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Music Submissions On Hold

Music Submissions On Hold

Due to Erk's audio host going pear shaped & changing hosts, all music submissions are currently on hold for Erk FM. Submissions will be received but not dealt with until episodes resume. Obviously, Erk's highest priority is to be able to upload episodes & to have listeners listen to them.

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No New Episodes This Week (30 January – 04 February)

No New Episodes This Week (30 January - 04 February)

Due to Erk needing to change audio hosts, there will be no new podcasts this week after Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 18. Erk needs to concentrate on setting up new feeds & uploading recent audio this week. This has happened at short notice (no warning). It is expected that Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 19 on Monday 06 February 2012 will be the next new episode.

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Things Went Pear Shaped

Things Went Pear Shaped

Things went pear shaped over the weekend of 28/29 January 2012. Without warning from Erk's audio host, Erk (and many other podcasters) were unable to upload content for an extended period. As a result, new episodes including Erk FM: Metal Monday 18, Erk FM: International 213 or Erk FM: Australia 214 were unable to be uploaded or downloaded. While Erk changes hosts, there will be no new episodes this week (Monday 30 January until at least Friday 04 February) apart from Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 18.

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Changes To Podcast Subscriptions

Changes To Podcast Subscriptions

Due to Erk's audio host going off-line without warning over the weekend of 28-29 January 2012, the current subscriptions have been interrupted because new episodes can not get to iTunes or other podcatchers. At this stage, it is possible but not confirmed that the current iTunes links will work. The current RSS feeds WILL NOT WORK. New feeds will be advertised & placed on the front page of the website. Links on other pages should be treated as dead. New RSS feeds for Erk FM: Metal Monday, Erk FM: Extra, Erk FM: International & Erk FM: Australia are available from the front page of the website.

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Changes To iTunes Subscriptions

Changes To iTunes Subscriptions

Due to changes in Erk's audio host, iTunes subscriptions for all Channel Erk shows might not work. Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 18 is the first show to be released on the new audio host & Erk has his fingers crossed that it will appear on iTunes as normal (albeit delayed). If it does not work, iTunes subscriptions may have to be changed. Stay tuned.

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Interviews

Welcome to this page of interviews of people related to the music industry & who have had their music played on Erk FM (if applicable). The origin of the interviews from across Channel Erk are listed below. The majority of these long form interviews include relevant music. These interviews were on various episodes across Channel Erk, primarily on Erk FM.

From December 2011, interview episodes form a part of Erk FM: Extra.

 

Musicians

Sez G

Erk speaks with singer/songwriter Sez G in San Francisco. Originally recorded as episode 181 of Erk Pod. This was Erk’s first music interview. Music from Sez features on Erk FM episodes 7, 26, 30, 44 & 50.

Duration: 55 minutes

[interview] [Website]


Eric Kauschen

After meeting Eric in San Francisco, Eric and Erk have a chat while Erk was in Reno. Apart from his music, Eric hosts a sex podcast called Let’s Get Naughty. Originally recorded as episode 183 of Erk Pod. This wide ranging interview features discussion on music, podcasting, San Francisco and a lot more. A song of Eric’s was played on Erk FM episode 32.

Duration: 100 minutes

[interview] [Website]


Chrissy Coughlin

Erk and singer/songwriter Chrissy Coughlin have a chat in downtown New York City over a latte-something. Originally recorded as Erk Pod episode 198. Chrissy’s music features on Erk FM episodes 3, 13, 26, 50. Music is included in the interview.

Duration: 82 minutes

[interview] [Website]

Stef Stokes (lead singer, Triphazard)

Stef is the lead vocalist and songwriter in UK band Triphazard. Interview originally recorded for Erk FM episode 65. This interview was also used in part on the Deuce Radio Show episode 44 which is available via podcast and is also played on radio in the UK, US & Europe. There is music in this episode. Triphazard were played on Erk FM episode 28.

Duration: 28 minutes

[Interview] [Website]


Inner Voices

Adam performs as Inner Voices. Interview originally recorded for Erk FM episode 70. Two songs feature during this episode.

Duration: 36 minutes

[Interview] [Website]

Horizon

Erk chats with producer/singer/songwriter Lee Bradshaw who is currently based in Western Australia. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 71. This interview was also used in part on the Deuce Radio Show episode 54 which is available via podcast and is also played on radio in the UK, US & Europe. Music features during this episode.

Duration: 49 minutes

[Interview] [Website]

The Fuse


The Fuse talk to Erk just after finishing a rehearsal session in London. The whole band take part in the interview. Interview originally recorded for Erk FM episode 72. Music is played during this interview.

Duration: 44 minutes

[Interview] [Website]


Emerald

Thomas & Yvan talk about travelling, touring and about the business side of being in the music industry. Originally recorded for Erk FM epsiode 73. Music is played during this interview.

Duration: 52 minutes.

[Interview] [Website]


The Connoisseurs

Sean & Danny from The Connoisseurs chat with Erk about life in New Zealand, travelling to the UK and a lot more. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 74. Music is featured during this episode.

Duration: 52 minutes

[Interview] [Website]


Cupero

Erk chats to New York based Cupero about snow, guitar, speaking & singing Spanish & more. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 75.

Duration: 51 minutes

[Interview] [Website]


James Kahu

Across the ditch from Erk in New Zealand, Erk is joined by his mum Judy (host of Judy’s Blast FM) to talk guitars, Kiwi culture, music videos and more. It is lucky that Erk asked Judy to sit in on the interview as Judy knows more about guitar playing than Erk does. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 76.

Duration: 76 minutes

[Interview] [Website]


The Novel Ideas

Erk takes a back seat on this episode and allows his mum Judy (host of Judy’s Blast FM) to interview Daniel from The Novel Ideas who are from Boston. This is Judy’s first solo interview. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 84.

Duration: 31 minutes

[Interview] [Website]


Devo Spice

Interview #1 – Erk & Judy chat with comedic performer/songwriter Devo Spice from The FuMP (Funny Music Project). Find out about the creation and distribution of nerdcore and comedy songs aimed at a geek audience. Interview originally recorded for Blast From The Past episode 54.

Duration: 100 minutes

Interview #2 – To celebrate the release of his new album Gnome Sane, Devo makes a return to Channel Erk, this time for episode 138 of Erk FM.

[Interview #1] [Interview #2] [The FuMP website] [Devo Spice's website]

Audra Connolly

Interview #1 – Erk & Judy chat with singer/songwriter Audra Connolly. Find out how it feels to get your songs played on a podcast, travel, playing live in Idhao & more. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 85. The interview contains music.

Duration: 70 minutes

In interview 2, Audra returns for another interview in mid 2011. On this occasion, she talks to Erk & Judy on Blast From The Past episode 120. Among other things, we talk about Audra’s current day job of teaching English to children in South Korea. She also wants to play in Australia this summer.

Duration: 109 minutes

[Interview#1] [Interview #2] [Website]


Wil Denyes

Erk & Judy chat with New York based Wil Denyes. Find out about having the Fire Department locking the doors at a gig, What is it like to return to your childhood neighbourhood & more. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 86. This interview contains music.

Duration: 75 Minutes

[Interview] [Website]


Matt Stevens

Erk and Judy first chat with London based songwriter and guitarist Matt Stevens. Recorded on the day of the 2010 UK General Election, Erk thought that there would be a known winner when the interview was released 6 days later. Boy, was Erk wrong! How does one name a song that doesn’t have lyrics, anyway? Find out! Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 90.

Duration: 68 minutes

Following up from interview 1 in 2010, Erk caught up with Matt in a pub in London in August 2011. Erk is amazed how far Matt has come in the year and a bit since their last interview. This interview was recorded just prior to the release of Matt’s latest album, Relic. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 181.

Duration: 50 minutes

[Interview #1] [Interview #2[Website]


Sand River

Erk speaks with Si & Guy who together form Sand River. In only their second podcast interview, the duo talk about their music, playing in front of one man and his dog, different writing & playing methods and a lot more. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 114.

Duration: 65 minutes

[Interview] [Website]


Jordan Reyne

Originally from New Zealand, Jordan now calls Germany home. During the interview, we may finally find out what industrial music is! Also find out more about online concerts. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 115.

Duration: 44 minutes

[Interview] [Website]


Arthur Nasson

Arthur Nasson is a very talented performer. He plays piano, keyboards, drums & guitar. Does he play them all at once? Let’s find out! Influenced by bands such as The Beatles, Arthur wanted to play along and has been playing ever since. Find out which is better – the modern day or the past! Originally recorded for episode 117 of Erk FM. Interview contains music.

Duration: 61 minutes.

[Interview] [Website]

Foundry Road

Local to Erk, Foundry Road are a western Sydney metal band. Make no mistake, Foundry Road ARE metal. Unlike most of Erk’s interview, this interview was done in person with the entire band. This episode contains music that may offend some listeners. So what does vocalist eXplain do to prepare and is he sore afterwards? Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 118.

Duration: 88 minutes

[Interview] [Website]

Dave Evans

In Erk’s biggest interview to date, Erk chats with former AC/DC frontman and Australian rock legend Dave Evans. Erk is joined in the studio by his mum Judy and half of Foundry Road. There are many stories from Dave’s long career in music dating back to the start of AC/DC in the 1970′s until the current day.

Duration: 61 minutes

[Interview] [Website]

Nick Tann

Flying solo, Erk’s first interviewee for 2011 was English musician & podcaster Nick Tann. Find out about why Nick wants to produce a vinyl album in 2011, learn more about his podcast Is This Thing On, his theories about guitar playing and genre selection and more. Originally recorded as Erk FM episode 142.

Duration: 81 minutes

[Interview]

Kristian Jackson

2 months before the interview, Erk & Kristian did not know that the other person existed. The music podcaster & the musician were living 5 minutes apart but it took a trip to inner-city Newtown & a meeting with a lady who had flown thousands of miles from the US to get the two people introduced. Find out about music from several points of view with a player, a writer, a teacher. Unlike most of Erk’s interviews, this one is an in-studio appearance with an instrument! Originally recorded as Erk FM episode 145.

Duration: 109 minutes

[Interview] [Website]

Emma Dean

Originally from Brisbane, singer/songwriter & cabaret performer Emma Dean joins Erk for a chat before commencing her “Something They Can Hold” tour. As you will hear during the interview, hearing Emma sing compared to seeing her perform live are two very different experiences. Originally recorded as Erk FM episode 150.

Duration: 73 minutes

[Interview] [Website]

VildirHeart (formerly Dandelion)

Part music interview, part travel discussion, Erk chats with Swedish band VildirHeart. Until very very recently, the band were better known as Dandelion. Erk chats with Karin, Maia & Fredrik who apart from being in a band together are also mother, daughter & son (respectively) which can lead to some very interesting discussions at the dinner table. Originally recorded as Erk FM episode 148.

Duration: 66 minutes.

[Interview] [Website]

Centred Self

Erk travels to a studio to interview half of Sydney prog metal band Centred Self. It was a very fun interview in a relaxed setting. Find out about the unusual way that the interviewees Symon (guitar) & Allan (drums) met for the first time. Band names are fascinating as you’ll find out here. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 174.

Duration: 96 minutes

[Interview] [Website]


Glen Kenny (Jaded Empire/Very Live Entertainment)

Joining Erk in the Erk FM studio is Glen Kenny. Glen has two roles in western Sydney music. He is a promoter (Very Live Entertainment) & he is also a bass player in a band (Jaded Empire). So how hard is it to balance the two very different jobs? Originally recorded as Erk FM episode 185.

Duration: 31 minutes

[Interview]


Leah Finkelstein

This is a very special interview with American singer/songwriter Leah Finkelstein. It is a one sided interview where you don’t hear Erk at all. Leah talks about growing up in a musical family, the pressure of deciding to follow her dreams & what it is like to move from one side of America to the other to chase the lifestyle she desires. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 186.

Duration: 55 minutes

[Interview] [Website]

 

Isy V, Hard As Nails

Surprisingly new to the music scene, Sydney vocalist Isy V from Hard As Nails frankly discusses with Erk what it is like to be a singer without a voice (eep!) and what that has taught her. Music has taught Isy a lot about herself in such a relatively short period of time as you’ll hear in this interview, partly to promote a Movember/beyond blue fundraiser to be held in Canberra in November 2011. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 188.

Duration: 64 minutes

[Interview] [Website]

 

Fronz Arp

Erk’s introduction to Fronz Arp in Sydney’s Kings Cross was very interesting. While supporting Emma Dean (see Emma’s interview above), picture a 6 foot 3 inch man in a suit (but without shoes) on a table with his head very close to a ceiling fan while playing a ukulele. But as this interview proves, there’s more to Fronz than being a tall man with a small instrument acting the clown. Find out what happens when iTunes censors a song title from his latest album & a lot more. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 190.

[Website] [Interview]

Industry

Rob Saunders, Deuce Management


Moving away from musicians for a moment, Erk chats with Rob Saunders from Deuce Management & Promotion. Deuce is a major music supplier for Erk FM. Originally recorded as Erk FM episode 52. One song is featured during this interview.

Duration: 55 minutes

[interview] [Website]

Peter Renzullo, Scudley Records

To promote grass roots artists in Western Australia, Peter has produced an album called Folkfore. Folkfore was featured on Erk FM episodes 63 & 64. Interview originally recorded as Erk FM episode 58. Since this interview, Peter has had segments on the Justin Wayne show (The Scudley Sessions) and now has his own podcast (Close To Nowhere).

Duration: 37 minutes

[Interview] [Website]

 

Deadman Industries

An important consideration in the current music scene is promotion, promotion & promotion. While the current day bands are luckier with things like the interweb, sometimes old school things such as merchandise can not only help a band get some attention but also bring in some much needed coin. Western Sydney’s Deadman Industries has been supporting the local Sydney music scene (especially metal) and producing merchandise for the last 18 months. During this interview, we are also joined by Foundry Road vocalist eXplain. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 192.

Duration: 32 minutes

[Interview] [Website]

Music Podcasters

Rodrigo de Sa


Erk chats with fellow music podcaster Rodrigo from the Cowboy Cantor & Insomnia Radio: Portugal podcasts. Rodrigo lives on the Azores Islands located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 89. This interview includes music.

Duration: 88 minutes

[Interview] [Website]

George Smyth

Erk chats with fellow music podcaster George Smyth from the Eclectic Mix & Sounds of Ambience podcasts. Find out about how George listens to podcasts old school style in his car! Recorded originally for Erk FM episode 91. After this interview, George retired the Eclectic Mix podcast after 300 episodes.

Duration: 50 minutes

[Interview]

Justin Wayne


Erk speaks to Justin Wayne from
The Justin Wayne Show. Find out the effort that went into picking that name! Justin is an American currently living in the UK which is a topic in itself. He is also a host of the newly re-launched Insomnia Radio: Chicago. Interview originally recorded for Erk FM episode 92. Music features during this interview.

Duration: 100 minutes

[Interview]

Nick Tann

Erk’s first interviewee for 2011 was English musician & podcaster Nick Tann. Find out about why Nick wants to produce a vinyl album in 2011, learn more about his podcast Is This Thing On, his theories about guitar playing and genre selection and more. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 142.

Duration: 81 minutes

[Interview]

 

Various Podcasters

Erk visited the epicentre of music podcasting in mid 2011, London. To celebrate, Erk met up with several UK based members of the Association of Music Podcasting. While this isn’t an interview as such, there’s an extended episode of Erk FM (episode ONE HUNDRED & EIGHTY!) with several podcasters including Peter Clitheroe (Suffolk & Cool), Pete Cogle (PC Podcast & various others), Stuart Morrison (Insomnia Radio: UK), Justin Wayne (The Justin Wayne Show), Rowley (Dark Compass & Dark Compass Metal Show) and Colin (Ourobouros podcast).

Also at the start of the episode, Erk chats with Rodrigo from the Cowboy Cantor & Insomnia Radio: Portugal podcasts (see above).

Duration: 133 minutes

[Interview]

Dave & Caroline Lee

After the trip to London, Erk jumped in a train & headed north to South Yorkshire and visited Dave & Caroline from The Bugcast. Erk’s not sounding very good during this extended chat so it is lucky that Dave & Caroline are up for a chat.

So how do a husband & wife duo combine their normal lives, a young family & more with the podcast? How important is a live audience to the show? Listen to the episode where Erk appears on the show (The Bugcast episode 174), supplying some music along with Caroline. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 182.

Duration: 84 minutes

[Interview] [Website]

 

Alan Carr & Dan Lynch

Moving further north in England in mid 2011, Erk made a stop in Liverpool. In Liverpool, he met up with Alan Carr from Darkhorse Radio and Dan Lynch from Rathole Radio. Both men are members of the Association of Music Podcasting so naturally enough, music podcasting and music in general was an easy discussion point. Dan is also a musician so part of the interview is devoted to performing & Dan’s music. After a mini walking tour of Liverpool, Alan, Dan & Erk settled into the Parr Street Studios for an extended chat, originally recorded for Erk FM episode 183.

Duration: 115 minutes

[Interview]

Events

NSW Meet n Greet

On October 23, 2010 Erk & Judy ventured out to the St Marys Leagues Club in western Sydney to witness the first ever NSW Meet n Greet night which enables artists & fans to get together in an informal atmosphere. Erk interviewed Meet n Greet Ambassador & artist Col Finley and featured the music of all artists present (interviews to follow at a later date). Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 116.

Duration: 33 minutes

[Interview]

A Very Metal Xmas (2010)

Saturday 04 December saw 13 metal bands of various types converge on the Lucky Australian Tavern at St Marys for a massive 13 hours of quality metal. This extended episode features short interviews with the majority of the bands and music from each band. Originally recorded for Erk FM episode 125.

Duration: 150 minutes

[Episode]


More interviews are coming soon! If you are part of a band or are a solo artists or a music podcaster or other music industry type and would like to be interviewed by Erk, contact him for more information.

Erk FM is a proud member show of the Association of Music Podcasting (AMP).When an episode of Erk FM is released, it is also available via the AMP website.In addition, each week the Association members produce a podcast called AMPed New Music Weekly. Hosted by a different member each week, Erk hosts every episode ending with the number 9.Insomnia Radio: Australia is a podcast hosted by Erk on a monthly basis & is dedicated to Australian music.A separate program to Erk FM, IR: Australia is the Australian representative of a worldwide suite of music podcasts based on a city, region or country.Traxx Radio is an Australian based internet radio station (based in Brisbane) dedicated to showcasing indie music.From June 2011, Erk FM can be heard on Traxx as a part of streaming programming along with other music podcasts & other programs.

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If Deadman can outfit Foundry Road’s frontman eXplain, he can set you up with something hot, too.

DISCLAIMER: Deadman Industries do not support suicide, assisted or otherwise.

Creative Commons License Channel Erk and all podcasts are licensed under a Creative Commons Share-alike, non-commercial, non-derivative agreement registered in Australia. All music played with direct permission from the artist or under agreement with various music providers and/or music management. Some sound effects from The Free Sound Project, some icons from Iconspedia.

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