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Martin Thompson’s Friendly Atmosphere Newcastle Music Scene Podcast Series 2



Alex & Martin are back by unpopular demand with a second series of the not so acclaimed Friendly Atmosphere Newcastle Music Scene Podcast. The podcast features some local music by local musicians from Tyne & Wear, some not so local music by some not so local musicians from beyond Tyne & Wear and also some silliness, shenanigans and sometimes terrible rudeness in between.

Listen on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/friendly-atmosphere-newcastle/id589045333?mt=2

Listen on SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/musicbymeiosis/sets/friendly-atmosphere-newcastle

Listen on Podomatic.com: http://musicbymeiosis.podomatic.com

RSS feed: http://musicbymeiosis.podomatic.com/rss2.xml

Friendly Atmosphere Facebook Group: http://facebook.com/groups/356505254462135

If you would like to get involved or submit a demo please contact Meiosis.

And if you would like to hear more from the Meiosis workshop then click this link to be transported to the world of Meiosis music!

Series 2. Podcast #6.

BROADCAST/RELEASE DATE: 13TH JULY 2014



Martin wants to let you all know you can follow him/abuse him on Twitter: @MusicByMeiosis

Alex and Martin conclude this series with some old 'in' jokes adapted from series 1 that nobody apart from Alex and I will enjoy. We hear the answers to some Probing Questions posed to Andrew Proud of Captain Trips, a little poem Alex and Martin wrote when they were 15 year-old school children and an exclusive live version of ‘Blith’ by that Brilliant Mind, not available anywhere else. We also take lots of drugs and start 'tripping' or 'flying' just like the cool kidz and end up bumping into an old nemesis. Will he kill us both? Yes he does.

Also we play some awesome music by:


Blank Maps – Lucky Dip
E.P. Lucky Dip

http://www.tinylights.bandcamp.com


Fun City Shills – Animals
Album:  Fop Out

www.skronk1.bandcamp.com

STORYTIME SKETCH #3 – Poem Time



Captain Trips – An Alternative


www.facebook.com/pages/Captain-Trips/295676204392?fref=ts
Twitter @CaptainTripsUK

PROBING QUESTIONS – Andrew Proud From Captain Trips

GAMESHOW SKETCH #4 – Bruce Forsyth’s Generation Game


Brilliant Mind – Blyth (Live at The Head Of Steam)

E.P: The Blyth E.P.
Live Recording by Martin Thompson

http://www.tinylights.bandcamp.com


Herbie Treehead – Happy Song
Album: Sleepy Songs And Not Very Sleepy Songs

www.herbietreehead.info/Site/Herbie_Treeheads_Experimental_Disaster_Band.html

Series 2. Podcast #5.

BROADCAST/RELEASE DATE: 6TH JULY 2014



Here we are with Episode 5! There’s some lovely music on this episode plus a little interview with a lady we suspect is not local. Alex & Martin’s friendship comes under strain as we get more tired and grumpy with each other’s presence. It all turns a bit sour after our localness is found to be intercepted but remember kids… it’s just a joke! It all goes a bit weird (but not as weird as episode 6!)Look at the awesome music we’ve got on our lovely little podcast this week:


Vinyl Jacket – Jupiter

EP: Safari

http://www.the calicoprint.bandcamp.com


Death Masks – Memory


deathmasks.bandcamp.com


SimpleSwan -  Black Shapes
Album: The Summerhouse

http://www.simple-swan.bandcamp.com


Emma Duncan – Smile :)
EP: Say Nice Things

http://emmaduncan.bandcamp.com

PROBING QUESTIONS – Emma Duncan



Rick Fury – I’m Mint

Album: Fist Of Fury

http://www.furymusic.bandcamp.com


Lost State of Dance – The Ripper

http://www.soundclound.com/lost-state-of-dance

Series 2. Podcast #4.

BROADCAST/RELEASE DATE: 29TH JUNE 2014



Alex & Martin return with Episode 4! FOUR? of the Friendly Atmosphere Newcastle Music Scene Podcast. Here we have the following musical acts, an argument about how Martin pronounces his words and a trip down memory lane, revolving around a Northern Transport Company Timetable (1970-1971). Loads of nice things happen on this podcast. I bet you can wait to hear it.




Peculiar Disco Moves – Lost For Words (Please Don’t tell Me Please Don’t Say)

http://www.peculiardiscomoves.com


Euan Lynn – No Waves
Album: Euan Lynn/Belafonte/xGetxRealx

http://www.euanlynn.bandcamp.com


Albion Row – Runaround (acoustic)


http://www.soundcloud.com/albionrow


The Agency – Child So Careless
Album: Of Ghosts

Info: http://www.solarbearrecords.com/the-agency-biography
Music: http://theagency1.bandcamp.com


Tissue Culture – Newbiggin By The Sea


http://www.facebook.com/tissueculture


Meiosis - Humans

http://www.musicbymeiosis.com


Orphean Sounds - Boom!

http://www.orpheansounds.co.uk

Series 2. Podcast #3.

BROADCAST/RELEASE DATE: 22ND JUNE 2014




Hurray! It’s time for episode 3 of the second series of The Friendly Atmosphere Newcastle Music Scene Podcast! This week Martin & Alex discover the sinister side of playing the spoons, some dipping into the Holy Bible takes place and an attempt is made to raise £9 to pay for the podcast by an appearance on The Crystal Maze. Some surprises along the way but here are all the details of the music we have played on this week’s friendly but ultimately confusing and cheap podcast:


S.D.F – DanceFloor Baby

http://www.facebook.com/SDFcollective


Brilliant Mind – The Room Upstairs
E.P.: The Blyth E.P.

http://www.tinylights.bandcamp.com


Mild and Biscuits – White Noise
Album: Balcony Times

http://www.bigsaladrecords.com/artists#milkandbiscuits


Michael Legge vs Meiosis – Jesus on a Bus

Samples taken from Micheal Legge’s ‘Blogging For The Blind’

http://michaelleggesblog.blogspot.co.uk
Twitter @Michaellegge

GAMESHOW SKETCH #3 – The Crystal Maze

Series 2. Podcast #2.

BROADCAST/RELEASE DATE: 15TH JUNE 2014




Alex and Martin contemplate racism and masturbation within the same podcast. Alex funds the podcast by being asked to go on the popular 1990s light entertainment game show, Big Break, Martin tries to describe salty stuff and Alex discusses the names you might give to an elephant. He also picks Martin up on his strange accent and how he pronounces his words.

We also play these lovely, lovely tunes by…


Toxic Melons – Disco Balls
Album: Bus Therapy – CD/LP/Download

https://www.facebook.com/TheeToxicMelons


3 at Sea – On the Run
Debut Single Release

http://www.Facebook.com/3atSea
http://www.3atSea.bandcamp.com



PROBING QUESTIONS – Jonjo & Ade from The Jesus Nukes


Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra – The Great Fire Of Byker
Teepy Eepy EP

http://www.teapadorchestra.bandcamp.com
http://www.teapadorchestra.co.uk

GAMESHOW SKETCH #2 – Big Break


Your Casket Or Mine? – Death

http://www.yourcasketormine.co.uk



Warm Digits – Terminal

Interchange is Warm Digits' experimental film and album of music inspired by photography and illustrations drawn from the Tyne and Wear Archives, of the 1970s' biggest civil engineering project on Tyneside – the construction of Metro. Invited to investigate the archives to find inspiration to make some new music, Warm Digits found a selection photographs documenting the transitions between the crumbling, decommissioned British Rail stations of Tyneside and the new, futuristic Metro stations.

Album: Interchange
CD/Download/DVD

http://distractionrecords.bandcamp.com/album/interchange
http://www.warmdigits.co.uk

Series 2. Podcast #1.

BROADCAST/RELEASE DATE: 8TH JUNE 2014



Available to listen now at:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/friendly-atmosphere-newcastle/id589045333?mt=2

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/musicbymeiosis/sets/friendly-atmosphere-newcastle

Podomatic.com: http://musicbymeiosis.podomatic.com

RSS feed: http://musicbymeiosis.podomatic.com/rss2.xml

Friendly Atmosphere Facebook Group: http://facebook.com/groups/356505254462135

In this week’s episode we bring you the following acts as well as a beautiful bedtime story featuring a pig, how Noel Edmonds became responsible for financing the episode via means of Martin’s appearance on Deal or No Deal and a short argument about deleting previous podcast recordings and trying to talk about Breaking Bad.   



Polarsets – Just Don’t Open Your Eyes Yet
Produced by Unicorn Kid.  Available on iTunes/CD

http://www.polarsets.com


Thinman – Last Pistol Shot
Album: Out Of Orbit

http://www.wearethinman.bandcamp.com

GAMESHOW SKETCH #1 – Deal Or No Deal


By Toutatis – Rebecca
Album: The Songs We Sang To Death

www.tinylights.bandcamp.com
http://www.bytoutatis.com

STORYTIME SKETCH #1 – Nazi Pig Lands In Milton Keynes


Nev Clay – Your Dad Sells Lighters
Album: Pearshaped

http://www.nevclay.bandcamp.com

Yep - folks can listen to (almost) all of my songs on nevclay.bandcamp.com. They can download "leaving do" for free too - it's track 3 on "the wedding singers". Ta - Nev


Meiosis – Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

Martin Thompson.  Download – visit http://www.musicbymeiosis.com

Martin Thompson’s Friendly Atmosphere Newcastle Music Scene Podcast Series 1



Hello Newcastle & Beyond music lovers...

We have started making podcasts for unsigned bands on the Newcastle music scene. For those you who cannot or will not come out to my gigs - I have created a podcast for you showcasing all the great acts we have on. There's a bit of talking rubbish in between too.  

Listen on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/friendly-atmosphere-newcastle/id589045333?mt=2

Listen on SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/musicbymeiosis/sets/friendly-atmosphere-newcastle

Listen on Podomatic.com: http://musicbymeiosis.podomatic.com

RSS feed: http://musicbymeiosis.podomatic.com/rss2.xml

Friendly Atmosphere Facebook Group: http://facebook.com/groups/356505254462135


Series 1. Podcast #6. Series Finale.

BROADCAST/RELEASE DATE: 13TH APRIL 2013




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We decided to play you some music by some of our favourite local acts. This decision has nothing to do with the fact we have no money to download new music. Highlights include a compilation of hilarious outakes, Martin plays the recorder, a special professional interview from Michael Parkinson and surprise 'guest appearances' from DLT and Bobby Ball.

Here is the music we played:

Deltasound - Our Machines

The Union Choir
- Your Melodica

Brilliant Mind - Don't Give Me That, Rob

Captain Trips - Start Again

Toxic Melons
- Diffidence

Your Casket or Mine - Drop Me Like A Toy

Meiosis - On A Mission


Thanks very much for listening to the series and we hope it hasn't had any long term side effects.

Series 1. Podcast #5.

BROADCAST/RELEASE DATE: 3RD APRIL 2013


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Alex & Martin attempt another local scene podcast with no cover versions involved whatsoever. To avoid Sony or EMI or Simon of the Cows ruining our little gig we have made a ‘Not Cover Versions’ special. We have also not opened the podcast by doing impressions of 1990s comedy characters (again). That’s the legal stuff out of the way, here is what we played:

Ian Courtney - Interview



Tracks played:

Small Town Hero, from Ian's previous album Militant. Acoustic. Suicide. Pop.

Beauty In Bleakness
Crooked Bones
A Shakespearian Tragedy


All found on Ian’s brand new album, Slings & Arrows, available now at
http://www.iancourtney.com  

Euan Lynn – I’m A Believer

http://www.EuanLynn.bandcamp.com

Agerskow – This Train Terminates

Taken from their new single – This Train Terminates/Fast Hands (double A side) out now for £3.49 with CD + download at
http://www.cottageindustries.bandcamp.com

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/this-train-terminates-fast/id621324752

The Union Choir – Your Melodica

http://www.facebook.com/theunionchoir

Ciao! – Meiosis

http://www.musicbymeiosis.com

Albion Row – Do It Again

taken from A Fistful of Demos

Facebook: Albion Row Official

David McCann – Let It Be

Taken from the album And I Sang to a Small Guitar, available at
http://www.davidMcCann.Bandcamp.com

Glory Box – Eddie Rivers

http://www.soundcloud.com/eddieriversproject

Series 1. Podcast #4.

BROADCAST/RELEASE DATE: 1ST MARCH 2013



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Windy Pops Martin and Alex 'the Golden Swan' return for episode 4 of the renowned, unbeatably childish Friendly Atmosphere Newcastle Music Scene Podcast. This month we have a wonderful interview with Calum Lynn of Brilliant Mind fame, recorded at The Tyneside Cinema in that Newcastle, and the usual mix of awesome Newcastle-based music and buggery (“fuck-a-way, fuck-a-way”) .


Tracks played:

Razmataz Lorry Excitement – If It Takes Me All Night Long

Taken from the Album If It Takes Me All Night Long available at:
www.razmatazlorryexcitement.co.uk

Grandfather Birds – Higher Bridges

Taken from the E.P., Now That’s What I Call… Grandfather Birds! Available at:
www.grandfatherbirds.bandcamp.com

Brilliant Mind – Blyth

Taken from The Blyth E.P. Available to stream at:
www.soundcloud.com/brilliantmind

Other tracks available to download at: www.brilliantmind.bandcamp.com


Tracks played: during Calum Lynn’s interview:



The Room Upstairs – From The Blyth E.P.
Leave Your Friends Behind – From Leave Your Friends Behind (bandcamp, as above)

Twitter: @Calumlynn or @BrilliantMindd

Nick Gladdish – Sticks and Stones

www.nickgladdish.com

Coalition Against Crime - www.thecoalition.org.uk

My Attorney – John, You Saved My Life

Taken from the album From Our Own Correspondent, found at:
www.myattorney.bandcamp.com

Ian Courtney – Small Town Hero


Available at:
www.smalltownhero.co.uk

Purple Shards – Reality First

Last FM: Search ‘Purple Shards’

Mike Gatto – The Phone Box

Taken from Floating Through Reality. Available at:
www.mikegatto.co.uk

Series 1. Podcast #3.

BROADCAST/RELEASE DATE: 2ND FEBRUARY 2013



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Alex & Martin bring you a fatter dosage of undoubtedly confident talk about nothing important and some of the best unsigned music acts in Newcastle upon Tyne. This month we also chuck in a couple of tracks by the Belfast artists who will be playing with Martin's Meiosis when he does his gig there in March. We also have an interview with Andrew Proud from Captain Trips and he plays us a couple of his lovely new songs on his newly restrung acoustic guitar.

Tracks Played:

Captain Trips - Make The Most Of Now/Circling/Beer Talking

captaintrips.co.uk Twitter: @CaptainTripsuk Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Captain-Trips


Pale Man Made - Started In 1966


palemanmade.com
and  http://palemanmade.bandcamp.com/


Andy Train - Good Weather Riots


http://mrandytrain.bandcamp.com/


David McCann - Belfast Town

http://davidmccann.bandcamp.com/


Interview:

Exclusive tracks from Andrew Proud (Under Ten/Captain Trips):



The Sound Of Sirens
I Don't Walk Straight



The Cartel Youth Movement - My Devotion

Can't find this band on the internet. Contact us!


Modern Colours - Pheonix

http://www.myspace.com/moderncoloursltd


Series 1. Podcast #2.

BROADCAST/RELEASE DATE: 1ST JANUARY 2013





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Featured in this podcast:

Polarsets – Tropics

http://www.polarsets.com

Fallen Phoenix – But You Remain

On research, Psy ‘Psy Of The Dead Psy Static Whoosh Simon’ Chester tells me this band are from Middlesbrough and not Manchester. If nothing else, we have discovered yet another place outside of Newcastle. Here is the link to some stuff by them:

http://uk.myspace.com/fallenphoenixmusic

Moira Stewart – Mr. Men Groove


http://distractionrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sweetness-yes

Toxic Melons – The Dole

http://www.toxicmelons.bandcamp.com

Psy Of The Dead – Brains


http://www.soundcloud.com/psystatic

Deltasound – Attachment (live at The Central, Gateshead)


http://www.deltasound.gb.net


Series 1. Podcast #1.

BROADCAST/RELEASE DATE: 9TH DECEMBER 2012

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Martin Thompson chats with Alex Sommersett in this first instalment of Martin Thompson’s Friendly Atmosphere Newcastle Music Scene Podcast. Actually, the second instalment but the first was unbroadcastable!



Bernaccia – Sobering Thoughts

Bernaccia, formally The Out Of Towners, have made a warm crevice in our hearts as they were the first band Alex and I ever put on. On the Podcast I say we are playing this because Alex was drunk on our first ‘try out’ podcast. ‘Tis not true. I was the one who was drunk! It seems apt that we can start off with opposing views but the same band.

You can find Bernaccia at http://www.facebook.com/bernacciamusic

The Colt/The Colt 45s


We love the music of Keith Colt. We thought we had lost him but this podcast brought us to the man – he has a band in operation & a Facebook page. From the electronic vibes of The Colt 45s to The Colt(s) – still not sure if we need to add the  ‘s’ – he appears to do nothing by halves. Thumping, pumping, catchy tunes that WILL WAKE YOU UP!!!

http://www.facebook.com/TheColtsnewBand

http://soundcloud.com/the-colts-new-band

Your Casket Or Mine – Drop Me like A Toy

If Pabs is not already a local hero, then let’s find a space and erect an image of him for all to see. Such amazing song writing technique from a man who we definitely love, & we will love his music forever.

http://www.yourcasketormine.co.uk

Deltasound



Deltasound are the race, the human race and catching up with any other race of rock, oh… you just tripped over… music is real in front of Deltasound.

We edited the Deltasound interview down to 20 minutes – I think that’s how you’d like it.

http://www.deltasound.gb.net


Toxic Melons

Is it Fredde Gredde or Freddie Greddie?  I guess it does not matter. Paul from Toxic Melons is a piece of evidence that if you have no money, no budget and no job – you can still create something great and wonderful, thoughtful & musically apt.

This is one of the few Facebook pages I will recommend. Very funny, honest & entertaining:

http://www.facebook.com/TheeToxicMelons


Captain Trips

Captain Trips was formed by a group of friends in 2006 and has evolved to capture a strong local following at gigs around the North East, playing an eclectic mix of indie rock, punk and blues. Previously managed by Martin Thompson himself, it is only fitting that they feature in his first friendly podcast.    

Twitter: @Captaintripsuk

Meiosis


Well what can we say? Not much. So let's just recap what others have said:

"Meiosis is actually Newcastle based Martin Thompson, a talented so-and-so who certainly knows his way around a wonky tune with added Scott Walker style flavours."

"Martin Thompson has more than enough charisma to pull off the solo act – as amply demonstrated by the between-song chat which is every bit as enjoyable as the music. And as for the music… hints of Bowie, Scott Walker and Jarvis combine with Martin’s inimitable style to produce a sound that is simply unique – with the brilliant backing track providing an awesome backdrop to live music."

http://www.musicbymeiosis.com
http://www.meiosis.bandcamp.com

Thank you for listening and looking.

The next Martin Thompson's Friendly Atmosphere Newcastle Music Scene Podcast will be in January (ish).

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