About this podcast
Exploring Lisbon's live music scene, with a selection of exclusive interviews, tracks and live performances.
About this podcast
Exploring Lisbon's live music scene, with a selection of exclusive interviews, tracks and live performances.
15: Rope Walkers
Season 2 is here with an exclusive interview and live session! I had the pleasure of chatting with Rui, Carolina, Luis, João and Bruno who together make up Rope Walkers. They spent last year playing many live shows and are gearing up to release their debut album in the second half of this year. This five piece were finalists in the nationwide competition Festival Termómetro, looking for the best new musical talent in Portugal. Opening track: Meu Amor Live session tracks: 1. Dive 2. Four Distant Walls 3. Burst the Bubble Click the subscribe button to be connected to all future episodes of Lisbon Live, where we interview the newest and most exciting artists to be playing in and beyond Lisbon! Thank you for listening! Get connected: www.instagram.com/lisbon_live/ www.facebook.com/lisbonalive/ www.instagram.com/rope_walkers/ www.facebook.com/Rope-Walkers-1052738515115990
Season 2 is finally here with an exclusive interview and live session! I had the pleasure of chatting with Blanca, a.k.a Rumia, at the end of 2019. She is a talented singer-writer from Portugal/Spain who is now based in Berlin. Rumia has been singing and playing music for a long time, and since last year has dedicated herself full-time to honing her craft as a music artist. She has just released her debut EP at the start of the year! Tracks: 1. Reborn 2. Lying In bed (Live in session) 3. No One Is Going Out (Live in session) 4. Hurt (Live in session) Click the subscribe button to be connected to all future episodes of Lisbon Live, where we interview the newest and most exciting artists to be playing in and beyond Lisbon! Thank you for listening! Get connected: www.instagram.com/lisbon_live/ www.facebook.com/lisbonalive/ https://www.instagram.com/rumiamusic/ https://www.facebook.com/rumiamusic
13: Miroca Paris
I had the pleasure of chatting with Miroca Paris, currently performing with Madonna on her Madame X tour, ahead of his biggest headline show yet in Lisbon at Capitólio happening on January 17th. This Island Rhythm innovator from Cabo Verde toured for many years with the great Cesária Évora, and his debut album called "D'Alma" was classed as one of the best album of 2018 by World Music Charts Europe. Tracks: 1. Nhe Simpronia 2. Guilhermina Click the subscribe button to be connected to all future episodes of Lisbon Live, where we interview the newest and most exciting artists to be playing in and beyond Lisbon! Thank you for listening! Get connected: www.instagram.com/lisbon_live/ www.facebook.com/lisbonalive/ www.instagram.com/miroca_paris/ www.facebook.com/MirocaParisMusic/
12: Jack Savidge from Friendly Fires and LOYAL
Christmas Special: Double episode from Super Bock Em Stock Festival featuring Jack Savidge from Friendly Fires and LOYAL. I had the privilege of catching up with two of the hottest acts from this year's Super Bock Em Stock Festival in Lisbon! Listen in as I speak to Jack Savidge from Friendly Fires about his headline DJ set at the festival, his role in the band, their latest tracks and their plans for the future. I also spoke to Lawrence and Alex from up and coming Brighton-based collective LOYAL about their catchy brand of dance music, what brought them to the festival, their endorsement by dance legend Pete Tong who said their music "gives me goose bumps", and they unpack two of their tracks. Tracks: 1. "Silhouettes" by Friendly Fires 2. "Offline" by Friendly Fires 3. "Moving As One" by LOYAL 4. "Patterns That Fall" by LOYAL Click the subscribe button to be connected to all future episodes of Lisbon Live, where we interview the newest and most exciting artists to be playing in and beyond Lisbon! Thank you for listening! Get connected: https://www.instagram.com/lisbon_live/ https://www.facebook.com/lisbonalive/
Lisbon Live Episode 11 is here! I had the pleasure of chatting to Débora Umbelino, known as Surma, a Portuguese one-woman band who surrounds herself with a plethora of instruments including guitar, keyboard, synthesizer, drum machine and loop pedal. Over the last couple of years she has played over 200 shows in over 16 different cities around the world, including the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, where was selected by NPR as one the best discoveries of 2018. Listen in to discover more about Surma, what inspired the songs behind her first record "Antwerpen", and an exclusive live performance of 3 special stripped-down "acoustic" versions of her songs including a new track coming out on her forthcoming EP! If you enjoy listening to Lisbon Live please feel free to follow/subscribe to the podcast us, as well as leave a like or a comment. Thank you! :) Instagram links: https://www.instagram.com/lisbon_live/ https://www.instagram.com/surmaee/
Lisbon Live Episode 10 is here! I had the pleasure of chatting to Margarida Falcão and Ricardo Nagy of electro-pop trio Vaarwell, who have been causing ripples in the music scene of Portugal and beyond. Listen in to discover more about the band, the meaning behind some of their songs, why their latest EP 'Early Rise' was representative of a new mindset for them, and two songs including their new single 'No Place For You' just released! They have been garnering much support from the domestic and international press including Antena 3, BBC Radio One, BBC 6 Music and have been invited to play at numerous festivals including the prestigious South By South West Festival in Austin, Texas. Tracks 1. False Promises 2. No Place For You As ever, if you enjoy listening to Lisbon Live please feel free to follow us, subscribe, leave us a like or a comment...thank you! :)
Episode 9 - Mini Mansions
On July 24th 2019 Lisbon Live chatted to Michael Shuman, lead singer and guitarist of LA rock outfit Mini Mansions, before they opened for Muse in Lisbon, Portugal. Michael is also the bassist in Queens of the Stone Age. Listen in to discover how the band formed, what their new record 'Guy Walks into a Bar...' is like, what rescued them from almost splitting up, and what it is like opening for one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Muse, on their global tour. Tracks: 1. "Works Every Time" by Mini Mansions 2. "I'm In Love" by Mini Mansions Click the subscribe button to be connected to all future episodes of Lisbon Live, where we interview the newest and most exciting artists to be playing in and beyond Lisbon! Thank you for listening!
Episode 8 - Glastonbury Special feat. Will Varley, Dream Wife, Frank Turner and Beans On Toast
Lisbon Live had the privilege of attending Glastonbury Festival in the UK, the largest greenfield festival in the world, and chatted to the following bands/artists: Will Varley - A folk singer-songwriter from the UK who has sold out shows all over Europe and has a penchant for crafting songs which combine personal storytelling with political statements. Dream Wife - Named after a 1953 romantic comedy, London trio Dream Wife make a cheeky, sugar-coated mixture of garage rock and roll, punk, and ambient pop with a strong message about gender equality. Frank Turner - Frank Turner is a singer and songwriter of 'folk-punk' songs drawing comparisons to Billy Bragg and Bruce Springsteen, however he nonetheless occupies a niche of his own in British popular music, and has developed a large international following. Beans on Toast - Beans On Toast (aka Jay MacCallister) is a British folk singer from Essex, UK, who rose to prominence out of the UK folk scene in 2005. He is well known for his self-deprecating and honest songwriting, which openly deals with variety of topics. Tracks: "Seize the Night" by Will Varley "Hey Heartbreaker" by Dream Wife "Sister Rosetta" by Frank Turner "On and On" by Beans on Toast (new track) Remember to click on Subscribe, Like, or Follow in order to be the first to be informed about all future episodes of the Lisbon Live Podcast! Thanks for listening!
Episode 7 - Intana
Lisbon Live episode 7 is here! I had the pleasure of chatting to Spanish band 'Intana' after their breakthrough performance in Lisbon's MIL Festival. After gracing the stages at numerous festivals including some of Spain's biggest (Barcelona's Primavera Sound and Vida Festival in Vilanova) and playing numerous cities for Sofar Sounds (Barcelona, Madrid and Lisbon), Lisbon Live caught up with the band the day following the release of their new album 'A Plan For Us'. Tracks: 1. 'Plot Twist' by Intana 2. 'Strings' by Intana If you enjoyed the episode, don't forget to hit 'subscribe' or 'follow' and give us a rating to enable Lisbon Live to continue to grow and share the best new music around!
Episode 6 - Frank Turner
On March 9th 2019 Frank Turner came to Portugal for the first time ever to play two shows in Lisbon and Porto respectively. Lisbon Live had the privilege of chatting to the 'folk punk' singer before his set at Music Box in Lisbon. Listen in as we chat about why he left it so long to play in Portugal, his thoughts about playing live on the road after 20 years, what led him to write his upcoming book 'Try this at home', and in a Lisbon Live world exclusive Frank reveals more juicy details about his 8th studio album coming out this year! If you liked this episode please click on subscribe/follow to show your support and ensure you never miss any future episodes of Lisbon Live with the most exciting artists coming out of and visiting the city. Tracks: "Don't Worry" by Frank Turner "Get Better" by Frank Turner
Episode 5 - Lisbon Living Room Sessions and The Loafing Heroes
I had a chat with Joanna Hecker who, along with her co-founder Ricardo Lopes, have been bringing music from around the globe into the living rooms of Lisbon via monthly 'secret' concerts where the location is only revealed a day or two before. Listen in as I chat about where the idea came from, how the project is run as well as musical highlights from the past 4 years. Tracks during segment by Surma and Maria Gadú. I also had a chat with Bartholomew Ryan and Giulia Gallina of Lisbon-based international collective, The Loafing Heroes, whose members are from Portugal, Germany, Ireland, Italy and USA. After playing at Nos Alive Festival and self-funding their new album, the 'dream-folkers' are ready to release their new body of work (the title of which is exclusively revealed in the episode) and play live shows this year. The duo performed two live special versions of new tracks - 'Stairs' and 'Ragaire'. Tracks in Episode: 1. Surma – Hemma 2. Maria Gadú – Ne Me Quitte Pas 3. The Loafing Heroes – Stairs (live) 4. The Loafing Heroes – Ragaire (live)
Episode 4 - Sofar Sounds Lisbon Special with Whales, Time For T, and Russa
On October 13th there was a special one-off edition of Sofar Sounds in Portugal where 27 concerts took place simultaneously around 9 cities in Portugal, and guests were transported to secret locations being picked up in Mini vehicles. Venues were scattered throughout the country including Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto, and Lisbon Live travelled to Faro in the Algarve for an unforgettable night of music from three of the most exciting up and coming artists in Portugal! I chatted to vibrant electro-pop band Whales who are crafting a name for themselves in Portugal as one of the most exciting live bands around; Time For T who formed in Brighton (UK) fusing elements of folk, indie and Afro-rhythms; and the youthful Portuguese rapper Russa bursting with attitude and passion. Feel free to subscribe in order to be notified of new podcasts, and comments are always welcome!
Episode 3 - Beatriz Pessoa and Mistah Isaac
Check out the 3rd instalment of the Lisbon Live podcast as I continue to explore the vibrant live music scene in Lisbon! This episode I chatted to up and coming singer-songwriter Beatriz Pessoa who sings well-crafted songs which mix jazz with a light sprinkling of pop, and has performed at the largest festival in Lisbon - Nos Alive. Check out her track 'Vento' this episode. I also spoke to Mistah Isaac who fuses his Angolan roots with jazz, funk and soul and is renowned for his live shows around Lisbon. His track "Suco de Cajá" is part of this episode too!
Episode 2 - The Fur and Filho da Mãe
Check out the 2nd episode of the Lisbon Live podcast as I caught up with Taiwanese dream-pop band The Fur over the phone ahead of their highly anticipated shows in Portugal on 28th and 29th of May in Lisbon and Porto respectively. I also had the privilege of meeting Rui Carvalho, otherwise known as Filho da Mãe, in his studio in Lisbon, who played 2 new exclusive tracks and spoke in depth about the making of his new album ‘Água-Má’. Breakdown of episode: 00:00 - Introduction 00:30 – Track: The Fur “We Can Dance” 03:50 – Phone interview with The Fur 18:36 – Track: Filho da Mãe “Nem chuva nem cães” 22:44 – Interview with Filho da Mãe – Part 1 36:46 – Track: Filho da Mãe “Os meus ombros chumbaram a geografia” 40:21 – Interview with Filho da Mãe – Part 2
Episode 1 - Sofar Sounds Lisbon Special feat. its founders, Tiago Saga and Sease
It’s here! Lisbon Live’s first ever podcast! Listen in for exclusive interviews and specially selected tracks from the latest up & coming artists with Sofar Sounds Lisbon Founders Inês Pires and João Alvarez, singer songwriter Tiago Saga, and electro-pop trio Sease. Breakdown of episode: Interview with Inês Pires and João Alvarez 10:29 - Track: Vaarwell "Stay" 13:36 - Final part of interview with Inês Pires and João Alvarez 15:08 - Track: Port do soul "Tuk Tuk" 19:19 - Interview with Tiago Saga 31:18 - Track: Tiago Saga "Rescue Plane" 34:46 - Interview with Miguel, Rita & Gonçalo from Sease 43:54 - Track: Sease "Onda"