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90s: Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley20200509

Matt Everitt talks to Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley from Portishead about the music and moments that have defined them. They reveal a truly diverse range of influences that includes Cameo, Massive Attack, the Edgar Broughton Band, Lalo Schifrin and Barry Gray's theme from Thunderbirds. All of these have found their way to their own painstakingly crafted works created for Portishead and the three highly acclaimed albums they have released since their 1994 debut with Dummy, continuing with Portishead (1997) and Third (2008).

Matt Everitt talks to Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley from Portishead.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Bjork20200606

Another highlight of Matt Everitt's First Time series sees him delving into the mind of Björk and finding out what makes this unique Icelandic artist tick.

Over the past 25 years Björk has been nominated for 15 Grammy, one Oscar and two Golden Globe Awards, but it's her ability to use her distinct singing voice as an instrument to craft unique melodies that has won her millions of fans over the world.

In this 2011 conversation Björk recalls first falling in love with music after being fascinated by the artwork of her parents' collection of Joni Mitchell and Frank Zappa albums, recording her debut album aged just 11, forming the Sugarcubes, working with Thom Yorke and what inspires her creativity.

Bj\u00f6rk discusses her musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Brett Anderson20200523

Brett Anderson from Suede shares the musical milestones of his life in conversation with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

Whilst Blur and Oasis may have ridden the Britpop wave to a place in the popular consciousness, Suede had already paved the way for their successes. Before Suede the UK music scene of the early 1990's was in the grip of post-grunge Americana. It was Brett Anderson's band who wrestled back dominance, trading freely on the glamour of Bowie, the sexual ambiguity of the Smiths and their widespread appeal. Featured Suede tracks include Animal Nitrate, Metal Mickey, Beautiful Ones and The Wild Ones whilst Brett recalls the artists who influenced his own music. These include The Sex Pistols, The Cult, The Smiths and T. Rex.

Suede's Brett Anderson shares the musical milestones of his life. First broadcast in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Brittany Howard
Brittany Howard20200805 (6M)
20200329 (6M)

Matt Everitt talks to lead vocalist and guitarist of Alabama Shakes about an early passion for Elvis Presley, her teenage years, following Third Eye Blind and My Chemical Romance and guitar heroes.

Brittany also discusses the formation of Alabama Shakes, how Nina Simone and Al Green continue to inspire her, and about releasing her debut solo album 'Jaime'.

Matt Everitt talks to the lead vocalist and guitarist of Alabama Shakes, Brittany Howard.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Brittany Howard20200805 (6M)
20200329 (6M)

Matt Everitt talks to lead vocalist and guitarist of Alabama Shakes about an early passion for Elvis Presley, her teenage years, following Third Eye Blind and My Chemical Romance and guitar heroes.

She also discusses the formation of Alabama Shakes, how Nina Simone and Al Green continue to inspire her and about releasing her debut solo album 'Jaime'.

Matt Everitt talks to the lead vocalist and guitarist of Alabama Shakes.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Butch Vig20200808 (6M)
20200419 (6M)

Matt Everitt talks to musician, songwriter and record producer Butch Vig about the songs that have shaped his life. They discuss Butch's childhood growing up in Wisconsin, listening to Frank Sinatra and Herb Albert. Butch recalls buying his first records by Creedence Clearwater Revival and, thanks to him to Mum, first paying attention to melody and arrangement in song.

Later in the programme Butch reflects on working with The Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana as record producer and life as drummer/co-producer of Garbage.

Matt Everitt talks to Butch Vig about the songs that have shaped his life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

David Lynch2020061320200628 (R2)

David Lynch discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2013.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

David Lynch, filmmaker, writer and creator of Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, Eraserhead and Wild At Heart discusses the pivotal moments and music that have shaped his life and career. He is also a musician, having helped create the scores for many of his films as well as performing on albums including The Big Dream.

In this rare interview recorded in 2013, David speaks to Matt Everitt about his formative early musical influences, an eclectic mix which included Oh My Darling Clementine and Mahler Symphony No. 5, his passion for Elvis Presley, directing David Bowie, creating his own music, and how the imagery and plot of his classic film Blue Velvet was directly inspired by Bobby Vinton's 1963 recording, a song which would never sound the same again.

David Lynch discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2013.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

David Lynch, filmmaker, writer and creator of Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, Eraserhead and Wild At Heart discusses the pivotal moments and music that have shaped his life and career. He is also a musician, having helped create the scores for many of his films as well as performing on albums including The Big Dream.

In this rare interview recorded in 2013, David speaks to Matt Everitt about his formative early musical influences, an eclectic mix which included Oh My Darling Clementine and Mahler Symphony No. 5, his passion for Elvis Presley, directing David Bowie, creating his own music, and how the imagery and plot of his classic film Blue Velvet was directly inspired by Bobby Vinton's 1963 recording, a song which would never sound the same again.

David Lynch discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2013.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Devendra Banhart20200807 (6M)
20200412 (6M)

Matt Everitt talks to Devendra Banhart about the songs that have shaped his life. They discuss Devendra's childhood in Venezuela, moving to California for art school and the pivotal role Vashti Bunyan played at the start of his career. Also, Devendra's most recent album and his love for Japanese electronic music and Luther Vandross.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley20200509
Janelle Monae2018070120200815 (R2)

Janelle Monáe shares the musical milestones of her life in conversation with Matt Everitt.

Since her critically acclaimed debut album in 2010 The ArchAndroid, Janelle has been admired by, and collaborated with, the likes of Prince and Stevie Wonder, she has received Grammy nominations and released her third album Dirty Computer in 2018.

Janelle Mon\u00e1e shares the musical milestones of her life in conversation with Matt Everitt.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Jehnny Beth of Savages20200804 (6M)
20200216 (6M)

Matt talks to the Savages frontwoman about the music and events that have shaped her life, including her childhood as the jazz loving, inspiring pianist Camille Berthomier. She also discusses the formation of Savages and how Leonard Cohen and David Bowie had their role in her walking away from the band; and looking to the future, the recording of her debut solo record To Love Is To Live.

Matt talks to the Savages frontwoman about the music and events that have shaped her life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Jimmy Cliff2012082620200808 (R2)

The great Jamaican singer Jimmy Cliff shares his key musical moments with Matt Everitt.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Massive Attack's 3D20200530

Massive Attack's Robert '3D' del Naja shares his musical milestones in conversation with Matt Everitt. From early sound systems in Bristol to stellar collaborations, via the peak years of Trip-Hop. Featured tracks include Teardrop, Psyche, Unfinished Symphony and Safe From Harm plus music from The Beatles, Public Image Ltd. and The Clash. First broadcast in 2010.

Massive Attack's 3D shares his musical milestones in conversation with Matt Everitt.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Massive Attack's 3D20200530

Massive Attack's Robert '3D' del Naja shares his musical milestones in conversation with Matt Everitt. From early sound systems in Bristol to stellar collaborations, via the peak years of Trip-Hop. Featured tracks include Teardrop, Psyche, Unfinished Symphony and Safe From Harm plus music from The Beatles, Public Image Ltd. and The Clash. First broadcast in 2010.

Massive Attack's 3D shares his musical milestones, in conversation with Matt Everitt.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Noel Gallagher2015031520200801 (R2)

Noel Gallagher shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

He remembers his first exposure to music including Irish acts such as Dermot Hegarty and Big Tom & the Mainliners, and the way football terrace anthems inspired him. Other early influences were The Beatles, The Sex Pistols and The Dammed plus his passion for the 'holy trinity' of The Smiths, Stone Roses and The Jam.

He looks back on the very first Oasis rehearsal 'mind-blowing' and the difficult birth of their debut album Definitely Maybe. He also recalls his visit to Paul McCartney's meditation bubble, what it's like becoming so famous that when you get a haircut it ends up on the front pages of the tabloids, as well as realizing that Oasis had reached the end of the road and his feelings about becoming a solo artist.

Noel Gallagher shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Perry Farrell20200803 (6M)
20190929 (6M)

The Jane's Addiction frontman chats to Matt Everitt about the music that has shaped his life & the stories behind classic LP Ritual de lo habitual plus his latest LP Kind Heaven.

Perry talks about his early life in New York, the musical community and inspiration he found in 80s LA and how he dealt with the much-reported excesses that his lifestyle bred.

The Jane's Addiction frontman chats to Matt Everitt about the music that matters to him.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Richard Hawley20200502

Richard Hawley shares his musical milestones, in conversation with Matt Everitt - from folk clubs to stadium rock via pubs, planes and plectrums. Featuring songs from Richard's solo career plus his early work with the groups Treebound Story and The Long Pigs as well as tracks from Pulp, The Pretenders, Elbow and Santo and Johnny. First broadcast in 2010.

Richard Hawley shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2010.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Shaun Ryder20200425

Shaun Ryder, frontman of Happy Mondays and Black Grape, shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2017.

Matt asks about Shaun's earliest musical passions - the Beatles, Bowie, and Buzzcocks and about his first meeting with Factory Records supremo Tony Wilson who played a pivotal role in steering Shaun's band Happy Monday's to great success.

They discuss the creation of the albums that spawned songs like Step On, Hallelujah, Loose Fit and 24 Hour Party People (and talk about that movie), his triumphant return with Black Grape and his later work with the reformed Happy Mondays.

Shaun Ryder shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2017.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Sinead O'connor20200418

Sinéad O'Connor discusses the musical milestones of her life with Matt Everitt featuring Bob Dylan, John Lennon, David Bowie and Curtis Mayfield. She also talks about her issues with mental health, the night she tore up a photo of Pope John Paul 2 live on US television, and living with success after Nothing Compares 2 U became a worldwide hit. First broadcast in 2012.

Sin\u00e9ad O'Connor discusses her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in 2012.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Tony Allen
Tony Allen20200801 (6M)
20190908 (6M)

Another chance to hear Matt Everitt talking to the legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen who passed away earlier in the year. Tony talks about the music that has shaped his life, and we find out about a career that spanned six decades, from playing with Fela Kuti in the sixties, right through to joining Damon Albarn and Paul Simonon as part of The Good, The Bad & The Queen.

Matt Everitt talks to legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen who passed away in April 2020.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Tony Allen20200801 (6M)
20190908 (6M)

Matt talks to the legendary Nigerian drummer about the music that has shaped his life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.