101 Part Time Jobs hosted by Giles Bidder

101 Part Time Jobs hosted by Giles Bidder

Bands tell Giles Bidder about their various and precarious side jobs. Previous guests include Self Esteem, Yard Act, Teenage Fanclub, Belle & Sebastian, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Jamz Supernova, Ezra Furman, Built to Spill, Big Joanie, Martha, Gabrielle Aplin, Kevin Morby, Thurston Moore, IDLES, Tim Burgess, The Mountain Goats, The National & many more.

Episodes

January 24, 2023 43 min
The recently London relocated songwriting duo tell me about gardening, carework, parents running a theater company and independent music surviving against the odds in UK. What a great band. Divorce's EP Get Mean is out now: https://divorcehq.bandcamp.com/album/get-mean Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code EARWAX at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod Get your 4 day tickets for 2000 Trees Festival, inclu...
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John Newton of the two JOHNs tells us about setting up their own label Pets Care Records, his art background, Brechtian theory, being an accidental chef, working with the contemporary artist Ryan Gander, being The Wurzels' assistant for the day and lots more! Photo: Paul Grace JOHN's new single 'Hopper On The Dial' is out now - from their upcoming 7" out next month. Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping...
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January 17, 2023 44 min
Starting a UK tour this week, Kierst's new Thud EP is gorgeous bedroom indie folk. Here she talks to me about under 21 shows, one half of her university experience being during pandemic, having a London semester, going to shows alone, working at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right and more... Kierst 's Thud EP is out now - sadclubrecords.com Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code EARWAX at MANSCAPED...
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January 13, 2023 59 min
On first time I've come into contact with Damian Abraham since 2008, he tells me about DIY punk accessibility, having ADHD, working at a video store, problematic films, making YouTube documentaries, having the means to pay for gear and what that means what’s being documented, class in punk, DIY shows gentrifying areas, his dedication to being a punk archivist, Fucked Up's infamous MTV performances and more!! Fucked Up'...
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January 10, 2023 55 min
Ahead of Dave Okumu & The 7 Generations' new album 'I Came From Love', he tells me about studying in Edinburgh and France, community in London, being a working musician since 16, growing in meaningful way and mining for space to progress. Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code EARWAX at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod Get your 4 day tickets for 2000 Trees Festival, including Wednesday'...
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January 3, 2023 24 min
With an excellently gliding EP Stay Open, Clara Mann discusses her routine, starting to write songs 3 years ago, accessibility in music, being sensible, having a good team, Pitchfork London and getting stranded in Turin. Listen to Stay Open: https://claramann.bandcamp.com/album/stay-open Songs: Clara Mann 'Go Steady', Cock Sparrer ‘Working’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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December 30, 2022 22 min
I've been very much enjoying Big Love Blanket by Personal Trainer. On today's episode, band leader Willem Smit tells me his worst moments potwashing, his Amsterdam family house, avoiding breaking the law playing too many shows as a child musician, and his future in production. Get your 4 day tickets for 2000 Trees Festival, including Wednesday's Forest Stage Line Up with Bob Vylan, Holding Absence and more. Use '101...
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December 20, 2022 35 min
Gruff Glyn tells me about acting (including a casting in The Martian), cafe working and selling breast enlargements and solar panels at a call centre. Melin Melyn's Happy Gathering EP is out now on vinyl via Bingo Records: https://bingorecords.co.uk/ Catch them on tour next May. Get your 4 day tickets for 2000 Trees Festival, including Wednesday's Forest Stage Line Up with Bob Vylan, Holding Absence and more. Use '101...
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December 14, 2022 32 min
Serena Cherry tells me about working at PC Gamer magazine, practicing every weekend, RPGs and Elden Ring, writing for Kerrang! - and some money saving tips. ArcTanGent have announced their mammoth 2023 line up: 68, Heilung (headlining Friday), Pupil Slicer, Tokky Horror, Birds in Row, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and Converge (headlining Thursday). Get your 4 day tickets for 2000 Trees Festival,...
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December 13, 2022 30 min
Louise Macphail and Kristin McFadden join me today; on about working at a DIY venue, teaching music, unexpected things happening and two work stories starring Will.i.am - one of them featuring Nicole Scherzinger. Their new single Butter Knife is out now. Photo: Lily Doige Get your 4 day tickets for 2000 Trees Festival, including Wednesday's Forest Stage Line Up with Bob Vylan, Holding Absence and more. Use '101POD' at c...
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December 10, 2022 39 min
DMA's guitartist Johnny talks to me about how being impressionable as a powerful thing, primal energy at shows, how the myth of needing to have pain to make great art is bullshit and music mentoring - and there's some technical stuff here for the theory heads. How Many Dreams? is out 31 March Get your 4 day tickets for 2000 Trees Festival, including Wednesday's Forest Stage Line Up with Bob Vylan, Holding Absence and m...
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December 6, 2022 39 min
‘I wouldn’t recommend to anyone they leave a job because of a hangover’. Aidan Moffat talks to me about tax bills, venues’ merch cuts, love for Glasgow Barrowlands, producing and demoing at home, Night Tracks on Radio 3, getting expelled, Arab Strap being birthed on the dole... Get your 4 day tickets for 2000 Trees Festival, including Wednesday's Forest Stage Line Up with Bob Vylan, Holding Absence and more. Use '101POD...
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November 30, 2022 44 min
The pro wresting themed Hell In A Cell EP is out now - on today's episode Kate Meizner tells me about wesigning websites, UX, helpful for people seeking public benefits, having an idea and going to grad school for it, searching for stability, resources and safety net, working at city government and being able to detach from work. Hell In A Cell: https://jobber.bandcamp.com/album/hell-in-a-cell Get your 4 day tickets for 2000 ...
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November 22, 2022 23 min
Graham tells me about Liverpool growing up, doing art at Goldsmiths, being diagnosed with ADHD and making furniture. High Vis - Blending is out now. It's excellent. Get your 4 day tickets for 2000 Trees Festival, including Wednesday's Forest Stage Line Up with Bob Vylan, Holding Absence and more. Use '101POD' at checkout for £20 off, FREE MONEY: https://www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk/ Songs: High Vis 'Fever ...
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Author, podcaster, label co-owner, sports writer, sports commentator, composer and guitarist/singer Felix White joins me to talk post-band panic, Tailenders, how writing The Maccabees’ press releases turned into cricket features and book writing - and one comical gaffe from his time as a ‘chugger’. His excellent book It's Always Summer Somewhere is out now Photo: Aemen at Jiksaw Get your 4 day tickets for 2000 Trees Festival, i...
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November 11, 2022 22 min
Julian, Jackie and Harlan spoke with me at All Ages Records in Camden, talking psychiatric wards, fishing, postering, and holding hostages in the back of a car. Trouble the Water is out now Cheers to All Ages for the space and Matt Hughes for organising the interview. Get your 4 day tickets for 2000 Trees Festival, including Wednesday's Forest Stage Line Up with Bob Vylan, Holding Absence and more. Use '101POD' at chec...
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November 7, 2022 27 min
Isle of Wight emotional nerd posse Plastic Mermaids spray thoughts on TikTok, eating horse poo, directing their own music videos and a fail job interview at Halfords. Get your 4 day tickets for 2000 Trees Festival, including Wednesday's Forest Stage Line Up with Bob Vylan, Holding Absence and more. Use '101POD' at checkout for £20 off, FREE MONEY: https://www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk/ Songs: Plastic Mermaids ...
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November 1, 2022 36 min
If You Only Feel It Once, Bleach Lab's new EP is out this Friday. Here's Frank and Jenna on being a unit, being a shoegaze band, working in local government and syncing, movie soundtracks and being 'shoegaze'. Get your 4 day tickets for 2000 Trees Festival, including access to Wednesday's Forest Stage Line Up with Bob Vylan, Holding Absence and more. Use '101POD' at checkout for £20 off! https://www.two...
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October 25, 2022 39 min
Gabrielle Aplin tells me about finding her home volunteering at a farm, making her own clothes and her new album Phosphorescent - out 13 January. Rival Schools are playing 2000 Trees Festival, headling the second stage. Get your early (cheaper) tickets at twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk Songs: Gabrielle Aplin 'Skylight', Cock Sparrer ‘Working’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 18, 2022 32 min
Chardine, Estella and Steph of Big Joanie join me today, ahead of their second album Back Home - out 4 November. Talking Third Man Records, DIY Space For London, touring with Courtney Barnett and lots more. Photo: Ajamu X Rival Schools are playing 2000 Trees Festival 2023. Get your early (cheaper) tickets at twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk Songs: Big Joanie 'In My Arms', Cock Sparrer ‘Working’ Learn more about your ad choice...
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