Phil Taggart’s Slacker Podcast

Phil Taggart’s Slacker Podcast

By Phil Taggart’s Slacker Podcast

Welcome to the UK's Biggest Music Interview Podcast. Each week, host Phil Taggart grills a new guest or band on their musical career to date with the sonic launch point being as early a demo as we can prise out of their vaults. From here the conversation freewheels down a spaghetti junction of quirky anecdotes, hot takes and uncovers the journey each artist has taken to where they are today.

Episodes

42: Guy Garvey

Hello Slackers This weeks podcast is with the man everyone wants to have a pint with, Guy Garvey. Well we didn’t have a pint but we had a couple of tea and coffees. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation and hope you do to! ***Please Support the Podcast*** Thanks to the new Patrons of the Slacker Podcast. If you'd like to become a Patron and receive live tickets, special playlists, mixes and lots of other things head to www.patreon.com/slackerpodcas (http://www.patreon.com/slackerpodcast) t and give the price of a cup of tea a month to keep this thing going. If you have a passing interest in the Music Industry you can buy my Slacker Guide to the Music Industry book from www.philtaggartslacker.com (http://www.philtaggartslacker.com/) Check out The Melancholy Social Mix (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9fHY2jjAaQ&t=806s) . I’ve just started making these and am very proud of them! Some calming headspace music for you all to enjoy! Thanks for listening and if the mood takes you. Tell a friend!  Thanks x Phily
12/05/201h 11m

41: Oh Wonder

Hello Slackers Welcome to this weeks podcast with Oh Wonder! They invited me in to their amazing home and we spent an hour in their studio talking old demos, the music industry and tons of other stuff! Enjoy! ***Please Support the Podcast*** Thanks to the new Patrons of the Slacker Podcast. If you'd like to become a Patron and receive live tickets, special playlists, mixes and lots of other things head to www.patreon.com/slackerpodcas (http://www.patreon.com/slackerpodcast) t and give the price of a cup of tea a month to keep this thing going. If you have a passing interest in the Music Industry you can buy my Slacker Guide to the Music Industry book from www.philtaggartslacker.com (http://www.philtaggartslacker.com/) Check out The Melancholy Social Mix (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9fHY2jjAaQ&t=806s) . I’ve just started making these and am very proud of them! Some calming headspace music for you all to enjoy! Thanks for listening and if the mood takes you. Tell a friend!  Thanks x Phily
05/05/201h 6m

40: James Blunt

Hello Slackers Welcome to this weeks podcast with the James Blunt! This was a very interesting chat with the man who made the biggest selling album of the 2000’s. I had so many questions for him. He had me in hysterics throughout. This is a must listen! ***Please Support the Podcast*** Thanks to the new Patrons of the Slacker Podcast. If you'd like to become a Patron and receive live tickets, special playlists, mixes and lots of other things head to www.patreon.com/slackerpodcas (http://www.patreon.com/slackerpodcast) t and give the price of a cup of tea a month to keep this thing going. If you have a passing interest in the Music Industry you can buy my Slacker Guide to the Music Industry book from www.philtaggartslacker.com (http://www.philtaggartslacker.com/) Check out The Melancholy Social Mix (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9fHY2jjAaQ&t=806s) . I’ve just started making these and am very proud of them! Some calming headspace music for you all to enjoy! Thanks for listening and if the mood takes you. Tell a friend!  Thanks x Phily
28/04/2052m 29s

39: Ludovico Einuadi

Hello Slackers Welcome to this weeks podcast with the piano maestro Ludovico Einuadio. I recorded this podcast with Ludovico back in October of 2019 when he came to play a show at the Brighton Dome. I hopped on his tour bus and travelled with him to Heathrow Airport. Our first recording in transit. ***Please Support the Podcast*** Thanks to the new Patrons of the Slacker Podcast. If you'd like to become a Patron and receive live tickets, special playlists, mixes and lots of other things head to www.patreon.com/slackerpodcas (http://www.patreon.com/slackerpodcast) t and give the price of a cup of tea a month to keep this thing going. If you have a passing interest in the Music Industry you can buy my Slacker Guide to the Music Industry book from www.philtaggartslacker.com (http://www.philtaggartslacker.com/) Check out The Melancholy Social Mix (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9fHY2jjAaQ&t=806s) . I’ve just started making these and am very proud of them! Some calming headspace music for you all to enjoy! Thanks for listening and if the mood takes you. Tell a friend!  Thanks x Phily
21/04/201h 1m

38: Alt-J

Hello Slackers Welcome to this weeks podcast with Alt J! Gus from the band invited me into his home in East London. I didn’t take my shoes off! We played an early demo of ‘Leon’ and we chatted through some various and sometimes very random digressions.  ***Please Support the Podcast*** Check out The Melancholy Social Mix (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9fHY2jjAaQ&t=806s) . I’ve just started making these and am very proud of them! Some calming headspace music for you all to enjoy! Thanks to the new Patrons of the Slacker Podcast. If you'd like to become a Patron and receive live tickets, special playlists, mixes and lots of other things head to www.patreon.com/slackerpodcas (http://www.patreon.com/slackerpodcast) t and give the price of a cup of tea a month to keep this thing going. If you have a passing interest in the Music Industry you can buy my Slacker Guide to the Music Industry book from www.philtaggartslacker.com (http://www.philtaggartslacker.com/) Thanks for listening and if the mood takes you. Tell a friend!  Thanks x Phily
15/04/201h 1m

37: Jimmy Eat World

Hello Slackers Welcome to this weeks podcast with Jimmy Eat World! These guys rate in the top 10 for my formative musical experiences. I got Bleed American as a 12 year old and it’s stuck with me ever since! So you know i was stoked to have Jim Adkins on the podcast. ***Please Support the Podcast*** Check out The Melancholy Social Mix (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9fHY2jjAaQ&t=806s) . Some calming headspace music for you all to enjoy! Thanks to the new Patrons of the Podcast. If you'd like to become a Patron and receive live tickets, special playlists, mixes and lots of other things head to www.patreon.com/slackerpodcas (http://www.patreon.com/slackerpodcast) t and give the price of a cup of tea a month to keep this thing going. If you have a passing interest in the Music Industry you can buy my Slacker Guide to the Music Industry book from www.philtaggartslacker.com (http://www.philtaggartslacker.com/) Thanks for listening and if the mood takes you. Tell a friend!  Thanks x Phily
06/04/201h 10m

36: La Roux

Hello Slackers! Hope you are all staying entertained and motivated on lock down. Here is a little distraction for you for the next hour. I sat down with Elly Jackson at the start of 2020 (notice when we talk about the rest of the year) and had a good old natter. She brought in a demo version of 'In For the Kill' and we spoke about so many various topics. She was up there as one of my favourite guests i've had on the podcast due to her complete honesty and her razor sharp tongue. ***Please Support the Podcast*** Thanks to the new Patrons of the Podcast. If you'd like to become a Patron and receive live tickets, special playlists, mixes and lots of other things head to www.patreon.com/slackerpodcas (http://www.patreon.com/slackerpodcast) t and give the price of a cup of tea a month to keep this thing going. If you have a passing interest in the Music Industry you can buy my Slacker Guide to the Music Industry book from www.philtaggartslacker.com (http://www.philtaggartslacker.com/) Thanks for listening and if the mood takes you. Tell a friend!  Thanks x Phily
31/03/201h 9m

35: Bombay Bicycle Club

Hello Slackers! I know everyone is in self isolating mode at the moment so there's no point stopping the podcast. If anything it gives me something to do now that everything is cancelled. I'm going to be recording some more of these on Skype to make it to the end of the Season but we have loads banked so never fear. If you'd like to become a Patron and receive live tickets, special playlists, mixes and lots of other things head to www.patreon.com/slackerpodcas (http://www.patreon.com/slackerpodcast) t and give the price of a cup of tea a month to keep this thing going. You can buy my Slacker Guide to the Music Industry book from www.philtaggartslacker.com (http://www.philtaggartslacker.com/) Thanks for listening and if the mood takes you. Tell a friend!  Thanks x Phily
24/03/201h 0m

34: Fontaines DC

Hi Slackers! This weeks Podcast is with my Irish brethren Fontaines DC! Thanks to the new Patrons of the Podcast. You guys are keeping the lights on! Nice work! If you'd like to become a Patron and receive live tickets, special playlists, mixes and lots of other things head to www.patreon.com/slackerpodcas (http://www.patreon.com/slackerpodcast) t and give the price of a cup of tea a month to keep this thing going. If you have a passing interest in the Music Industry you can buy my Slacker Guide to the Music Industry book from www.philtaggartslacker.com (http://www.philtaggartslacker.com/) Thanks for listening and if the mood takes you. Tell a friend!  Thanks x Phily
17/03/2056m 36s

33: YUNGBLUD

SLACKERS! This week our podcast is with Yungblud! Welcome to all the new Yungblud fans visiting the pod for the first time! Mad love to our three new Patrons from last week - AT, Leanne Alaniz and Narzra Ahmed. If you'd like to become a Patron and receive live tickets, special playlists, mixes and lots of other things head to www.patreon.com/slackerpodcas (http://www.patreon.com/slackerpodcast) t and give the price of a cup of tea a month to keep this thing going.  You can buy my Slacker Guide to the Music Industry book from www.philtaggartslacker.com (http://www.philtaggartslacker.com/) Thanks for listening and if the mood takes you. Tell a friend!  Thanks x Phily
10/03/201h 10m

32: BIFFY CLYRO

Season 3 BEGINS!!! Hello Slackers! It's good to be back releasing some fresh podcasts for you all. Episode one is with the wonderful lads from Biffy Clyro. To keep the podcast running I have setup a Patreon page. Over there you can support the podcast as well as get access to live podcasts and special private playlists, mixes and live tickets to pods and club nights. Just go to www.patreon.com/slackerpodcas (http://www.patreon.com/slackerpodcast) t and give the price of a cup of tea a month. You can buy my Slacker Guide to the Music Industry book from http://www.philtaggartslacker.com Thanks for listening and if the mood takes you. Tell a friend!  Thanks x Phily
03/03/201h 12m

31: Podcast Update + Xmas Irish Live Shows

Happy Xmas Everyone! Thanks so much for listening to The Slacker Podcast this year! I wanted to stop by and pay some gratitude to you all for being legends. I also wanted to tell you about the two Xmas Podcasts I'll be doing Live in Ireland this year. Monday 16th December - Dublin - The Sugar Club I'll be doing a live podcast with The Corona's in Dublin on Monday 16th of December. It will be my first ever live podcast in Dublin so if you are about next Monday please do grab a ticket from www.ticketmaster.Ie https://www.ticketmaster.ie/slacker-podcast-phil-taggart-in-conversation-with-the-coronas-dublin-16-12-2019/event/18005750A55B5A22 Tuesday 17th December - Belfast - The Limelight The following day I'll be recording with the wonderful Ryan McMullan on the closer to home turf of The Limelight in Belfast. Would love to see you guys there! You can grab tickets from here. https://www.ticketmaster.ie/phil-taggarts-slacker-podcast-live-belfast-17-12-2019/event/38005755DA232EAE Also my book has 25% off for Xmas and can be bought in physical and E Book form from here - https://www.philtaggartslacker.com/
10/12/197m 7s

30: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Kate Tempest

Hello Slackers Before we get to the nitty gritty! I am doing two live podcasts back in Ireland in December. Details for both are below! Come hang out! Tickets to Slacker Podcast Live in Dublin With The Coronas  (https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/slacker-podcast-phil-taggart-in-conversation-with-the-coronas-dublin-16-12-2019/event/18005750A55B5A22) - Dec 16th Tickets to Slacker Podcast Live in Belfast With Ryan McMullan (https://www.ticketmaster.ie/event/38005755DA232EAE) - Dec 17th We welcome one of the finest voices to emerge from the UK in the last decade to this weeks Slacker Podcast. She is Kate Tempest and she is a lyrically dexteriteus legend in her own league. This podcast marks the very end of Slacker Series 2. Slacker Series 3 has already begun. I've recorded two and i have 10 others booked in. I'm going to be approaching series 3 very differently and i am going to have them all in the bag before launching so we can keep this weekly.  Any love, support and share from you guys means the world so thanks if you have and if you haven't then enjoy the pod!
30/10/191h 4m

29: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Lucy Rose

Hello Slackers! I hope you are doing fine and dandy! The wheels are back in motion again for Season 2. I had to let the podcast go on the back burner as i released and toured my new book 'The Slacker Guide to the Music Industry.' It's out now and doing really well, check it out if you make or are interested in the process of releasing music www.philtaggartslacker.com (http://www.philtaggartslacker.com/) This week our podcast is with the wonderful Lucy Rose. She was the first guest to do a podcast in my kitchen. She didn't get a parking ticket and the podcast was great fun to record. I Hope you enjoy. Follow Phil @philytaggart (Instagram + Twitter) @slacker_philtaggart (Twitch) Buy Tickets to BBC Introducing Live - https://www.introducinglive.co.uk/
05/09/191h 4m

28: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Serge Pizzorno

Hello Slackers! Bless you all! You may have noticed that we took an extended break in Season 2. I had to let the podcast go on the back burner as i released and toured my new book 'The Slacker Guide to the Music Industry.' It's out now and doing really well, check it out if you make music www.philtaggartslacker.com This week our podcast is with the creative dynamo behind Kasabian and his new group The S.L.P, Serge Pizzorno. He brought in a copy of his demo of the Kasabian classic 'Fire'.  Follow Phil  @philytaggart (Instagram + Twitter) @slacker_philtaggart (Twitch) Buy Tickets to BBC Introducing Live - https://www.introducinglive.co.uk/
28/08/1956m 31s

27: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Pete Doherty

Good Day to You Slacker! You've done something new with your hair?  This is The Slacker Podcast. The World's best/worst and only podcast that brings rad musicians onto a podcast and grills them about their first demo. This week, a man whose band had a profound effect on teenage me! This week we have Pete Doherty on talking about life, love and selling acid to The Strokes. Check it out and spread the good Slacker word threw any posts or rates and reviews.  This week. MY BOOK COMES OUT! It's finally here! The Slackers Guide to the Music Industry is the only book necessary for any artist, musician or someone trying to get into the music industry. I would say that though! If you want to check out more about it or buy a copy go to [www.philtaggartslacker.com](http://www.philtaggartslacker.com) Thanks xxx P Tag
16/05/191h 5m

26: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Johnny Marr

Hello Slackers! The podcast that unearths the artists early demo's is back for another week. On our next episode of Season 2 our guest is one of the most influential guitarists of the last 50 years. He's played with The Smiths, The Cribs, Modest Mouse, The The and more. This week Johnny Marr brings to the table a very early demo of a The Smiths song called Jeane. My new book Phil Taggart's Slacker Guide to the Music Industry is out now from www.philtaggartslacker.com This is the perfect book for anyone you know who's releasing music and could do with a helping hand. It's got 70 interviews with some of the most knowledgable artists and industry in there. I'm really happy how it turned out and would love it if you bought a copy. Follow Phil - @philytaggart
09/05/191h 4m

25: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Glen Hansard

Hello Slackers! I'm right bang in the middle of my book tour/launch at the moment. If you haven't bought a copy? Why not? It's good words, pictures and lists what else could you want. It's a book for musicians, bands, people looking to get into the music industry. I interviewed loads of incredible artists like Wolf Alice, Two Door Cinema Club, Loyle Carner, Frank Turner, Biffy Clyro and tons of others and they give their story and tips on how to make the most from your music. You can buy it here www.philtaggartslacker.com - The perfect wedding/christening/50th anniversary present for you and all the family... This weeks podcast is with: Lead singer of The Frames Star of the movie Once Dublin's Most Famous Busker One Half of The Swell Season Has 4 Solo Albums to his Name Yes, this weeks podcast is with the one and only Glen Hansard.
02/05/191h 1m

24: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With The Specials

Hello Slackers! I've got a 'SPECIAL' podcast for you all this week. Get it? Huh? Ok fine my pun making is that of a sub standard Hallmark card writer. This week we have a band from Coventry that could lay claim to inspiring a whole new style of British music in the 70's. They put a new spin on ska a genre of music originating from Jamaica. I've got so much joy out of The Specials music over the years so it was very special to have them bring in their early demo and shoot the breeze for an hour! If you enjoy it drop it a nice review wherever it is you listen! My new book Phil Taggart's Slacker Guide to the Music Industry is out now from [www.philtaggartslacker.com](http://www.philtaggartslacker.com) This is the perfect book for anyone you know who's releasing music and could do with a helping hand. It's got 70 interviews with some of the most knowledgable artists and industry in there. I'm really happy how it turned out and would love it if you bought a copy. Follow Phil - @philytaggart
25/04/1958m 41s

23: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Loyle Carner

Hello Slackers. The podcast that unearths the artists early demo's is back for another week. On our 5th episode of Season 2 our guest is the heartbeat of UK rap, Loyle Carner. This Friday his second album will drop and it feels like this is a good place for us to go wayyyyyyy back to the very start of making music with Ben (Loyle Carner).  My new book Phil Taggart's Slacker Guide to the Music Industry is out now from [www.philtaggartslacker.com](http://www.philtaggartslacker.com) This is the perfect book for anyone you know who's releasing music and could do with a helping hand. It's got 70 interviews with some of the most knowledgable artists and industry in there. I'm really happy how it turned out and would love it if you bought a copy. Follow Phil - @philytaggart
18/04/191h 7m

22: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Scroobius Pip

Hello Slackers! Welcome to another Slacker Podcast!  Thanks to everyone for making the podcast the Number 1 Music Podcast over the last week in the UK. It even crept into the Top 30 overall which was a buzz. Hello to all the new listeners. For fans of podcasts this next artist needs no intro. He's basically king of the podcasts. Before all that Scroobius Pip was in his car touring around with his DIY CD's flogging his musical wares. I've been a big fan of his music from the very beginning and we had a great time pondering over music, hip hop, DIY labels and many other things. Thanks to him for providing an early demo for us to play! My book The Slackers Guide to the Music Industry is available to buy now from [www.philtaggartslacker.com](http://www.philtaggartslacker.com) This weeks podcast is sponsored by Beer 52\. To pick up free beers go to [www.beer52.com/slacker](http://www.beer52.com/slacker)and all you have to do is pay for postage and packaging. Follow - @philytaggart
11/04/191h 8m

21: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Bring Me The Horizon

Greeeeeetings Slackers! Welcome to this weeks podcast! My first book is out now!!! I've written a book for musicians, artists, MC's, bands, producers and anyone interested in the music industry. It's called 'Phil Taggart's Slacker Guide to the Music Industry' and it's out! 70 contributions from the best artists and the most knowledgable industry. I'm very proud of it and it's really the guide i wished i had when i was kicking off with my band when i was 16\. You can get it from [www.philtaggartslacker.com](http://www.philtaggartslacker.com) or from Amazon! This week's podcast is with probably the biggest rock band in the UK in 2019\. I absolutely adore Bring Me The Horizon and it was ace to get two of them on for a chat. You can tell from their early demo of 'Medusa' that they have come a long way since they began! Follow Phil - @philytaggart
04/04/1954m 38s

20: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Christine + The Queens

Hello Slackers! I hope you are appropriately hydrated and free from gingivitis.  My first book is out now!!! I've written a book for musicians, artists, MC's, bands, producers and anyone interested in the music industry. It's called 'Phil Taggart's Slacker Guide to the Music Industry' and it's out! 70 contributions from the best artists and the most knowledgable industry. I'm very proud of it and it's really the guide i wished i had when i was kicking off with my band when i was 16\. You can get it from [www.philtaggartslacker.com](http://www.philtaggartslacker.com)  This weeks podcast is with Chris from Christine and The Podcasts. I caught up with Chris just before she went to this years Brit Awards. She brought with her a really early demo and was an absolute dream to interview! Follow @philytaggart on Instagram and Twitter
28/03/1953m 46s

19: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Fatboy Slim

Hello Slackers! Welcome back! Slacker Season 1 was wicked! Thank you so much to everyone who gave time to it. Season 2 is back and we have some incredible guests for you! There is a brand new book and some sweeeeeet merchandise coming very soon as well! I'll tell you more about that next week! This weeks guest is Norman Cook! A man known by many different monikers but most famously as Fatboy Slim. He invited me into his kitchen at his beautiful house on the South Coast in Brighton and we shot the breeze for over an hour and he played me the first ever demo version of Praise You. Trust me it doesn't sound ANYTHING like what it would become. Follow @philytaggart on Instagram and Twitter www.philtaggartslacker.com
21/03/191h 4m

18: Season 2 Trailer

Ahhhhh Jaysus Slackers aren't you looking glorious! The Slacker Podcast is back once again after a short 3 month break. I got to catch my breath. I also needed to finish a book i was writing. That is done and we are good to go for another round. Listen to the trailer to hear what guests make an appearance on the new Season
15/03/192m 14s

17: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Aurora

Hello Slackers! Welcome to the final podcast in Series 1\. Much love to every single one of you that has taken the time to listen to the episodes. Thank you to everyone who has shared the podcast, rated, reviewed and given feedback. I love hearing from you! I am currently planning and recording Season 2 at the moment. If you have any suggestions for guests then reach out to me on twitter and instagram @philytaggart This week we welcome the Norwegian singer and songwriter Aurora to the podcast. She is one of the most beautiful eccentric characters we've had on. I hope you enjoy it! If you want to come to see what Slacker is all about, then come to our club tour in February. The Magic Gang will be headlining live each night of the tour along with the amazing TOUTS from Derry. I'll be on DJ duties as well!  Feb 20th - Engine Rooms - Southampton Feb 21st - Sub89 - Reading Feb 22n - Dreamland - Margate You can buy tickets here: https://www.songkick.com/artists/7449559-magic-gang
23/01/1957m 45s

16: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With The Vaccines

Hello Slackers! This is the penultimate episode of Season 1 of the Slacker Podcast. I really appreciate you guys all listening to, sharing and reviewing the podcast over the past few months. It's been a real trip with some incredible artists. I am dipping my toe into recording artists for Season 2\. You will hopefully get Season 2 around March/April time! This weeks podcast was recorded close to a year ago with Justin from The Vaccines. Justin is one of the most intuitive songwriters we have in the UK and has done more for UK Rock and Roll than most. I really enjoyed this episode and hope you do to! Please give the pod a lil rate and review if you get a chance! The Slacker Club Night is going on tour in February. The Magic Gang will be headlining each night of the tour along with a super secret support and myself DJ'n. We are playing in Feb 20th - Engine Rooms - Southampton Feb 21st - Sub89 - Reading Feb 22n - Dreamland - Margate You can buy tickets here: https://www.songkick.com/artists/7449559-magic-gang @philytaggart on Instagram @philytaggart on Twitter
16/01/1958m 15s

15: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Novelist

Happy New Year Slackers! This week on the first podcast of 2019 we have one of the most important youth voices in the UK. His name is Novelist. I've been playing his music on radio since he popped up on the scene back a few years ago. He's a really righteous dude with the fiercest skill on the mic. This episode is not like any of the others. Hope you enjoy x  Please give the pod a lil rate and review if you get a chance! The Slacker Club Night is going on tour in February. The Magic Gang will be headlining each night of the tour along with a super secret support and myself DJ'n. We are playing in Feb 20th - Engine Rooms - Southampton Feb 21st - Sub89 - Reading Feb 22n - Dreamland - Margate You can buy tickets here: [https://www.songkick.com/artists/7449559-magic-gang](https://www.songkick.com/artists/7449559-magic-gang) @philytaggart on Instagram @philytaggart on Twitter
09/01/1959m 50s

14: The Slacker End of Year Awards

Drum Roll Please... Step right up and get ready for the most pointless and irreverent end of year awards for all things music. Independent Journalist Roisin O'Connor and quill for hire Sam Wolfson join me to talk through some of the beautiful, bizarre and face palm moments of 2019. Thanks for listening to the Slacker Podcast in 2018\. Series 1 will be finishing in a few weeks and we will launch into Season 2 in March/April. Happy New Year Everyone! Fake Eminem Freestyle Vid - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibnR3_aVRyc The Slacker Club Night is going on tour in February. The Magic Gang will be headlining each night of the tour along with a super secret support and myself DJ'n. We are playing in Feb 20th - Engine Rooms - Southampton Feb 21st - Sub89 - Reading Feb 22n - Dreamland - Margate You can buy tickets here: https://www.songkick.com/artists/7449559-magic-gang @philytaggart on Instagram @philytaggart on Twitter
28/12/1849m 20s

13: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Mura Masa

Hello Slackers. Seasons Greetings! I hope you're all good this week. We have a wicked podcast for you this week. The UK's finest producer Mura Masa popped by the dungeon studio in Soho earlier in the year for a chat and he brought with him one of his earliest demo's. Most MC's, singers and musicians would kill to have Alex Crossan in the studio. I didn't think it appropriate to ask him to make a beat for me considering i can't sing or rap. He's an interesting dude. We took a look at the music industry through the eyes of a successful and sought after 23 year old. I really enjoyed our chat, hope you do too. ***Please send guest suggestions for Season 2\. I just started recording them last week*** Before I forget. The Slacker Club Night is going on tour in February. The Magic Gang will be headlining each night of the tour along with a super secret support and myself DJ'n. We are playing in Feb 20th - Engine Rooms - Southampton Feb 21st - Sub89 - Reading Feb 22n - Dreamland - Margate You can buy tickets here -https://www.songkick.com/artists/7449559-magic-gang @philytaggart on Instagram @philytaggart on Twitter
19/12/1851m 37s

12: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With The Cribs

Seasonal Slacker Greetings! Hello to you all! I hope you're mince pies are full of raisins and your pockets full on tinsel. This is number 12/16 of Season 1 of The Slacker Podcast.  This week I am joined by a full on family. The Cribs are this weeks subjects of the Slacker Podcast. I love this band for many different reasons. Mainly because they are a formative band for me. When I was in my band all i wanted to do was go on tour with The Cribs. They are the most legitimate rock and roll band going in the UK. This was the first ever Slacker Podcast I recorded, just under a year ago. I hope you enjoy it... Before I forget. The Slacker Club Night is going on tour in February. The Magic Gang will be headlining each night of the tour along with a super secret support and myself DJ'n. We are playing in Feb 20th - Engine Rooms - Southampton Feb 21st - Sub89 - Reading Feb 22n - Dreamland - Margate [You can buy tickets here -](https://www.songkick.com/artists/7449559-magic-gang)https://www.songkick.com/artists/7449559-magic-gang [@philytaggart on Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/philytaggart/?hl=en) [@philytaggart on Twitter](https://twitter.com/philytaggart?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) Here is a link to the magnificent [Mad Notions Podcast](https://madnotions.podbean.com/) - This is the best music podcast I listen to. I love it loads. Try it out and tell those buttholes i sent you!
12/12/181h 0m

11: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Chvrches

Hello Slackers! Welcome to the Slacker Podcast. Thanks for joining us this week with a brand new podcast for you to do what you want with.  This week's podcast is with Scottish Synth Saviours Chvrches. What an absolutely dynamite band they are. They make pop music interesting. There's no formulaic following of patterns for Chvrches, it's a real smashing together of influences. It was great to sit down with 2/3s of the band for a chinwag. If you enjoy the pod please rate and review it as it gets it out to more people. Thanks very much! Follow Phil Taggart: Twitter + Instagram - @philytaggart Text Slacker to 78070 for a free copy of The Economist
04/12/181h 4m

10: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Hozier

Greetings and Winter Salutations from Slacker HQ (My living room). I hope you are all good! Thanks for jumping into this weeks podcast. It is 10/16 which means only 6 more left of Season 1\. The whole Season has absolutely whizzed by! Thank you so much for all the support This week's guest is Andrew Hozier-Byrne aka. Hozier. He is an absolute gem of a human being and was one of the most interesting people that I've have had on the show. He brought with him a never before heard version of 'Take Me to Church', the first demo of a song that would help bring him to a global audience. I hope you enjoy the podcast and as usual! If you enjoyed the podcast then please give us a rate and a review on Apple Podcasts or whatever platform you listen on Follow Phil @philytaggart on Instagram and Twitter  https://twitter.com/philytaggart https://www.instagram.com/philytaggart Also Hometown Records my record label has a brand new release. It’s a pulsing punk EP from Derry trio TOUTS. I’ve been working with them for quite a while now and i absolutely adore their music. Check it out! TOUTS on Spotify - https://tinyurl.com/ybf7vca5 TOUTS Vinyl - https://ffm.to/analysisparalysis
28/11/181h 1m

9: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast with dodie

What's the craic Slackers? Hope yiz are all knocking lumps out of each other on Pokemon. Welcome to the 9th episode of the Slacker Podcast. Special wave to the new dodie fans who join us on this episode of the pod. My name is Phil Taggart, I'm 7 Foot 9 and have more hair on my hands than most people do on their head. I'm a music broadcaster and i started this podcast to have long form interviews with artists and to hear their very early demo's. This week dodie is the subject to take the stand. She's a wonderful human being and she is slaloming her musical journey in a completely unique way to any of the guests we've had on the podcast previously. Tighten your nose peg and dive in. If you enjoy the pod plzzzz rate and review it as it gets it out to more people. Thanks very much xxx Follow Phil Taggart: Twitter + Instagram - @philytaggart Text Slacker to 78070 for a free copy of The Economist
21/11/181h 12m

8: Phil Taggart’s Slacker Podcast with Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol

Well Slackers. I hope your conjunctivitis has cleared up since the last time you were here. It’s looking pretty good! Welcome to all the new listeners. On this podcast we play class artists’ early demos and we get a good chin wag in along the way.  This week’s guest is Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol. He’s legit seen it all in the world of music and has traversed the highs and lows of everything that comes with it, which places him in a very apt position for me to badger him with questions. The version of Run he plays on the podcast was dug out of one of the band's attics and hasn’t been heard before so should be special for the Snow Patrol fan boys and girls. Please give the podcast a little rating or a review if you enjoy it. This Friday (16th Nov 2018) the Slacker Live Music Night will be at Portrush at the Atlantic Sessions on Northern Ireland. I have curated an amazing lineup as has our guest this week Gary Lightbody. If you want tickets then you can grab them here! Atlantic Sessions Tickets - [https://tinyurl.com/yd675px3](https://tinyurl.com/yd675px3) Also Hometown Records my record label has a brand new release. It’s a pulsing punk EP from Derry trio TOUTS. I’ve been working with them for quite a while now and i absolutely adore their music. Check it out! TOUTS on Spotify - [https://tinyurl.com/ybf7vca5](https://tinyurl.com/ybf7vca5) TOUTS Vinyl - [https://ffm.to/analysisparalysis](https://ffm.to/analysisparalysis)
14/11/181h 22m

7: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Leon Bridges

Hello Slackers! Welcome to the Slacker Podcast! This week on the show we have the man, the voice, the incredible, Leon Bridges!! I’ve got a huge amount of respect for this guy and was reppin’ his music early so it was great to get the chance to catch up with him earlier in the year and chat through the demo of his hit single, Coming Home. Tickets to Slacker at the Atlantic Sessions - https://www.atlanticsessions.com/event-detail.php?se=33 Tickets to BBC Introducing Live 18 - https://www.introducinglive.co.uk
07/11/1859m 13s

6: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Kate Nash

Hello Slackers! Welcome to the Slacker Podcast! I hope this Halloween season is treating you fine and dandy like sour candy and that your pets are kept in doors and away from the fireworks. This Halloween I am going as Broken Face Man, the super hero with ability to break his face at any given point. Yeah, I broke my nose playing football at the weekend and as i type this my eye is as black as a goths socks. Welcome to the podcast to you if you are fresh and this is your first episode. Please do go back and check out some of the others that I recorded. This week's guest is Kate Nash. She is a force of nature in which ever field she chooses whether it's music, acting or activism. This being the Slacker Podcast we focus mainly on the music but we touch on the other parts as well. She brought in an early demo of her track 'Dickhead' which I don't think has been heard anywhere before, so there's a treat for the mega Kate Nash fans. Apart from all that she's just a lovely human and i really enjoyed my chat with her. I hope you do too! Please give the podcast a little review or rate it wherever you listen to podcasts please! Phil Taggart Twitter + Instagram - @philytaggart If You Need Advice or Help with Bullying - https://www.bullying.co.uk/ Tickets to BBC Introducing Live 18 - https://www.introducinglive.co.uk  Tickets to The Atlantic Sessions in Portrush - https://www.atlanticsessions.com/
31/10/181h 5m

5: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Dizzee Rascal

Hello Slackers! This week on the podcast we have a genuine legend in Dizzee Rascal! They face of UK culture would be very different if it wasn't for the sounds Dylan Mills developed in the early 2000's. On the podcast we play one of his first ever demo's 'Boy Dem About' and we talk about a 100 different things. It was one of the most fascinating to record and i think it will be to listen to as well! Thanks for all the ratings and the reviews over the first few weeks! It would be amazing if you enjoy this and you have a little sec that you could show it a bit of love. Follow Phil @philytaggart on Instagram and Twitter Dizzee Rascal - Don't Gas Me EP - https://tinyurl.com/y96mwego BBC Introducing Live 18 Tickets - https://www.introducinglive.co.uk/
24/10/1859m 31s

4: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast with Declan McKenna

Hello Slackers! I hope all of your kitchens are full of tasty food and your shirts are crease free! This is the fourth episode of my Slacker Podcast. It feels like the podcast is becoming human and sentient now! Thanks to everyone who has been listening over the past few weeks, i hope you've enjoyed the episodes with Bastille, Wolf Alice and The Manics Street Preachers. If you are a big Declan McKenna fan and are arriving here because of that, then you are very welcome. I make this podcast for the love and make no money from it so if you would like to support the work that I am doing then giving it a review and writing a little about in the review section would be incredible. This week Declan McKenna was my guest. He is a fascinating young dude who has a deep obsession with pop music. The future of UK pop music couldn't be in better hands. I really enjoyed our chat. We did it wayyyyyy back in January 2018 and he was one of the first guests i invited on to the podcast. I could go on and on but it's all said in the podcast so i'll let you check it out there.  Follow Phil at @philytaggart on Instagram and Twitter
17/10/181h 4m

3: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Bastille

Hello Slackers! The third episode of the Slacker Podcast is upon us. Thank you so much to everyone who has been doing the ol' rate and review merry-go-round, because of those the podcast has hit Number 1 on the Music Charts, which has completely blown my mind. I'm really thankful, yiz are awful sound. On this weeks episode we have Dan from Bastille. He was the first person i approached (on a packed train) to be on this podcast, before it had a name or a premise. He brought himself into the fetish dungeon studio in Soho armed with a banana and a herbal tea and we talked about converted porn studios, Justin Bieber, straddling music genres, throwing warm liquid at festivals and lots of other bits and pieces. Dan also brought with him an early version of a song called 'Alchemy' which really gives you a sense of where Bastille was born from. This podcast is for you all, specifically the artists and bands toiling with the complexities of the music industry. If you have any questions or want to follow me on social media it's @philytaggart (Instagram + Twitter)
10/10/181h 6m

2: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast with Wolf Alice

The second Slacker Podcast is here! Phil Taggart hosts Wolf Alice in the twisted fetish dungeon recording studio in Soho. Things begin with a really early and raw demo of 'You're A Germ' and then drift into the questions on everyone's lips. Which band used to keep 300K in a fridge, playing second fiddle to circus acts and Theo's love of fireworks. This podcast is for you all, specifically the artists and bands toiling with the complexities of the music industry. Follow Phil @philytaggart (Instagram + Twitter) **_Letting Off Fireworks Through Your Bum Crack Is An Awful Idea and Should Not Be Done By Anyone_** **_Drugs Are Dangerous and Bad_**
04/10/181h 4m

1: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast with The Manic Street Preachers

On the inaugural episode of the Slacker Podcast, Phil Taggart hosts the Manic Street Preachers. Kicking things off with a demo of their anthem, ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’, the conversation quickly uncovers stories from their Welsh beginnings, their early fashion sense and of course those early riots at shows. This podcast is for you all, specifically the artists and bands toiling with the complexities of the music industry.
04/10/1851m 37s

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The Slacker Podcast delves deep into the career of a different musical guest each week, including Manic Street Preachers, The Vaccines, Declan McKenna, Mura Masa, Snow Patrol, Wolf Alice, Chvrches, Leon Bridges, Aurora, Novelist & more. Each show kicks-off with the artist playing their first ever demo, laying bare the raw sounds that encouraged them to take up a career in music. From here the conversation freewheels down a spaghetti junction of quirky anecdotes, hot takes and uncovers the journey each artist has taken to where they are today. Episode 1 debuts September 26th - subscribe now.
04/10/182m 53s
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