The Alex Kapranos Podcast
The Alex Kapranos Podcast
About The Alex Kapranos Podcast
In this episode, Alex is joined by Gary, Ryan & Ross Jarman from the Cribs, as they fondly remember working together on Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever. They also discuss their position as Wakefield royalty, collaborations and the band's incredible recent success with their reissues. Plus, why are Queen the most important band to the Cribs? For more info on the Cribs & all their recent reissues, head to thecribs.com
Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite joins Alex for this episode of the Alex Kapranos Podcast as the pair reminisce about the Glasgow scene they grew up in together, remembering old gigs including Mogwai’s first ever gig that Alex helped to set up. They also discuss awkward encounters with other musicians including the time Alex met his hero, David Bowie. Plus, Stuart talks about his new book, Spaceships Over Glasgow: Mogwai and Misspent Youth. Stuart’s book Spaceships Over Glasgow: Mogwai and Misspent Youth is out 29th September. Check out Mogwai’s latest album, As the Love Continues.
Alex chats to Jehnny Beth in this episode of the Alex Kapranos Podcast. Jehnny speaks about growing up with a father in theatre and how that’s influenced her own art. How she prefers to demonstrate contrasts within her own music which includes her theatrics on stage. Plus Alex & Jehnny discuss how they found their respective voices in their music. For more information on Jehnny's work, go to jehnnybeth.com. Check out her latest solo album, To Love Is To Live, or her recent collaboration with Bobby Gillespie, Utopian Ashes. Catch the Alex Kapranos Show on Absolute Radio, Sundays 10pm-12am.
Alex Kapranos is in conversation with Turner Prize-winning artist, Martin Creed for this episode of the podcast. They discuss whether Martin is sick of being described as the ‘Turner Prize-winning artist, Martin Creed’, they open up about the anxieties of putting out works of art, as well as the importance of being in control and having order when it comes to art. Plus Martin breaks down the thoughts behind his incredible works. More information about Martin, his art, music & tours, visit www.martincreed.com Catch the Alex Kapranos Show on Absolute Radio, Sundays 10pm-12am.
On this episode of the podcast, Alex Kapranos is joined by Serra & Agustina from exciting, up & coming instrumental band, Los Bitchos. They recall experiences from recording their debut album which Alex produced, and they discuss their infectious on stage presence, as well as the ups & downs of touring. Plus, Nikki Sixx, Lindsay Lohan & Phil Manzanera’s pedal board all feature. Check out album Los Bitchos’ debut album Let the Festivities Begin! For tour information visit losbitchos.com Catch the Alex Kapranos Show on Absolute Radio, Sundays 10pm-12am.
The legendary Johnny Marr joins Alex for the first episode of the Alex Kapranos Podcast. The former Smiths guitarist talks about his approach to writing his solo material, and Alex asks Johnny about his favourite collaborations, including working with Billie Eilish on a Bond theme. Plus, Johnny discusses how he’s still in love with playing the guitar, so much so that it has become a fixture item in his home and amongst his family. Listen to Johnny’s new album Fever Dreams Pts 1-4. More info at johnnymarr.com Catch the Alex Kapranos Show on Absolute Radio, Sundays 10pm-12am.