Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Friendly Fires frontman Ed Macfarlane and guitarist Edd Gibson to explore why that hiatus lasted so long, the work that went into Inflorescent and how you can still be introspective on the dance floor.
On this episode of the podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre chats with band-leader Ellis Ludwig-Leone about line-up changes, writing in Iceland, the ways this album is different, and what it really feels like to have a documentary made about you.
On this episode of the podcast, Gold Child sat down with Ken Grand-Pierre to discuss the importance of carving a path that’s true to her interests, how she became infatuated with country music, and what she plans to do post album release.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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!
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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.
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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".
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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.
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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.
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"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
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
Siân Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche discuss Splash, Star Trek Beyond, Death Becomes Her, and a whole load more.
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