The Wasting Time Podcast

The Wasting Time Podcast

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A UK-Based Pop Punk & Alternative Music Podcast


Kelly Ogden and Luis Cabezas (The Dollyrots)
Sep 23 • 69 min
We are joined by husband and wife, Luis Cabezas and Kelly Ogden, of The Dollyrots. They spoke to us after recently coming home from tour after releasing their recent studio album ‘Daydream Explosion’. Kelly and Luis tell us what it is like raising two…
Tony Lovato (Mest)
Sep 3 • 91 min
This time we are joined by Tony Lovato, the singer of one of our all time favourite bands Mest. Tony was kind enough to give us a lot of his time in which we discuss his history in music and the early Mest years. We hear some crazy tour stories as well as…
Tom May (The Menzingers)
Aug 1 • 75 min
For our 30th episode, we are joined by Tom May of The Menzingers. Tom talks up through his musical journey from growing up in Pennsylvannia, the artists that influenced him and the first bands he formed. We discuss how The Menzingers’ sound has evolved…
Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens)
Jul 16 • 48 min
Kellin Quinn, singer for the mighty Sleeping With Sirens joins us this time. We get the chance to hear about the music he grew up on and discuss our mutual love for Drive-Thru bands. Kellin talks about Sleeping With Sirens’ journey and how they became the…
Jason Tate (chorus.fm)
Jul 3 • 50 min
We are joined by Jason Tate, founder and owner of chorus.fm. Jason built absolutepunk.net in the early 2000s after his love for blink-182 and MxPx, the site grew and grew over the next few years and soon became a staple in the alternative music scene. In…
Max Collins (Eve 6/Fitness)
Jun 25 • 90 min
We had the pleasure of chatting with Max Collins, singer of Eve 6 and Fitness. Max talks us through his rise to fame in the late 90s at a very young age and what it was like at the time. He candidly tells us about those early arena tours with Third Eye…
Sebastien Lefebvre (Simple Plan)
Jun 7 • 55 min
Sebastien Lefebvre, guitarist in Simple Plan, takes a break from his busy schedule to join us this time. We talk about his recent performance on the main stage at Slam Dunk Festival, his musical history and what it is like playing in one of the biggest…
Josh Madden
May 24 • 86 min
This time we are joined by Josh Madden. Josh is part of the management company MDDN, which he heads up with his younger brothers Benji and Joel from Good Charlotte. As well as Good Charlotte, MDDN is home to a diverse range artists including Architects,…
Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife/I Am The Avalanche)
May 6 • 92 min
This time we are joined by Vinnie Caruana, known for fronting both I Am The Avalanche and The Movielife, as well as being a solo artist. Vinnie talks us through growing up in Long Island (including the time he almost went to jail) and forming The…
Gary Yay (Poindexter/Telegraphs/Eager Teeth)
Apr 26 • 77 min
In this episode Gary Yay comes by for a chat. Gary has been been in several bands in the UK alternative and pop punk scene since the early 2000s. We cover his years fronting the Brighton band Poindexter and their years playing with contemporaries such as…
Tim Rogner (Allister)
Apr 23 • 60 min
This time we are joined by Tim Rogner of pop punk legends Allister. Tim kindly took time out from his busy Saturday to discuss his years touring the world in a band beloved by many. He takes us through the early Drive Thru Records years and how the band…
Chris Messer (Showoff)
Apr 9 • 75 min
We are joined by Chris Messer, singer of Chicago pop punk band Showoff and owner of Dodgeball Records. Chris goes into detail about Showoff’s early days and how they became the first band to record with mega producer John Feldmann. We discuss the…
Zakk Cervini
Mar 28 • 50 min
After a bit of a break we are joined by producer Zakk Cervini. Zakk has just produced and co-wrote the EP for Simple Creatures, a new band consisting of Mark Hoppus (blink-182) and Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low). He has also recently produced music for Good…
Phil and Pan return (The Burnt Tapes)
Jan 30 • 78 min
The Burnt Tapes are our first returning guests! Phil and Pan came by to discuss their upcoming album ‘Never Better’. We get into how the album came about and what they have been up to recently, including their first shows in their home country of Greece.…
Dan Allen (Ducking Punches)
Dec 3, 2018 • 26 min
James and Chris made it along to the Boston Music Rooms to meet Dan Allen of Ducking Punches. Dan discusses the history of the band, how he balances touring with his illustration work, how they recently played their 1000th show as a band. He goes in depth…
Dylan Slocum (Spanish Love Songs)
Nov 26, 2018 • 95 min
After a long break, we’re back with guest Dylan Slocum of Spanish Love Songs. Dylan joined us straight after arriving in the UK for the first time and had been awake for 28 hours! We got straight into Dylan’s first impressions of the UK and London and why…
Ollie Ward (Mean Caeser)
Apr 6, 2018 • 107 min
For episode 16 Ollie Ward of Mean Caeser, Great Cynics and Myelin joins us. We talk about recent events with Joe Sib and SideOneDummy Records, the upcoming Lightyear documentary and news involving Phinius Gage. We discuss new music from Ducking Punches,…
John Allen (Disconnect Disconnect Records)
Feb 9, 2018 • 75 min
Episode 15 is here with guest John Allen of Disconnect Disconnect Records. James and Darren discuss the Menzingers gig at Shepherd’s Bush and Darren’s intolerance for tote bags. We discuss the newly released Harker album that John has put out. John tells…
Giles Bidder (Great Cynics)
Oct 13, 2017 • 85 min
The new Wasting Podcast line-up welcome our first guest Giles Bidder of Great Cynics. We talk to Giles about how his love of music came about and his years of touring in GC and also Honey Joy. We also discuss recent releases by Hot Water Music, Telethon,…
Long overdue return!
Sep 21, 2017 • 49 min
The Wasting Time Podcast is back! Chris and Darren are joined by new co-host James Farrelly. We discuss recent releases by Iron Chic, Rebuilder and Direct Hit! New full episode to come soon with the next guest
Rich Mandell and Phoebe Cross (Happy Accidents)
Jul 4, 2016 • 84 min
This week on The Wasting Time Podcast we are joined by Rich and Phoebe of the Happy Accidents. We run through the recent releases, including Yellowcard’s farewell ‘Rest in Peace’, Taking Back Sunday’s latest ‘Tidal Wave’ and Doe’s single, from forthcoming…
Chris and Quinn
Jun 11, 2016 • 39 min
This week Chris and Quinn break the silence by sitting down and discussing the recent blink-182 acoustic shows, their new single Rabbit Hole and first impressions of Matt Skiba’s involvement in the band. We also briefly discuss new music; Direct Hit! -…
Dan Bond (Myelin)
Apr 25, 2016 • 112 min
In episode 10 of The Wasting Time Podcast we are joined by Dan Bond of Myelin and formerly of Apologies, I Have None. We discuss the news that Bad Ideas are calling it a day, bands for Fest 15 have been announced, and Quinn and Darren chat about The…
Mike Herrera (MxPx)
Apr 3, 2016 • 49 min
This week Chris, Darren, and Quinn are joined by Mike Herrera of MxPx and Tumbledown. In this week’s news we discuss Absolute Punk’s transition to chorus.fm and what the website is going to be doing in the future and how musicians can use the internet to…
Mike Turner (Pacer)
Mar 15, 2016 • 79 min
In Episode 8 of The Wasting Time Podcast Chris, Darren, and Quinn are joined by Mike Turner of Pacer. The guys discuss the new book due from NOFX, ‘The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories’, Off With Their Heads UK tour dates, and the news of a new…
Phil and Tone (The Burnt Tapes)
Mar 4, 2016 • 107 min
Chris, Darren, and Quinn are joined by Anton and Phil from The Burnt Tapes in episode 7 of The Wasting Time Podcast. After discussing the news that Jamie is leaving the King Blues, the gang review the new The Start Line EP ‘Anyways’, Creeper’s latest The…
Sam Russo
Feb 21, 2016 • 94 min
Sam Russo joins Chris, Darren, and Quinn this week in episode 6 of The Wasting Time Podcast. News this week of Less Than Jake’s new album ‘Live from the Astoria’ leads to a discussion about live albums. Quinn talks about The Lippies signing to Red Scare…
James Hull (Apologies, I Have None)
Feb 7, 2016 • 101 min
In episode 5 Chris, Darren, and Quinn are joined by James Hull, guitarist in Leagues Apart and bassist in Apologies, I Have None. The gang discuss the upcoming tours from NOFX, Jeff Rosenstock and Great Cynics, and Chelsea, as well as the Petrol Girls EP…
Nicola Leel (Doe)
Jan 24, 2016 • 83 min
Chris, Darren, and Quinn are joined by Nicola Leel from Doe and get drunk and silly for episode 4 of The Wasting Time Podcast. The gang have a quick chat about new music from Brian Fallon and Showoff before digging deep into replacing bandmates upon…
Luke Godwin (Break-Ups)
Jan 10, 2016 • 94 min
This week Chris, Darren, and Quinn are joined by Luke Godwin, guitarist of Break-Ups, Bleach Blood and Human Pyramids. The boys chat about the news of the Coachella line up; Billie Joe Armstrong’s mission to destroy the phrase “pop-punk”; and The…
Ben Tipple (Punktastic)
Dec 21, 2015 • 87 min
This week Chris, Darren, and Quinn are joined by Ben Tipple, Editor of Punktastic. The boys discuss the Groezrock 2016 line-up, Brian Fallon’s new solo single ’A Wonferful Life’, and their favourite records of 2015. Quinn and Darren talk about Gnarwolves…
Greg O’Grady (Myelin)
Nov 15, 2015 • 110 min
In episode one of the Wasting Time Podcast Chris, Darren, and Quinn talk to Greg O’Grady, the Guitarist from Myelin about how the band formed and what can be expected in the future. They also discuss the new Beach Slang album, ’The Things We Do To Find…