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#104 - We’ve Got A Text!
Jun 20 • 80 min
#103 - It’s Coming Home
Jun 13 • 83 min
It’s coming home. It’s coming home. It’s coming. Football’s coming home. Or at least it’s off to Russia for a month-long bonanza, and we are beside ourselves with excitement. Yes, this week it seems like everyone is talking about the World Cup, but we…
#102 - 2018 So Far
Jun 6 • 99 min
As Fairport Convention quite rightly said, who knows where the time goes? 2018 is whizzing by faster than any of us can actually cope with, but we’re going to soldier on regardless. Who needs the last 6 months anyway? Well, it turns out, we do. Without…
A Brief, Post-TGE Message From Tracks
May 23 • 0 min
Apologies listeners, but there will be no new Wednesday episode this week as we recover from our exploits at this year’s Great Escape Festival. If you haven’t already, why not catch up on our four brilliant episodes from last weekend, or even delve back…
The Great Escape Festival 2018 - Day 4 with Skinny Pelembe
May 20 • 54 min
Flames to dust. Lovers to friends. Why do all good things come to an end? We don’t know the answer to that question listeners but, in the case of The Great Escape Festival 2018, we’re at least going to make sure it finishes with a bang. Today is our final…
The Great Escape Festival 2018 - Day 3 with Her’s & Michael Jablonka
May 19 • 63 min
Three is, famously, the magic number, so we return this morning for the third episode of our run at this year’s Great Escape Festival more determined than ever to sprinkle a little fairy dust into your ears. To help us do that, we invited two (yes, two!)…
The Great Escape Festival 2018 - Day 2 with Nilüfer Yanya
May 18 • 65 min
The sun’s out. The drinks are flowing. Brighton’s on top form and we’re back for the second episode in our 4-day run at this year’s Great Escape Festival. First up are our tales from the front line. Thursday was a near-perfect day here on England’s south…
The Great Escape Festival 2018 - Day 1
May 17 • 53 min
It’s Thursday, and our favourite day of the year is *finally* here. The Great Escape Festival has hit the streets of Brighton once more, and we’re back for another year to soak up every bit of goodness on offer. In today’s episode, we’re reminiscing about…
#101 - Get In The Bin
May 9 • 96 min
This week we’re getting all Orwellian, taking inspiration from the masterpiece that is 1984 and heading to room 101 - a place containing each person’s ultimate breaking point, worst nightmare, fear or phobia. That sounds fun, doesn’t it? Fear not, we’re…
#100 - Three Hearts & No Brain with Kane Strang
May 2 • 81 min
Well, we made it folks. One hundred episodes. The century. The big ton. We’re here, and damn it feels good. When reaching such a milestone, it’s natural to look back and reflect on what has been a quite amazing journey. We’ve done some brilliant things…
#099 - We Got 99 Problems But A Theme Ain’t One
Apr 25 • 78 min
There are many ways in which we’re similar to Jay-Z. Too many to list, really. But the main one is that we’ve got problems. Shedloads of the things, in fact, and this week we’re talking about a few of them. Now we realise that could sound depressing but…
#098 - Record Store Day 2018
Apr 21 • 79 min
It’s the biggest day of the year for music fans and people who love queueing outside their favourite vinyl outlet, and we’re back for a third time to preview all of the fun. Yes, Record Store Day 2018 is here! With over 500 special releases and more…
A Brief Message From Tracks Show
Apr 18 • 2 min
The clue’s in the title guys. Come on now. Why are you even reading this description? Seriously… Tim & Harry x
#097 - Tracks Base, Hotel & Casino
Apr 10 • 98 min
A certain iconic band from a certain northern English city with a certain lead singer named Alex *finally* announced their new album this week, and we were unsurprisingly so inspired by the madness of it all that we made a podcast about it. Yes, of…
#096 - The Bad, The Bad And The Ugly
Apr 4 • 84 min
As we rapidly approach our 100th episode, we’re getting a bit retrospective. With a tear in our eyes and a lump in our throats, we’re looking back at all of the amazing things we’ve done over the past few years on Tracks. Or, more specifically this week,…
#095 - Hot And Fresh Out The Kitchen
Mar 28 • 81 min
As the title suggests, this week is the remix to ignition. We’re hot and fresh out the kitchen, and we’re very much rollin’ that pod like every listener was wishin’. Basically, this week SBTRKT released a remix of Chance The Rapper’s ‘All We Got’ that was…
#094 - Keep Your NMEs Close
Mar 21 • 81 min
One of the great institutions of the British alternative music scene, the NME, announced this week that they would be ceasing the production of their print publication after over 70 years, so naturally we had to pay our own Tracks Show tribute. Well and…
#093 - Panic On The Streets Of London
Mar 14 • 91 min
This week we’re heading to the streets of our fine capital as our frankly nonsensical 2018 narrative adventure continues. London has produced so much incredible music over the years, and with the scene now as vibrant as ever we set out to highlight some…
#092 - For Kenny, Forever Ago
Mar 7 • 89 min
Here in the world of Tracks, it would appear that incredible, life-changing gigs are a little like London buses; you wait years for one, and then two come along within 7 days of each other. Over the last few weeks we’ve been lucky enough to head out and…
#091 - Birthday Bumps
Feb 28 • 100 min
It’s our very own Tim’s birthday this week, and we’re celebrating in style. In his 27 years on this planet, Tim has found a number of things he really, really likes. He likes Yorkshire. He likes beer. He looks good haircuts. This week we’re delving into…
#090 - Feelin’ Some Kinda Way with The Shacks
Feb 14 • 73 min
This week we’re absolutely delighted to welcome a quite brilliant band to the show. Their name is The Shacks, they hail from the U.S of A, and we were lucky enough to grab a few hours of their time during the London stop of their ongoing European tour. As…
#089 - Hello Commuters With Your Computers
Feb 7 • 60 min
As regular listeners will know, Harry loves nothing more than banging on endlessly about his commute to and from work, and specifically the joys of his train journeys. At this stage he’s pretty much a train spotter, if we’re being honest with ourselves.…
#088 - It’s Just Night Talk, Baby
Jan 31 • 90 min
It’s dusk. The night is drawing in. Things are getting cosy. Sultry. Maybe even a little bit sexy. You’re settling in, and you want to be soothed into the wee hours. Look no further, Tracks is here. The next stop on 2018’s narrative adventure is indeed…
#087 - Cooking Up A Storm
Jan 24 • 79 min
After last week’s exertions in space, we were delighted to get back on solid ground this week and enjoy some home comforts. There’s nothing better than stuffing your face with the food of home after a long trip, and with an episode (very, very, very)…
#086 - Pale Blue Dot
Jan 17 • 94 min
There are certain dates in the Tracks calendar that are worthy of celebration year after year, and one of them just so happens to be occurring this week. It’s Harry’s birthday again, and we’re in the party spirit! As a little treat to everyone’s favourite…
#085 - The Boys Are Back In Town
Jan 10 • 65 min
HELLO AGAIN! January has rolled around faster than any of us could have possibly imagined, and it’s time to get going once again. A New Year, possibly a new us. Who knows. Only time will tell on that front. But what we can be sure of is that Tracks is…
#084 - The Tracks Awards 2017 - Albums Of The Year
Dec 20, 2017 • 109 min
So here we are. It’s the finale of yet another year in the world of Tracks as we hand out the biggest award of them all - Album Of The Year. At this time of year, we know there are a lot of round up lists floating around what the kids like to call the…
#083 - The Tracks Awards 2017 - Songs Of The Year
Dec 13, 2017 • 133 min
Our annual Tracks Awards roll on this week, with one of the most coveted prizes in the music game set to be handed out to one lucky soul. It’s Song Of The Year time, and you’ll be getting absolutely no spoilers in this episode description. What you will…
#082 - The Tracks Awards 2017 - A Pop Culture Round-Up
Dec 6, 2017 • 98 min
December is here, and that can only mean one thing - it’s Tracks Awards season! Once again we’re picking our favourites of the year and, quite literally, praising them like we should. This week it all gets underway with our first six awards. The…
#081 - Live at Kane Strang & Bonobo
Nov 29, 2017 • 80 min
The clue’s in the title this week, listeners. Do we really have to do *all* of the work *all* of the time? Ok, fine, let us explain. This week, two of our favourite artists headed to our wonderful hometown of Brighton, and we braved the harsh winter…
#080 - Festive Beasts And Where To Buy Them
Nov 22, 2017 • 76 min
This week, the headlines in the UK have been dominated by one particular fella. #MozTheMonster emerged into our lives, marking the beginning of the festive period on these shores in a time honoured, uber-capitalist manner, and sending us into a vortex of…
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Nov 15, 2017 • 3 min
After a difficult week at Tracks HQ, your podcast feeds have been deprived of their weekly Tracks fix. We know how completely that must have broken your hearts, and we’re incredibly sorry. But fear not, Tim’s here to explain what’s happening, and when…
#079 - Mix Up, Look Sharp
Nov 8, 2017 • 67 min
Summer. It feels like a distant memory now, doesn’t it? Those endless days of sun and fun, sun fun and fun sun. They were great, and we miss them. While we can’t bring back that most glorious of seasons (we’re not in charge of the weather, people, give us…
#078 - Trick Or Tracks
Oct 31, 2017 • 79 min
It’s time to get your spook on, listeners! Halloween is here and we’re celebrating the only way we know how - with ghoulishly good music and chat that’s so damn entertaining it’s scary. There will be no Monster Mash or Thriller here, however, as we take a…
#077 - An Apple A Day
Oct 24, 2017 • 85 min
16 years ago today, a musical revolution began. Unusually, however, the event that kicked it off didn’t take place on stage or in a recording studio, but in an auditorium in Cupertino, California. Steve Jobs, roll-neck and all, unveiled the very first…
#076 - A Family Full Of Eccentrics
Oct 17, 2017 • 89 min
In the world of music, there are a number of certainties. As sure as summer follows spring, Mick Jagger will live forever, Moby will never grow hair, Coldplay always be bad, and the Gallagher brothers will always, always have beef. These are inescapable…
#075 - r u ok m8?
Oct 10, 2017 • 81 min
Mental health awareness is a cause that is incredibly close to our hearts here at Tracks, and with this week’s release day happening to fall on World Mental Health Day, we could think of no finer subject for episode #075. World Mental Health Day is an…
#074 - Movie Night
Oct 3, 2017 • 53 min
Today, release day, is October 3rd, and to many of our listeners that particular date means only one thing. Yes, it’s a Mean Girls reference than we don’t really understand, but we’ve decided to (sort of) build an episode around it anyway. Basically, Mean…
#073 - It’s In The Game
Sep 26, 2017 • 63 min
This week we’re letting the nerds within come out and take centre stage, as we celebrate the release of a certain video game by heading way back into the archives. FIFA. EA Sports. It’s In The Game. They’re magical words that echo through our childhoods,…
#072 - What Happens On Tour
Sep 19, 2017 • 70 min
Festival season may be drawing to a close here in the UK, but there’s no shortage of live entertainment coming our way in the next few months. The entire music scene is seemingly heading out on an autumn tour, and this week we’re guiding you through the…
#071 - And The Nominees Are…
Sep 12, 2017 • 63 min
Here at Tracks HQ, we’re rarely wooed by the glitz and glamour of awards shows, but the Mercury Prize is a major exception to the rule. An award of genuine cultural significance, with a judging panel made up of noted musicians, journalists, producers,…
Harry’s Summer Mix 2017
Sep 5, 2017 • 30 min
Another week, another brilliant summer mix. It’s Harry’s turn to take the reigns and guide you through the last 7 days before Tracks finally returns, and rest assured he does it in style. Taking you, our wonderful listeners, on a journey from fuzzy psych…
Tim’s Summer Mix 2017
Aug 29, 2017 • 30 min
We may be away enjoying a well-earned summer break, but we couldn’t leave you, our lovely listeners, empty-handed for a whole fortnight. How could we? You’d never survive. Instead, we’re filling the gap with two very special, solo episodes, the first of…
#070 - School’s Out For Summer
Aug 22, 2017 • 78 min
Ah, the last week of school. Those halcyon days of games, sports days and general chaos. Why did they insist on keeping us there when no learning was taking place? We’re not really sure, but this week we’re reliving the fun of it all as we prepare for our…
#069 - A Summer To Remember (An Episode To Forget)
Aug 15, 2017 • 54 min
With post-Pride hangovers in full swing, we headed to Tracks HQ to talk about the summer of ‘69. Not the Bryan Adams song, but one of the most significant summers in musical history. From August 15th to August 18th 1969 the legendary Woodstock Festival…
#068 - The Regal Project with Les Miserable & J Dangerous of Italia 90
Aug 8, 2017 • 86 min
This week we were delighted to be joined at Tracks HQ by half of the brilliant Italia 90. Described by DIY as an “extremely exciting band” with tunes packed with “biting, razor-sharp one-liners”, these boys are the real deal. We covered their excellent…
#067 - Busy Thinkin’ ‘Bout Boys
Aug 3, 2017 • 64 min
Just like pretty much everyone else in the world this week, we’ve been transfixed by Charli XCX’s brilliantly bold new video for ‘Boys’. Not only is it packed to the brim with stars we love, but its message is potent and timely. So, in a solute to our new…
#066 - S.O.S (Save Our SoundCloud)
Jul 25, 2017 • 67 min
When the mighty empire of MySpace fell in the mid 2010’s, a void opened on the internet. Millions of musicians and fans, hungry to share the tunes they were making and the stuff they loved, needed a new home, and it was a bunch of clever Swedes in…
#065 - We Only Makin’ The Highlights
Jul 18, 2017 • 66 min
After a disrupted few weeks of festivals, friends and frolics on the podcast, we’re back to business with a round up of the best music the last month has had to offer. Our long-overdue return to the comfort of a Tuesday night at Tracks HQ featured the…
#064 - Mr Real Returns with Jake Trangmar
Jul 11, 2017 • 65 min
Just 13 short months ago, a prodigal son made his Tracks debut. His given name was Jake Trangmar, his adopted name was Mr Real, and his appearance on the show went down in podcast folklore for the wonderful chaos that ensued. Well, this week he’s back for…
#063 - Post-Glastonbury Blues 2017 (Part 2)
Jul 4, 2017 • 91 min
Getting home from Glastonbury is, without doubt, one of the saddest moments of our years. So sad, in fact, that we find it literally impossible to sum up our feelings and relive our memories in just one podcast episode, so we’re back again with the second…
#063 - Post-Glastonbury Blues 2017 (Part 1)
Jul 4, 2017 • 69 min
Worthy Farm is a magical place, and never has that been more clear than at 2017’s edition of the Glastonbury Festival. The sun was out, the festival-goers were on top form and the artists shone as we had what was quite literally the best weekend of our…
#062 - Getting Ready For Glastonbury 2017
Jun 20, 2017 • 59 min
The world’s biggest and best music festival is just a couple of short days away, and Tracks preparing to head to it. This week, we bring our excitement straight into your ears (only slightly tempered by Tim’s hideous hangover at the time of recording) as…
#061 - Lucky Number Thirteen
Jun 13, 2017 • 59 min
For many people, the number thirteen is seen as unlucky. This week, however, we’re here to prove that old adage wrong with some incredible tunes that lay in 13th spot on their respective albums. With the likes of The Specials, Kendrick Lamar and Arcade…
#060 - A Political Party
Jun 6, 2017 • 63 min
This coming Thursday, the UK has a huge decision to make. Blue or red? May or Corbyn? The many or the few? The General Election 2017 just two days away, and we’re mulling over these questions in a politcal party of our own. This week, we picked songs…
#059 - A City United
May 30, 2017 • 43 min
After the saddest, most tragic of weeks, there was only one place we could possibly focus our attentions for today’s episode. Manchester is a city that has brought so much happiness to our lives musically and culturally, and the events there this week…
The Great Escape Festival 2017 - Day 4 with Jerry Williams
May 21, 2017 • 44 min
As the dust settles on The Great Escape for another year, we’re back with our final episode from our latest festival run. Today we’re lucky enough to be joined by this simply wonderful Jerry Williams. She stopped by Tracks HQ shortly before she took to…
The Great Escape Festival 2017 - Day 3 with HOMESHAKE
May 20, 2017 • 45 min
Two down, one to go. It’s the third and final day of The Great Escape Festival 2017, and we’re back once again to act as your tour guides. Joining us on the podcast today is Peter Sagar, aka HOMESHAKE. We chatted hagovers, teeth and a bit of music too. A…
The Great Escape Festival 2017 - Day 2 with Kane Strang
May 19, 2017 • 57 min
We’re 24 hours into this year’s Great Escape Festival, and what a 24 hours it has been. We’ve seen some unbelievably good acts, chatted with one of our musical heroes, and had a load of laughs along the way. Tune in today to hear our conversation with…
The Great Escape Festival 2017 - Day 1
May 18, 2017 • 44 min
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the opening day of The Great Escape 2017, Brighton’s colossal new music showcase. We’re here with the first of four daily episodes, guiding you through everything you need to know about one of the most exciting weekends in the…
#058 - Golden (Slightly) Oldies
May 9, 2017 • 77 min
We are, by most people’s standards, still young people. In the thick of our 20s, old age still seems blissfully far away. When we realised this week that Arctic Monkey’s Favourite Worst Nightmare was top of the UK charts a full decade ago, however, we…
#057 - Even More Jaye Williams
May 2, 2017 • 72 min
After 7 long days, Jaye Williams is back on Tracks Show once more, lending his dulcet tones to a conversation about, well, everything!It’s one of our least music-filled episode thus far, but when you’ve got somebody as interesting as Jaye on the other end…
#056 - Across The Pond with Jaye Williams
Apr 25, 2017 • 58 min
This week we were lucky enough to be joined by fellow music fan, podcaster and bona fide American, Jaye Williams. As is now Tracks tradition, his first appearance on the show consisted of an old, new, borrowed, blue selection, and we’ve got to say he…
#055 - Record Store Day 2017
Apr 18, 2017 • 82 min
For music fans, there are few better days of the year than Record Store Day. Started 10 years ago, it celebrates all that our culture has to offer with hundreds of independent record shops all across the UK getting involved, and 2017’s event is just…
#054 - Going Back To 808
Apr 11, 2017 • 71 min
Last week we sadly lost legendary Roland TR-808 drum machine inventor Ikutaro Kakehashi. An innovator who made an incredible contribution to modern music, and one fully deserving of a full Tracks Show tribute. So this week we picked 3 songs each which…
#053 - Shiny Happy People
Apr 4, 2017 • 81 min
Tracks is back from a week-long hiatus, and we’re celebrating with our happiest episode ever. With smiles spanning from ear to ear, we’re marking the release of the World Happiness Report by picking songs that get our feet moving and fill our hearts with…
#052 - Hey Mama
Mar 21, 2017 • 85 min
Mothers, eh? Can’t live with ‘em. Can’t live without ‘em. So as Mother’s Day rolls round once again here in the UK, we’re paying tribute to the ladies who brought us into the world. Once again we’ve got three separate questions on our theme, and with the…
#051 - Lennon Soul
Mar 14, 2017 • 72 min
15 years ago the wondrous city of Liverpool bestowed an enormous honour upon one of its most famous sons: renaming their airport as ‘Liverpool John Lennon’. Fitting, touching and perfect, and an anniversary well worth celebrating. So as our tribute to the…
#050 - The Paper Anniversary
Mar 8, 2017 • 101 min
March 8th is one of the most important dates in the Tracks calendar. It was the day in 2016 when we released our very first episode, “#001 - Hello”, and today we’re marking the occasion by dropping our 50th exactly a year later. A long road, a lot of…
#049 - Pancake Day: Who Gives A Toss?
Feb 28, 2017 • 79 min
It’s Pancake Day in the UK, and we’re celebrating the only way we know how – by picking big tunes with unbelievably convoluted connections to the big event. This week, we’re talking about acts who won us over from a place of indifference (we couldn’t give…
#048 - 1991: An Even Brighter Star Is Born
Feb 21, 2017 • 84 min
As regular listeners will know, 1993 was a musical year befitting of the birth of our very own Harry. In honour of his birthday a few weeks ago we picked wall-to-wall bangers from the year of his birth, and as our other co-host Tim prepares to turn 26,…
#047 - A Certain Romance
Feb 14, 2017 • 83 min
It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. We’re back again this week with an episode to help you through this most romantic of days. Whether you’re celebrating with another or you’re flying solo, we’ve got your back. Our mission statement for the…
#046 - Summer Plannin’, Had Me A Blast
Feb 7, 2017 • 77 min
With the first month of 2017 having already flown by, we’re setting our sights firmly on the future; specifically, Summer Twenty Seventeen ™. Festival line-ups are popping out left, right and centre and we can barely contain our excitement about them all.…
#045 - Choose Life
Jan 31, 2017 • 85 min
Choose a life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a podcast. Choose Tracks. Choose episode 45. Trainspotting is one of the most iconic British movies of all time, and is remembered almost as much for the soundtrack as for the picture itself. So, with…
#044 - January’s Blue (Da Ba Dee Da Ba Daa)
Jan 24, 2017 • 64 min
January can be a tough month - the money’s low, the weather’s cold and he post-Christmas glow is well and truly gone - but fear not, because Tracks is here to guide you through this turbulent time in one piece. Allow us to deliver our songs and tips for…
#043 - 1993: A Star Is Born
Jan 17, 2017 • 63 min
Many remarkable things happened in 1993. Bill Clinton was elected President. Whitney Houston spent nine weeks at number one. Tom Hanks won his first Oscar. Most important, however, was the birth of a little fella in Brighton, UK. Our very own Harry turned…
#042 - New Year, New Musical Resolutions
Jan 10, 2017 • 61 min
We kick off 2017 by setting ourselves three musical resolutions for the year to come. These will play a big part shaping what we listen to this year, so will have a big impact on Tracks. Make sure you’re in at the start so you know what the heck is going…
#041 - The Best of 2016
Jan 3, 2017 • 29 min
It was the debut year for Tracks, and one we’ll never forget. Throughout 2016, we met up every week and shared the music we love, had a beer or two and laughed our little socks off. This episode contains the best bits of those conversations and our year.…
A Tracks Show Holiday Message
Dec 27, 2016 • 5 min
This time of year is all about being with the ones you love, and whilst we do indeed love each other, our parents and siblings had to take president this week. We’ve both headed home and that means, sadly, there is no full episode for you guys today.…
#040 - The Tracks Awards 2016 - Album of the Year
Dec 20, 2016 • 102 min
The Tracks Awards 2016 draw to a close this week, with our album of the year nominees serving up a fitting finale. For us, this was the most prestigious award we could possibly bestow, and therefore a huge amount of consideration went into the selection…
#039 - The Tracks Awards 2016 - Song of the Year
Dec 13, 2016 • 70 min
This week sees one of the biggest prizes in the Tracks Awards 2016 handed out - it’s song of the year time. Who made the cut? Who topped the list? Who sadly missed out? You’re going to find absolutely no spoilers here, but rest assured that if there were…
#038 - The Tracks Awards 2016 - Best Live Performance, Best Album Artwork & Best Newcomer
Dec 8, 2016 • 69 min
2016 is drawing to a close, and what a year it has been. So much amazing music has been released and so many incredible artists have shone. But forget the Grammys, the real recognition this work needs is here, and it’s coming from The Tracks Awards. All…
#037 - Super Sunday
Nov 29, 2016 • 73 min
Who doesn’t love a Sunday? Lay-ins, good food and great company. In many ways it’s the best day of the week. Well, this we spent last Sunday evening in the studio discussing the perfect music to end the week with, just for you, and came up with some…
#036 - One Hot Month Please
Nov 22, 2016 • 75 min
The weather’s getting colder, and we’re spending more and more time chilling out indoors. But what do our musical soundtracks consist of? Listen to find out. Massive thanks for downloading. You’re the best. See you next week. We do not claim ownership of…
#035 - In The Studio with Archie & Jack of Mindofalion (Part 2)
Nov 15, 2016 • 52 min
Part two of our wide ranging chat with Archie and Jack (two thirds of Brighton band Mindofalion) sees us continue our journey into the roots of their music, their biggest influences and, most importantly, their old, new, borrowed, blue song selections. In…
#035 - In The Studio with Archie & Jack of Mindofalion (Part 1)
Nov 15, 2016 • 56 min
In the first half of a great interview, Archie and Jack (two thirds of Brighton band Mindofalion) join us in the studio to discuss the roots of their music, their biggest influences and, most importantly, their old, new, borrowed, blue song selections. In…
#034 - Live at Whitney
Nov 8, 2016 • 54 min
Last Thursday Whitney, one of our favourite bands of 2016, touched down in Brighton to play a headline slot at The Haunt. We were lucky enough to be there and, in a Tracks first, we bring you our coverage of what was a spectacular gig and a brilliant…
#033 - Our Musical Calendar
Nov 1, 2016 • 55 min
If musicians were dedicated a month, what would it be and why? That’s the question we decided to ask ourselves for this episode as, for the first time in Tracks history, our release date falls on the first day of the month. The links may be tenuous, but…
#032 - A Vinyl Connection with Lizzie Garrett
Oct 25, 2016 • 76 min
It’s a special episode this week, as Tim’s sister Lizzie joins us in the studio to take us through her musical preferences. Expect huge tracks from the likes of Morrissey and Johnny Cash, as well as plenty of sibling ramblings. So it’s a huge thank you to…
The Weekend Preview - 21 October 2016
Oct 21, 2016 • 49 min
In the first of a new series, we preview everything that’s exciting and music-related happening this weekend. There’s talk of single and album releases, live shows around the UK and even our pick of a pre-gig tipple. It’s the perfect way to prepare for…
#031 - The Long-Awaited Comeback
Oct 18, 2016 • 70 min
This week marks 5 years since Manchester legends The Stone Roses announced they were returning from a 15 year hiatus. It was a moment of massive excitement for us as fans of the band, and we decided to mark the anniversary with an episode all about the…
#030 - Back to Basics
Oct 11, 2016 • 64 min
To celebrate reaching our 30th episode, we decided to take it back to where it all began. Our day ones out there will know that Tracks kicked off with us picking four songs each - an old song, a new song, a borrowed song and a blue song - and today we’re…
#029 - A “BIG” W∑∑K
Oct 4, 2016 • 70 min
What a week it has been in the world of music. We’ve been inundated with new releases by acts we love, and as such could think of no better use of this week’s podcast than to round them up for you, our wonderful listeners. We start out with the fantastic,…
#028 - Uni Days
Sep 27, 2016 • 75 min
Freshers’ Week is in full swing across the UK, so this week we decided to take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the old days, when we were young enough to be at university ourselves. But away from the tales of our long lost youth, there’s also…
#027 - Long Time Listener, First Time Caller with Emily Hogarth
Sep 20, 2016 • 48 min
This week we’re joined by our friend, the wonderful Emily Hogarth. As a new arrival in Brighton, we decided to welcome her in the only way we know how - by requesting her old, new, borrowed blue selections. More prepared than any guest we’ve had before,…
#026 - The Not So Difficult Second Album
Sep 13, 2016 • 59 min
Second albums are a notoriously tricky obstacle for many musicians, but this week we celebrate the anniversary of the release of Nirvana’s seminal second album ‘Nevermind’ by tipping our hats to acts made equally big steps forward with theirs. Hot Chip,…
#025 - Back to the Feature
Sep 6, 2016 • 57 min
Today’s episode marks a quarter-century milestone for Tracks, and we celebrated the only way we know how - with a few beers and a lot of music chat. The release day also happens to be the anniversary of the legendary collaboration between The Beatles and…
#024 - 2016 So Far (Part 2)
Aug 30, 2016 • 66 min
2016 continues to be an absolutely incredible year for music, so we thought it was about time we checked in with part two of our 2016 So Far series. Splitting the year up into thirds may be an unconventional decision, but we’re unconventional kinda guys.…
#023 - Acts We Missed
Aug 23, 2016 • 62 min
In a slightly delayed episode, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Queen’s final gig with legendary frontman Freddie Mercury by discussing which acts we wish we could have seen, but sadly will never be able to. Our picks this week are extremely varied,…
#022 - Flagship Content with Dan Brooks of Meatloaf at Mary’s & Moulton Deluxe
Aug 16, 2016 • 62 min
This week we’re joined by another fantastic guest in the shape of Dan Brooks. Not only is he a good mate of ours, but he’s also without a shadow of a doubt the best guitarist we know. Featuring in no less than three bands currently, he’s certainly…
#021 - Happy Faces - A Tribute to The Maccabees
Aug 9, 2016 • 81 min
Yesterday at Tracks HQ, hearts audibly broke. On the morning of Monday 8th August, one of our all-time favourite bands The Maccabees called it a day and we immediately went into mourning. Rather than mope around the house, however, we decided to pull…
#020 - Twenty Questions with Ben Brooks of Buddha Blood
Aug 2, 2016 • 68 min
We celebrate reaching our milestone 20th episode by going head-to-head. It’s quiz time. It’s Tim vs Harry. It’s Tracks vs Tracks. It’s war! The format is simple: 10 questions each, all written by the other. Returning guest Ben Brooks of Buddha Blood is…
#019 - Siblings (Are Doing It For Themselves)
Jul 26, 2016 • 74 min
On the anniversary of The Jackson Five signing their first deal with Motown Records, we delve into the world of siblings who make music together: the pros, the cons and the amazing music that has been made by brothers and sisters over the years. In a…
#018 - Back to the 90s
Jul 19, 2016 • 53 min
This week we preview one of our favourite nights of the year - Bolney Fest. As you may or may not know, Bolney Fest is a huge DIY party held just outside Brighton by the members of Buddha Blood, and it never disappoints. This year’s theme is the 90s, and…
#017 - Peace and Love and Rock and Roll
Jul 12, 2016 • 63 min
In honour of Malala Day (12th July), we bring together some of the best and most powerful peace and protest music from the last 50 years. The featured artists range from Billy Bragg and Bob Marley to Kendrick Lamar and The Flaming Lips, proving that music…
#016 - Post-Glastonbury Blues 2016 (Part 2)
Jul 6, 2016 • 65 min
There was so much to talk about after our Glastonbury adventure that we couldn’t possibly fit it all into one show, so here we are, back for our first ever Wednesday episode, to finish the job. Today is all about Saturday and Sunday, which featured…
#016 - Post-Glastonbury Blues 2016 (Part 1)
Jul 5, 2016 • 57 min
Just one short week ago, we arrived home from the World’s best music festival - Glastonbury - and the blues are only just beginning to lift. So, in attempt to cheer up those of us lucky enough to be there, and to make those who weren’t insanely jealous,…
A Short Message From Tracks Show
Jun 29, 2016 • 0 min
Our deepest apologies but there will be no episode this week as we are still recovering from an amazing week at Glastonbury! We will be back at the usual time next week to tell you about it. See you then.
#015 - Getting Ready For Glastonbury 2016
Jun 21, 2016 • 56 min
Tracks is heading the England’s biggest and most historic music festival - Glastonbury. But before we head off for 5 days of fun, we’re here to deliver a look into how we’ll be preparing for the festival. There’s drinks recommendations, tales from…
#014 - Euro 2016 BBQ Playlist
Jun 14, 2016 • 63 min
Hey! Welcome to our party! Take a seat! Here’s a beer! Burger or hot dog? No problem mate! Now you’re here, let’s explain what the hell is going on. The 2016 European Championships are upon us, and there couldn’t be a better time to celebrate with this,…
#013 - Old, New, Borrowed, Blue with Jake Trangmar
Jun 7, 2016 • 65 min
This week we’re joined by our great friend, Great Escape Festival partner in crime and all round good guy Jake to hear about his brilliantly eclectic music taste. The drinks are flowing as freely as the laughs as we hear tracks from the likes of Jurassic…
#012 - Morning Music
May 31, 2016 • 59 min
Waking up in the morning is, for most of us, one of the worst parts of being a human being, but it can be improved immeasurably by a bit o’ good music. In this episode, we dive into morning music and make our picks for the perfect tracks to get you out of…
The Great Escape Festival 2016 - Day 4 - The Tracks Awards
May 22, 2016 • 49 min
The Great Escape 2016 may be over, but Tracks still here! Before heading to bed for at least a week to recover, today we took a look back the third and final day of the festival which saw highlights from the likes of NZCA Lines, The Big Moon and Loyle…
The Great Escape Festival 2016 - Day 3 with Harry & Peter of Atlas Wynd
May 21, 2016 • 42 min
It’s the final day of The Great Escape 2016, but before we all head back to normality there’s still time for another bumper episode of Tracks. Today we look back on an excellent day two in which we were lucky enough to grab the Atlas Wynd lads for a quick…
The Great Escape Festival 2016 - Day 2 with Archie of Mindofalion
May 20, 2016 • 63 min
Day two of The Great Escape 2016 is here, and what a day it promises to be! To help you prepare for it, we’ve got a bumper episode for you. There’s the story of our day one at the festival, an interview with Mindofalion’s Archie, and a preview some of the…
The Great Escape Festival 2016 - Day 1
May 19, 2016 • 39 min
It’s Thursday here in Brighton, and Europe’s biggest new music festival is about to kick off right on our doorsteps. The Great Escape is finally here and Tracks is too, guiding you every step of the way with daily episodes from the front line. Today’s…
The Great Escape Festival 2016 Teaser
May 17, 2016 • 3 min
There’s no full episode today, but not to worry. We are heading to The Great Escape in Brighton to bring you four daily episodes from Europe’s biggest independent music festival. We’ll be talking to bands, reviewing shows and generally having a merry ol’…
#011 - When Life Gives You Bono, Talk About Lemonade
May 10, 2016 • 64 min
It has been an amazing week for music releases, and this episode focuses on new material from Loyle Carner, Radiohead, Beyonce, James Blake and more. We also briefly tip our hat to the man we all love to hate - Bono. Not because we particularly wanted to,…
#010 - Old, New, Borrowed, Blue with Ben Brooks of Buddha Blood
May 3, 2016 • 56 min
We celebrate reaching our milestone 10th episode by welcoming our first ever guest to Tracks Show. His name is Ben Brooks, and not only is he our mate but he’s also drummer of Brighton band Buddha Blood and an occasional reality TV star. The episode…
#009 - Cover Versions
Apr 26, 2016 • 61 min
We explore the wondrous world of the cover version, and deliver our all time top 10 including the likes of Sonic Youth, Arctic Monkeys and Hot Chip. As Drake would say, if you’re reading this it’s too late. We already love you for taking an interest in…
#008 - 2016 So Far (Part 1)
Apr 19, 2016 • 72 min
2016 has been an amazing year for music. Not only was Tracks Show born, but a load of people far more talented than us released some incredible stuff. Here, we round up our favourite music releases in 2016 so far. As Drake would say, if you’re reading…
Record Store Day 2016 - Bonus Episode
Apr 16, 2016 • 30 min
We guide you through the releases to look out for on this year’s Record Store Day. Spoiler: David Bowie makes the list. Wondering what to spend your precious pennies on this Record Store Day? Or in the 15th hour of a queue to pick up a bit o’ vinyl? Well…
#007 - One Hit Wonders
Apr 12, 2016 • 56 min
So no-one told you your career was gonna be this way? Last week you were on Top of the Pops, now you work in C&A ♫ This week, we examine the most beautiful of things - the one hit wonder. Acts who made one huge song, and never reached the same heights…
#006 - Indie Nights
Apr 5, 2016 • 53 min
As we begin our new, post North East South West era, we head back to our roots. We’re principally indie kids, and episode #006 is all about indie nights. Think cheap drinks, bad dancing and big tunes. If you’re reading this, thank you so much for taking…
#005 - West
Mar 28, 2016 • 54 min
Wake up Mr West, Mr West, Mr West. It’s Tuesday, release day. You, the podcast called West, episode #005 of Tracks, have gotta go. Now! This is our 5th episode and it signals the end of our North East South West run. We’ve loved it, but there are…
#004 - South
Mar 22, 2016 • 54 min
South Coast, the wild coast, is lonely. But not when Tracks is around. And we’re back with more horribly niche references and some more accessible content too. This is episode #004, recorded on England’s South Coast, and it’s called South. (If you got…
#003 - East
Mar 18, 2016 • 54 min
BONUS FRIDAY EPISODE! As if a full two days away from work or school wasn’t exciting enough, Tracks is back 4 days ahead of schedule. Isn’t life just too great sometimes?! For this episode, we’re continuing with our North, East, South, West theme and…
#002 - North
Mar 15, 2016 • 46 min
It’s Tuesday, and that can only mean one thing. No, not buy-one-get-one-free pizzas. Tracks! Us! A new episode! Exciting! So this one signals the start of a little run for us. For #002 – #005 we follow a new theme of North, East, South, West, one episode…
#001 - Hello
Mar 8, 2016 • 41 min
Allow us to introduce Tracks, your new favourite music podcast. We are co-hosts Tim Garrett and Harry Williams, and we are really excited to finally be releasing our first episode. This episode was recorded way back in January, so it has been a long time…