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Strong Side Podcast
48 minutes | May 9, 2018
Strong Side - #004 (Nathan Barley Phillips - Basick Records)
Episode #004 of the Strong Side Podcast with Nathan Barley Phillips, CEO and founder of Basick Records, and Entertainment Relations Manager of TuneCore. This is a great episode and we had a fantastic chat with Nathan heading back to the very beginnings of Basick Records. We chat about how this affected his life with leaving a steady job to making the jump of making music his full time job, eventually building it to one of the most prolific metal and alternative labels in Europe. Disclaimer: There are subject matters within this episode relating to suicide.
32 minutes | Feb 16, 2018
Strong Side - #003 (Frank McKechnie)
In this episode Ross chats with Frank McKechnie (Ruthless/Frontline/GHC) about his experiences within the Glasgow hardcore scene and how hardcore as an inclusive community has helped with his mental health. Topics include: - Glasgow's hardcore scene, and how other scenes outside of Scotland compare. - How moshing can be a positive, inclusive aspect of the scene, but also can be a negative with the violence that can incur from it. - Frank's interest in Jiu Jitsu, which has had a positive outcome in his life. - Watching his friends with the scene and how music and this community has helped within their lives.
29 minutes | Feb 1, 2018
Strong Side - #002 (Beth Black)
In our second episode, Steven chats to Beth Black (Slowlight, Benjamin Blue) about her experiences growing up around music and how it changed for her once she reached university, studying classical music/performance full time. Beth then shares her thoughts on how finding punk and performing this type of music live helped change her outlet and focus on music. Topics covered: - Beth growing up around music. - The pressures that intensely studying classical music brings and how this affected her. - Her change of outlook and outlet when playing in punk/indie bands. - How her day-to-day life now affects her, now being a musician full time, by helping and working with children who have additional support needs.
35 minutes | Jan 18, 2018
Strong Side - #001
Our first podcast! Ross (Thanks For Nothing / Cruel Minded) & Steven (Struggletown / Slowlight) talk to local and far guests involved in someway within the music industry about their experiences of mental health and music. In this episode, get to know Ross and Steven as they chat to each running local record labels at a peak time in the Glasgow hardcore and punk scenes and how this affected their daily lives. In this episode Ross and Steven cover the topics of: - Starting the labels and getting them off the ground to the stage of becoming scene staples. - How did running these labels affect their mental health in a day to day capacity? - Leaving their projects behind for the better and facing new challenges ahead.
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