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The Best of Times… with Geddy Lee
Jul 7 • 40 min
Welcome to The Best Of Times… podcast brought to you by Lush and The Quietus. The Best Of Times… podcast is presented by John Doran. In this series he talks to people about some of the best and worst times they have been through and hopefully discovers…
The Best of Times… with Kate Tempest
Jun 23 • 43 min
Welcome to The Best Of Times… podcast brought to you by Lush and The Quietus. The Best Of Times… podcast is presented by John Doran. In this series he talks to people about some of the best and worst times they have been through and hopefully discovers…
Nuts And Bolts S02 E04 – Maja S. K. Ratkje
Jun 20 • 36 min
Season #2 of gear-talk podcast Nuts And Bolts comes to an end with a fourth episode, where host Jessica Sligter meets Maja S. K. Ratkje, at her home in the Norwegian woods. A prolific performer, improviser and composer, technology is a part of Ratkje’s…
The Best of Times… with Cate Le Bon
May 11 • 33 min
Musician Cate grew up in rural Carmarthenshire, Wales and she sings in both Welsh and English. After an early tour with Gruff Rhys Of Super Furry Animals and a collaborative role in his Neon Neon project, she went on to release a series of inimitable…
The Best Of Times… with Mavis Staples
Apr 27 • 35 min
Welcome to The Best Of Times… podcast brought to you by Lush and The Quietus. The Best Of Times… podcast is presented by John Doran. Over the coming months he will be talking to people about some of the best and worst times they have been through and…
Nuts and Bolts S02 E03 – Jlin The Innovator
Apr 26 • 23 min
Straight from Steel Town, we talk to Jlin The Innovator on the third episode of Nuts And Bolts Season #2. Growth and health in music production: it’s not just about the skill, but also about the spiritual, says Jlin. Creating layered, propelling…
The Best Of Times… with Róisín Murphy
Apr 14 • 37 min
Róisín grew up in Arklow, Ireland but moved with her family to Manchester, when she was 12. She formed the group Moloko with Mark Brydon in 1995, straddling the pop, art rock, trip hop divide, cementing their place in the popular consciousness with the…
Nuts and Bolts S2 E2 – Maria W Horn
Mar 28 • 30 min
Swedish composer and electronic musician Maria W Horn is our guest at Nuts And Bolts gear-talk podcast, episode #2. Horn works immersively with electronics; her main weapon of choice, Supercollider, is but one of many software and hardware tools that she…
The Best Of Times… with Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave
Mar 25 • 44 min
Kristin is an American rock musician, songwriter and author and is probably best known for fronting the bands Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave. In the past she has talked candidly about the battles she has faced regarding her mental health which have run…
The Best Of Times… with Horace Panter and Terry Hall of The Specials
Mar 8 • 36 min
This popular punk-influenced rocksteady and ska band formed in Coventry in 1977 and went on to record one of the most highly rated British debut albums ever, The Specials in 1979. They rapidly became the epitome and gold standard in socially realist,…
Nuts and Bolts S2 E1 – Andrea Parkins
Feb 27 • 29 min
Opening Season 2 of gear-talk podcast Nuts And Bolts, improviser and sound artist Andrea Parkins chats with host Jessica Sligter about synths, pre- and post-sampler life, glitchy Goldberg machines, and more. Andrea Parkins has traded New York for Europe,…
The Best Of Times… with Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods
Feb 22
Welcome to The Best Of Times podcast brought you by Lush and The Quietus. The Best Of Times is a new podcast show presented by writer and broadcaster John Doran and over the coming months he will be talking to people about some of the best and worst times…
Neil Tennant Interview and Q&A
Oct 23, 2018 • 80 min
Neil Tennant joins Michael Bracewell at EartH in Dalston to discuss his new collection of lyrics, ‘One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem’, in front of a sold-out audience. In a wide-ranging conversation they discuss the lyrics that made Pet Shop Boys one of the…
Nuts and Bolts #4 – Susanna
Jul 13, 2018 • 26 min
For the last episode of Season 1 of Nuts And Bolts, our podcast dedicated to female* musicans and their gear, Norwegian artist Susanna talks to host Jessica Sligter about recording, doing it yourself, and more. Something of an institution in her homeland…
Nuts and Bolts #3 – Danishta Rivero
May 24, 2018 • 29 min
Gear-talk podcast Nuts And Bolts is back with a third episode, where host Jessica Sligter meets with sound artist and improviser Danishta Rivero from Oakland, California. From Venezuelan folk to metal, Rivero’s work brings her gear and her voice together…
The Quietus Hour – Show 57 (03/05/2018)
May 3, 2018 • 39 min
More excellent new music and passable chat with Luke and John.
Nuts and Bolts #2 – Guro Skumsnes Moe
Apr 21, 2018 • 30 min
Nuts And Bolts’ Jessica Sligter meets with bass-player and poet Guro Skumsnes Moe, Octobass player and frontperson of the band MoE.
Nuts and Bolts #1 – Jenny Hval
Mar 23, 2018 • 28 min
Nuts and Bolts is a show produced externally by Jessica Sligter and will expose the gear-secrets of some of your favourite female* artists. The first episode features Jessica talking to Jenny Hval. Produced with funding from the Norwegian Arts Council.
The Quietus Hour – Show 56 (15/03/2018)
Mar 15, 2018 • 40 min
This week the Quietus Hour brings you news that we’re going to be launching a whole host of new programmes that you’ll be able to listen to on our Mixcloud page, and subscribe to via iTunes. Alongside information on Hyperspecific, Anna’s Alphabet and Nuts…
Show 55 – Judas Priest
Feb 20, 2018 • 44 min
With Luke and John away, The Quietus Hour is taken over by Louise Brown talking to Rob Halford from Judas Priest about their upcoming tour and the announcement of Glenn Tipton semi-retiring from the band.
Show 53 – Matt Johnson (The The)
Nov 2, 2017 • 136 min
Today’s guest on this very special edition of The Quietus Hour is Matt Johnson of The The. John Doran, Mighty Seb White and Al Overdrive set up office for the afternoon round at his London gaff and, over a very nice cup of white tea, we put the world to…
Show 52 – 05/10/2017
Oct 5, 2017 • 39 min
For the first time since the Inaugural Day Of Radio, Luke Turner and John Doran are reunited once more on the radio – together in scleretic dreams, both attending the non-stop neurotic cabaret, in tune with the OCD Soundsystem etc. – bound by the adhesive…
Show 51 – Hannah Peel
Sep 18, 2017 • 104 min
Friend of the Quietus Hannah Peel pops into tQHQ for a cup of tea and a chat about Barnsely-based cosmic explorer Mary Casio, the challenges of combining brass with synths and chooses all of today’s records inspired by the Cassini Probe’s death dive into…
Show 50 – Day of Radio special
Sep 12, 2017 • 57 min
Pinch punch – the first of the month… Last Friday was the start of September, and John and Luke were joined in tQHQ by Barry The Barber and Todd The Dog. Abandoning their usual tack of bringing you the best in new music, they picked a selection of ABCs…
Show 49 – Angus Andrew
Aug 24, 2017 • 59 min
Over the past few weeks The Quietus has been lucky enough to see Liars play live three times, at the Visions Festival, Green Man and last night at Rough Trade East, where Angus Andrew and his new bandmates managed to conjure a special energy that…
Show 48 – Paddy goes to Green Man
Aug 22, 2017 • 28 min
With John and Luke both preoccupied with their radio show, it once again befell staff writer Paddy Clarke to take up the Quietus Hour mantel for our coverage of this year’s Green Man Festival. Our resident festival-goer reports from a wet but glorious…
Show 47 – James Endeacott
Aug 17, 2017 • 76 min
Our guest this week is none other than Mr James Endeacott who claims his CV contains one thing and one thing only – that he is very good at running round being James Endeacott. More impartial observers might say that actually, on top of this no doubt very…
Show 46 – 10/08/2017 – New Weird Britain
Aug 10, 2017 • 46 min
John Doran had such a great time at this year’s Supernormal Festival held at Brazier’s Park, Oxfordshire, (reflecting similarly good times at Supersonic, Fat Out and Milhoes de Festa earlier this year) that he felt he had to “quack on about it” on air…
Show 45 – Gary Numan
Aug 3, 2017 • 90 min
Today’s guest on The Quietus Hour episode 45 is none other than, long time favourite of the website, Mr Gary Numan. Currently back in Europe for a UK tour, he took time out to drop into tQHQ to play us some of his favourite records (not to mention some of…
Show 44 – 20/07/2017
Jul 19, 2017 • 42 min
Back once again like renegade plasterers, John and Luke are reunited on the wireless in the white hot cauldron of torpor, ennui and vague anxiety that is The Quietus Hour. The dynamic duo fall even further down a wormhole of implausible chat with subjects…
Show 43 – Cosey Fanni Tutti
Jul 6, 2017 • 55 min
This week we’re chuffed to welcome Cosey Fanni Tutti down from rural Norfolk to our exhaust-basted urban HQ for the latest special edition of The Quietus Hour. Luke Turner recently worked with Cosey curating live events around the COUM Transmissions…
Show 42 – Paddy goes to Glastonbury
Jun 28, 2017 • 35 min
For some reason Glastonbury Festival have given The Quietus a press pass. John and Luke are too old for it now, so we’ve sent staff writer Patrick Clarke to go for us. — Listen to this show with full songs, and all other shows on our radio page:…
Show 41 – Daniel O’Sullivan
Jun 22, 2017 • 57 min
On a record-breakingly hot day Daniel O’Sullivan popped into tQHQ with what he describes as “musical air-conditioning” – nine terrific pieces of music to fan the breeze of righteousness over body & soul. As our regular readers will well know, Daniel is…
Show 40 – William Doyle
Jun 10, 2017 • 46 min
They exist all around the United Kingdom, clinging on to the edges of our towns and cities like limpets. Made up of intricate streets, short culdesacs, pedestrian alleyways, and detached houses dotted around patches of green, they have names like Jersey…
Show 39 – Tim Burgess
May 25, 2017 • 43 min
We’ve got Tim Burgess along for a Quietus Hour Special this week, The Charlatans frontman heading in to a very warm tQHQ to discuss his band’s new album Different Days and play some of his current favourite music. Tune in for chat about the new Charlatans…
Show 38 – 23/05/2017
May 22, 2017 • 45 min
John Doran and Luke Turner are back with unsolicited “medical advice,” wedding blather, and talk of the evolution of drummers’ physiques. They also play some of their favourite new music from Circle, Pasteur Lappe, Nadine Shah, Gnod, MXLX, Madonnatron and…
Show 37 – Warren Ellis of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
May 4, 2017 • 103 min
On this week’s Quietus Hour Special it’s Luke Turner’s great pleasure to take the hirsute and sharp Bad Seeds violinist, multi-instrumentalist and arranger down into a dark and concrete Soho basement for a chat about Nick Cave & his band’s life and work.…
Show 36 – Thurston Moore
Apr 20, 2017 • 92 min
Today’s Quietus Hour Special is brought to you by John Doran who has the pleasure of talking to Thurston Moore. The rock musician, free improviser, serial collaborator, independent publisher, poet and righteous dude met up with us in Ladbroke Grove to…
Show 35 – Live from Hull with Cosey Fanni Tutti
Apr 6, 2017 • 42 min
Last month, The Quietus travelled to Hull for the final weekend of events that we programmed with Cosey Fanni Tutti and Cabinet Gallery to run alongside the COUM Transmissions retrospective at the Humber Street Gallery. Anthony Child AKA Tony Surgeon…
Show 34 – Roger Robinson
Mar 30, 2017 • 108 min
John was joined in at Quietus HQ by poet, author, musician and dapper gent about town Mr Roger Robinson for our latest radio show and podcast. Roger chose some wicked music ranging from the most skeletal and rattling of dub to some absolutely whacked out…
Show 33 – John Lydon
Mar 23, 2017 • 42 min
Continuing in our series of having extra-special guests to co-host our weekly podcast/ radio show/ Facebook Live cast/ omni-directional brain dump, this week John Doran is joined by none-other than Mr John Lydon of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. On…
Show 32 – 16/03/2017
Mar 15, 2017 • 37 min
A combination of consumptive illness, the psychedelic mania brought on by a zero carb diet and a case of the giddy aunts triggered by the reappearance of the sun means that Luke Turner and John Doran’s chat is even less passable and coherent than normal.…
Show 31 – 09/03/2017
Mar 9, 2017 • 32 min
We hope you’ll forgive us for neglecting the airwaves for a while – science might say that you can’t pass germs through technology, but we’d not have wanted to put you at risk from whatever vulgar little virus it was that knocked John and Luke sideways…
Show 30 – David Keenan
Feb 9, 2017 • 76 min
Today’s guest on this special edition of The Quietus Hour podcast is writer David Keenan. David has been, at various times, an independent record label boss, a contributor to The Wire and Melody Maker, the author of England’s Hidden Reverse, a musician, a…
Show 29 – 02/02/2017
Feb 2, 2017 • 27 min
Jings, crivens and help ma Boab! It’s horrible in London and it’s horrible in the rest of the world, so John and Luke attempt to take your mind off things with some awesome music and (admittedly) inane chatter. This week’s hot topics are whether John’s…
Show 28 – 26/01/2017
Jan 26, 2017 • 35 min
Back once again like renegade mummers, John and Luke slump into your shell likes with passable chat and red hot new music. And this week’s pressing topics for our hapless pair are albums that make you pull a mucky face, the problems of going to watch a…
Show 25 – Shirley Collins
Nov 24, 2016 • 71 min
Last week Quietus co-editor Luke Turner had the great pleasure of travelling down to the ancient town of Lewes, East Sussex to speak to the great Shirley Collins for a Quietus Hour Special. We visited Shirley’s cottage to have a brew (she makes an…
Show 24 – Matmos
Nov 17, 2016 • 41 min
Recently when Luke and John were in Krakow for Unsound, NTS radio kindly invited them to present their show The Quietus Hour live from the festival. When asked who, among all of the musicians, DJs and producers appearing that week, they would like to…
Show 23 – 03/11/2016
Nov 3, 2016 • 37 min
In this edition of our radio programme we’ve got a Middle Eastern stormer from Kalbata to open up before great tracks by Solange, Membranes remixed by the Manics, Shirley Collins, Betty Harris, Mutado Pintado, Zsa Zsa Sapien and Admirals Hard interspersed…
Show 22 – Simon Reynolds
Oct 5, 2016 • 80 min
Simon Reynolds is generally held to be one of the world’s best music writers – not least by us at the Quietus – so we’re very happy that he’s the special guest on our radio show/ podcast this week. Following on from such great books as Energy Flash and…
Show 21 – 29/09/2016
Sep 29, 2016 • 41 min
“BACK. We knew we shouldn’ta left you. Without some strong chat to step to…” John and Luke are back together at tQHQ and are blazing a trail across the sky like nuclear powered trifle of chat blasted from a cannon of despondency and insomnia. Today, the…
Show 20 – Karl ‘Regis’ O’Connor
Sep 15, 2016 • 73 min
Karl O’Connor had to ring up before coming on The Quietus Hour to check that it was OK to wear shorts on the hottest September day for decades. We said that was fine, as Luke Turner was in his best EBM cut-offs and DM boots look to go with Regis’ musical…
BONUS: Green Man Festival (Sunday)
Sep 8, 2016 • 19 min
Luke and John broadcasted from a boggy field in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales on Green Man Festival radio. This is Sunday’s show (2 of 2).
BONUS: Green Man Festival (Saturday)
Sep 7, 2016 • 17 min
Luke and John broadcasted from a boggy field in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales on Green Man Festival radio. This is Saturday’s show.
Show 19 – 25/08/2016
Aug 25, 2016 • 37 min
After a triumphant weekend at Green Man Festival together, John and Luke are back for the first time since June. Talking about Green Man and the future – the question of the day is: On a hot day, does ice cream make you hotter or colder?
Show 18 – 11/08/2016
Aug 11, 2016 • 34 min
It’s a double banger of a Quietus Hour week to celebrate our eight birthday and launch of the new podcast version of our weekly selection of the best new music accompanied by passable chat. We’ve had the special edition where Stewart Lee came in to speak…
Show 17 – Stewart Lee
Aug 10, 2016 • 83 min
This week The Quietus is celebrating its eighth birthday as a fully independent music and culture website…. Cheers! Luke will have a pint of flat, room temperature Thadeus Marsh-Hermit’s Brain Cleaver porter in a pewter tankard poured by a gender fluid…
Show 16 – 28/07/2016
Jul 28, 2016 • 38 min
This show of chat and new music has been brought to you by sleep deprivation and coconut water.
Show 15 – 21/07/2016
Jul 21, 2016 • 29 min
Brilliant brand new music and Threads-grade chat from Natalie Sharp and John Doran.
Show 14 – 14/07/2016
Jul 14, 2016 • 33 min
Luke Turner is on a saturnine sabbatical so Lone Taxidermist Natalie Sharp steps into his comfortable brogues to co-present an hour of new music and, frankly, barely passable chat with John Doran. Exclusives from Gazelle Twin and Noura Mint Seymali, not…
Show 11 – 23/06/2016
Jun 23, 2016 • 34 min
Watch out, people, John’s back on the coffee and we recorded this show after a double-barrelled-cafetiere staff meeting. AIEEEE! So the chat is, it’s fair to say, a lot more chaotic than our usual ribald, reasoned discourse as we get stuck into important…
Show 10 – 16/06/2016
Jun 16, 2016 • 33 min
Orange juice drinking contests at pre-school parties, Keith Chegwin in the sauna, why England has transcended useful satire, Orville The Chicken and other issues are discussed alongside brilliant new music from around the globe.
Show 9 – 09/06/2016
Jun 9, 2016 • 31 min
John arrived at this week’s Quietus Hour recording with a bag of coffee so high-end it came in a packaging made of two eco-friendly materials. With that in mind, we decided to go for a two coffee show and opened with a pair of appropriately momentous…
Show 8 – 02/06/2016
Jun 2, 2016 • 37 min
This week The Quietus Hour begins with a John Doran who isn’t quite as he seems. What is that high-pitched voice, the sound of innocence? On this week’s programme we bring you some of our favourite new music from Darren Hayman, Factory Floor, Nails, Loose…
Show 7 – 26/05/2016
May 26, 2016 • 32 min
We’re back once again with The Quietus Hour of the best new music and the chat in between. As you’ll be able to tell by LISTENING IN we’re now broadcasting the show live via Facebook via, which you can find on the official Quietus page. Here you get a…
Show 6 – 19/05/2016
May 19, 2016 • 35 min
We’re back with another episode of The Quietus Hour, John Doran and Luke Turner’s new programme showcasing the best in new music interspersed with what our social media wizard Karl Smith tweets is “passable chat”. We did a live stream of the show via The…
Show 5 – 12/05/2016
May 12, 2016 • 39 min
Now then. That’ll teach us to be cocky, won’t it? Just when we though that The Quietus Hour was gliding forth smoothly with a four week run of programmes everything went to hell in pieces on a handcart. Our producer Seb was violently attacked by a bus and…
Show 4 – 27/04/2016
Apr 27, 2016 • 32 min
The Quietus’ Hour radio programme reaches four weeks as John and Luke bring you some of their favourite new music, along with something old in the form of the great, departed Prince. There’s music from the Fire! Orchestra, Anonhi, Patience, Vanishing…
Show 3 – 21/04/2016
Apr 21, 2016 • 37 min
On this week’s The Quietus hour we’ve a new slot called Persuasion, whereby we want YOU to get in touch with us to cajole us into playing a song you’re particularly loving at the moment. Full details if you listen in, but if you’re a lazy swine here’s the…
Show 2 – 13/04/2016
Apr 13, 2016 • 39 min
Could it be? COULD IT BE? We have made two consecutive episodes of The Quietus Radio Hour with nothing going wrong? Electromagnetic pulse detonation between typing this and the show going live notwithstanding, it seems we might have. On this week’s…
Show 1 – 07/04/2016
Apr 7, 2016 • 28 min
As has become an annual tradition at tQHQ, we have decided to start a weekly radio show, called The Quietus Hour, dedicated to bringing you the best in new music. Thanks to the organisational skills of our former producer the Noble Paul Noble and the…