We’re delighted to debut a brand new podcast at TVD today which will find a home in this spot weekly. “A Badge of Friendship” comes to you from the London PR firm of the same name—”one of indie London’s best loved organisations,” as the NME noted a little while back.
Each week ABoF’s Claire, Paul, and Ed will take to FUBAR Radio’s airwaves, and to get a sense of what they’ve got in store for their broadcast we chatted them up in advance of show number one which you can stream below. (And if you’ve stopped by for Shell Zenner Presents, you can find her a day earlier, now on Wednesdays.) —Ed.
Tell us about your new show on FUBAR Radio.
Claire: Our new show—A Badge of Friendship—is all about new music and undiscovered gems (that aren’t necessarily new!) There are also lots of fun features too—”Pass The Cheese,” “World of Weird,” and we’ve got some great guests lined-up for the next few months—Armando Iannucci, Vennart, Torche, comedian Dave Hill, Idlewild, and lots more.
Paul: It’s another outlet for us to help promote up and coming bands but it is also a platform to talk about bands and labels who inspired us to get into music in the first place. In the first episode Claire chooses Dischord Records. So that gives an indication of the type of stuff we will have on the show.
What do you hope to achieve with the show?
P: I think the idea is to have fun. It really is that simple. Of course, we really want to push the type of bands who may not always be getting the love they deserve and to help push new music as much as possible. However, if we can have a laugh, play some good tunes, and pull in a few listens along the way then our job will be done!
C: I’d personally love to create that feeling I used to get when I walked into a record store, looking to discover new music. I hope our listeners are open to all sorts of genres and always hear at least one thing that’s new every week. As people, we don’t take ourselves too seriously and we want to have a little fun with the show too and get across that music is fun and it’s not always about serious chat and analysis. We love music, it’s our passion and we want that love to come across on the show.