THE RETURN OF THE PROC-CAST!
I'm so happy to bring you the first episode of the show in over a year! As some of you may know, I've struggled a lot over the last few years with my mental health. The podcast is something I love doing and as with anything like that, it's a real struggle to keep the motivation when you don't feel like yourself. As a part of my rehabilitation and rejoining the world, I felt that it was time to bring it back.
There's no easing you folks back in either, you've got a double dose of me. Sorry, not sorry. I'm on both sides of the microphone this episode as Motherless Child is my band! I'm joined by Abi, Arron and Martin and we tell you about how the band was kick started by Abi's arrival, people we're fans of and about people who eat pencils. The music is dirty, riffy, hard rock and I really hope you enjoy it!
An interview recorded in the back of a mid-90s Toyota Previa, now that's Rock'n'Roll. (Also an excuse for poor interview sound quality, but that's beside the point.) I went out to see Vodun on the first night of their UK tour with previous Proc-Cast guests Limb at The Washington in Sheffield and had a en excellent time listening to and speaking with both bands. Understandably disappointed that factors beyond their control meant they couldn't stop in Nottingham for a veggie burger at Annie's Burger Shack, Chantal, Linz and Zel were troopers and gave me a good interview despite missing out.
They are a band that fuse together many styles from Soul right the way through Metal, taking some of the best elements of each to create something that's heavy and melodic in equal measures. When a friend of mine posted their video for Mawu on Facebook, I knew I had to get them on the show!
I met 'Facebook Sensation' Rob Hoey and his gang of merry men, Sam Cooper, Tom Mowforth and Pat Pask at 'The Washington' in Sheffield. It was a metal night which featured future Proc-Cast guests Vodun as well as limb and was organised by Holy Spider Promotions. I had a great time talking to them about everything to do with their band and how they've come to be where they are. Limb are a doom band with a real groove. Downtuned guitars and powerful beats drive their songs. If you like this, I'd thoroughly recommend getting hold of a copy of their 2015 album 'Terminal' and listening to it from start to finish. The album flows brilliantly and if you're like me, you'll want to restart it as soon as you get to the end.
Limb don't take themselves too seriously, I like that about them. I suppose it does help that their lead singer leads a double life as a standup comedian. An offensive question was requested by the band, duly I obliged. You can hear the response in this episode...
Proc. New Music, All Styles