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Lift The Curtain 012 - Pearl Charles (Singer - Songwriter)

Lift The Curtain 012 - Pearl Charles (Singer - Songwriter)

July 28, 2021

Welcome back for episode 12 of Lift The Curtain, the podcast where talk to people in the creative industry, in its widest spectrum. 

 

This week we head over to the Californian desert, to talk to our guest Hollywood raised singer/songwriter Pearl Charles. Pearl got to hone her craft, touring around the States and the world, and released her last album 'Magic Mirror' last year.

 

As she waits to head back on the road, both US and Europe bound early next year, we got to catch up and talk about her creative upbringing, some of her early influences, getting shaken down in Mexico, how she got her band together, her creative process, one of our best name drop minute yet, and as usual, some tricks and tips on how to make it and become a successful musician!

 

Recos of the week:

Album: The Beach Boys - Friends & Watch: The Serpent (Pearl

 

Album: Snarky Puppy - We Like It Here & Watch: The Basketball Diaries (Ben)

 

 

You can support the podcast on BuyMeACoffee, follow Lift The Curtain on all socials, and hit subscribe on your favourite streaming platforms, to never miss an episode on the link below:

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Follow Pearl on:

Instagram: instagram.com/pearlcharles

Listen to Pearl Charles' music HERE

 

 

Artwork by Rhi Lee.

Intro and outro music: Snowflake in Winter by Cassels

Pre and post interview music: Enjoy the Food by Dusty Boners

Mid jingle by Ben T van Lierop

Lift The Curtain 011 - Lawrence James English (Illustrator & drummer for Kagoule)

Lift The Curtain 011 - Lawrence James English (Illustrator & drummer for Kagoule)

July 7, 2021

Welcome back for episode 11 of Lift The Curtain, the podcast where talk to people in the creative industry, in its widest spectrum. 

 

He's the drum for Nottingham band Kagoule (and a damn good one at that), but on this chat with Lawrence James English, we focus on his illustration work. With a style like no other and instantly recognisable, he designed all of the band's discography, as well as a good bunch of tattoos, and murals.

 

He talks to us about his training, or lack thereof, his favourite medium, his inspirations, whether he'd let anyone design the artwork for the band. And as usual, amongst other things, the name drop minute and how to make it at an illustrator, and some tricks and tips on how to get started.

 

Recos of the week:

Album: John Martyn - Solid Air & Watch: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing (Loz)

 

Album: Kagoule - Urth & Watch: This Country (Ben)

 

 

You can support the podcast on BuyMeACoffee, follow Lift The Curtain on all socials, and hit subscribe on your favourite streaming platforms, to never miss an episode on the link below:

https://www.linktr.ee/liftthecurtainpod

 

 

Follow Lawrence on:

Instagram: instagram.com/lawrencejamesenglish

Website: https://www.lawrencejamesenglish.com/

 

 

Artwork by Rhi Lee.

Intro and outro music: Snowflake in Winter by Cassels

Pre and post interview music: Enjoy the Food by Dusty Boners

Mid jingle by Ben T van Lierop

Lift The Curtain 010 - Tony Cerciello (Movie, TV and documentary producer - Fargo, Eddy’s Kingdom, …)

Lift The Curtain 010 - Tony Cerciello (Movie, TV and documentary producer - Fargo, Eddy’s Kingdom, …)

June 23, 2021

Welcome back for episode 10 of Lift The Curtain, the podcast where talk to people in the creative industry, in its widest spectrum. 

 

This week's guest is Canadian TV, movie and documentary producer Tony Cerciello.

He joins us from Vancouver BC, and talks to us about leaving his hometown of Calgary, his studies, working on many projects from small budget movies to season 2 of Fargo, his latest release Eddy's Kingdom, his time in London working in bars, and as usual, some tricks and tips on how to work in the movie industry.

 

Recos of the week:

Album: Arcade Fire: The Suburbs & Watch: Brick(Tony)

 

Album: Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel Casino & Watch: An Idiot Abroad (Ben)

 

 

You can support the podcast on BuyMeACoffee, follow Lift The Curtain on all socials, and hit subscribe on your favourite streaming platforms, to never miss an episode on the link below:

https://www.linktr.ee/liftthecurtainpod

 

 

Follow Tony on:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tony_cello/

Watch Eddy's Kingdom: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/eddyskingdom2

 

 

Artwork by Rhi Lee.

Intro and outro music: Snowflake in Winter by Cassels

Pre and post interview music: Enjoy the Food by Dusty Boners

Mid jingle by Ben T van Lierop

Lift The Curtain 009 - Lindsay Melbourne (photographer, producer of Don’t Go Gentle, and founder of AF Gang)

Lift The Curtain 009 - Lindsay Melbourne (photographer, producer of Don’t Go Gentle, and founder of AF Gang)

June 9, 2021

Welcome back for episode 9 of Lift The Curtain, the podcast where talk to people in the creative industry, in its widest spectrum. 

 

From this week, and over the summer, i'll be releasing episode every other Wednesday, to give myself a bit of breathing room, and focus on making the best content i can! We should be back on normal schedule later in the year, and will keep on putting out great chit chats until then!

 

Today we're talking to Lindsay Melbourne, a London photographer based in Sheffield. Her work has been featured in the NME, Clash Magazine, Kerrang and DIY to name but a few. She’s photographed many amazing bands and artists such as JOHN, Los Bitchos, Daisy Lowe, Yak, Black Honey, Bambara, Jamie T, Idles and many more.

 

And speaking of Idles, she was also associate producer to the Bristolian band’s movie documentary Don't Go Gentle by director Mark Archer, who came out last year, as well as the founder of gigantic online community and IDLES fan club AF Gang

 

We talk about motherhood, her beginnings in photography, some of the biggest gigs she covered, how to become a successful photographer, how to get published, and a myriad of other things!

 

Recos of the week:

Album: The Whitest Boy Alive - The Whitest Boy Alive & Watch: Gilmore Girls(Lindsay)

 

Album: Stephen Malkmus - Stephen Malkmus & Watch: The Serpent (Ben)

 

 

You can support the podcast on BuyMeACoffee, follow Lift The Curtain on all socials, and hit subscribe on your favourite streaming platforms, to never miss an episode on the link below:

https://www.linktr.ee/liftthecurtainpod

 

 

Follow Lindsay on:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsaymelbourne_

Website: http://www.lindsaymelbourne.com/

 

 

Artwork by Rhi Lee.

Intro and outro music: Snowflake in Winter by Cassels

Pre and post interview music: Enjoy the Food by Dusty Boners

Mid jingle by Ben T van Lierop

Lift The Curtain 008 - Tersha Willis (founder of merchandising company Terrible Group)

Lift The Curtain 008 - Tersha Willis (founder of merchandising company Terrible Group)

June 3, 2021

We are back for episode 8 of Lift The Curtain, the podcast where talk to people in the creative industry, in its widest spectrum. 

 

There's nothing quite like queueing at the merch table after a gig, or getting your favourite merch online for a band you love, knowing that that fresh new thing you've bought also helps the musicians your cherish so much to keep on going!

 

Terrible Group, formerly Terrible Merch, are one of the best in the biz when it comes to get said merch made, and unlike many other competitors, they always have the band's best interest at heart, and this week i talk to Tersha Willis, the brains and muscles behind the whole operation!

 

Tersha drops some wisdom on what it takes to start your own company and succeed, some of the caveats of being a woman in a rather patriarchal industry, the incredible people she gets to works with (Mark Ronson, Jai Paul, PJ Harvey, Groove Armada, are just a handful of the gigantic 400 strong roster they have developed), and just some amazing tips on how to follow you dreams and make it happen, in true Lift The Curtain fashion!

 

 

Recos of the week:

Album: For Those i Love - For Those i Love & Watch: Start Up (Tersha)

 

Album: Naked Giants - SLUFF & Watch: The Boys (Ben)

 

 

You can support the podcast on BuyMeACoffee, follow Lift The Curtain on all socials, and hit subscribe on your favourite streaming platforms, to never miss an episode on the link below:

https://www.linktr.ee/liftthecurtainpod

 

 

Follow Tersha and Terrible on:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/terriblegrp

Website: https://terrible.group/

 

 

Artwork by Rhi Lee.

Intro and outro music: Snowflake in Winter by Cassels

Pre and post interview music: Enjoy the Food by Dusty Boners

Mid jingle by Ben T van Lierop

Lift The Curtain 007 - Dec Martens (Amyl and the Sniffers’ guitar player and face of Gucci)

Lift The Curtain 007 - Dec Martens (Amyl and the Sniffers’ guitar player and face of Gucci)

May 26, 2021

Already on to episode 7 of Lift The Curtain, the podcast where talk to people in the creative industry, in its widest spectrum. 

 

When Declan Mehrtens, aka Dec Martens, aka Dj Snowy Keys isn’t busy selling out venues across the world with 4 piece punk band Amyl and the Sniffers, he’s braving his fear of technology to have a talk with me for Lift The Curtain!

 

Calling from his house in Melbourne, Australia, we touch on working for Big W, how he started playing guitar, the rise of Amyl and the Sniffers, working with Gucci, what anti-hipsters are, his disdain for craft beer, to name but a few things. And as usual, some tricks and tips on how to become a successful band, and an ever better human.

 

Including technical issues, this took roughly 3:30 hours to record, but oh-was it worth it in the end!

 

 

Recos of the week:

Album: Gene Clark -  No other & Watch: Wake in Fright (Dec)

 

Album: Girl Band - Holding Hand with Jamie & Watch: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Ben)

 

 

You can support the podcast on BuyMeACoffee, follow Lift The Curtain on all socials, and hit subscribe on your favourite streaming platforms, to never miss an episode on the link below:

https://www.linktr.ee/liftthecurtainpod

 

 

Follow Dec on:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dickheadofficial

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3NqV2DJoAWsjl787bWaHW7?

 

 

Artwork by Rhi Lee.

Intro and outro music: Snowflake in Winter by Cassels

Pre and post interview music: Enjoy the Food by Dusty Boners

Mid jingle by Ben T van Lierop

Lift The Curtain 006 - Elle Streetart (queen of murals and street art)

Lift The Curtain 006 - Elle Streetart (queen of murals and street art)

May 19, 2021

Welcome to episode 006 of Lift The Curtain, the podcast where talk to people in the creative industry, in its widest spectrum. 

 

Elle Streetart has been traveling the four corners of the world, adorning large facades with her beautiful murals since the early 2010s, and this week, she took some time off painting 2 5000sqft walls in NYC to talk to us!

 

We discuss her beginnings, the way she markets herself, as usual some advice on how to become a successful artist, her work with Yves Saint Laurent, partnership with Asics feat Steve Aoki and Samsung, and her short trips to jail, to name but a few things!

 

Recos of the week:

Album: Elle’s playlist https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4E5RyWY3vE0boyrkVfIJjI?si=e0678e83979544ae  & Watch: Seaspiracy  (Elle)

 

Album: Beastie Boys - Check you head & Watch: Beastie Boys Story (Ben)

 

You can support the podcast on BuyMeACoffee, follow Lift The Curtain on all socials, and hit subscribe on your favourite streaming platforms, to never miss an episode on the link below:

https://www.linktr.ee/liftthecurtainpod

 

 

Follow Elle on:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ellestreetart

Channel: https://www.ellestreetart.com/

 

 

Artwork by Rhi Lee.

Intro and outro music: Snowflake in Winter by Cassels

Pre and post interview music: Enjoy the Food by Dusty Boners

Mid jingle by Ben T van Lierop

Lift The Curtain 005 - Ruairi Gilles (from Bonneville Cocktail Collection)

Lift The Curtain 005 - Ruairi Gilles (from Bonneville Cocktail Collection)

May 12, 2021

Episode 5 of Lift The Curtain, the podcast where talk to people in the creative industry, in its widest spectrum. 

 

From cocktail bartender to Youtube content creator, the face of The Bonneville Cocktail Collection, Ruairi Gilles, joins us for a chit chat!

 

From dropping his studies in quite the U turn, to running a successful Youtube channel teaching the world how to make cocktails and amassing 120k subs, serving a few famous people in his bartending days, getting better at shooting videos and growing his audience, and how to keep cool when growing your own channel, Ruairi serves us a few tricks and tips on how to start and grow a youtube channel, keeping cool in the early days, and some funny anecdotes from his career!

 

Recos of the week:

Album: The Roots - Phrenology & Watch: Money Heist and Mr Ballen on Youtube (Ruairi)

 

Album: Fugazi - 13 Songs & Watch: The Sopranos (Ben)

 

You can support the podcast on BuyMeACoffee, follow Lift The Curtain on all socials, and hit subscribe on your favourite streaming platforms, to never miss an episode on the link below:

https://www.linktr.ee/liftthecurtainpod

 

 

Follow Ruairi and The Bonneville Cocktail Collection on:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bonnevillecocktails

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbyMfA1HJzS48Fc6-QVYJkA

 

 

Artwork by Rhi Lee.

Intro and outro music: Snowflake in Winter by Cassels

Pre and post interview music: Enjoy the Food by Dusty Boners

Mid jingle by Ben T van Lierop

Lift The Curtain 004 - Hetty Lawrence (from sustainable fashion brand Leim)

Lift The Curtain 004 - Hetty Lawrence (from sustainable fashion brand Leim)

May 5, 2021

Tune in to episode 4 of Lift The Curtain, the podcast where talk to people in the creative industry, in its widest spectrum. 

 

How to start your own brand? Or even, how to start your own company? The age old dreaded question.

 

Well this week, we get some pointers from fashion afficionada Hetty Lawrence who talks to us about her baby Leim, a functional and sustainable jumpsuit brand that stemmed from the annoyance of having to go full nude every time you needed the loo while wearing one. The word you’re looking for is genius.

 

From its infancy to releasing new lines, Hetty gives us an insight on what it was like to pull the trigger on such a big project, working solo, what the early days were like, and how to launch your own clothing brand.

 

Recos of the week:

Album: Yuma - Smek (Rey Kjavik Remix) & Watch: Concrete Cowboy (Hetty)

 

Album: Yung Lean - Stranger & Watch: Yung Lean, In My Head (available on Youtube) (Ben)

 

Follow Lift The Curtain on all socials, and hit subscribe on your favourite streaming platforms, to never miss an episode!

https://www.linktr.ee/liftthecurtainpod

 

 

 Follow Leim on:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareleim/

Website: https://weareleim.com/ 

Lift The Curtain 003 -Scott Holpainen (KEXP’s Video Producer)

Lift The Curtain 003 -Scott Holpainen (KEXP’s Video Producer)

April 28, 2021

Welcome to episode 3 of Lift The Curtain, the podcast where talk to people in the creative industry, in its widest spectrum. 

 

We’re bringing the US’ finest radio station and biggest live session Youtube channel’s video producer on the show, namely Scott Holpainen, video producer for legendary Seattle radio KEXP. With over 1 billion views and 2.6M subscribers, you could say they're doing something right!

 

From his drastic career change, to his relationship with King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Ty Segall, John Dwyer, Father John Misty and many more, to the challenges of his job, and what makes it so special.

And as usual, some career advice on how to get into video production, the music and what to watch recos, and the name drop minute segment!

 

A truly fantastic conversation, full of gems, and inside knowledge!

 

Recos of the week:

Album: Floating Points + Pharaoh Sanders & Watch: Bali Girls live on KEXP (Scott)

 

Album: Father John Misty - God's Favourite Customer & Watch: DIG (Ben)

 

Follow Lift The Curtain on all socials, and hit subscribe on your favourite streaming platforms, to never miss an episode!

https://www.linktr.ee/liftthecurtainpod

 

Follow Scott Holpainen on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/scottholpainen

 

And go listen to KEXP online, or on their Youtube channel:

Webbie: http://www.kexp.org

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/kexpradio

 

 

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