kites EP, his journey to where he is today, the ups and downs of life, embracing his identity and culture, and growing up fast.
29:21
May 10, 2017
The 405 Podcast: A conversation with Pronoun
Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Alyse Vellturo, aka pronoun, about how her incredible there's no one new around you EP, meeting your heroes, douchebags, being tiny, and a whole lot more.
41:54
May 10, 2017
Plastic Platform [C102]: Yours
Plastic Platform [C102]: Yours by The 405
38:26
March 27, 2017
The 405 Podcast: A conversation with The Staves
Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with The Staves in New York for a great chat about life, music, feminism, orange-faced presidents and more.
30:29
March 23, 2017
The 405 Podcast: A conversation with Craig David
The 405's Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Craig David before his recent show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York, to chat about his career, TS5, collaborating with new artists, and paying attention to the finer details of performing live.
14:23
March 7, 2017
Episode 21 - Sundance Film Festival Podcast Special
Set in the mountains of Utah, Sundance Film Festival has become more than just a film festival for some filmmakers. Instead, it's a deadline. A deadline that can give new filmmakers the chance to have their films seen by some of the most influential directors and studios. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity for some, however, our very own Siân Melton returned to Park City for the 8th time so we celebrate this with a one-off podcast special.
26:02
February 5, 2017
Episode 20 - Oscar Nomination reaction, La La Land and Under the Skin
Amy Adams didn't get an Oscar nomination for Arrival so really guys what is up with the world. How did that even happen? In episode 20 of The 405 Film Podcast, Adam Libonatti-Roche is joined by special guest Katie Deighton to discuss La La Land, its 14 Oscar nominations and whether it deserves the plaudits. Plus, Alexandra Howard brings us the Netflix recommendation in Under the Skin.
34:08
January 26, 2017
Plastic Platform [C100]: Shy Girls
Our 100th Plastic Platform mix comes from Shy Girls.
41:47
January 24, 2017
Episode 19 - Looking back to 2016 and looking forward to 2017
BACK TO THE FUTURE. That's what this episode is called as Siân Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche look back at 2016 to pick their favourite films whilst looking forward to what 2017 holds apart from Tom Cruise's scream in The Mummy. It was an exceptional scream wasn't it. Apart from agreeing on Hunt for the Wilderpeople to be in our joint top 5, our lists differ greatly as Siân goes for Ghostbusters while Adam picks Prevenge and Raw to get into his top 5. 2017 is looking strong as we discuss Lego Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and HIdden Figures among other films coming out this year. Fingers crossed, we will all get to the end of it. The 405 film podcast is produced in partnership with Picturehouse Central
30:29
January 16, 2017
Episode 18: Rogue One, Your Name and The Santa Clause
Episode 18 of The 405 Film Podcast, presented in partnership with Picturehouse Central focuses on that big film that came out. What's it called? Oh yes, Star Wars Rogue One (not rouge one); the prequel to Episode 4 but the sequel (is it though) to Episode 3. We also talk about the incredible Your Name whilst Siån reveals her Christmas film number one. Bobby Roode gets a mention because he's GLORIOUS
31:08
December 22, 2016
Episode 17: Moana, Zootropolis, and Seven
Episode 17 of The 405 Film podcast, presented in partnership with Picturehouse Central, features two of the year's best animated films plus a David Fincher classic because why not! We also talk about the Golden Globe nominations and Siân reveals her next Christmas film. WHAT COULD IT BE??! You'll have to listen to find out! Make sure to subscribe on iTunes and follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/the405film
44:43
December 15, 2016
Episode 16: Edge of Seventeen, Moonlight and Hard Target
Episode 16 of The 405 film podcast features the new coming of age comedy 'Edge of Seventeen' starring Woody Harrelson and Hailee Steinfeld. Barry Jenkins's 'Moonlight' is featured as Siân Melton sees it early at a Picturehouse Central preview. Plus, we bring back 'Shit Film Sunday' with extra attitude as we introduce Harry Bandell; the new Shit Film Correspondent. Make sure to subscribe on iTunes and follow @the405film on Twitter
33:48
December 7, 2016
Episode 15: A United Kingdom, Paterson and Gone Girl
Film chat that is more than what you need and better than what you wanted. We talk Paterson, A United Kingdom, Jack Frost and Gone Girl.
31:51
December 3, 2016
Episode 14: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Home Alone 2 and Into the Inferno
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is out in cinemas now so we spend 20 whole minutes talking, in a non spoiler fashion about the new film. Plus, our 5 Films of Christmas feature begins with Home Alone 2 and this week's Netflix Recommendation is Werner Herzog's "Into the Inferno". Subscribe to us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-405/id356089551?mt=2
38:04
November 22, 2016
Episode 13; Arrival, Train to Busan and a political Netflix recommendation
We return from the ether for episode 13 of The 405 Film Podcast with Picturehouse Central. In this week's episode, we take a leap into the unknown with Arrival and buy a return ticket to Busan as we scare ourselves silly with Train to Busan. If you enjoy the podcast, remember to subscribe on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-405/id356089551?mt=2 Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/the405film
32:46
November 14, 2016
Episode 12: Live from the London Film Festival with Picturehouse Central and Hoxton Movies
The London Film Festival took place in London Fresh out of watching Ben Wheatley's Free Fire, Siân Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche sat down with some very special guests. Joined by Picturehouse Central's Toby King and Niki Alexandrou & Matt Williams from Hoxton Movies, the conversation flows like the river Thames as La La Land, Prevenge, Raw, Personal Shopper and more get discussed. There's also a first look at Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World ahead of its showing at Central Docs Club on Halloween. If you enjoy the podcast, make sure to share it.
46:38
October 19, 2016
Episode 11: London Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival and Grease 2
"Grease for the starsssss" - In the latest episode of The 405 Film Podcast, we talk Raindance Film Festival and London Film Festival and the films that stood out in particular. We also discuss which Grease film is the best Subscribe to us on iTunes and remember to follow us on Twitter @the405film
37:09
October 6, 2016
Episode 10: Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Raindance Film Festival & De Palma
In episode 10 of The 405 Film Podcast, we talk about Taika Waititi’s latest film Hunt of the Wilderpeople with Sam Neill & Julian Dennison. It’s also Raindance Festival so we pick three films that you need to watch including Late Shift, Off The Rails and The Film In My Mind. Plus, we explain why ‘De Palma’ is a must see documentary. The 405 Film Podcast is created in partnership with Picturehouse Central
37:35
September 21, 2016
Episode 9: Captain Fantastic, the best tv shows from films and the ultimate 90's all-nighter
In this week's episode, Sian Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche talk about why Captain Fantastic could be the film of the year plus we discuss the best films that became brilliant TV shows (Fargo, Hannibal). What films would fill your ultimate 90's all-nighter? We discuss 5 films ahead of the Picturehouse Central event that includes Twister in its list.
37:35
September 6, 2016
Episode 8: Suicide Squad is perplexing, Pete's Dragon is enchanting and yoghurt is filling
In this week's episode, we chat why Suicide Squad is not a bad film plus Sian Melton proclaims why you need to see Pete's Dragon. We also have a pretty good idea what the Jumanji sequel will be about whilst eating Onken Strawberry yoghurt.
37:14
August 30, 2016
Episode 7: Nine Lives, Jason Bourne and Kevin from Home Alone's jail-time
The 405 Film Podcast returns with episode 7 in which we make up reasons why Kevin McAllister from Home Alone could be in jail plus we cause anarchy with Jason Bourne memes including creating a new one called 'Extreme Ways Mic Drop'. All that and more in 30 minutes of brilliant film chat with your regular hosts Sian Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche.
33:07
August 24, 2016
Episode 6: Bad Boys 3, The Rock's beef and The Art of the Deal
The 405 Film podcast returns after a week's vacay to discuss all the pressing topics from the world of film. Why is The Rock angry with Vin Diesel and why are we obsessed with Nine Lives? Netflix Recommendations return as Adam falls in love with The Art of The Deal. Plus we start the hype train for Tickled
29:46
August 17, 2016
The 405 Film Podcast: Episode 5
Siân Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche discuss Splash, Star Trek Beyond, Death Becomes Her, and a whole load more. The 405 Podcast is brought to you in conjunction with our friends over at Picturehouse Central.
31:30
August 3, 2016
The 405 Film Podcast: Episode 4
Siân Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche discuss The Neon Demon, Steve Harrington, and Comic-Con.
32:16
July 27, 2016
The 405 Film Podcast: Episode 3
Siân Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche discuss Ghostbusters, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Stranger Things and more.
34:57
July 20, 2016
The 405 Film Podcast: Episode 2
Siân Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche discuss Adult Life Skills, Will Smith and a whole lot more.
31:14
July 12, 2016
The 405 Film Podcast
Siân Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche have joined force for The 405's new film podcast. Expect eyebrow chat, Jeff Goldblum, Shit Film Sunday and more. www.thefourohfive.com
34:54
July 5, 2016
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